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Conference Agenda


Expert introduction

Baoguo Chen

Professor Baoguo Chen is the doctoral supervisor of the Department of Psychology of Beijing Normal University. He was also the New Century Excellent Researcher norminated by the Ministry of Education of China. His research focuses on second language vocabulary acquisition, syntactic and semantic processing, and the relationship between executive function and bilingual processing. In recent years, his work has been published in SSCI journals (e.g. Cognition, Second Language Research) and domestic journals (e.g. Acta Psychologica Sinica, Foreign Language Teaching and Research). He has received funding from the National Natural Science Foundation of China, National Social Science Foundation of China, and provincial and ministerial projects. He is currently the deputy director of the Psycholinguistics Professional Committee of the China-English-Chinese Comparative Research Association; the deputy director of the Second Language Processing Professional Committee of "Contemporary Foreign Language Studies".



Professor Christophe Pallier is Senior Research Scientist in CNRS (Centre national de la recherche scientifique), France. He is the Leader of the “Languages of the Brain” team in the INSERM-CEA Cognitive Neuroimaging Unit, Neurospin, CEA-Saclay, France. His work has been published in the journals of Neuron, PNAS, NeuroImage, etc. He is interested in why we are the only species with a sophisticated communication system using a combinatorial language, as well as a capacity to develop languages in many other domains, such as music or mathematics. His research group aims to elucidate the brain systems that allow humans to represent and manipulate abstract symbols, algebraic rules and recursively embedded representations, not only for language but also in other domains such as the planning of complex actions.

Francisco José

Ruiz de

Mendoza Ibáñez

Professor Francisco José Ruiz de Mendoza Ibáñez is the co-head of the international research group Lexicom. He has published close to 170 papers in international journals and book series, has (co-) edited eight books and (co-)authored seven others, among them Cognitive Modeling. A Linguistic Perspective, which received the 2015 AESLA Research Award for Experienced Researchers, and Ten Lectures on Cognitive Modeling. Between Grammar and Language-Based Inferencing. Former editor of the Spanish Journal of Applied Linguistics, he is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Review of Cognitive Linguistics (John Benjamins), and co-founder and co-editor of Applications of Cognitive Linguistics (Mouton de Gruyter). He has also served on 35 advisory boards of national and international journals, among them Revue Romane, Cognitive Linguistics, and Cognitive Semantics. Besides other conferences and scientific events, he was the head organizer of the 8th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference and the 44th International Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea. He cofounded the Spanish Association of Cognitive Linguistics and presided the Spanish Association of Applied Linguistics.

James P.


Professor James P. Lantolf is George and Jane Greer Professor Emeritus of Language Acquisition and Applied Linguistics and former director of the Center for Advanced Language Proficiency Education and Research at the Pennsylvania State University, USA. He is currently Adjunct Professor of Applied Linguistics in the same academic unit at Xi’an Jiaotong University. He is founder of the Sociocultural Theory and Second Language Learning research group, which has been holding an annual meeting to discuss research in progress on second language acquisition from the perspective of sociocultural theory since 1993. He is founding editor of Language and Sociocultural Theory (Equinox Press, 2013 to present) and was co-editor of Applied Linguistics (Oxford University Press,1993–1998). He served as President of the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) in 2004 and was recipient of the AAAL Distinguished Scholarship and Service Award in 2016. He has co-authored or co-edited nine books and has published more than 140 articles and book chapters. His seminal book entitled Sociocultural Theory and the Genesis of Second Language Development (2006, coauthored with Steven L. Thorne) published by Oxford University Press coupled with a co-edited volume Vygotskian Approaches to Second Language Research (1994, coedited with Gabriela Appel) ushered in a new upswing of research on language development and teaching from the sociocultural theory vantage point. His latest co-edited book The Routledge Handbook of Sociocultural Theory and Second Language Development was published in 2018. The following is a written interview with James P. Lantolf conducted by Saeed Karimi-Aghdam. Dr. Karimi Aghdam is Associate Professor of English Language and Didactics in the Faculty of Education and Arts at Nord University, Norway. He is a member of the editorial board of Language and Sociocultural Theory and serves on the advisory board of the Journal of Applied Linguistics and Applied Literature: Dynamics and Advances.

