The Institute of Applied Linguistics was founded in March 2010 with Zhong Lanfeng as director and 12 other staffs from the School of Foreign Languages for the purpose of promote studies on linguistics and applied linguistics. It sets as its aim the fundamental researches and applications of language by focusing on Systemic-Functional Linguistics, Discourse Analysis, Bilingual Dictionary-making, and Foreign Language Learning and Teaching. In recent years, great achievements have been made in academic discourse analysis, genre and rhetoric, practical English writing and identity construction, and linguistic competence and scale formulation.
Dr. Zhong Lanfeng, PhD, Associate Professor, MA Supervisor
1. Projects in progress:
(1) A genre-based study of English scientific discourse competence and formulation of criteria for the competence
(2) A survey on Chinese postgraduates’ English scientific discourse competence and suggestions on development measures
2. Projects completed:
1. A Parallel Corpus-oriented Approach to C-E Lexicography(X, C, T, P-Entries), funded by National Social Sciences Foundation, 2009-2012.
2. Compiling “P” Entries of Comprehensive E-C Dictionary, funded by Centre of Nanjing University Bilingual Lexicography, 2011-2013.
3. Applying Systemic Functional Grammar to C-E Dictionary Making: Theory and Practice, funded by Jiangsu University, 2010-2012.
4. An Experimental Study of Talented People Training Model Based on Constructing Bilingual Identity, funded by Jiangsu University, 2010-2014.
5. Appraisal Theory and Teaching Narratives, sponsored by Anhui Provincial Education Department, 2006-2008.
1. Discourse and Identity: Teacher Image in Cyberspace. Nanjing: Nanjing University Publishing House, 2010.
2. Repair Mechanism in Conversations of The Big Bang Theory. Foreign Languages Research, 2014.
3. Metaphor Recognition and Interface for Processing Entries in a Corpus-based Learning Dictionary. China Foreign Languages, 2013.
4. A Review of Studies on Metaphor Recognition. Foreign Languages Research, 2013.
5. Identity as Metaphor: Investigating ESL Student Teacher Self in China, Presented at The Eighth International Conference on Researching and Applying Metaphor, June 30-July 3, 2010, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam.
6. Challenges and Countermeasures for Compiling a Corpus-based C-E Dictionary. Journal of Jiangsu University (Social Sciences Edition), 2012.
7. Multimedia World, Multimodal Discourse-A Review on Multimodal Transcription and Text Analysis, Foreign Languages in China, 2011(2): 107-109.
8. Defining Cultural Items in C-E Lexicography-An Parallel Corpus-oriented Approach, Journal of Jiangsu University (Social Science Edition), 2010(5): 60-64.
9. Edublogging, Self Identity and Teacher development, Journal of Anqing Teachers College, 2008(7): 122-125.
10. Taking a stance, opening gateway to the virtual community---The interpersonal meaning of the construction “I + cognitive verbs”, Foreign Languages Research, 2007(2): 21-26.
11. Appraisal Theory, Teaching English from News/Magazines and Media Literacy, Shandong Foreign Language Teaching Journal, 2007(2): 28-32.
12. Contribution of Teaching English from News or Magazines Guided by Appraisal Theory to Media Literacy, Journal of Yancheng Teachers College (Humanities & Social Sciences Edition), 2007(2): 46-50.
13. Coming to Grips with the Tension of Paradox in Pursuing Self Development-Application of Appraisal Theory to Teacher Development Research, Journal of Changchun University of Science and Technology, 2006 (6): 143-147.
14. Strategies Instruction in Second Language Acquisition, Journal of Liaoning Educational Administration Institute, 2004(3): 99-100.
15. On the Classroom Instruction of Dialogue in English, Journal of Anhui University of Technology (Social Sciences Edition), 2004(5): 116-117.
16. Reflections on the Definition of “Chunks”. English Studies，2010.
17. Turn-taking and Power Relationship in the Novel Blackmail. Writer, 2013.
18. Elements of the American Culture in The Shawshank Redemption, Film Literature, 2011.
19. Critical Discourse Analysis Approach to Sino-American Trade Disputes on Auto Parts—A case study of the public letter of an American congressman to prompt Barack Obama to take actions. Foreign Language Teaching, 2013.
20. Learning Style of Overseas Students in China and Its Impact on Their Cultural Adaptation, Journal of Jiangsu Normal University (Philosophy and Social Sciences Edition), 2014.
21. Applying “Smoothness First Approach” to Cultivating the Academic English Competence of Science and Engineering Postgraduates—with text materials from English newspapers and periodicals. Foreign Languages Research, 2014.
22. Analysis of Demand on Academic English Skills of Learners of Different Learning Styles, Journal of Jiangsu University (Social Sciences Edition), 2014.
23. Correlation Analysis of Cultural Adaptation and Mental Health of Overseas Students in China. Chinese Journal of School Health, 2013.
24. Use of Articles from English Newspapers and Periodicals as Reading Materials for Teaching. Journal of Anhui University of Technology (Social Sciences Edition), 2009.
25. Impact of Teacher Discourse on English Classroom Instruction. Journal of Shenyang University of Agriculture, 2007.
26. Development of “Call” on the Teacher’s Role in Teaching Process. Journal of Chongqing University of Science and Technology, 2008.