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Center for Language Research (CLR)
Associate Professor
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Courses - Undergraduate
English and Globalization, Global Englishes and Cyber Culture, English for Active Communication, Thesis Writing and Presentation, Listening and Speaking
Courses - Graduate


Sociolinguistics of globalization, linguistic diversity, transnational youth identities, multilingualism, language education, social media, discourse analysis, Asian peripheries
Educational Background, Biography
Dr. Sender Dovchin is an Associate Professor at the Centre for Language Research, The University of Aizu, Japan. She completed her PhD and MA degrees in language education at the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia. Her research pragmatically contributes to the second language education of young generation living in the Asian peripheries, providing a pedagogical view to accommodate the multiple co-existences of linguistic diversity in a globalized world. She has authored articles in most prestigious international peer-reviewed journals, such as Journal of Sociolinguistics, International Journal of Multilingualism, Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, World Englishes, Asian Eng­lishes, English Today, International Journal of Multilingual Research, Translanguaging and Translation in Multilingual Contexts and Inner Asia. Her first co-authored monograph with Alastair Pennycook and Shaila Sultana, Popular Culture, voice and linguistic diversity: Young adults on- and offline (Palgrave-Macmillan) is expected to be published in early 2017.
Most recently, her single-authored monograph ‘Language, Media and Globalization in the Periphery’ was contracted by Routledge (New York) for publication in the series Routledge Studies in Sociolinguistics.
Her third major project, a research manuscript titled, ‘Language, Sociolinguistic Authenticity and Social Media’ was awarded as ‘Runner-Up in the 2016 Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition in Linguistics and Education Studies’, selected from amongst a multitude of works by strong, international early career scholars. The distinguished editorial board of Peter Lang offered a contract for a paperback book to be published by Peter Lang by early 2018.
Dr. Dovchin was awarded twice by the most competitive international fellowship programs in the Asia-Pacific region by the Australian Government - Endeavour International Research Fellowship, the Department of Education and Training; and the Australian Development Scholarship, funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australia. Previously, she worked as a lecturer at the National University of Mongolia. She also taught English in Japan for two years, being awarded the Certificate in Teaching English to Japanese Speakers by Oxford University Press. Dr. Dovchin was also involved in curriculum development program hosted collaboratively by the Central European University, Hungary and the Soros Open Society Foundation.
Dr. Dovchin has recently been awarded one of the most competitive Japanese research grants - KAKENHI - by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science between 2017-2020. Her Kakenhi research topic is: Integrating English language based Western social media in the EFL classrooms in Japanese universities.
Current Research Theme
Youth linguascapes, translingualism, sociolinguistics of youth linguistic diversity:online and offline, global Englishes, linguistic disparity, linguistic racism
Key Topic
Youth linguascapes and transnationalism
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Dissertation and Published Works


Dovchin, Sender. (Forthcoming in December 2017). Language, media and globalization in the periphery. Routledge Studies in Sociolinguistics: Routledge, New York.

Dovchin, Sender. (Forthcoming in February 2018). Language, sociolinguistic authenticity and social media. Peter Lang, Oxford. Runner up Award in the 2016 Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition in Linguistics.

Dovchin, Sender, Alastair Pennycook & Shaila S ltana. (In Press). Popular culture, voice and linguistic diversity: Young adults on- and offline. Language and Globalization Series: Palgrave-Macmillan.


  • Dovchin, S (2017). Social media in Mongolia. In Online around the World: A Geographic Encyclopedia of the Internet, Social Media, and Mobile Apps. Marilyn Andrews & Laura Steckman (Eds.) ABC-CLIO publishing.

International peer-reviewed journals

  • Dovchin, S., (2016a). The role of English on Mongolian Facebook users. English Today. doi:10.1017/S0266078416000420.
  • Dovchin, S., (2016b). The uneven circulation of resources in youth linguascapes of Mongolia. Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication. DOI 10.1515/multi-2015-0065.
  • Dovchin, S. (2016c). The ordinariness of youth linguascapes in Mongolia. International Journal of Multilingualism, DOI: 10.1080/14790718.2016.1155592.
  • Dovchin, S. (2016d). The translocal English in the linguascape of popular music in Mongolia. World Englishes, DOI:10.1111/weng.12189.
  • Dovchin, S. (2015), Language, multiple authenticities and social media: The online language practices of university students in Mongolia. Journal of Sociolinguistics, 19(4), 437–459.
  • Dovchin, S. (2011). Performing Identity Through Language: The Local Practices of Urban Youth Populations in Post-Socialist Mongolia. Inner Asia. 13(2), 315-333.
  • Dovchin, S., Sultana., S and Pennycook, A (2016). Unequal translingual Englishes in the Asian peripheries. Asian Englishes.
  • Dovchin, S., Sultana., & Pennycook, A (2015). Relocalizing the Translingual Practices of Young People in Mongolia and Bangladesh. Translation and Translanguaging in Multilingual Contexts. 1(1), 4-26.
  • Sultana., S and Dovchin., S. (2016). Popular Culture in Transglossic Language Practices. International Journal of Multilingual Research.
  • Sultana, S., Dovchin, S., & Pennycook, A. (2015). Transglossic Language Practices of Young Adults in Bangladesh and Mongolia, International Journal of Multilingualism. 12(1), 93–108.
  • Sultana, S., Dovchin, S., & Pennycook, A. (2013). Styling the Periphery: Linguistic and Cultural Take-up in Bangladesh and Mongolia. Journal of Sociolinguistics. 17(5), 687– 710.

