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Name: Yu  Liu
Institution: Sichuan International Studies University
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State and/or Country: China   
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
Linguistic Theories
Specialty: Systemic Functional Linguistics; Multimodal Discourse Analysis, Scientific Literacy
Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin
Selected Publications: The Social Semiotic Construction of Chemical Periodicity: A Multimodal View. Semiotica, 190-1/4 (2012), pp. 133-151.

Metaphor, Multiplicative Meaning and the Semiotic Construction of Scientific Knowledge. Language Sciences, Vol.33(5):pp.822-834.

Intersemiotic Texture: Analyzing Cohesive Devices between Language and Images. Social Semiotics, Vol.19(4):pp.368-388.

Teaching Multiliteracies in Scientific Discourse: Implications from the Symbolic Construction of Chemistry. K@ta, Vol.11(2):pp.128-141.
Courses Taught: Essay Writing for Visiting Scholars
Advanced Grammar
Dissertation Abstract: Scientific Literacy in Secondary School Chemistry: A Multimodal Perspective
Academic Paper Abstract: Metaphor, Multiplicative Meaning and the Semiotic Construction of Scientific Knowledge
Intersemiotic Texture: Analyzing cohesive devices between language and images
Teaching Multiliteracies in Scientific Discourses: Implications from Symbolic Construction of Chemistry
The social semiotic construction of chemical periodicity: A multimodal view

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