After Vera W. Tetteh in 2008 and Jenny Zhang in 2010, Hongyan is the third member of the Language-on-the-Move team to win this prestigious award! We are not sure in which direction the causality works but we are very proud of the obvious correlation between Language-on-the-Move and research excellence! 🙂
Hongyan’s research, which is supervised by A/Prof. Lynda Yates and Prof. Ingrid Piller, concerns the language policies, language ideologies and practices of the Naxi ethnic minority in Lijiang, Yunnan Province, Southwest China. Her research aims to contribute to literatures on language policies and ideologies of Chinese, English and Naxi language teaching, learning and practice in Lijiang, and language learning and identity negotiation. Hongyan has blogged about her research here.
Hongyan was one of several award recipients this year and was chosen on the basis of the outstanding progress she has made in her doctoral research; her success in winning grants for two additional research projects devoted to English teaching and learning; her participation at domestic and international conferences; and her publications, which include a single-authored book, two articles in peer-reviewed journals, two articles in university journals in China, and a book chapter. The award was announced by Professor Jim Piper, Macquarie University’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research.