Jianqin Wang

Professor Jianqin Wang is the doctoral supervisor and the director of the Center for the Cognitive Science of Language, Beijing Language and Culture University. His research interests include the study of Chinese as a second language, the study of Chinese cognition, the study of Chinese international communication and national security language strategy. Professor Wang currently serves as the Honorary Fellow of Massey University in New Zealand; Senior Fellow of the National Security Policy Committee; Visiting Professor of Chongqing University; Visiting Professor of the School of International Education of Ningxia University; Famous Teaching Teacher of Northeast Normal University "East Teacher Scholar"; Off-campus postgraduate-instructor and distinguished professor of Tianjin Normal University; part-time researcher of the China Center for Linguistic and Strategic Studies of Nanjing University; part-time researcher of the Institute of Linguistics of Shanghai International Studies University. Professor Wang’s published monographs include "The Acquisition of CSL Learners' Mandarin Tones Category and the Simulating Study", "Research on Second Language Acquisition", "Research on the International Communication of Chinese in the Context of Global Cultural Competition", and "Collected Works on Language Acquisition, Teaching and Communication". Professor Wang has published more than 70 academic papers on second language acquisition research, foreign Chinese teaching and teaching materials research, Chinese international communication research, national language strategy research, etc., and has presided over a number of major projects of the National Social Science Fund Project and the Ministry of Education Base of China. Professor Wang has also participated in many major projects of the National Social Science Fund and major projects of ministries and commissions.

Lingxi Lu

Dr.Lingxi Lu is the assistant researcher at the Center for the Cognitive Science of Language, Beijing Language and Culture University. She got her bachelor’s degree from Fudan University and Ph.D. from School of Psychology and Cognitive Sciences, Peking University, China. She used to be a postdoctoral research fellow at McGovern Institute of Brain Research and Center for MRI research, Peking University. Dr. Lu’s work aims to elucidate the neural mechanism underlying auditory processing, speech comprehension and speech-in-noise recognition. Her research has been published in peer-reviewed journals including eLife, Neuroimage, Biological Psychology and Brain and Language.



Dr.Michael Ullman is Professor in the Department of Neuroscience, with secondary appointments in the Departments of Psychology and Neurology. He is Director of the Brain and Language Lab, and Director of the Georgetown EEG/ERP Laboratory.  Dr. Ullman’s research investigates the neural and computational bases of both first and second language, how language and memory are affected in various disorders (e.g., autism, Tourette syndrome, Specific Language Impairment, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease), and how factors such as sex (male vs. female), handedness (left vs. right), genetic variability, and hormones (e.g., estrogen) affect the neurocognition of language ad memory.

Nai Ding

Nai Ding is research professor at the College of Biomedical Engineering and Instrument Science, Zhejiang University. He Graduated from Zhejiang University with a bachelor's degree and received his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland in the United States. He is currently the deputy director of the Key Laboratory of Biomedical Engineering of the Ministry of Education of Zhejiang University, and the deputy director of the Music Psychology Committee of the Chinese Psychological Society. Dr. Ding has published more than 30 papers in top journals including Nature Neuroscience, Nature Communications and PNAS. Ding serves as a reviewer for journals including Science and Nature Human Behaviour. Dr. Ding’s lab focuses on studying the cognitive neural mechanism underpinning phonological processing and speech comprehension.

