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Dr. Zhichang Xu (Marc) is Senior Lecturer in the Linguistics and English Language program at Monash University, Australia, and Associate Editor of English Today (Cambridge University Press). He has a disciplinary background in Applied Linguistics, World Englishes, Cultural Linguistics, and Intercultural Education. He has a BA in English Language Education and Translation Studies (Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics), an MA in Applied Linguistics in TESOL (Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics), and a PhD in Languages and Intercultural Education (Curtin University of Technology).

Research interests

  • World Englishes (including Chinese English)
  • English as an International Language (EIL) 
  • English as a Lingua Franca (ELF)
  • Applied Linguistics
  • Cultural Linguistics
  • Intercultural Communication
  • English Language Teaching (ELT)
  • Self-translation Studies

Education/Academic qualification

Languages and Intercultural Education, PhD, Curtin University

1 Mar 20031 Jan 2006

Award Date: 1 Jan 2006

Applied Linguistics (TESOL), MA, Beihang University

31 Aug 198931 Jul 1992

Award Date: 1 Jul 1992

English Language and Translation, BA, Beihang University

31 Aug 198531 Jul 1989

Award Date: 1 Jul 1989

External positions

Associate Editor, Cambridge University Press

1 Jan 20191 Jan 2022

Research area keywords

  • World Englishes
  • Applied Linguistics
  • Cultural Linguistics
  • Chinese English
  • English as a Lingua Franca
  • English as an International Language
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Translation Studies


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