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Research interests

  • Semantics

  • Linguistic typology

  • Multilingualism

  • Language development


PhD project

Cross-linguistic transfer in multilinguals' spatial expression: A typological and developmental study in Tibetan, Chinese and English



Professor Eva Schultze-Berndt & Professor Maj-Britt Mosegaard Hansen


Details of education/academic qualifications:

  • Master of Arts (2022)

Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, English Language and Literature, School of English and International Studies, Beijing Foreign Studies University, Beijing, CN

Project title: A cognitive linguistic analysis of the conceptual metaphors in the Tibetan proverbs in King Gesar

  • Bachelor of Arts (2019)

English Language and Literature, School of Foreign Languages and Literature, Southwest Minzu University (previously known as Southwest University for Nationalities), Chengdu, CN

Project title: An analysis of color and graphic composition in Tibetan Thang-ka: From the perspective of multimodal metaphor 


Activities and esteem:


  • “An analysis of color and graphic composition in Tibetan Thang-ka: From the perspective of multimodal metaphor.” The 8th Symposium on Cognitive Neurolinguistics in China, Beijing Foreign Studies University, Beijing, November 2019.

  • “An investigation into the metaphoric competence of advanced Chinese EFL learners at different levels in argumentative writings: Focusing on grammatical metaphor and conceptual metaphor.” The 20th China International Forum on Cognitive Linguistics (CIFCL-20), Beihang University, Beijing, May 2021


  • “A Cognitive Linguistic Analysis of the Conceptual Metaphors in the Tibetan Proverbs in King Gesar.” The 15th Newcastle & Northumbria Postgraduate Conference in Language and Linguistics (NNPCiLL), Northumbria University, Newcastle, March 2024.



Prizes and awards

  • 2023 School of Arts, Languages and Cultures Studentship +3.5 PhD award ~£128,177

  • 2021 P.R.C National Scholarship for Postgraduate Students -¥20,000 (~£2,236)


Education/Academic qualification

Master of Arts, Beijing Foreign Studies University

31 Aug 201930 Jun 2022

Award Date: 15 Jun 2022

Bachelor of Arts, Southwest Minzu University

9 Sept 201526 Jun 2019

Award Date: 26 Jun 2019

Areas of expertise

  • P Philology. Linguistics
  • Typology
  • Multilingualism
  • Semantic cognition


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