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I am a Research Associate working for the ESRC-funded project on Family Language Policy and Multilingualism in the UK. I joined the Department of Education at the University of Bath in September 2017 and am a member of the Language and Education Practices Cluster.

Prior to joining Bath, I worked as a visiting lecturer in the School of Education at the University of Birmingham and a Post-doc Research Fellow at the University of Reading, following completion of my funded doctorate in Education at the University of Birmingham in 2016. My doctoral research was an ethnographic study on the changing constructions of language ideology and social identity in the multilingual British Chinese communities. It documented the impact of globalisation and social mobility on people’s day-to-day language practices in relations to education, migration settlement, and transnational communication.

My previous experience also includes teaching English Language to College students in China for three years, before I moved to England for my MA degree at the University of Warwick in 2009. From 2010 to 2014 I also taught Chinese as a foreign/heritage language in various educational contexts in the UK.

I am interested in using ethnographic methods to research multilingual practices of individuals, families, schools, and communities, particularly in relations to language ecology, minority language education, social mobility, ethnic identity, and transnational communication.

Education / Academic qualification

Education , Doctor of Education, University of Birmingham

23 Sep 201212 Aug 2016

Applied Linguistics , Master of Arts, University of Warwick

13 Oct 200930 Aug 2010

English, Bachelor of Arts, Huazhong University of Science and Technology

1 Sep 20011 Jul 2005

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Research Output 2015 2018

  • 4 Conference contribution
  • 2 Chapter
  • 1 Doctoral Thesis

Discourses of 'Chineseness' and Superdiversity

Huang, J. Mar 2018 Routledge Handbook on Language and Superdiversity . Creese, A. & Blackledge, A. (eds.). Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Translanguaging in and around a Birmingham Chinese Complementary School: Ideology and Identity

Huang, J. 2018 Translanguaging as Everyday Practice. Springer, (Multilingual Education)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

A heteroglossic language ecology in a Birmingham Chinese complementary school

Huang, J. 2016 One rule for home, one rule for school? : European experiences of ‘good’ language, ‘bad language’, and (the) standard language ideology in multilingual communities, past and present .

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Chineseness in superdiversity: The multilingual Chinese migrants and their group ethnicity in the urban area of Birmingham

Huang, J. 2016 IRiS 2016 Annual Conference .

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school
diaspora
ecology
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