Yarjis Xueqing (Norah) Zhong
Yarjis Xueqing (Norah) Zhong, a PhD candidate in linguistics at the School and with the ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language. She is a native speaker of the Western Yugur language and grew up in the local community in China. She has been trained in linguistics and is currently involved in language documentation, revitalisation and lexicography. Her current PhD thesis is about “Rescuing a language from extinction: practical steps with the community for revitalisation of the Western Yugur language”, which involves the study of the ecology of language, bilingual education, orthography design, as well as a grammatical description. She is also creating a Western Yugur-English-Chinese online trilingual dictionary on an open-source crowdsourcing platform.
She is a Teaching Fellow in Chinese Studies since February 2012, and an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA).