Dr Wang Lixun is Associate Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Associate Professor of the Department of Linguistics and Modern Language Studies at the Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK), and his research interests include corpus linguistics, computer-assisted language learning, English for Academic Purposes, multilingual education, English-Chinese translation studies, and e-learning. One of his main research areas is English-Chinese parallel corpus studies, and he has compiled a 2-million-word English-Chinese parallel corpus, which is freely available and searchable online at http://corpus.eduhk.hk/paraconc. He also worked with Prof. Andy Kirkpatrick and developed the Asian Corpus of English, a corpus of English as a lingua franca in Asia (http://corpus.eduhk.hk/ace). He is the author of Introduction to Language Studies (2011) and co-author of Academic Writing in Language and Education Programmes (2011) and Trilingual Education in Hong Kong Primary Schools (2019). He has also published in reputable journals such as System, Computer-Assisted Language Learning, Language Learning and Technology, International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, and International Journal of Multilingualism, on topics such as Computer-Assisted Language Learning, Corpus Linguistics, English for Academic Purposes, English-Chinese translation studies, and Multilingual Education. He has published a translated novel (Arthur Ransome's 'Swallows and Amazons', first published in 1930) and a number of translated journal articles. He won Best Paper Award twice at international conferences. In 2011 he won the Scholarship of Teaching Award at the Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKIEd). In 2014 he won the President's Award for Outstanding Performance in Teaching at the HKIEd. In 2018 he won the Faculty Teaching Award of the Faculty of Humanities at the EdUHK. In 2019, he and his colleagues won Silver Medal at the 47th International Exhibition of Inventions Geneva (Project title: Educational Linguistics 2.0 – The use of Corpora in Language Teaching; Project Investigators: Dr. Ma Qing, Dr. Wang Lixun, Dr. Lee Fung King Jackie, and Dr. Chen Hsueh-Chu Rebecca). Currently, he supervises doctoral students in the areas of corpus linguistics, English for Academic Purposes, English-Chinese translation studies, and trilingual education.
Corpus linguistics, Computer-Assisted Language Learning, Multilingual Education, English for Academic Purposes, English-Chinese translation studies, e-Learning
Introduction to linguistics, discourse analysis, computer-assisted language learning, English-Chinese comparative studies
2017.8 - present Academic Advisor and School Manager, Spanish Primary School, Hong Kong2017.8 - present Sponsoring Body Manager, Incorporated Management Committee (IMC), The EdUHK Jockey Club Primary School, Hong Kong2016.6 - present Advisory Peer Group member, School of Education & Languages, The Open University of Hong Kong2006.9 – 2012.9 Committee Member, Hong Kong Association for Applied Linguistics2005.9 – 2006.8 Honorary Assistant Professor (MA supervisor), Department of Linguistics, The University of Hong Kong