Hometown: Taiyuan, Shanxi, China
B.A. Degree: Beihang University, English
M.A. Degree: Beihang University, Linguistics
Current research interests: I am interested in how language shapes our human communication, particularly the instrumental and persuasive use of politeness strategies. I also conduct bibliometric analysis by using CiteSpace, a knowledge visualization tool.
Projected graduation: Spring 2022
First Semester Mentor: Dr. Matt McGlone
Jia, M. & Xiang, M. Y. (2018). Neo-economy Principle in politeness: A case of Chinese online forum requests. Paper presented at the 11th International Conference on Im/politeness, Valencia, Spain.
University of Texas Graduate School Provost Supplement Fellowship
Moody College of Communication Graduate Fellowship
Graduate School Fellowship Stipend