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Name: Zhen-qiang  Fan
Institution: Zhejiang Gongshang University
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State and/or Country: Zhejiang Province
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Cognitive Science
Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin
Selected Publications: 1. Review of The Pragmatics Reader,linguistlist,04-Nov-2011

2. Review of Cognitive Linguistics:Convergence and Expansion, linguistlist,10-May-2012,(http://linguistlist.org/issues/23/23-2247.html);

3. Review of Linguistic Meaning and Non-Truth-Conditionality,linguistlist,29-Oct-2012(http://linguistlist.org/issues/23/23-4501.html).

4. Review of Cognitive pragmatics
,elanguge,June 19th, 2013(http://elanguage.net/blogs/booknotices/?p=2561);

5. Review of Textual choices in discourse: A view from cognitive linguistics,elanguage,June 19th, 2013(http://elanguage.net/blogs/booknotices/?p=2549);

6. Review of Pragmatics and relevance in Spanish,elanguage, September 2nd, 2012(http://elanguage.net/blogs/booknotices/?p=2267);

7. Review of Spatial dimensions of social thought,elanguage, September 1st, 2012(http://elanguage.net/blogs/booknotices/?p=2265);

8. Review of Salience and defaults in utterance processing
elanguage, August 25th, 2012(http://elanguage.net/blogs/booknotices/?p=2243);

9.Review of Creating worldviews: Metaphor, ideology and language,elanguage, May 4th, 2012(http://elanguage.net/blogs/booknotices/?p=2073);

10. Review of Critical discourse studies in context and cognition,elanguage, April 15th, 2012(http://elanguage.net/blogs/booknotices/?p=2043);

11. Review of Defining metonymy in cognitive linguistics,elangauge, December 8th, 2011(http://elanguage.net/blogs/booknotices/?p=1888);

12. Review of Salience: Multidisciplinary perspectives,elanguage, December 9th, 2011(http://elanguage.net/blogs/booknotices/?p=1890);

13.Review of Windows to the mind
elanguage, December 10th, 2011(http://elanguage.net/blogs/booknotices/?p=1892).
Courses Taught: Pragmatics;
Discourse Analysis; Cognitive Linguistics
Reviewer of: The Pragmatics Reader (LL Issue 22.4369)
Cognitive Linguistics (LL Issue 23.2247)
Linguistic Meaning and Non-Truth-Conditionality (LL Issue 23.4501)

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