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Yu, Yating
PhD Student (FT)

Qualifications:
Master of Arts in English Language Arts (Distinction), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

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Chief Supervisor:
Dr Phoenix Lam

Cognate Supervisor:
Dr Aditi Bhatia

RESEARCH:

Research Areas

Applied Linguistics
Corpus Linguistics
Critical Discourse Analysis
Metaphor

Title of thesis:

Representations of “Leftover Women” in the Chinese English-language News Media

Description of thesis research:

The term “leftover women”, commonly referring to single women older than 27, has been in popular use in Chinese media since 2007. My study investigates 1) how leftover women are linguistically represented and 2) what ideologies are portrayed from the linguistic patterns of representations in the Chinese English-language News Media.

PUBLICATIONS:

YU, Y. (2014). Gender and Conversational Humor in a Televised Situational Comedy:

Implications for EFL Contexts. English for Specific Purposes World, 43 (15), 1-28.

Conference Presentations

YU, Y. (2018). Media representations of ‘leftover women’ in China: A corpus-assisted metaphor

study. 12th Conference of RaAM the Association for Researching and Applying Metaphor. The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. April 27 – 30, 2018.

YU, Y. (2018). Media representations of ‘leftover women’ in China: A corpus-assisted Critical

Discourse Analysis. Joint Postgraduate Student Symposium on Language, Culture and

Cognition. The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. April 20, 2018.

YU, Y., & WU, A. (2014). Exploratory corpus-based investigation into metaphor with reference

to image schema in the case of depression in psychotherapy. Second Asia Pacific Corpus

Linguistics Conference. The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. March 7-9, 2014.

YU, Y. (2013). Teaching gender construction with reference to conversational humor in the

situational comedy Friends. 3rd Language Arts and Linguistics Conference. The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. September 29 – 30, 2013.

TEACHING:

Courses Assisted in Teaching

English Semantics and Lexis

AWARDS:

Best Paper Award (Honorable Mention) at Joint Postgraduate Student Symposium on Language, Culture and Cognition. The Hong Kong Polytechnic University on April 20, 2018

President’s Award for Outstanding Performance in Administrate Services (Team Award)
Awarded by The Education University of Hong Kong, 2016

Postgraduate Performance Award
Awarded by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University English Department, 2013

SERVICE:

Community and Volunteer Service

Hall Tutor, Homantin Halls, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Oct 2018 – Present)

Student helper and timer, 12th Conference of RaAM – the Association for Researching and Applying Metaphor, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (April 27 – 30, 2018)

Session Chair, International Conference on ESP, New Technologies and Digital Learning, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Dec 7 – 9, 2017)