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Current Research Projects

SSHRC Insight Development Grant ($28,590; applicant): Mediating the Gaps in Language, Identity, and Career with Newcomers: The Case of Newfoundland, July 2012-June 2014

Pratt Foundation Grant ($30,000, co-applicant): Toward Supporting the Educational Development of ESL Children in Newfoundland, June 2012-May 2015

SSHRC Partnership Grant ($2,513,360; participating partner): Pathways to Prosperity: New Policy Directions and Innovative Local Practices for Newcomer Attraction and Integration, Mar. 2012-Feb. 2019

SSHRC/Vice-President Research Grants, MUN ($5,200): Immigrant Students in Newfoundland High Schools: Performance and Needs Analysis, June 2011-Apr. 2013

Faculty of Education Research and Development (R&D) Funds ($6350): Experiences of High School Immigrant Students in St John's and Implications for Newcomer Education, 2011-2013

Faculty Research Funds ($5000): Investigating ESL Support in St John's Schools: Status Quo and Suggestions, 2010-2013

Selected Publications

Books:

Li, X., Myles, J. & Robinson, P. (2012).Teaching ESL in Canada. Toronto: Oxford University Press.

Li, X. (2010). Cross-cultural identity re/construction. Saarbrucken, Germany: Lambert Academic Publishing.

Refereed Journal Articles:

Li, X. (accepted). International students in China: Cross-cultural interaction, integration, and identity construction. Journal of Language, Identity and Education.

Que, H. & Li, X. (under review). Voice of Chinese post-80s students in English academic writing. TESL-EJ.

Li, X.& Grineva, M. (under review). Academic and social adjustment of newcomer youth at a Canadian high school. Canadian Journal of Education.

Li, X. (2007). Identities and beliefs in ESL writing: From product to processes. TESL Canada Journal, 25(1), 41-64.

Li, X. (2007). Souls in exile: Identities of bilingual writers. Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 6(4), 259-275.

Li, X. (2007). Identities and beliefs in ESL writing: From product to processes. TESL Canada Journal, 25(1), 41-64.

Li, X. & Girvan, A. (2004). The "third place": Investigating an ESL classroom interculture. TESL Canada Journal, 22(1), 1-15.

Li, X. (2003). Unveiling the hidden curriculum: Beliefs in the ESL context. Canadian and International Education, 32(2), 39-58.

Refereed Book Chapters:

Li, X. (2006). Identity puzzles: Am I a course instructor or a non-native speaker? In M. Mantero (Ed.), Identity and second language learning: Culture, inquiry, and dialogic activity in educational contexts (pp. 23-44). Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing, Inc.

Li, X. & Wang, H. (2004). Cultural influence and beyond: Investigating ESL writing. In K. Kaur (Ed.), Second language writing (pp. 93-117). Petaling Jaya, Malaysia: Sasbadi.

Book Review in Refereed Journal

Li, X. (2006). A review of S. Zhang, Understanding modern China through its language and culture. (Asia Communications Québec Inc.). Canadian and International Education, 35(2), 98-102.

Article in Refereed Conference Proceedings

Li, X. & Girvan, A. (2003). Exploring the terrain of classroom interculture. Contact, 29(3), 19-28.

Articles in Non-Refereed Journals

Li, X. (2012). Narratives of becoming a researcher: A realistic, idealistic, and self-nourishing journey. Morning Watch, 40(1-2).

Li, X. (2012). Immigrant Integration and ESL Support in Atlantic Canada: The Case of Newfoundland. Education Letter, Spring, 6-9.

Li, X. (2002). The culture of teaching and its influence on College English curriculum innovation in China. Carleton Papers in Applied Language Studies, 16/17, 98-112.

Recent Panels, Presentations, and Workshops (2011-2012)

Li, X. (2013, September). Newcomer support in Newfoundland: Policies and realities. Colloquium: Critical perspectives on EAL policies in Alberta, British Columbia, and Newfoundland, with Drs Yan Guo, Yvonne Hebert on "Exploring EAL issues in Alberta from a tri-dimensional social justice perspective", and Dr Roumi Ilieva on "How do we fare in recognizing cultural and linguistic diversity in public schools?: Examining language education policies and practices impacting EAL students in Vancouver" at the Language Planning and Policy (LPP) Conference in Calgary, Canada.

Que, H. & Li, X. (2013, August). Engaging newcomer youth in Newfoundland schools and local communities. Paper presentation at the EDGE Conference in St John’s, Canada.

Que, H., Li, X., & Fabretto, C. (2013, June). Facilitating newcomers' integration into local job market in Newfoundland. Poster presentation at Community-University Expo in Corner Brook, Canada.

Liu, J. & Li, X. (2013, June). Building interactive communities: Integrating immigrant youths in schools and communities in Newfoundland. Poster presentation at Community-University Expo Conference in Corner Brook, Canada.

Li, X. (2013, June). Unsettled sense of home and identity: Refugee youth at a Canadian high school. Paper presentation at the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE) Conference in Victoria, Canada.

Que, H. & Li, X. (2013, June). Chinese post-80s overseas graduate students' voice in English academic writing. Paper presentation at Canadian Association for the Study of Discourse and Writing (CASDW) in Victoria, Canada.

Li, X. (2013, June). Academic writing in the first and additional language: A personal narrative. Paper presentation at Canadian Association for the Study of Discourse and Writing (CASDW) in Victoria, Canada.

Li, X., Leddy, L., & Selby, J. (2012, December). Panel presentation at the SSHRC Insight Development Grant Workshop at the Faculty of Arts, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

Li, X. (2012, November). The influence of Confucianism and Daoism on Chinese society: Ethics, politics, and education. Panel presentation with Dr Walter Okchevsky and Dr Kirk Anderson at the Philosophy for the Public Lecture Series in St John's, NL.

Li, X. (2012, May). Reconstructing the Writer Identity in English Academic Writing. Panel presentation with Drs Cecile Badenhorst, Morgan Gardner, and Elizabeth Yeoman, on the theme "Negotiating Culture and Voice in Academic Writing" at Canadian Association for the Study of Discourse and Writing (CASDW) in Waterloo, Canada.

Li, X. & Grineva, M. (2012, May). Academic Performance and Social Interaction of Immigrant Students in Newfoundland. Paper presentation at the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE) Conference in Waterloo, Canada.

Knutson, S., Li, X., & Fabretto, C. (2012, March). Cross-Cultural Communication. Panel presentation at Aldrich Interdisciplinary Conference, Memorial University, St John's, Canada.

Li, X. (2011, September). Identity Mediation across Cultures: International Students in China. Invited talk at the School of Foreign Languages, Liaoning Normal University, Dalian, China.

Li, X. (2011, August). Mediation of the Self in a Foreign Culture. Paper presented at 16th World Congress of Applied Linguistics in Beijing, China.

 

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