Ovid Tzeng

Professor Ovid Tzeng is the chancellor of University System of Taiwan and academician of Academia Sinica. He was the Minister of Education, the Minister Without Portfolio, and the Minister of Council for Cultural Affairs. He is an outstanding researcher in Cognitive Neuroscience and Neurolinguistics and an experienced leader in academic institutions. He serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Haskins Laboratories in the U.S. and an advisory board member of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders in Australia. He has also been elected to be the academician of The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) since 2010 and active member of The European Academy of Sciences and Arts since 2017. He has been the Chancellor of University System of Taiwan for several years, which was created by him and established to oversee and integrate the research and teaching developments of Taiwan’s four top research universities, namely, Central-, Chiao-Tung-, Tsing Hua- and Yang Ming University. Prior to the Chancellorship, he was the Vice President of Academia Sinica in Taiwan, in charge of International Scholarly Exchange Program as well the developments of Taiwan’s International Graduate Program (TIGP). He is currently an Executive member of the Committee on Human Rights of the NAS, NAE, and NAM, as well as a member of the UNESCO’s Inclusive Literacy Learning for All Project.

Pedro (Kepa)


Pedro (Kepa) Paz-Alonso is an Ikerbasque Associate Professor and the head of the Language and Memory Control (LMC) research group, a multidisciplinary team including cognitive neuroscientists, mathematicians and engineers. His research program uses functional and structural multimodal MRI techniques to investigate how higher cognitive functions result from interactions between different cognitive components, focusing mostly on language (reading, speech comprehension and production), attention and memory (semantic, episodic) across the life span in cognitively normal and clinical populations. He and his group also work on designing, developing and implementing new MRI methods. Kepa’s research experience includes 6 years of postdoctoral training in cognitive neuroscience and the use of advanced MRI techniques at international institutes such as the Center for Mind and Brain at the University of California (UC), Davis, and the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute at UC Berkeley. He has an extensive network of national and international collaborators in different domains (i.e., cognitive neuroscience, network neuroscience, medical imaging and human neuroanatomy) with whom he conducts relevant multidisciplinary research projects and keep improving his scientific program. He has participated as PI, co-PI or collaborator in research projects funded by international (e.g., ERC, NSF) and national (e.g., FIS, MICIN, MINECO, Basque Government, La Caixa Health Research) research  agencies.

Peter Hagoort

Professor Peter Hagoort is director of the Max Planck Instute for Psycholinguistics (since November 2006), and the founding director of the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging (1999), a cognitive neuroscience research centre at the Radboud University Nijmegen. In addition, he is professor in cognitive neuroscience at the Radboud University Nijmegen. His own research interests relate to the domain of the human language faculty and how it is instantiated in the human brain. To investigate this, he connects cognitive architecture models of speaking, reading, and listening with computational models of language, and with insights into the neural architecture of the human brain. In his research he applies neuroimaging techniques such as ERP, MEG, PET and fMRI to investigate the language system and its impairments as in aphasia, dyslexia and autism. At the Donders Institute and the Max Planck Institute he is heading a department on the Neurobiology of Language. For his scientific contributions, the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts Sciences (KNAW) awarded him with the Hendrik Mullerprijs in 2003. In 2004 he was awarded by the Dutch Queen with the “Knighthood of the Dutch Lion.” In 2005 he received the NWO-Spinoza Prize (M€ 1.5). In 2007 the University of Glasgow awarded him with an honorary doctorate in science for his contributions to the cognitive neuroscience of language. In 2012 the KNAW awarded his career contribution to cognitive neuroscience with the Academy Professorship. Peter Hagoort is fellow of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW).

Ping Li

Professor Ping Li is Chair Professor of Neurolinguistics and Bilingual Studies and Dean of the Faculty of Humanities at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He previously served as Professor of Psychology, Linguistics, and Information Sciences & Technology at the Pennsylvania State University, where he was also Associate Director of the Institute for CyberScience.

Rong Jiang

Professor Rong Jiang received the doctor degree in linguistics and applied linguistics from Beijing Language and Culture University. She is the associate professor, master supervisor, deputy director of the Center for the Cognitive Science of Language at Beijing Language and Culture University. Professor Jiang worked at Columbia University from 2014 to 2016. Her research interest includes second language acquisition and international Chinese language education. She is interested in Vygotsky's sociocultural theory and the study of acquisition in classroom settings. Professor Jiang has published many academic papers, 1 monograph and 5 textbooks.

