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Torri Wang

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  • 16 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

  • 16 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
  • 1 Conference proceeding
  • 1 Entry for encyclopedia/dictionary
  • 1 Article

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

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

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    ‘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.

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  • Activities

    • 6 Participation in conference

    Third International Conference on Internationalisation of Higher Education

    Torri Wang (Speaker)
    1 Jun 2014

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    ELPHE Seminar

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    1 Mar 2012

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    Fourth Annual Conference of China Postgraduate Network

    Torri Wang (Speaker)
    8 Aug 2011

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    International Society for Humour Studies Conference

    Torri Wang (Speaker)
    24 Jun 2010

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    International Society for Humour Studies Conference

    Torri Wang (Speaker)
    17 Jun 2009

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