Xu Xianwen


Xu Xianwen, Prof. of Linguistics,


School of Languages and Cultures, NUIST

Office Location: Wende N406

Business Phone: 86 25 58695737

Email: 000445@nuist.edu.cn


Courses taught since 2011:

Reading, Writing and Translation for Masters of Engineering

Introduction to Chinese Characters for International Students

On-line Writing for General Electives

IELTS Writing for BS in Atmospheric Majors

Writing for BA in Translation and Interpretation


Research Interests:

Xu is a Professor in linguistics in the School. His main linguistic specialization is the study of EFLT, or Applied Linguistics, bilingual cultures and translation, and his research has recently fuelled other interests, primarily within the areas of Embodied Cognition, and language cognition, particularly putting forward a new paradigm of cognitive linguistics, namely, Embodied Language Cognition, ELC for short. In addition to documentary collection in ELC, Xu is currently engaged in collaborative research with his colleagues in the emerging Embodied Cognition.


Publications-1 Articles:

Xu Xianwen, Wang Danqing. Political and Moral Education for College Students from the Perspective of Embodied Cognition Journal of Hebei Normal  University Educational Science Edition 2013(6) P75-80

2. Yuan Hengmei, Xu Xianwen, A Corpus-based comparative Study of Metaphors of Sadness in English and Chinese Yuejiang Academic Journal  20136P133-140  

3. Xu Xianwen, Zhao Na, The Relatedness of Embodied Language Cognition to Structural Linguistics Yuejiang Academic Journal 20132P131-136  1/2 SCD


4. Xu Xianwen, Discussions on Paradigm about Embodied Language Cognition Yuejiang Academic Journal 20126P102-110

5. Xu Xianwen, Ontology on English language cognition Journal of Soochow University Philosophy and Social Science Edition 20123P138-141

6. English language cognition and its Theoretical base Yuejiang Academic Journal 20104P107-114 

7. Xu Xianwen, Structural Types of Lexical Bundles in Non-English Major Postgraduates’ L2 Writings Journal of The Foreign Language World 20105P42-47

8. Xu Xianwen, Ye Fangxing, On Cultural Diversities in the Context of Globalization Social Science in Ningxia 20105P125-128

9. Xu Xianwen, Retranslation of Scientific Works from the perspective of Discourse linguistics Jiangsu Social Sciences 20102P183-188

10. Xu Xianwen, An Report on Correlation between MDLE and EFL Comprehension Educational Research and Experiment 20103P93-96

11. Xu Xianwen, On Ji Xianlin’s Translation Thoughts Academia Bimestris 20102P213-216

12. Xu Xianwen, Embodied cognition: An interdisciplinary Approach to Language cognition Journal of Guangxi Normal University Philosophy and Social Sciences Edition20106P96-101

13. Xu Xianwen, On Discourse Coherence in a Multidimensional Perspective Writer Magazine 2010(11) P136-137

14. Xu Xianwen, Principle of Embodied Cognition and the Psychological Model of English Comprehension Journal of Hangzhou Normal  University Social Science Edition Vol.31 NO.6 NOV.2009


Publications-2 Works:

A Study of Embodied Language Cognition, Beijing: People’s Publishing House December, 2013


Publications-3 Textbooks:

1.       Topical English Speed-reading Book 4 editor-in-chief, Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press 2007

2.       Selected Readings for Lightning Professionals editor-in-chief ( 2/4) Meteorological Press 2007

3.       College English Vocabulary of New Requirements subeditor Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press 2007

4.       Humanistic Message for MET 8 subeditor Nanjing University Press 2005