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Yining Wang is currently an honorary post-doctoral associate in the Department of Linguistics at Macquarie University. She completed her PhD in Applied Linguistics at Macquarie University in August 2020. Her PhD thesis explores the heritage language maintenance of Chinese migrant children in Australia. Her research areas cover bilingual education, multilingualism, heritage language maintenance, Chinese migrants’ children’s education, and Chinese immigrant religion in Australia. She holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Translation, which were respectively attained at Hunan University of Science and Technology and Jinan University of Guangzhou in China.

Yining is a member of the Language on the Move research team and contributes to its research blogs at She has worked as a research assistant investigating home-school communication during Covid19 school closures – a part of an Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Project of ‘Everyday Intercultural Communication in Australia’ awarded to Distinguished Professor Ingrid Piller. She worked as a lecturer for eleven years at Zhuhai Campus of Beijing Normal University in China prior to pursuing her PhD studies in Australia. 


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