Biography

Yao YAO is currently a lecturer in the School of Humanities and Social Science, CUHK, SZ. She was the winner of Best Paper for Proceedings (2017), the winner of Three Minute Thesis Competition (2018), and the winner of Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation on Business Communication (2019). Her research interests are BELF, intercultural business communication, and English for professional communication.

Awards and Honors
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Academic Publications

International Refereed Journal Articles:


Yao, Y., & Du-Babcock, B. (2019). English as a lingua franca in Mainland China: An analysis of intercultural business communicative competence. International Journal of Business Communication. 1–20. (SSCI)


Yao, Y., & Du-Babcock, B. (in press). Perspectives on English use in business communication: An analysis of communicative needs in China. Ibérica..(SSCI)

 

International Refereed Conference Proceedings:


Yao, Y. (2017). English as a Lingua Franca in Mainland China: An Analysis of Intercultural Business Communicative Competence (IBCC). Conference proceeding accepted by 82nd Annual International Conference, Dublin, Ireland. 

Received 2017 Best Paper for Proceedings awarded by the Association for Business Communication 

 

International Refereed Conference Paper Presentations:


Yao, Y. (2019). BELF in Mainland China: What Challenges Are Faced by Business Professionals? Paper presented at 5th ESTIDIA Conference Hybrid Dialogues: Transcending Binary Thinking and Moving Away from Societal Polarizations, September, 2019, Naples, Italy.


Yao, Y. & Zhang, W. H. (2019). A Case-Study Analysis of Peer Feedback in Student-Tutor Writing Consultations. Paper presented at The International Conference on “English Language Education in the Chinese Context”, August, 2019, Hong Kong.


Yao, Y. (2018). English as a Lingua Franca: Perspectives on Communicative Needs in Mainland ChinaPaper presented at The International Conference on “English Language Education in the Chinese Context”, May, 2018, Hong Kong.


Yao, Y. (2018). Gender Differences in Politeness and Impoliteness Strategies Used in the BoardroomPaper presented at The 15th PhD Forum on Linguistics and Applied linguistics, May, 2018, Guangzhou, China.


Yao, Y. (2018).Perspectives on Using English as a Business Lingua Franca in Mainland China.Paper presented at 2018 SIETAR JAPAN World Congress, August, 2018, Tokyo, Japan.


Yao, Y. (2018). English as a Lingua Franca in Mainland China: What Challenges Are Faced by Business Professionals and How Do They Meet Them?  Paper presented at 83nd Annual International Conference, October, 2018, Miami, Florida, US.


Yao. Y. (2017) English as a Lingua Franca in Mainland China: An Analysis of Intercultural Business Communicative Competence (IBCC). Conference proceeding accepted by 82nd Annual International Conference, October, 2017, Dublin, Ireland.


Yao, Y. (2016). English as a Lingua Franca: The Use of English in the Professional World in Mainland China.  Paper presented at The 15th ABC Asia-Pacific Conference, December, 2016, Hong Kong.