Journal Articles


Geng, Y., & Jin, L. (2023). Researching older adults’ motivation to learn English in the Chinese universities of the third age: An elicited metaphor analysis. System, 114, 103032.

Nimehchisalem, V., Hosseini, M., Cortazzi, M., & Jin, L. (2023). Multiple perspectives of stakeholders towards young learners’ language assessment in an international school in Malaysia. Language Teaching Research.

Xiaoyan, H., Jing, Z., Jin, L., Huiping, L., & Zhang, L. (2022). Metaphor analysis: a comparative study of Chinese pre-school children’s attitude towards English learning in Shanghai and MudanjiangCogent Education9(1), 2120692. DOI:

Geng, Y., & Jin, L. (2022). Anxiety and enjoyment of older learners of English in Chinese Universities of the third ageEducational Gerontology, 1-20. DOI: 10.1080/03601277.2022.2127699

Maele, J. V., & Jin, L. (2022). Intercultural teaching and learning in Chinese higher education: integrating practices and perspectivesLanguage and Intercultural Communication22(5), 493-502. DOI: 10.1080/14708477.2022.2131134

Cortazzi, M., & Jin, L. (2021).  The doctoral viva: questions for, with and to candidates (or supervisors). International Journal of Education & Literacy Studies, 9(4), 2-14.

Jin, L. & Cleland, L (in preparation) Speech and Language Therapy Research and Practices in China. A Special Issue for International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, as a guest editor.

Zhunussova, G.; Jin, L. and Cortazzi, M. (in preparation) Narrated dimensions of teaching: English teachers’ memories of model teachers in Kazakhstan (CTAT-2019-0501) Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice.

Jin, L.; Zhang, Y. and Zhang, YH. (in preparation) Cultures of Learning: expectations and experiences of international students in a British university in China. Language, Culture and Curriculum.

Bixley, M. Jin, L. Williamson, I. (in writing) Aphasia: theoretical perspectives, approaches and frameworks for therapy. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders

Jin, L. (in preparation) Development of Narrative Structures by Mandarin-speaking Children in Malaysia, International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders

Gulnissa Zhunussova, Martin Cortazzi, and Lixian Jin (2021) English and Teachers of English: Roles and Models in Kazakhstan, World Englishes

Cortazzi, M. & Jin, L. (2021) Metaphorical Conceptualizations of Language: Networks of Meanings and Meta-functions, International Journal of Education & Literacy Studies Vol 9, No. 1, pp. 2-14. DOI:

Jin, L.; & Cortazzi, M. (2020) Reaching for the Gold Standard: metaphors and good university teachers. Chinese Journal of Applied Linguistics. (ESCI, SSCI, SCOPUS)

Cortazzi, M. & Jin, L. (2020) Good teachers: Visions of values and virtues in university student metaphors.  Kebanusiaan (Humanities)

Dave Towey, Lixian Jin, Hua Zhu, Jiaye Zhu, Kangming Feng, Huili Geng, Jing Lu, Tianyi Yu, and Yu Wang (2020), CHOCSLAT: Chinese Healthcare-oriented Computerised Speech & Language Assessment Tools, in Proceedings of the IEEE Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference, COMPSAC 2020, pp. 1460-1465.

Cortazzi, M. & Jin, L. (2020) Quality Questions: Researching Through Interviewing. Journal of Language and Communication, 7(1)

Cortazzi, Martin; Pilcher, Nick & Jin, Lixian. (2018) Music Generated Narratives: Elaborating the Da Capo Interview Technique. The Qualitative Report. Vol. 23, No. 10. Pp.2357-2380

Hu, XY; Zhou, J.; & Jin, L. (2018) Metaphor Analysis: A study of early EFL children’s attitudes from cognitive perspective. Global Education. Vol.47/3; pp. 75-88; CSSCI. ISSN 1009-9670

Jin, L. & Cortazzi, M. (2016) Practising Cultures of Learning in Internationalising Universities. Special issue Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development. pp.1-14

Jin, L. (2014) Intercultural Communication Competence for Leaders with a Global Vision, China Leadership Science Review. Vol. 1pp.118-134

Jin, L., Liang, XH., Jiang, CS., Zhang, J., Yuan, Y., and Xie, Q. (2014) Studying motivation of Chinese young EFL learners by metaphor analysis, ELT Journal. Vol.68/3. pp.286-298

Jin, L., Jiang, CS., Zhang, J., Yuan, Y., Liang, XH. And Xie, Q. (2014) Motivations and Expectations of English Language Learning among Primary School Children and Parents in China, ELT Research Papers. Pp.1-39.

Pilcher, N.; Cortazzi, M. & Jin, L. (2014) Da capo: a musical technique to evoke narrative recall, Psychology of Music. Volume 42 Issue 4.

TIAN Zhilong; XIONG Qi; JIANG Qian; JIN Lixian; ZHOU Yun (2013) Intercultural Communication Challenges: How Different When Working for Domestic MNCs VS Foreign MNCs. Academy of Management Proceedings. Vol. No.1.

