About the article
Jiajin Xu is Associate Professor of Linguistics at the National Research Centre for Foreign Language Education, Beijing Foreign Studies University as well as a founding member of the Chinese Society of Corpus Linguistics (CLSC). He obtained his PhD, specialised in Corpus-based Discourse Studies, from Beijing Foreign Studies University, China. From 2008 to 2009, he was post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Linguistics and English Language at Lancaster University, UK, working on the ESRC funded project “A Corpus-based Study of Split Words in Chinese: Interfacing morphology, syntax and pragmatics”. He has published a number of English papers in international journals including Language Sciences, Chinese Language and Discourse and ICAME Journal, and over 20 papers on corpus-based discourse studies in top-ranking linguistics journal in China. His recent books include The Use of Discourse Markers in Spoken Chinese of Urban Teenagers (Beijing 2009) and Using Corpora: A Practical Coursebook (co-authored, Beijing 2010).
Xiaochen Li is a doctoral student at Beihang University, Beijing, China. His major research interests include corpus linguistics, contrastive linguistics, discourse studies and pragmatics.
Published Online: 2013-06-27
Published in Print: 2014-05-01