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Torri Wang

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  • 14 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
20142014
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Research Interests

Classroom discourse ; Humour in institutional contexts; Language in accounting and finance; Discourse analysis in accounting research; Internationalisation of UK higher education ; International students' experience in UK business schools

Biography

I had worked in accountancy in China and the U.K. for over five years before pursuing an academic career. During my study overseas, I became very interested in the experience of international students at U.K. business schools, and have since undertaken research on this topic and others including intercultural communication in academic contexts and language used by professional accountancy bodies. Since joining Coventry University in 2012, I have been involved in teaching financial accounting, research and study skills, dissertation supervision and providing academic, and pastoral support for international students. I have been working closely with internationalisation personnel at the University to identify and respond to needs of international students. I have designed and delivered a series of support sessions for these students which has been highly appreciated by the University and was awarded the Coventry Excellence Award 2015.

Vision Statement

I have undertaken research on the following subjects and am interested in further research into them:

  • International students on business, finance and accounting courses in the U.K.
  • language used by professional accountancy bodies
  • intercultural communication in academic contexts

I am particularly interested in exploring ways to apply discourse analytic methods in studies of accounting and accountancy.

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Research Output 2014 2014

  • 14 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
  • 1 Conference proceeding
  • 1 Entry for encyclopedia/dictionary
  • 1 Article
14 Citations (Scopus)
44 Downloads (Pure)

Humor in British academic lectures and Chinese students’ perceptions of it

Wang, Y. T., Jul 2014, In : Journal of Pragmatics. 68, July, p. 80-93

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
humor
Students
student
university teacher
Chinese Students

Social interaction

Wang, Y. & Swann, J., 2014, Encyclopaedia of Humor Studies. Attardo, S. (ed.). SAGE Publications, p. 705-708 4 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

‘I have no idea of British humour’: How 39 Chinese students accounted for their incomprehension of humour in British academic lectures

Wang, Y., 2014, Proceedings of BAAL 2013: Opening New Lines of Communication in Applied Linguistics. O'Rourke, B., Bermingham, N. & Brennan, S. (eds.). London: British Association of Applied Linguistics, p. 489-504 16 p.

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

humor
student
habits
stereotype
university teacher

Activities 2009 2014

  • 6 Participation in conference

Third International Conference on Internationalisation of Higher Education

Torri Wang (Speaker)
1 Jun 2014

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ELPHE Seminar

Torri Wang (Speaker)
1 Mar 2012

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Fourth Annual Conference of China Postgraduate Network

Torri Wang (Speaker)
8 Aug 2011

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

International Society for Humour Studies Conference

Torri Wang (Speaker)
24 Jun 2010

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

International Conference on Laughter and Humour in Interaction

Torri Wang (Speaker)
1 Jun 2009

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference