M.A.Yu Yao

Yu Yao
PhD Student (Doktorantka)


  • B. A. in English, Wuhan 430072
  • M. A. in English- Linguistics and Applied Linguistics in Foreign Languages,Hangzhou 310012

Research interests:

  • Affective pragmatics
  • Experimental pragmatics
  • Language and emotion interface
  • corpus linguistics
  • discourse analysis
  • intercultural studies

Teaching experience:

  • TEFL at university level
  • Western Culture and Intercultural Communication
  • English-Chinese Practical Translation

Conferences and congresses:

  • International Symposium on Translation, Interpreting and Cognition in the Context of “the Belt and Road” & the 2nd CATIC Conference, Ningbo, China, 2017
  • China Society of Cognitive Neurolinguistics Summit Forum, Ningbo, China, 2016
  • Multicultural Education Conference, Maryland, USA, 2016
  • Teaching and Learning Conference, Salisbury University, Maryland, USA, 2016
  • International Conference on Advanced Research on Computer Education, Simulation and Modeling, CESM 2011
  • International Conference on Discourse, Culture and Reform in Education: Transformation of Foreign Language Disciplines from the Perspective of Globalization, China Jiliang University, 2008
  • Academic Week of Zhejiang University Ningbo Institute of Technology, 2007-2016

Research project:

  • 2015-2017 ”Practical Study on the Construction of Semantic Network of L2 Mental Lexicon”, Department of Education of Zhejiang Province, Participant

Organisational activity:

  • Developer of LEAP, SAYA and “3+1” Exchange Programs with Salisbury University, Maryland, USA

Membership in research organisations:

  • Member of Polish Studies Center, ZJUNIT, Center for Country and Region Research, Accredited by China’s Ministry of Education