Chen Xinren

Dr. Chen Xinren graduated from Guangdong University of Foreign Studies in 1999 with a PhD degree in linguistics and applied linguistics. He is currently professor of linguistics and assistant dean of School of Foreign Studies, director of Institute of Foreign Linguistics at Nanjing University, and adjunct professor of 14 foreign or domestic universities. His major research interests include pragmatics, L2 pragmatic acquisition, and language policy and language planning. He is author of The Pragmatics of Interactional Over informativeness (2004) and Critical Pragmatic Studies of Public Discourse (2013), and coauthor of Contemporary Pragmatics (2004), English Grammar in Use (2004), Foreign Language Education and National Identity in the Context of Globalization (2008), The Use and Nativization of English in the Chinese Context (2012), Politeness Theories and Foreign Language Learning (2013), Pragmatics and Foreign Language Teaching (2013), Linguistic Memetics: Theory and Application (2014), and Language Planning and Security Issues in the Context of Globalization (2015). Besides, he has published over 130 articles, including 1 in the Journal of Pragmatics, and compiled numerous textbooks. Now he is president of China Pragmatics Association (CPrA), vice president of China Association for Discourse Studies (CADS), China English Language Education Association (CELEA), and Jiangsu Foreign Languages and Linguistics Society (JFLLS) as well as executive board member of several other national associations. He is co-editor of the newly launched East Asian Pragmatics and CPrA’s Studies in Pragmatics, and associate editor of International Journal of Progressive Education. He also serves on the Advisory Board of Crossroads: A Journal of English Studies, Poland, Editorial Board of the LITU (Language Institute of Thammasat University) Journal, Thailand, Applied Linguistics in China, Language and Semiotic Studies, Studies in Second Language Learning, and Language Policy and Language Planning.


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