Universität Bonn

Abteilung für Mongolistik und Tibetstudien

Dr. Erdene-Ochir Tumen-Ochir

Dr. Erdene-Ochir Tumen-Ochir
© Dr. Erdene-Ochir Tumen-Ochir

Dr. Tumen-Ochir Erdene-Ochir

R. 1.028

Brühler Straße 7

53119 Bonn

+49 228 73-7898

  • 09/2012 – 06/2018: PhD in Linguistics, National University of Mongolia
  • 09/2010 – 06/2012: Master of Arts: Linguistics, National University of Mongolia
  • 09/2006 – 06/2010: Bachelor of ArtsLinguistics, National University of Mongolia
  • 09/1996 – 06/2006: High School Diploma, School No.1, Bulgan city, Bulgan province, Mongolia
  • 10/2019 - to present: Lektor für Mongolische Sprache, Abteilung für Mongolistik und Tibetstudien, Institut für Orient- und Asienwissenschaften (IOA), Universität Bonn
  • From 08/2010: Senior lecturer (on temporary leave since 10/2019), Department of Mongolian language and Linguistics, School of Arts and Sciences, National University of Mongolia https://sas.num.edu.mn/?page_id=236910 
  • 03/2016 - 06/2016: Visiting lecturer, Center for East Asian Studies, Western Washington University, USA https://westerntoday.wwu.edu/features/professor-from-mongolia-teaching-at-western-this-spring11 
  • 02/2017 – to present: Honorary lecturer (level B) for online course of Mongolian, College of Asia and the Pacific, The Australian National University https://researchers.anu.edu.au/researchers/tumen-ochir-e12 
  • 03/2018 - 05/2018: Visiting scholar, Mongolian Studies Collection, The Libraries of Western Washington University, USA
  • For foreign students: Modern Mongolian as a second language: Spoken Mongolian; Written Mongolian; Mongolian grammar; and Mongolian traditional script
  • For Mongolian undergraduate students: Introduction to Linguistics; General linguistics, Semantics in Mongolian; Mongolian syntax; Universal Grammar; and Second Language Acquisition 
  • Teaching Mongolian as a foreign language
  • Comparative semantic studies on metaphorical and proverbial expressions in Mongolian and English
  • Contemporary linguistics approaches: Anthropological Linguistics, Cultural Linguistics, Cross-Cultural Linguistics and Cognitive Linguistics

Research Monograph 

  • 2018: A comparative study of the metaphorical expressions in English and Mongolian (examples by proverbs and sayings using Linguoculturological and Ethnolinguistic approaches), Dissertation of PhD in Linguistics. 


  • 2019: Collected works of Academician Shadavyn Luvsanvandan, 6 volumes set that consists of his academic papers. (Editor of second volume titled Modern Mongolian textbook), ISBN 978-99978-70-21-6, Soyombo printing LLC, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
  • 2018: An Explanatory dictionary of Mongolian for Elementary school children who aged 7-12 years old, ISBN 978-99978-58-59-7, (Co-author), Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. 
  • 2017: A Collection of interviews with Khoton minority people in Mongolia, ISBN 978-99978-58-14-6, 210 pp. (Co-author), Udam Soyol Printing LLC, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. 
  • 2016: Spoken Mongolian (Textbook designed for learning Mongolian as a second language for intermediate and advanced level students), 300 pp. ISBN 978-99962-910-1-2, (Co-author), (Fifth edition). Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
  • 2015: Mongolian Language Proficiency Test (with listening CD) (This book covers a full examination’s worth of material, including writing tasks, reading tasks and listening tasks, which a standardized test of Mongolian language proficiency for non-native Mongolian language speakers would include), ISBN 978-99973-0-465-0, (Co-author), Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. 
  • 2011: Universal Grammar and Mongolian, Author: Tserenpil.D. (compiler), ISBN 978-99962-879-1-6, 165 pp. Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

