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School of Languages, Linguistics and Film

Olivia (Xuechun) Xiang

Olivia (Xuechun)

Research - PhD



Thesis title: The Impact of Mobile Chronotopes and Translanguaging Spaces on Reducing Social Isolation Among the Elderly Chinese Immigrants in the UK

Supervisors: Agnieszka Lyons


Research Interests:

  • multimodality
  • sociolinguistics
  • bilingualism and multilingualism
  • ethnography of communication
  • communicaction in migrant evironments
  • discourse analysis


Xiang, X., Li, J. (2020). A diachronic comparative study of research article titles in linguistics and literature journals. Scientometrics 122, 847–866.