Wenchao Sara Tu
Tutor in MEd (TESOL)
Student Representative on the Faculty Research Committee
Discourse analysis, genre analysis, multimodal analysis, intercultural (contrastive) rhetoric, the language of evaluation, web-mediated discourse
Research project description
Wenchao Tu has taught undergraduate & postgraduate courses in the area of language and pragmatics, and international business communication.
Her research interests include discourse anlaysis, genre studies, appraisal analysis, multimodal design, and intercultural communication.
- Tu, W. (2015). Multimodal institutional self-introductions for global and local audiences: An intercultural rhetoric study. ALAA/ALANZ/ALTAANZ 2015 Conference (The combined conference of the Applied Linguistics Association of Australia (ALAA), the Applied Linguistics Association of New Zealand (ALANZ) and Association for Language Testing and Assessment of Australia and New Zealand (ALTAANZ)), Adelaide, 30 November – 2 December, 2015.
Tu, W. (2015). Tracing convergence and divergence in Chinese and English web-mediated university introductions. 27th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL2015), UCLA, Los Angeles, 3-5 April, 2015.
Tu, W. (2015). Audience-oriented university webpages: A practical realization of critical sociocultural awareness. The American Association for Applied Linguistics 2015 (AAAL2015), Toronto, 21-24 March, 2015.
Tu, W. (2014). A critical multimodal analysis of Chinese university online introductions. 5th international conference Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis across Disciplines (CADAAD2014). Budapest, 1-3 September, 2014.
Tu, W. (2014). The macro- and micro-genre of web-mediated institutional introductions: A contrastive structural analysis of university webpages. 17th AILA World Congress 2014. Brisbane, 10-15 August, 2014.
Tu, W. (2013) Chinese university webpages: A comparison of Chinese and English texts. 4th Biennial New Zealand Discourse Conference (NZDC2013). Auckland, 2-4 December, 2013.
- Tu, W. (2012). Winning attention: How institutions grab your heart through languages?. 7th Annual University of Sydney TESOL Research Network Colloquium. Sydney, 1 September, 2012.
- Tu, W. (2010). How universities in China introduce themselves in Chinese and English on the internet: a contrastive genre study. 5th Annual University of Sydney TESOL Research Network Colloquium. Sydney, 23 October, 2010.
Thomas and Ethel Mary Ewing Scholarships 2011-2014
Alexander Mackie Research Fellowship 2012
Thomas T. Roberts Education Fellowship 2012
Dean's Award for an Outstanding Master of Education Dissertation 2010
Professional and community roles
Student Representative on the Faculty Research Committee (FRC)
Member of Applied Linguistics Association of Australia (ALAA)
|The intercultural discourse of university introductions: a genre analysis of Chinese university web-pages.||PhD||Professor Brian Paltridge|
- Tu, W. . (2005). The education of migrant children and the economic development in Shanghai, SHFU Research Report.
- Tu, W. (2004). The real situation of schools for children of migrant workers: A study of Nanhui Lupins school., Shanghai Floating Populations’ Education Research Report..
- Tu, W. (2004). The investigation and study of Sanxia immigrant living condition, SHUSP Research Report.