Published Papers

  • 2020: Die Mongolei als Vorreiter in Zeiten des Coronavirus: Zum Umgang mit den Herausforderungen in der Öffentlichkeit und im mongolischen Bildungswesen. In: Mongolische Notizen. Mitteilungen der Deutsch-Mongolischen Gesellschaft Nr. 27 (2020): 6-30 (together with Ines Stolpe). https://www.mongolei.org/resources/2020_Erdene-Ochir_$26_Stolpe_Coronavirus_Mongolei.pdf13
  • 2020: Die Mongolei als Vorreiter gegen das Coronavirus. Ein Lebenszeichen aus der Mongolistik. (together with Ines Stolpe): https://www.uni-bonn.de/neues/die-mongolei-als-vorreiter-gegen-das-coronavirus14
  • 2020: Mongoliet i corona-virussens tegn. 30.000 får, nytårsritualer og undervis- ning pr. smartphone og tv [Mongolia in Times of the Corona-Virus: 30.000 sheep, new year rituals and schooling via smartphone and TV.] In: ViSTA (1/2020) - Perspektiver på uddannelse og civilsamfund [Perspectives on Education and Civil Society], ISSN 2597-0429 (together with Ines Stolpe): 1-23. https://00178efd-4eef-455c-8e88-df2205f11f39.filesusr.com/ugd/485bef_7bb5da06f5184bf0b2398b160a184272.pdf15
  • 2017: “A Comparative Study of English and Mongolian Proverbs on Basis of Linguoculturology”, (The Proceedings of International Conference on European Studies in Mongolia: February 8, 2017) Journal of European Studies, p. 122-133; Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. 
  • 2017: “On the issues of a comparative study of phraseological units in Mongolian and English”, Mongolic Languages and Written Culture of Mongolian Peoples: Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Mongolic Linguistics, (Elista, Kalmykia, Russia. May 18-21, 2016). 
  • 2017: “Identifying the L.V.E by UNESCO nine factors in case of Khoton dialect”, Языковые проблемы перехода через культуру: Материалы международной научно-практической конференции: 12-13 Мая 2017, p.263-273, (The Proceedings of International Scientific and Practical Conference on Language Problems of Transition through Culture); Buryat State University, Ulan-Ude, Russia.
  • 2013: “Systematic Functional Grammar: The analysis on the circumstance of Mongolian discourses”, The Journal of Candidate Doctorate in Philology, Vol.15, 23-30. National University of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
  • 2012: “The Systematic Functional Grammar: The Participants, the Actors and the Processes in Mongolian and English”, The Journal of Mongolian Study, National University of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
  • 2012: “About the Intensive type of the Relational Process in Mongolian and English”, The Journal of Masters in Philology, National University of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

Conference Papers and Invited Lectures

  • 2020: "Nutag-Councils as Lifelines in Post-Transformation Mongolia" (together with Ines Stolpe) International Conference on "Transformations after the transformation: Central Asia in focus of human geography and social sciences" held by the Institute for Geography, University of Augsburg, Germany. February 07‐08, 2020.
  • 2019: “Traditional method of Airag production and Airag culture” International Conference on “Microbes on the move: Dairying Diversity on the Eurasian Steppes” held by the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in the Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. May 24-28, 2019. 
  • 2019: “Concept of possession in Mongolian mentality” Science Conference on “Cultural linguistics-2019” held by the Mongolian University of Arts and Culture, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. April 12, 2019. 
  • 2018: “A study on the practical capacity and frequency of vocabulary use among elementary school children in Mongolia”, the Mongolian Studies Open Conference (MOSOC), “Mongols at the edges of Mongolia” held by The Mongolian Institute at the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia. November 8-11, 2018. 
  • 2017: “A cultural linguistic approach to translating metaphors”, International conference “Science application and development solution of Mongolia”, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan. November 23, 2017.
  • 2017: “On the translation of metaphorical expressions: The methodological aspect of Linguo-culturology”, “Khurel togoot – 2017” 13th international conference of technology and innovation of young researchers; November 04, 2017. Ulaanbaatar.
  • 2016: “Features of Mongolian with focus on Modern Mongolian Language”, May 25, 2016. The Center for East Asian Studies, Western Washington University. USA. 
  • 2013: "To find similarity and dissimilarity of mentality through the idiom expressions on the concept of 'Fear, anxiety and danger' in Mongolian and English”, The Journal of Mongolian Studies, National University of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
  • 2012: "Some features of the origins of idioms in Mongolian and English", “Mongolian studies – new approaches”, International Conference on Mongolian Studies, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. (16-17 August, 2012).
  • 2010: “Verbal Case in Modern Mongolian”, Scientific Conference on Linguistic Dedicated to Academician Sh. Luvsanvandan. National University of Mongolia.
  • 2009: “To classify Subject’s concept that the Actor, the Theme and the Subject in Mongolian and English”, Scientific Conference in Linguistics. National University of Mongolia
  • 2008: “The Differences of Genitive Case in Mongolian and English”. (Analyzed on discourse of “Malyn kho’liin toos” novel by S. Erdene), Scientific Conference in Linguistics. National University of Mongolia.
  • The development of Mongolian language proficiency test: a standardized test of Mongolian language proficiency for non-native speakers wishing to enroll in Mongolian Universities, and to work in Mongolia. Our project team created materials for a complete examination, including writing tasks, reading tasks and listening tasks with online versions. Sponsored by Ministry of Science and Education of Mongolia (2012-2014). Secondary investigator. Project status: Completed.
  • Comparative studies on idioms of Mongolian and English: The purpose of my research is to explain the etymologies of Mongolian idioms and English idioms, which can express a nation’s mentality through a contrastive study of linguo-culturology. The planned result of this project is the publication of a dictionary of idioms in Mongolian and English. Sponsored by Ministry of Science and Education of Mongolia (2012-2014). Secondary investigator. Project status: Completed.
  • A Video Book of Mongolian Nomadic Culture: This is a documentary film project about lifestyle, culture and social features of Mongolian nomads. Initiated by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science of Mongolia (2014-2015). Project status: Completed. 
  • Mongolian-English Dictionary. Member of translator team (from 2014-present). Project status: Currently in process of proof-reading. ADMON PRINT LLC.
  • To study lexical development in Mongolian children between 6-12 ages. Sponsor: Ministry of Science and Education of Mongolia (2016). Secondary investigator. Project status: Completed. 
  • Studying and documenting Khoton dialect within the framework of Language Saving Policy. (2016). Funded by NUM. Project status: Completed. 
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