Dongbing (Mus) Zhang / 张冬冰 obtained his BA and MA in English Linguistics and Applied Linguistics from Beijing Normal University (BNU). He is currently a PhD candidate in Linguistics at the Department of Linguistics, The University of Sydney. His current research is on the interpersonal discourse and grammatical patterns in Khorchin Mongolian from the perspective of systemic functional theory (with J.R. Martin, Y.J. Doran, and Mira Kim).
systemic functional theory
functional language typology
discourse oriented grammatical descriptions
discourse analysis (analysis of interaction in particular)