Feng (Kevin) Jiang

List of John Benjamins publications for which Feng (Kevin) Jiang plays a role.


Hyland, Ken and Feng (Kevin) Jiang 2021 The Covid infodemic: Competition and the hyping of virus researchLanguage and Covid-19, Mahlberg, Michaela and Gavin Brookes (eds.), pp. 444–468 | Article
Covid-19, the greatest global health crisis for a century, brought a new immediacy and urgency to international bio-medical research. The pandemic generated intense competition to produce a vaccine and contain the virus, creating what the World Health Organization referred to as an ‘infodemic’… read more
Published academic writing often seems to be an unchanging form of discourse with its frozen informality remaining stable over time. Recent work has shown, however, that these texts are highly interactive and dialogic as writers anticipate and take into account readers’ likely objections,… read more
In this chapter we look at engagement by exploring how writers involve readers while expressing authorial identity in professional and apprentice genres. Based on a modified model of engagement features (Hyland 2005c; Hyland and Jiang 2016), this paper examines a 1.2 million-word corpus of 30… read more
Hyland, Ken and Feng (Kevin) Jiang 2018 Academic lexical bundles: How are they changing?International Journal of Corpus Linguistics 23:4, pp. 383–407 | Article
An important component of fluent linguistic production and a key distinguishing feature of particular modes, registers and genres is the multi-word expressions referred to as ‘lexical bundles’. These are extended collocations which appear more frequently than expected by chance, helping to shape… read more
In this study, we investigate hedges, boosters and self-mentions as main expressions of epistemic positioning and how much they are projected by explicit authorial presence in the research writings by Chinese PhD students and expert writers across four science disciplines. Results show that PhD… read more
Stance and voice are two crucial elements of social interactions in academic writing. However, their conceptual constructs are elusive and their linguistic realisation is not fully explored. A relatively overlooked feature is the “noun + that” structure, where a stance head noun takes a nominal… read more