Dr Dan Shi

Associate Professor in Applied Linguistics

20112024

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Expertise Summary

My current work on contextualisation, learning styles and scaffolding within L2 contexts is concerned with exploring the connections between visual, spatial and verbal resources in learners' engagements with texts. With a focus on developing diagnostic tools and strategies, it draws attention to meaning relations that may, often unexpectedly, prove to be difficult or problematic for certain learners. Based on the data collected from classroom video-recording, direct ethno-observation, interviews, and transcriptions, the approach which views reading and writing, as integrated, inseparable activities/processes, and not merely as final products, thus provides a good marriage between learners' and researchers' perspectives.

Research Interest

My research interests are mainly in the areas of systemic functional linguistics and its application in English language education, classroom discourse analysis, multimodality, genre-based pedagogy.

Personal profile

Before joining The University of Nottingham Ningbo China, I studied and worked at The University of Hong Kong. My research interests are mainly in the areas of systemic functional linguistics and its application in English language education, multimodality, genre-based pedagogy, and discourse analysis.

Teaching

  • Language and Context
  • Literary Linguistics
  • Advanced Grammar for Study and the Professions Business Communication
  • Bussiness Communication
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Discourse Analysis
  • Introduction to Linguistics
  • Sociolinguistics

Person Types

  • Staff

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