About the article
Naixing Wei is Professor of English at Beihang University in China, where he also serves as Vice Dean of Foreign Languages School, and Director of Linguistic Sciences and Engineering Laboratory. He is currently the president of the Corpus Linguistics Society of China (CLSC). With an MA in English from Birmingham University and a PhD in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, his major research interests cover methodology in corpus construction, corpus-driven studies in applied linguistics issues, Contrastive Interlanguage Analysis, English for Academic Purposes, and phraseology. In the past decade Naixing has directed three research projects supported by China National Social Sciences Foundation and two research projects funded by China's Ministry of Education, and has published five monographs and 30 research papers. He is a member of editorial board for the journals of Contemporary Foreign Languages and Foreign Languages and Their Teaching.
Xiaohong Li is a lecturer of English at Shanghai University of Electric Power. She earned her PhD in linguistics at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Her research interests cover corpus linguistics, discourse analysis and second language acquisition. She has been a key member of several corpus linguistic research projects in China and published numerous papers in corpus research in key journals.
Published Online: 2013-06-27
Published in Print: 2014-05-01