Associate Professor of English
Courses taught in Fall 2013
Ph.D. in English, University of Washington
Discourse Theory and Analysis
"Nation and Globalization as Social Interaction: Interdiscursivity of Discourse and Semiosis in the 2008 Beijing Olympics' Opening Ceremony." Semiotica (Forthcoming).
"Collision of Language in News Discourse: A Functional-Cognitive Perspective of Transitivity." Critical Discourse Studies 8.3 (2011): 1-17.
"Verticality, Horizontality, and States of the Self: Cognitive Metaphors for the 'Spatial Self' in Chinese Autobiographical Writings." Metaphor and Symbol 26.1 (2011): 68-95.
“Transitivity and Lexical Cohesion: Press Representations of a Political Disaster and Its Actors.” Journal of Pragmatics 42 (2010): 3444-3458.
“Intertextuality and Nationalist Ideology: Discourse of National Conflicts in News Discourse in the United States and China.” Discourse and Society. 20.1 (2009): 85-122.
"Pidgin and Code-Switching: Linguistic Identities and Multicultural Consciousness in Maxine Hong Kingston's Tripmaster Monkey." Language and Literature (13:3): 271-289, 2004.
"Virginia Woolf's Narrative Language and Her Androgynous Ideal in Mrs. Dalloway." (In Chinese). Foreign Literature Criticism, Feb. 2004: 17-24, 2004.
“The ‘Split Self’ Phenomenon – Cognitive Linguistic Theory and a Cross-cultural Perspective.” American Association for Applied Linguistics 2010 Convention. Atlanta. March 2010 .
"Metaphorical Conceptualizations of the Self in English and Chinese." AILA 2005: 14th World Congress of Applied Linguistics. Madison, Wisconsin. July 2005.
"Non-Standard Language Forms in Kingston's Work." Hawaii International Conference on Social Sciences. Honolulu, Hawaii. June 2004.
Membership in Professional Organizations
Modern Language Association