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Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Office: YEUNG-B7604
Phone: (852) 3442 8795
Fax: (852) 3442 0359
Email: lcatedra@cityu.edu.hk
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Research Interests

Teaching Interests

Last updated: 14 August 2018

Lydia Catedral received her PhD in Linguistics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign before joining the Department of Linguistics and Translation at City University of Hong Kong in 2018. She works in both sociolinguistics and discourse analysis and her research focuses on how people use and understand language in relation to their national, moral and gendered identities in a globalizing world.

Selected Publications (in recent 6 years)

Journal Articles

  • Catedral, L. (2018). ‘That’s not the kind of church we are’: Heteroglossic ambiguity and religious identity in contexts of LGB+ exclusion. Language and Communication, 60, 108-119.
  • Catedral, L. & Djuraeva, M. (2018). Language ideologies and (im)moral images of personhood in multilingual family language planning. Language Policy.
  • Terkourafi, M., Catedral, L., Haider, I., Karimzad, F. Melgares, J., Mostacero, C., Nelson, J. Weissman, B. (2018). Uncivil Twitter: A sociopragmatic analysis. Journal of Language Aggression and Conflict, 6 (1).
  • Karimzad, F. & Catedral, L. (2017). “No, we don’t mix languages”: Ideological power and the chronotopic organization of ethnolinguistic identities. Language in Society 47 (1), 89-113.
  • Catedral, L. (2017). Discursive scaling: Moral stability and neoliberal dominance in the narratives of transnational migrant women. Discourse and Society, 29(1), 23-42.
  • Catedral, L. (2017). Uzbek re-modeled: Russian loanwords in post-soviet Uzbek media. The Journal of Language and Politics, 16 (2), 313-333.
  • Karimzad, F. & Catedral, L (In Press). Mobile (dis)connection: New technology and rechronotopized images of the homeland. Journal of Linguistic Anthropology.


Department of Chinese, Translation and Linguistics
Postal address: City University of Hong Kong B7704, 7/F, Blue Zone, Lift 3, Academic 1 83, Tat Chee Avenue Kowloon HK
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