Department of International Studies: Languages and Cultures

Dr Huiling Xu

IS - Dr Huiling Xu JPGHui Ling Xu has a BA in English, a Postgraduate Diploma in Education, a MA in Applied Linguistics and a PhD in Chinese Linguistics. She has an extensive tertiary teaching experience, including lecturing in the English Department of Beijing University, at the Department of Asian Studies at La Trobe University in Melbourne and currently at the Department of International Studies at MQ as a senior lecturer. Her main research interests include linguistic typology, dialectology, the application of new technology in the teaching of foreign languages, teaching Chinese as a foreign and heritage language, and intercultural language teaching and learning.  

 

Postgraduate Supervision

PHD Supervision

  • Scott Smith, Thesis title: "The new role of culture in teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language (CFL): an investigation into the development of intercultural competence in Australian secondary school learners of Chinese." (associate supervisor) 2015-

MRes Supervision

  • Scott Smith, Thesis title:  "A critical investigation into the development of textbooks for the teaching of Mandarin to L2 learners." (primary supervisor) Completed 2014
  • Vincent Zhang, Thesis title: "The Comparison of Government Personnel's Allowance Systems and Relevant Financial Burdens Between Song Renzong Reign (1033-1063) and Contemporary China (1980-2010)." (primary supervisor) 2014-

 

Publications:

Monograph

Xu, H.L. (2007) 'Aspects of Chaoshan grammar: a synchronic description of the Jieyang dialect', Journal of Chinese Linguistics 22. Project on Linguistic Analysis. University of California, Berkeley, USA. Pp.1-375.

Edited Book

Moloney, R. & Xu, H.L. (2015). Exploring innovative pedagogy for the teaching of Chinese as a foreign language. Springer.

Book Chapters

Xu, H. L. & Moloney, R. (2017). Developing Metacognition and Interculturality in Heritage Language Learners. In Trifonas, P.P. & Aravossitas, T. (Eds). Handbook of Research and Practice in Heritage Language Education. Pp. 1-23. Springer International Handbooks of Education series, Springer International Publishing.

Xu, H.L & Moloney. R. (2017). Moving between diverse cultural contexts: how important is intercultural learning to Chinese Heritage Language Learners? In Jin, T. H & Dervin, F. (Eds.) Interculturality in Chinese Language Education. Pp 151-176. Palgrave Macmillan, London, UK.

Moloney, R. & Xu. H.L. (2015). Taking the initiative to innovate in pedagogies for Chinese as a foreign language. In Moloney, R. & Xu, H.L. (Eds.)  Exploring innovative pedagogy for the teaching of Chinese as a foreign language. Springer.

Moloney, R. & Xu. H.L. (2015). Developing intercultural CFL learners: an innovative tertiary classroom case study. In Moloney, R. & Xu, H.L. (Eds.)  Exploring innovative pedagogy for the teaching of Chinese as a foreign language. Springer.

Xu, H.L. & Moloney, R. (2015). Tapping into Teachers' practical knowledge as a foundation of innovative practice:  narratives of international experience from Chinese CFL teachers. In Moloney, R. & Xu, H.L. (Eds.)  Exploring innovative pedagogy for the teaching of Chinese as a foreign language. Springer.

Xu, H.L. & Moloney, R. (2014b). Are they more the same or different? A case study of the diversity of Chinese learners in a mixed class at an Australian university. In Zhou, S. M., Liu, G. Q. & Hong, L. J. (Eds.), Teaching Chinese: challenges in a globalized world. (pp: 176-216). Fundan University Press, Shanghai, China.

Moore, S. & Xu, H. L. (2014). Where the Academy Meets the Workplace: Communication Needs of Tertiary-level Accounting Students. In Elke Stracke (Ed.) Intersections: Applied Linguistics as a Meeting Place (pp. 112-128). Cambridge Scholars Publishing, UK.

