Xiaoyu Xu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at City University of Hong Kong. She holds a PhD in Applied Linguistics, a MA TESOL, a Bachelor’s major degree in Sociology and a Bachelor’s minor in Accounting and Finance. She has previously taught at Coventry University in the UK. Her interests include English for Academic Purposes, Corpus Linguistics, Systemic Functional Linguistics, Discourse Analysis and Intercultural Communication. She has a particular interest in using Corpus methods and Discourse Analysis to explore argumentation in all kinds of discourse. Her previous research focuses particularly on stance and evaluation in academic discourse from a cultural perspective, using Appraisal Theory and UAM CorpusTool. She intends to continue her research on academic discourse and also extend it to popularised science and media discourse, and explore computational linguistic methods.
Xu, X. & Nesi, H. (2019). Evaluation in international research articles: a comparison of the strategies used by Chinese and British authors. Text & Talk. Accepted.
Xu, X. (2019). Differences in engagement: a comparison of the strategies used British and Chinese research article writers. Journal of English for Academic Purposes, 38, 121-134.
Gardner, S. & Xu, X. (2019). Engineering registers in the 21st century: SFL perspectives on online publications. Language, context and text: The social semiotics forum. 1 (1), 65-101.
Xu, X. & Nesi, H. (2017) An analysis of stance and voice in research articles across Mainland Chinese and British cultures. Proceedings of 9th International Corpus Linguistics Conference, Birmingham University, 24-28.
Xu, X. & Nesi, H. (2017). An analysis of the evaluation contexts in academic discourse. Functional linguistics, 4 (2), 1–17.
Xu, X. (2017) An analysis of stance and voice in research articles across Mainland Chinese and British cultures. Corpus Linguistics 2017, University of Birmingham, 24 July 2017.
Xu, X. (2016) Engagement behaviours in research articles. Postgraduate Academic Researchers in Linguistics at York (PARLAY) Conference 2016, University of York, 2 September 2016.
Xu, X. (2016) An analysis of evaluation contexts in academic discourse. The 8th Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies (IVACS) International Conference 2016, Bath Spa University, 17 June 2016.
Xu, X. (2015) An analysis of ethnolinguistic influence on academic writing using Appraisal Theory. The 2nd UCL Graduate Conference in Linguistics 2015, University College London, 14 November 2015.
Xu, X. (2015) Manual vs automatic annotation. The limitations of current corpus software when working with the Appraisal scheme. Corpus Linguistics in the South 9, Oxford Brooks University, 18 April 2015.
Xu, X. (2015) First steps with semantic prosody using appraisal analysis and the UAM corpus tool. 2nd BAAL Corpus Linguistics SIG Event 2015, Coventry University, 23 March 2015.