About me

Dongbing Zhang (Mus / 张冬冰)

PhD (USyd), MA (BNU), BA (BNU)

I am a Postgraduate Teaching Fellow at the University of Sydney. Prior to Sydney, I held a full time lecturer position at China University of Mining and Technology in Beijing and taught English as a Foreign Language at Beijing Normal University and China Agricultural University.

My research focuses on the systemic description of Khorchin Mongolian. In my PhD thesis entitled “Negotiating Interpersonal Meaning in Khorchin Mongolian: Discourse and Grammar”, I explored the interpersonal discourse and grammatical systems in Khorchin Mongolian from the perspective of systemic theory. The thesis is available to download from here.

I am also interested in functional language typology, the study of conversation in general, and the semiotic construction of worldviews. I teach in areas related to Systemic Functional Grammar, Discourse Semantics, and English as a Foreign Language.

I am a member of the Systemic Language Modelling Network and a life member of the Australian Systemic Functional Linguistics Association.



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