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Ph.D. - Linguistics & Education (University of Leicester) (1989).

M.C.I.L. Final Diploma in Spanish (Member of Chartered Institute of Linguists, by examination) (1988).

M.A. in Applied Linguistics (University of Reading) (1977).

B.Ed. Honours (2ii) - German & Education (University of Reading) (1970).

Teacher's Certificate - Primary Education, with distinction (University of Reading, Bulmershe College) (1969).

Qualified Teacher Reference No.: 66/65163 (Ministry of Education, England).



2006-present     Visiting Professor, Centre of Applied Linguistics, University of Warwick, UK.

2017-2018        Visiting Professor of Intercultural Education, University of Nottingham Ningbo, China.

2000-2005        Professor of Language Education and Head of the Education Department, Brunel University, UK.

1996- 2000       Senior Lecturer in Linguistics and Education, University of Leicester, UK. 1978-1996 Lecturer in Linguistics and Education, University of Leicester, UK.

1977 -1978       Research Student, fully funded, School of Education, University of Leicester, UK.

1975 -1976       EFL lecturer, Iran: the British Council; Shiraz University; the Shiraz Oil Refinery, Shiraz Petrochemical Complex.

1974 -1975       Modern Languages teacher at Sandhurst Comprehensive School, Berks. UK. 1970 -1974    Primary school teacher at Uplands Primary School, Sandhurst, Berks. UK.


Areas of Expertise

English and applied linguistics, educational linguistics, language and culture, language teacher training, English language textbooks,

qualitative research methods.


Language skills

Spanish, German, Italian, French (good); Chinese, Persian, Portuguese (some knowledge)


Recent publications


Jin, L. & Cortazzi, M. (in press, 2022) Teaching intercultural communication: principles and practices. In Eli Hinkle (Ed) Handbook of Second Language Teaching and Learning. London: Routledge

Cortazzi, M. & Jin, L. (contracted 2022) Journeys of language learning: metaphor conceptualizations of holistic visions. In Joseph Shaules and Troy McConachy (Eds.) Transformation, Embodiment and Learner Well-being in Foreign Language Pedagogy: Enacting Deep Learning. London: Bloomsbury

Jin, L. & Cortazzi, M. (contracted 2022) Intercultural communication competence for responsible leadership. In Mike Saks (Ed) Responsible Leadership: Essential to the achievement of the UN sustainable development goals. London: Routledge


Translation & Series Language & Education Consultant, JIN Lixian & Martin CORTAZZI (2020) 45 books in 5 levels for the Wonderful Minds series for children to learn English in kindergartens in China, together with teacher guidance for the accompanying lesson plans. Example titles: Two Foolish Bears; The Toothless Tiger; What is in a Tummy?; Arfu Dolls (Level 1); A Dragon is Coming; Robots; Where is Rice from?; Who took the Cookie? (Level 3); Diary of a White Crane; Hidden Energy; Bridges in China; Records (Level 5).

Zhunussova, G.; Cortazzi, M. & Jin, L. (2021) Roles and modes of English teachers in Kazakhstan. World Englishes, 40 (2)

DOI: 10.1111/weng.12558

Cortazzi, M. & Jin, L. (2021) Metaphorical Conceptualizations of Language: networks of meanings and metafunctions. International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, Vol 9, No. 1, pp. 2-14. DOI:

Jin, L. & Cortazzi, M. (2020) Reaching for the Gold Standard; metaphors and good university teachers. Chinese Journal of Applied Linguistics, Vol 43, No. 2, pp. 131-

149. DOI 10.1515/CJAL-2020-0009

Cortazzi, M. & Jin, L. (2020) Approaching Narrative Analysis: 28 questions. In S. Delamont & M. Ward (Eds.) Handbook of Qualitative Research in Education 2e, Chichester: Edward Elgar, pp. 390-406.

Cortazzi, M. & Jin, L. (2020) Elicited Metaphor Analysis: approaching teaching and learning. In S. Delamont & M. Ward (Eds.) Handbook of Qualitative Research in Education 2e, Chichester: Edward Elgar, pp. 486-503.

Cortazzi, M. & Jin, L (2020) Good Teachers: visions of values and virtues in university student metaphors. KEMANUSIAAN Asian Journal of Humanities, Vol 27, No. 2, pp. 145-164.

Cortazzi, M. & Jin, L. (2020) Quality Questioning: Researching through interviewing.

Journal of Language and Communication, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 1-27.

