My research interests
Contrastive and translation studies
English language and linguistics
Tense and aspect theory
Language education and second language acquisition
Current research projects
Corpus-based Descriptive Translation Studies (Program for New Century Excellent Talents in University, Ministry of Education, 2011, Principal Investigator).
Developing and Processing a Super-large-scale English-Chinese Parallel Corpus (China's national key project funded by the China National Foundation of Social Sciences, Co-Investigator).
Completed research projects
A Corpus-Based Quantitative Study of Translational Chinese in English-Chinese Translation (2007-2011, funded by the China National Foundation of Social Sciences, PI).
Corpus-Based Contrastive and Translation Studies: Recent Developments (2010-2-11, Edge Hill University REF Investment Fund, PI).
A corpus-based study of split words in Chinese (2008-2009, ESRC Award Reference RES-000-22-2286, with Professor Anna Siewierska and Dr Jiajin Xu)
Using an enhanced MDA model in the study of world Englishes (2008, funded by the University of Central Lancashire)
Contrasting English and Chinese (2004-2007, ESRC Award Reference RES-000-23-0553, with Professor Tony McEnery). The project has been rated as Outstanding.
Contrasting tense and aspect in English and Chinese: A corpus-based perspective (2003-2004, ESRC Award Reference RES-000-220135, with Professor Tony McEnery). A full research report is available here.