Yangzi Zhou

  • Psychology
  • School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences

Contact details

Address

Street

Room S36, Psychology Building,
7 George Square,

City
Edinburgh
Post code
EH8 9JZ

Background

I am a PhD student in Psychology at the University of Edinburgh. My research focuses on the psychology of language and communication. My PhD project involves research on the effects of semantic similarity on Mandarin speakers' referential behaviour. Prior to that, I completed two Masters at UCL: one in Language Sciences (specialised in Neuroscience and Communication), one in Linguistics (specialised in Syntax). Before that, I completed my Bachelor’s degree in English Language at the University of Manchester.

CV

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Qualifications

2017-present : PhD in Psychology, University of Edinburgh

2015-16: MSc in Language Sciences (specialised in Neuroscience and Communication), University College London

2014-15: MA in Linguistics (specialised in Syntax), University College London

2011-14: BA in English Language, University of Manchester 

Responsibilities & affiliations

1. Tutor in Psychology

2. Tutor for the PPLS Writing Centre

Undergraduate teaching

2019-20

Tutor:

  • Data Analysis in Psychology using R
  • Research Methods and Statistics 2 

 

2018-19

Tutor:

  • Research Methods and Statistics 2 & 3
  • Introduction to Cognitive Science 

 

2017-18

Tutor:

  • Psychology 2

Postgraduate teaching

2019-20

Tutor:

  • Multivariate Statistics with R 

Research summary

language production, language comprehension, bilingualism 

Current research interests

My PhD project studies the effect of semantic similarity on Mandarin speakers' referential behaviour.