Dr Yufeng Liu

Senior Research Associate - Metaphor Analysis

Research Overview

I am interested in interdisciplinary studies that regard language as a form of social interaction or simply, as a research tool for different purposes in social science. In my PhD project, I investigated metaphorical framing and stance evaluation in translations of Covid news reports across China, the USA, and the UK. I am familiar with corpus methods, discourse analysis, and other types of data analytics, but I prefer a "toolkit" approach in my study, thereby trying to avoid a paradigmatic view of methodologies in favor of a more eclectic approach that selects methods to suit the matter under investigation.

I also touch upon multimodality of metaphors, cognitive translation studies and health communication.