Research Book Chapters

  • Dovchin, S. (2017). Language, Hip Hop and Post-socialist identities in modern Mongolia. In A. Ross & D. Rivers (Eds.), Dissatisfaction and Dissent: The Sociolinguistics of Hip-Hop as Critical Conscience. Palgrave: Macmillan.
  • Dovchin, S. (2016). The Transcultural role of English in the linguascape of EFL university students in Mongolia. In T. Barrett & M. Fellin (Eds.), Transcultural Flows in English Language Education in Asia. Lexington books: Rowman and Littlefield.
  • Dovchin, S., & Pennycook, A. (2017). Digital Metroliteracies. (K. Mills, A. Stornaiuolo, A. Smith & J. Z. Pandya) (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Digital Writing and Literacies in Education: Routledge.
  • Dovchin, Sender. (2016). Multilingual wordplay of Facebook users in Mongolia. In Sebastian Knospe, Alexander Onysko and Maik Goth (Eds.), Crossing Languages to Play with Words: Multidisciplinary Perspectives. De Gryter Mouton.
  • Dovchin, Sender. (Forthcoming). The multiple youth sociolinguistic authenticities on Facebook. In S. Kroon & J. Swanenberg (Eds.), Chronotopic Identity Work: Sociolinguistics Analyses of Cultural and Linguistic Phenomena in Time and Space. Encounters Series: Multilingual Matters, Bristol.


  • Dovchin, Sender. & Sultana, S. (2017). Youth digital practices in the Asian peripheries: Transmodality, relocalization and metapragmatic awareness in a language classroom. Invited Colloquium: ‘Digital language research: from practices to critical awareness for the digital age’ organized by Prof. Jannis Androutsopolous, AILA World Congress 2017 - International Association of Applied Linguistics Meeting, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

    Dovchin, Sender. (2017). The ordinariness of youth linguascapes. AILA World Congress - International Association of Applied Linguistics Meeting, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

    Dovchin, Sender. (2017). Uneven resources in the linguascape of young Mongolians. Colloquium Organizer and Presenter at Colloquium: ‘Sociolinguistics of Globalized Youth’, AAAL 2017 - American Association of Applied Linguistics, Portland, Oregon, USA.

    Dovchin, Sender. (2016). Linguistic racism amongst youth in Australia, InASA 2016 – International Association of Australian Studies, Curtin University, Perth, Australia.
  • Dovchin, S (2016) The multiple youth sociolinguistic authenticities on Facebook. Sociolinguistic Symposium 21, Murcia, Spain, June, 2016.
  • Dovchin, S and Sultana, S. (2016) The role of popular culture in transglossic practice of young adults. Sociolinguistic Symposium 21, Murcia, Spain, June, 2016.
  • Dovchin, S. (2015). The Linguascape of Young People in the Asian Peripheries. The Sociolinguistics of Globalization, The University of Hong Kong, China.
  • Dovchin, S (2014). The Linguascape of Urban Youth Culture in Mongolia. International Association of Applied Linguistics meeting - WORLD CONGRESS 2014, ONE WORLD –MANY LANGUAGES, Brisbane, Australia.
  • Dovchin, S (2013). Linguascapes and Urban Youth Culture. 46th Annual Meeting of British Association of Applied Linguistics, Heriot- Watt University, Edinburgh, UK.
  • Dovchin, S. (2012). Linguistic Practices of Urban Youth Culture in Mongolia. 19th Biennial Conference of the Asian Studies Association, University of Western Sydney, Australia.
  • Dovchin, S (2012). The Linguascape of Popular Music in Local Scene within Transcultural Flows: The Case of Mongolia. The 6th International Free Linguistics Conference. Sydney University, Australia.
  • Dovchin, S (2011). The Role of English in contemporary Mongolia. FASS –Higher Degree Research Student Conference. University of Technology, Sydney, Australia.