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Departmant of English for Business Law
Department of English for Finance
Department of English for Business Management
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Department of International Business
Departmant of English for Business Law

XU Zhanghong
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XU Zhanghong      







Research Areas  

Pragmatics; Forensic Linguistics; Business English Studies; Metaphor Studies  


09/1999-07/2002 Center for Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, Guangdong,China.   Ph.D. in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics    

09/1987-07/1990  School of foreign languages, Wuhan University,Hubei, China.   M. A. in English Linguistics and Literature    

09/1980-07/1984    Department of English language, Hubei Normal University, Hubei, China. B.A. English language and culture    

Professional Experiences  

04/2013- now  ProfessorDepartment of International Economic Law, School of English for International Business, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies.    

09/2002-10/2012   Associate Professor Department of International Economic Law, School of English for International Business, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies.    



Comprehensive English,AdvancedEnglish Writing, English Lexicography, English Phonetics, etc    


Pragmatics in Business Context    


Preliminary Analysis of English Active and Passive verbs, English Knowledge, Dalian University of Foreign Languages.1993  

On the Concessive clauses in English. Journal of Hubei Normal University, 1994(4).  

On the Fundamental Principles and Strategies of Paraphrase. Central China Normal University Press, 1994  

The Cultivation of Intercultural and Cultural Sensitivity. Jjournal of Hubei Normal University; 1995(2).  

On the Social-communicative functions of Euphemism. Journal of Hubei Normal University. 1996(4)                              

On the Syntax and Semantic Characteristics of Three Kinds of Of-Structure in English. Journal of Hubei Normal University, 1997( 4).  

On the Different ways of Expressing the Notion of immediateness .   Journal of Hubei Normal University;1997(3).  

A Contrastive Studies of Principles of Complimenting in Chinese and Enlgish,  Journal of Hubei Normal University, 1998(4).  

Comment on Searls Theory of Indirect Speech Act. Journal of Hubei Normal University;1999(3).  

Principle of Truthfulness and Metaphor , Journal of Huangshi Polytechnic School.2001(3).  

The Philosophical Basis of Relevance Theory.  Pragmatics and Cognition: Papers on Relevance Theory, Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press;2001,  

The Status of Natural Language in Human Cognition and thinkingComment and introduction of Thinking and Language: Interdisciplinary Problems, Foreign Language Teaching and Research; 2001(6).  

On the Similarities and Differences between Searls and Davidsons Theories of Metaphor,  Foreign Language and Culture Study;2001( 2).  

Relevance Theory and Metaphotric Marker, Pragmatics: Theories and Analysis, Suzhou University Press;2002.  

Pragma-Cognitive Explanation of Garden-pathPhenomena,  Journal of Guangdong University of Foreign Studies;2004(3).    

A New Core course of English for International Business (2th chief editor), China Machine Press.2004.  

On the overinformativeness as a strategy of response in Chinese courtroom setting.  Foreign Language Research.  Journal of Nanking Institute of International Relations.2006(2).  

A Pragma-Cognitive Approach to Metaphor Understanding. Beijing: Science Press. 2007.  

Legal English Writing(Chief editor). Beijing: University of Foreign Economics and Trade. 2007.  

Comprehensive Business English (3)(Chief editor). Beijing: HIgher Education Press. 2008.  

Metapragmatic Awareness and metapragmatic Choices in English Argumentative Writing. Journal of Guangdong University of Foreign Studies. 2010(12).  

On the Cause of Mistaken Orientation in Hedges Research. Journal of XIAn Foreign Language Studies. 2012(7).  

A Pragmatic Analysis of Verbal Wrangling. Modern Languages. Guangdong University of Foreign Studies. 2012(8).  

Conference Presentations    

Combating Judicial Injustice. The 12thBiennial International Conference on Language and Law. International Association of Forensic Linguistics, Guangzhou, China, June 2015    

Current Research  

Pragmatics in Business Context, Detecting Deception in legal context.  

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