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.
- The role of connectives and stance markers in the processing of subjective causal relations
- Applying Collocation Analysis to Chinese Discourse: A Case Study of Causal Connectives
- Effects of Coordination on Perspective-taking: Evidence from Eye-tracking
- The use of perspective markers and connectives in expressing subjectivity: Evidence from collocational analyses
- Causal connectives as indicators of source information: Evidence from the visual world paradigm
- Causal connectives and perspective markers in Chinese: The encoding and processing of subjectivity in discourse