Visiting Scholar del Centro di Ricerca I-LanD


Yuanyuan He
Lecturer in Cognitive Linguistics and Intercultural Communication
China Foreign Affairs University
Department of English and International Studies

Visiting period: January 15–February 15, 2020

Yuanyuan He is Lecturer in Cognitive Linguistics and Intercultural Communication at the China Foreign Affairs University. Her research focuses on Cognitive Linguistics and intercultural communication as she is interested in investigating the development of critical cultural awareness from the perspective of Frame Semantics and Conceptual Blending Theory. At the moment, she is particularly interested in exploring framing-based cognitive processes and operations involved in critical cultural awareness.



Ljiljana Šari
Professor of Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian
University of Oslo
Department of Literature, Area Studies, and European Languages

Visiting period: February 22–March 9, 2018

Ljiljana Šari (University of Oslo) is Professor of Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian at the Department of Literature, Area Studies, and European Languages. Her current research relates to cognitive linguistics, semantics, pragmatics and discourse analysis. These studies examine metaphors and symbols in political discourse, multimodal presentation of migration in South Slavic media, and impoliteness in (online) discourse and interpreting. She also leads the research group in charge of the project Spatial Constructions in South Slavic: Semantics of Prefixes and Cognate Prepositions, which brings together an international group studying the conceptualization of space in Slavic languages.