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Name: Yan  Jiang
Institution: Hong Kong Polytechnic University
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Homepage: https://sites.google.com/site/jiangyanproject/
State and/or Country: Hong Kong   
Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
Specialty: formal semantics and pragmatics
Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin
Selected Publications: Approaching Formal Pragmatics (edited book), 2011, Shanghai Education Press.

Introduction to Formal Semantics (with Pan Haihua), 1998, 2005, China Social Science Press.

Translation of Sperber & Wilson: Relevance: Communication and Cognition. 2008, China Social Science Press.
Courses Taught: semantics, pragmatics, rhetoric

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