Research Overview

I am currently working at the School of Chinese as a Second Language, Peking University. I completed my Ph.D in linguistics at Utrecht Institute of Linguistics, Utrecht University in 2018.

My research focuses on language processing and use by both native and non-native speakers. Applying eye-tracking techniques (both online reading and visual world paradigms), behavioural and survey methods, as well as corpus-based analysis, I explore questions such as: (a) How subjectivity is constructed and comprehended in discourse; (b) How linguistic information interact with visual contexts and world knowledge in causal inference; (c) What are the influencing factors of perspective-taking in real-time language communication; (d) How Chinese constructions (e.g. Ba construction, result constructions, classifiers) are acquired and processed by L1 and L2 speakers?