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Na Fan Associate Professor

Research Interests: 
Cognitive Linguistics, Applied Linguistics

Educational Background

PhD, Linguistics, Beijing Foreign Studies University (2012)

MA, Linguistics, Nanjing Normal University (2004)

BA, English Education (2001)

Research Projects:

  • 2013. College Philosophy and Social Science Foundation of Jiangsu Provincial Department of Education, Grant No. 2013SJB750028, “A cognitive comparative study of English and Chinese fictive motion expressions in the motion event model”. (principal investigator)
  • 2013. The Youth Project of Social Science of Jiangsu Province of China, Grant No. 13SQC-207. “The interactive study of fictive motion and English and Chinese translation”. (principal investigator)
  • 2011. The Social Science Foundation of Hunan Province of China, Grant No. 11YBA288, “The cognitive experience research of Chinese and English fictive motion”. (collaborator)

Journal Articles

  1. Fan, Na. Path and manner of English fictive motion expressions of coextension paths(英语延伸路径虚构运动表达的路径及方式)[J]. Journal of Dalian Maritime University (Social Science Edition)(《大连海事大学学报》(社会科学版)), 2011 (2).

  2. Fan, Na. The abstractness of English fictive motion expressions of coextension paths(英语延伸路径虚构运动表达的抽象度研究) [J]. Foreign Language Education(《外语教学》), 2012 (2).
  3. Fan Na. A comparative study of Chinese and English access path fictive motion expressions (汉英指示路径虚拟位移对比研究)[J]. Journal of Xi’an International Studies University(《西安外国语大学学报》), 2014 (1).
  4. Fan Na. Conceptual blending and metonymy in English fictive motions (英语虚拟位移中的概念整合和转喻)[J]. Journal of PLA University of Foreign Languages(《解放军外国语学院学报》), 2014 (6).


  • Fan, Na. A Cognitive Study of Chinese Fictive Motion Expressions in the Motion Event Model (《运动事件模式下汉语虚构运动表达的认知研究》)[M]. Nanjing: Nanjing University Press, 2014.