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Zhonghan Lin

Zhonghan Lin

  • PhD students

PhD Candidate

Research subject areas

  • Languages
  • Community

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Zhonghan Lin is a PhD candidate in the School of Education, Communication & Society at King's College London. She serves as one of the doctoral conveners of the Language, Discourse & Communication (LDC) centre's doctoral lab.

With a Bachelor's degree in English and a Master's degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages, Zhonghan previously taught Mandarin as a second language in the United Kingdom and Australia before starting her doctoral studies at King's.


Her thesis title is: The Study of Family Language Policy in Hokkien-speaking Diasporic Families in London

Zhonghan's scholarly pursuits encompass ethnolinguistics, sociolinguistics, and family language policy, with a specific focus on Asian diasporic communities and heritage language maintenance. Zhonghan's research investigates the transmission of cultural identity across generations, the interplay between diasporic individuals' linguistic practices and broader societal changes, and the conscious negotiation of language use between parents and children to accommodate their ongoing needs and interests.

Her principal supervisor is Professor Beatrice Szczepek Reed. Professor Constant Leung is her secondary supervisor.

Recent publication:

Zhonghan, L. 2020. A Contrastive Study of Spatial-Temporal Metaphorical Representations in Chinese and English. Modern Linguistic,8(6).