Lecturer in Intercultural Business Communication
Zhou, V. X., & Pilcher, N. (2017, June). A 'third space' perspective on intercultural dialogue. Paper presented at 17th International Association for Languages and Intercultural Communication (IALIC) annual conference - Interrogating the 'Third Space': Negotiating meaning and performing 'culture', Edinburgh Napier University
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Zhou, V. X. (2012, May). Acculturation as storied cultural learning experience. Paper presented at Narrative Matters 2012 – Life and Narrative, Paris
In intercultural communication studies, acculturation is a popular topic that addresses the process through which individuals acquire new cultural patterns through intercultur...
Zhou, V. X., & Pilcher, N. (in press). Tapping the thirdness in the intercultural space of dialogue. Language and Intercultural Communication, 19(1), 1-15. doi:10.1080/14708477.2018.1545025
In this paper, we explore intercultural communication as dialogue occurring in a third space. Through seven students' reflective essays on group-based intercultural learning, ...
Associate Professor in Intercultural Business Communication
Lecturer in Intercultural Communication
P. Stanley, & G. Vass (Eds.), (2018). Questions of culture in autoethnography
Autoethnography allows researchers to make sense of the ‘ethno’ – the cultural – by studying their own experiences – the ‘auto’. It links the self to the cultural, allowing fo...
Victoria, M. (in press). ‘Don’t be serious, sabai-sabai สบายสบาย’: How Members of an English Conversation Club at a Thai University do Interculturality. In Discourse and InterculturalityISBN n/a
The current investigation explores interculturality by looking at the language practices of a culturally and linguistically diverse group of postgraduate students from China, ...
Stanley, P. (2017). The two cultures in Australian ELICOS: Industry managers respond to English language school teachers. English Australia Journal : the Australian Journal of English Language Teaching, 33(1), 28-42
This article reports on a qualitative study that sought to understand managers’ perceptions of teachers’ professional identities in the Australian ELICOS sector. The study fou...
Stanley, P., & Stevenson, M. (2017). Making sense of not making sense: Novice English language teacher talk. Linguistics and Education, 38, 1-10. doi:10.1016/j.linged.2017.01.001
This qualitative study critically examines the intelligibility of the teacher talk of novice native speaker English language teachers. It focuses on difficulties teachers face...
Stanley, P. (2015). Writing the PhD Journey(s): An Autoethnography of Zine-Writing, Angst, Embodiment, and Backpacker Travels. Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, 44(2), 143-168. doi:10.1177/0891241614528708
Doing PhD is a “black box.” While inputs, outputs, and milestones are visible, there is a sizeable gap in our understanding of candidates’ lived experiences. This may cause so...
Stanley, P., & Murray, N. (2013). 'Qualified'? A framework for comparing ELT teacher preparation courses. Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 36(1), 102-115. doi:10.1075/aral.36.1.05sta
There is no standard via which to measure the ‘qualified’ English language teacher in a way that is meaningful to institutions seeking to employ teaching staff. This is signif...
Stanley, P. (2013). Lessons from China: Understanding what Chinese students want. English Australia Journal : the Australian Journal of English Language Teaching, 28(2), 38-52
Students from the People's Republic of China are the single largest cohort of international students in Australia, and although attempts have been made to understand their nee...
Stanley, P. (2011). English language education across Greater China [book review]. Language, Culture and Curriculum, 24(3), 303-306. doi:10.1080/07908318.2011.621326
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Stanley, P. (2012). Superheroes in Shanghai: constructing transnational Western men's identities. Gender, Place and Culture, 19(2), 213-231. doi:10.1080/0966369X.2011.573141
This article examines the ‘superhero’ phenomenon, in which Western masculinity is constructed differently in East Asia than in Western countries. This produces an imagined, Oc...
Zhou, V. X. (2010). Becoming an independent learner through cultural transitions. In F. Su (Ed.), Chasing the Dream: Chinese Learning Journeys, 89-103. Chasing the Dream: Chinese Learning Journeys: Trentham Books
Smith, P. V., & Zhou, V. X. (2008). The dissonance between insider and outsider perspectives of the 'Chinese problem': Implications for one of the UK's largest undergraduate programmes. In T. Coverdale-Jones, & P. Rastall (Eds.), Internationalising the university: The Chinese context, 130-146. London, UK: Palgrave Macmillan
Stanley, P. (2019). Ethnography and autoethnography in ELT research: Querying the axiomatic. In X. Gao (Ed.), Second Handbook of English Language TeachingSpringer International Publishing Switzerland