TIAN Zhilong; XIONG Qi; JIANG Qian; JIN Lixian; ZHOU Yun (2013) Intercultural Communication Challenges Facing Chinese Employees and Their Coping Strategies in MNCs: Comparison between Going Global Chinese Firms and Foreign Firms in China. Chinese Journal of Management. vol.07

Fazey, I; Evely, A. C; Reed, M. S; Stringer, L. C; Kruijsen, J; White, L; Newsham, A; Jin, L; Cortazzi, M; Phillipsn, J; Blackstock, K; Entwhistle, N; Sheate, W; Armstrong, F; Blackmore, C; Fazey, J; Ingram, L; Gregson, J; Lowe, P; Marton, S, & Trevitt, C. (2012) Knowledge Exchange: a review and research agenda, Environmental Conservation. (pp. 1-18)

Zhu, H. & Jin, L.  (guest editors for a special edition on studies of Chinese speech and language for clinical application, 2012) Chinese Language and Discourse. Vol. 3:1 (pp. 127)

Zhu, H. & Jin, L. (2012) Introduction: Development of Pragmatic and Discourse Skills in Chinese-speaking Children, Chinese Language and Discourse. Vol. 3:1 pp. 1-11.

Zhou, Jing. & Jin, L. (2012) Do Educational Backgrounds Make a Difference? A Comparative Study on Communicative Acts of Chinese Mothers in Interacting with Their Young Children, Chinese Language and Discourse. Vol. 3:1. pp. 90-108

White, C.D.L. & Jin, L. (2011) An Evaluation of Speech and Language Assessment Approaches with Bilingual Children, International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders. Vol. 46; No.6, 613-627 (SSCI)

Cortazzi, M.; Pilcher, N. & Jin, L. (2011) Language choices and ‘blind shadows’: investigating interviews with Chinese participants, Qualitative Research. Vol. 11; No. 5, 505-535 (SSCI)

Jin, L. (2010) Evaluating Research methods for Syntactic development data collection and analysis of Chinese-speaking children in Malaysia, Language Studies of Chinese-speaking Children, Vol.1 pp.12-30

Zhou, J., Chen, S. & Jin, L. (2010) Using Digital Resources for the ECE Curriculum in China: Current Needs and Future Development, International Journal of Knowledge Management & E-Learning. Vol. 1, No.4. 285-294.

Jin, L. & Cortazzi, M. (2009) Classroom cultures and values: students’ conceptions of teachers and learning in China (the paper is published in French), Revue Internationale d’Education de Sèvres. No.50. pp.49-62

Mitchell, B S; Xu, Q; Jin, L; Patten, D; and Goldsborough, N (2009) A cross-cultural comparison of anatomy learning: learning styles and strategies, Anatomical Science Education. Vol.2. Issue 2. pp. 49-92

Cortazzi, M. & Jin, L.; (2007) Narrative Learning: EAL and metacognitive development, Early Childhood Development and Care, Vol.177; Issue 6 & 7; pp.645-660 (SSCI/AHCI)

Jin, L. & Cortazzi, M. (2006) Changing Practices in Chinese Cultures of Learning, Language, Culture and Curriculum, Vol. 19 (1) 5-20

Jin, L.; Cortazzi, M. & Zhang, H (2005) Cultivating Students’ Competence in English – a multi-dimensional participation model, Journal of Foreign Language World, vol.105, pp.9-16

Jin, L. & Wu, Z (2004) Developing Independent Learners: A case study of Chinese students in Hong Kong, Foreign Languages and Their Teaching, no.6 pp.26-30

Cortazzi, M. & Jin, L. (2004) Response to reflections on speech-language therapists’ talk: implications for clinical practice and education, International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, vol.39 no.2 pp.9-12

Jin, L. (2003) Facing uncertainty: the effects of SARS on an innovation in university coursework assessment, Educational research journal, vol.18 no.2 pp.83-93

Jin, L. & Cortazzi, M. (2002) English Language Teaching in the People’s Republic of China, Asia Pacific Journal of Education, pp.53-64

Jin, L. & Hill, H. (2001a) Students’ Expectations of Learning key Skills and Knowledge, International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, vol.36, supplement 2001, pp.333-338

Cortazzi, M; Jin, L; Wall, D.; & Cavendish, S. (2001b) Sharing Learning through Narrative Communication, International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, vol.36, supplement 2001, pp. 252-257

Jin, L.; Cortazzi, M. (1998b) Dimensions of Dialogue: large classes in China, International Journal of Educational Research, vol.29, no.8, pp.739-761

Jin, L. Cortazzi, M. (1998c) Expectations and Questions in Intercultural Classrooms, Intercultural Communication Studies, vol. 7, no.2, pp.37-62

Cortazzi, M.; Jin, L. (1996e) English Language Teaching and Learning in China (State of the Art article) Language Teaching, Cambridge University Press, vol.29 no.2 pp.61-80

Jin, L. & Zhu, H. (1991) The Role of Students in British and Chinese universities, Journal of Higher Education, China

Jin, L. (1985) The Problems of Wuhan People in Learning English Pronunciation, Journal of Hubei University, China 


Cortazzi, M.; Rafik-Galea, S. & Jin, L. (1998d) Seeing through Texts: developing discourse-based materials in language education, The English Teacher, vol. 27, pp.39-68

Cortazzi, M. Jin, L. (1996f) Cross-Cultural Communication: a foreign language perspective The Fountain vol. 2, no.15 pp.26-31