Symposium on Linguistics and Intercultural Studies


9:00 AM - 4:00 PM



  • Time: 09:00-16:00
  • Date: September 9, 2023
  • Venue: HSS, G26, XJTLU
  • Theme: Symposium on Linguistics and Intercultural Studies
  • Language: English



This symposium serves as an establishment ceremony for the Research Group for Linguistics and Intercultural Studies, affiliated with the Department of Applied Linguistics, Xi’an Jiaotong - Liverpool University. Six invited speakers, all of whom are members of this research group, will present their cutting-edge research. The invited talks will cover linguistics areas such as Systemic Functional Linguistics, child language acquisition, speech perception, discourse analysis, psycholinguistics, second language acquisition, English for academic purposes, historical linguistics, and corpus linguistics.



  • 09:00-09:30. Arrival and registration
  • 09:30-10:00. Welcome
  • 10:00-10:40. Bingjun Yang: Interpersonal metaphor in health communication
  • 10:40-11:00. Tea Break
  • 11:00-11:40. Hongwei Ding: Hearing assistive technology facilitates speech recognition in noise in Mandarin children with autism spectrum disorder
  • 11:40-13:00. Lunch
  • 13:00-13:40. Shiyu Wu: How is semantic prosody learned in L2 vocabulary acquisition: the effect of repetition or variation
  • 13:40-14:20. Ling Lin: Part-of-speech patterns in research articles: A corpus-based cross- sectional study
  • 14:20-14:40. Tea Break
  • 14:40-15:20. Francesco Perono Cacciafoco: And the stone will speak: Searching for the missing text of the Singapore stone
  • 15:20-16:00. Tanjun Liu: Building a corpus of students’disciplinary writing in EMI context Closing and farewell
  • 16:00. Closing and farewell


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