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 discourse processing and pragmatics of native and non-native language users. Applying eye-tracking techniques (both online reading and visual world paradigms), behavioural and survey methods, in combination with corpus data, I explore questions and topics such as: (a) how subjectivity and causality are represented and comprehended in discourse; (b) how linguistic information interact with visual contexts and world knowledge in causal inference; (c) perspective-taking in real-time language communication; (d) the processing of Chinese constructions (e.g. Ba construction, result constructions, classifiers) by L1 and L2 speakers.