Xu, H.L. & S. Matthews (2011) "The Ubiquitous morpheme 'kai' in Chaozhou--Its adnominal and copula functions and possible grammaticalization pathways", in Yap. F. H., K. Grunow-Harsta, J. Wrona (eds) Nominalization in Asian Languages: Diachronic and typological perspectives. Chapter 3. John Benjamin.

Refereed Journal articles

Tsukada, K., Xu, H.L. & Xu Rattanasone, N. (2015). "The perception of Mandarin lexical tones by listeners of different linguistic backgrounds". Chinese As a Second Language Research, 4(2), 141-161.

Xu, H.L. & Moloney, R. (2014a). "Identifying Chinese heritage learners' motivations, learning needs and learning goals: A case study of a cohort of heritage learners in an Australian university". Language Learning in Higher Education, 4(2), 365-393, ISSN (Online) 2191-6128, ISSN (Print) 2191-611X, DOI: 10.1515/cercles-2014-0020

Xu, H. L. & Moloney, R. (2011a). Perceptions of interactive whiteboard pedagogy in the teaching of Chinese language. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 27(2), 307-325.

Xu, H.L. & R. Moloney. (2011b). "It makes the whole learning experience better": student feedback on the use of the interactive whiteboard in learning Chinese at tertiary level. Asian Social Science (November Special edition).

Xu, H.L. (2007) "The grammaticalization of the verbs 'say' and 'see' in the Chaozhou dialect and Taiwanese Southern Min". Zhongguo Yuwen Yanjiu [Studies in Chinese Linguistics]. Vo. 23, 61-72. T.T.Ng Chinese Language Research Centre, Institute of Chinese Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Xu, H.L. (2006) 'The aspect marking of the Jieyang dialect', Journal of Chinese Language Teaching, Vol.3 No.1, 45-81.

Xu, H.L. (2005) 'Clausal negation in the Jieyang Dialect: interaction of negators with verb types, temporal reference, aspect and modality', Interventions, Interactions & Interrelations. School of Languages Postgraduate Research Papers on Language and Literature, Vol.5, pp.175-207, School of Languages, The University of Melbourne, Australia.

Matthews, S., Xu, H.L. & V. Yip (2005) 'Passive and unaccusative in Jieyang dialect of Chaozhou', Journal of East Asian Linguistics, Vol.14, No.4, 267-298.

Refereed Conference Proceedings

Xu H. L. (2007). "Cognate linguistic features of the Chaozhou dialect and Taiwanese Southern Min" in J. Yang (eds). "Selected Works from the Teochew Studies Forum at the 14th Teochew International Convention-Teochew Culture and Social Development". 65-66. Australian Novatec Pty Ltd.

Xu, H.L. (2001) 'On the demonstrative system of the Jieyang dialect: a comparative study with Mandarin, in Bilingualism (7), Proceedings 2001 Seventh International Conference on Bilingualism and Bidialect (Eds. Language Research Institute of Shenzhen and Hong Kong), Chinese Studies Publishing House, Shenzhen, 187-205.

Zhou, B.S. & H.L. Xu (1999) 'Chaozhou dialect in Hong Kong: its current use and future trend', in Bilingualism (6), Proceedings 1999 Sixth International Conference on Bilingualism and Bidialect (Eds. Language Research Institute of Shenzhen and Hong Kong), Chinese Studies Publishing House, Shenzhen, 426-435.

Edited Conference Proceedings

Liu, Z & H.L. Xu (2002) 'Cognate words of Hakka, Chaozhou and Cantonese', in Ting, Pang-hsin & Chang Song-hing (eds) The Study of Min dialects and its relationship with peripheral dialects, Chinese University Press, Hong Kong, 173-180.

Review articles and book proposals

"Impact of static graphics, animated graphics and mental imagery on a complex learning task". AJET  (Australasian Journal of Educational Technology), 2011

"Demonstrative Pronouns in the Southern Min Dialect of Hui'an". CAHIERS DE LINGUISTIQUE -  ASIE ORIENTALE,  2012

Influence of the Radical Location Rule on Chinese Orthographic Skills. Language Learning & Technology. 2013.

