Researcher biography

Dr Chang's research interests lie in the fields of pragmatics, intercultural communication and business negotiation, with a focus on studying face, (im)politeness and humour. She is the author of face and face practices in Chinese talk-in-interactions: an empirical analysis of business interactions in Taiwan (2016, Equinox). She has also published a number of papers in edited volumes and international journals such as Journal of Pragmatics, Intercultural Pragmatics, International Review of Applied Linguistics in Language teaching, Journal of Politeness Research, Pragmatics, Multilingua, Lingua, and East Asian Pragmatics.

Her current research includes anaylsis of initial interactions in inter/intra-cultural settings and the role of humor in Australia-Chinese intercultural interactions.