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Professor LIN, Mei Yi Angel (練美兒教授)

Professor LIN, Mei Yi Angel (練美兒教授)

Chair Professor of Language, Literacy, and Social Semiotics in Education


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Research Output

Area(s) of Expertise:

  • Trans/languaging (TL)
  • Trans-semiotising (TS)
  • Content and language integrated learning (CLIL)
  • Academic literacies
  • Critical media literacies
  • Decoloniality in education

Professor Angel M. Y. Lin is a leading scholar in the fields of English language education and critical literacies. Since the late 1990s, she has conducted impactful classroom research projects in Hong Kong schools. Her research expertise spans second language education, discourse analysis, translanguaging (TL), trans-semiotising (TS), content and language integrated learning (CLIL), decoloniality, and critical media literacies. With over 100 publications to her credit, including nine research books, Professor Lin has received over 11,000 citations and has an impressive h-index of 55 and an i-10 index of 136. 


Professor Lin’s mentorship has shaped the careers of doctoral students and emerging scholars in Asia and Canada. Her current research interests include translanguaging, trans-semiotising, CLIL, languages and literacies in science and mathematics education, critical media literacies, and social semiotics in education. She serves on the editorial boards of prestigious journals, such as the International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, Language Policy, Language and Education, and Language, Culture, and Curriculum. 


Professor Lin’s development of the Multimodalities-Entextualisation Cycle has aided educators and researchers in navigating and challenging monoglossic institutional spaces, fostering translingual, multimodal and multisensory meaning making with implications for equity, diversity and inclusion in education. She is the current Chair of the American Educational Research Association’s Special Interest Group on Semiotics in Education, and launched the TL-TS Research Channel on YouTube. Professor Lin has organised numerous research seminars, featuring scholars from around the world. Her contributions have established her as a respected academic leader, advancing language and literacy education while having a significant impact in the field.