Xianglan Chen

Xianglan Chen is the professor and doctoral supervisor of the Center for the Cognitive Science of Language at Beijing Language and Culture University. She received the doctor degree and the postdoctoral degree from Beijing Normal University and Peking University respectively. Professor Chen is the executive director of Chinese Cognitive Linguistics Research Association and Chinese Cognitive Neurolinguistics Research Association; the member of Chinese Psychological Society, the Journal Reviewer of many international and domestic core journals (such as International Journal of Hospitality Management, Tourism Management and Foreign Language Teaching and Research). Her research interest includes cognitive linguistics, business language cognition and eye movement research, rhetorical language and eye movement effect, etc. Professor Chen is one of the pioneers who uses eye movement technology to study Chinese metonymy. Currently, Xianglan Chen has published more than 70 papers and 3 monographs in SSCI journals and domestic core journals, including her monograph "Language and High-level Metonymy Research", which was awarded the second prize of the 7th Science Research Famous Achievement Award in Higher Institution.

Xiaolin Zhou

Dr.Xiaolin Zhou is a professor of psychology, a member of the University Council, and the Director of the Center for Brain and Cognitive Sciences at Peking University, Beijing, China. After graduating from East China Normal University, he went to Cambridge University, United Kingdom in 1988 to study psychology of language. He was awarded Ph.D by Cambridge University in 1992. Since then Dr. Zhou has worked in several institutes, including Birkbeck College, University of London, Beijing Normal University, and Cambridge University. From 1999, he works full time for Peking University. He is a corresponding fellow of the Rodin Remediation Academy, an Associate Editor of BMC Neuroscience, and an advisory board member of Scientific Report, and Language and Cognitive Processes. He received the “National Award for Yong Scientists in China” in 2001 and the “Natural Science Prize of Chinese Universities” from the Ministry of Education of China in 2004. He was honored as “Changjiang Scholar Professor” in 2013 by the Ministry of Education of China. Dr. Zhou has been in charge of several research projects supported by the UK Economic and Social Research Council, National Science Foundation, the Ministry of Science and Technology, and the Ministry of Education of China. He has three main research interests. The first one is on language processing, including visual and spoken language comprehension and the development of reading abilities in normal and dyslexic children. Recent work focuses on neuropragmatics. The second one is on social neuroscience, particularly issues related to social cognition, social emotion, and neuroeconomics. The third one is on attentional selection and executive controls.

Yipu Wei

Dr.Yipu Wei is currently working as an assistant professor at the School of Chinese as a Second Language, Peking University. She completed her Ph.D in linguistics at Utrecht Institute of Linguistics, Utrecht University in 2018. Her research focuses on discourse processing and experimental pragmatics. Applying eye-tracking techniques (both online reading and visual world paradigms), she explores discourse and pragmatic processing of L1 and L2 speakers. Her publications include an academic book - Causal connectives and perspective markers in Chinese, and articles in peer-reviewed journals such as Discourse Processes, Acta Psychologica, Dialogue & Discourse, etc.

Yufang Yang

Professor Yufang Yang, is a member of the standing committee and secretary general of the Chinese Psychological Society, director of Acoustical Society of China, member of the Language and Music Committee, member of Beijing Municipal Academic Degree Committee, editor in chief of Advances in Psychological Science, editorial board member of Acta Psychologica Sinica and Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence. Professor Yang served as the discipline evaluation expert for the eighth and ninth Neuroscience and Psychology of National Natural Science Foundation. Her research areas include the cognitive processing of speech, especially the cognitive processing of various linguistic structures (informational structures, syntactic and semantic structures, phonological structures, etc.) and their interrelationships. She focuses on the application of the research results in speech synthesis and recognition and speech comprehension systems. Professor Yang has presided over five National Natural Science Foundation projects and one sub-project of 973 Program, participated in one interdisciplinary frontier project of Chinese Academy of Sciences, and published more than 60 papers in EI and CSCD journals and international conferences.



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