Teaching Australian Culture Through and Beyond Australian Languages and we are looking for reviewers. Book proposal, Springer, 2013.

"Initial reasons to teach and on-going motivations to improve: a narrative inquiry with four Vietnamese EFL teachers." Cogent Education, 2015.

In Progress

Matthews, S. &. H.L. Xu. "Grammaticalization of complementizers from 'say' verbs in Sinitic languages: issues and implications."

Chen, W, Xu. H.L., & F. H.,Yap. "Why some causative 'give' constructions develop beyond the passive to also form the unaccusative: Evidence from Southern Min dialects".

Yap, F. Ha, Xu, H.L. & Wong, T. S. "Valence-reducing phenomena and stance-marking in Chinese: On the development of Classical Chinese gong​ 共 and Southern Min kang/ka共".

Grants

Macquarie University Teaching and Learning Extension Grant (2015-2016) ($10,000). Project title: "Developing Autonomous and Intercultural Learning E-portfolio Skills in Foreign Language Studies." (Chief investigator)

Faculty Research Travel Grant (2015-2016) ($2500) (Chief investigator)

Macquarie Faculty of Arts Teaching and Learning Research Grant (2013) ($5,000). Project title: "Developing intercultural teaching and learning in one undergraduate cohort of Chinese Studies at Macquarie University." (Chief investigator)

Macquarie Faculty of Arts Teaching and Learning Reseach Grant (2013) ($5,000). Project title: "Assessment of Mandarin tone pronunciation via native listener judgment before and after listening." (Co-investigator)

Macquarie University Competitive Grant (2012) ($10,000). Project title: "The perception of Mandarin Lexical tones by speakers of Australian English and Cantonese." (Co-investigator)

Macquarie University Faculty of Arts Competitive Grant (2010) ($5,000). Project title: "The changing of a foreign language classroom-a preliminary study of the profile of a special learner group:" Heritage language learners' of Chinese at Macquarie's undergraduate Chinese Program. (Chief investigator)

Macquarie University Faculty of Arts Collaborative Priority Grant (2009) ($2500). Project title: "A Smart Way to Teach Chinese- the use of IWB in undergraduate Chinese courses at Macquarie". (Chief investigator)

Macquarie University Faculty of Human Sciences Competitive Grants (2009). ($10,000) Project title: "A discursive approach to developing the professional communication skills of accounting students". (Co-investigator)

Macquarie University Department of International Studies Learning and Teaching Index Grant (2009) ($1,500). Project title: "Innovative technology and foreign language teaching: a case study of the application of IWB in teaching beginner Chinese at tertiary level." (Chief investigator)

Macquarie University Department of International Studies Learning and Teaching Index Grant (2009). Project title: Motivation and Retention of First Year Language Students at Macquarie. A joint project of the Department of International Studies. (Co-investigator)

Hong Kong Research Grants Council Research Grant (2014-)  ($70,000). Project title: "Valence-reducing phenomena and the emergence of markers of speaker affectedness". (Co-investigator).

Awards

Faculty of Arts' Award for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, 2016.

Macquarie University Awards for innovative application of interactive whiteboards (2010).

Community Service

Language and Culture Advisor to Hanyulin Saturday Chinese School (2014-present) 

Language and Culture Advisor to Lotus Mandarin Program (2016-present) 

Invited speech: The role of parents in facilitating the acquisition of Chinese -family as an extended classroom, delivered at the end of year award ceremony of Hanyulin Saturday School, 2016. 

Invited keynote speech (with Dr Moloney, R): Making Chinese learnable for all: exploring enabling factors to achieve better outcomes, presented at the 23rd National Conference of The Chinese Language Teachers' Federation of Australia, 2017. 

Adjudicator of the National Chinese Eisteddfod of The Chinese Language Education Council, 2013-present. 

Adjudicator of the Chinese Bridge Competition Sydney Preliminary Contest, 2017-present.

 

 

as at 5 August 2017