Third Space Lab Brown Bag Lunch Research Talk

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You are cordially invited to attend the TSL Brown Bag LunchResearch Talk by Dr. Sun Yachao and Dr. Ge Lan on Translingual studies on writing: Its research trends and pedagogical implications.

Date/Time: Friday, March 25, 2022, Noon-1 pm (China Time)
Speakers: Dr. Sun Yachao and Dr. Ge Lan
Location: Zoom link will be sent to remote participants. 

Bring your own lunch and enjoy the talk! Snacks and bubble tea provided—please be sure to RSVP. 

Please RSVP by 5 pm China Standard Time Thursday March 24 :



Yachao Sun is an assistant professor in the Language and Culture Center at Duke Kunshan University. His research interests include multilingual writing, translingual studies, multimodal composition, and corpus linguistics. His work can be found in TESOL Quarterly, Journal of English for Academic Purposes, English for Specific Purposes, and System, among others.

Ge Lan is an assistant professor in the department of English at the City University of Hong Kong. His research interests include corpus linguistics, natural language processing, second language writing, and English for academic purposes. He has published in Journal of Second Language Writing, TESOL Quarterly, Journal of English for Academic Purposes, and English for Specific Purposes, and so on.



Translingual theories have been proposed and implemented to respond to the increasing linguacultural diversity in today’s classrooms. However, the ‘trans-’ concepts have elicited some concerns and the findings of ‘trans-’ pedagogies vary from facilitating to undermining teaching and learning. This presentation will introduce the research trends and pedagogical implications of translingual studies on writing by analyzing peer-reviewed journal articles published from 2011 to 2021, during which ‘trans-’ studies on writing experienced rapid development in its conceptualization and implementation.


The TSL brown bag lunch research talk is open to all members of the DKU community and beyond who are interested in engaging in a conversation about research projects, either a published work or a work-in-progress, broadly related to languages, cultures and intercultural communication. If you are interested in participating either as a speaker or as audience, please fill out this survey: or contact Dr. Zhang Xin (