Li, L.; Cortazzi, M.; Liu, B. & Gao, X. (2019) Moving eyes on pictures following visual grammar benefits meaning making: evidence from independent reading of Chinese children. Journal of Chinese Writing Systems, pp. 1-14.

Jin, L. & Cortazzi, M. (2018) Chinese cultures of learning: elicited metaphor research. In C-R Huang, Z. Jing-Schmidt & B, Meisterenst (Eds.) The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Applied Linguistics, London: Routledge. pp.131-148.

Cortazzi, M; Pilcher, N. & Jin. L. (2018) Music Generated Narratives: elaborating the Da Capo technique, The Qualitative Report, Vol. 23, No. 10, pp. 2357-2381.

Cortazzi, M. & Jin, L. (2018) Journeys of Learning: Dimensions of metaphor and narrative landscapes across cultures. In M. Hanne & A. Kaal (Eds.) Narrative and Metaphor in Education: look both ways. London: Routledge. pp.164-176.

Cortazzi, M. & Jin, L. (2018) Sociocultural perspectives on coursebook evaluations. In

M. Azarnoosh; M. Zeraatpishi; A. Faravani, & H. R. Kargozari (Eds.) Issues in Coursebook Evaluation, series Critical New Literacies: the praxis of English Language Teaching and Learning; Amsterdam: Brill., pp. 65-83.

Jin, L. & Cortazzi, M. (2018) Early English Language Learning in East Asia, in Sue Garton and Fiona Copland (Eds.) Routledge Handbook of Teaching English to Young Learners. London: Routledge, pp. 477-492.

Jin, L. & Cortazzi, M. (2018) Use of the First Language. In John L. Liontas (Ed.) The TESOL Encyclopedia of English. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons / TESOL International

Jin, L. & Cortazzi, M. (2018) Developing speaking for intercultural communication: textbooks with critical and creative approaches. In H. P. Widodo; A. S. Wood; D. Gupta & W. Cheng (Eds.) Asian English Classrooms: where theory and practice meet. New York: Routledge, pp. 30-48                                                       Language-Classrooms-Where-Theory-and-Practice-Meet/Widodo-Wood- Gupta/p/book/9781138800861

Jin, L. & Cortazzi, M. (2017) Intercultural communication. In Eli Hinkel (Ed.) Handbook of Research in Second Language Teaching and Learning, Volume III. London: Routledge, pp. 399-415

Jin, L. & Cortazzi, M. (2017) Engineering the soul: construction and sacrifice in the teaching profession in China and Iran. In A. Liljegren & M. Saks (Eds.) Professions and Metaphors: understanding professions in society. London: Routledge pp.130-146

Jin, L. & Cortazzi, M. (2016): Practising cultures of learning in internationalising universities, Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, DOI: 10.1080/01434632.2015.1134548

Pilcher, N. & Cortazzi, M. (2016) Dialogues: QUANT Researchers on QUAL methods. The Qualitative Report Vol. 21, No. 3, 450-473:

Cortazzi, M. ; Jin, L. ; Kaivanpanah, S. & Nemati, M. (2015) Candles lighting up the journey of learning. In C. Kennedy (Ed.) English language teaching in the Islamic Republic of Iran. London: The British Council. pp. 123-139.

Pilcher, N; Cortazzi, M. & Jin L. (2014) Da Capo, a musical technique to evoke narrative recall, Psychology of Music, Vol 42 (4) 483-502 doi:10.1177/0305735613480257

Cortazzi, M. & Jin, L. (2014) Building Bridges, Using Weapons or Making Music Together? Metaphoric (Re)framing in Intercultural Language Learning. In X. Dai & G-M Chen (Eds.) Intercultural Communication Competence: conceptualization and its development in cultural contexts and interactions, Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp.239-260.

Fazey, I; Evely, A. C; Reed, M. S; Stringer, L. C; Kruijsen, J; White, L; Newsham, A; Jin, L; Cortazzi, M; Phillipson, J; Blackstock, K; Entwhistle, N; Sheate, W; Armstrong, F; Blackmore, C; Fazey, J; Ingram, L; Gregson, J; Lowe, P; Marton, S, & Trevitt, C. (2012) Knowledge Exchange: a review and research agenda for environmental management, Environmental Conservation, Available on CJO 2012 doi:10.1017/S037689291200029X

Jin, L. & Cortazzi, M. (2001) La cultural que aporta el alumno: ¿puente u obstaculo? In M. Byram & M. Fleming (eds) Perspectivas interculturales en el aprendizaje de idiomas. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 104-125. (the publication is translated into Spanish.)