Department of English

Xi Cheng, MA

Visiting PhD Student

Language and Communication

Postal Address
Department of English
Länggassstr. 49
CH – 3000 Bern 9

Xi Ccheng is a PhD candidate at the School of Foreign Languages, East China Normal University. Sponsored by the China Scholarship Council, he comes to the University of Bern as a visiting PhD student to study in Language and Communication for a year under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Crispin Thurlow. He is currently working on his PhD project entitled “A Corpus-Based Study of Discursive Strategies in Trade Friction Discourse: A Functional Perspective”.

Research interests:

Critical discourse studies, political discourse analysis, discourse and trade disputes, language and ideology, Systemic Functional Linguistics