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Dr WANG, Lixun
Position : Associate Professor
Email : lixun@eduhk.hk
Contact No. : 2948-7235 Room No. : B3-2/F-36
Biography
Dr Wang Lixun is an Associate Professor in Applied Linguistics in the Education University of Hong Kong, and his research interests include corpus linguistics, computer-assisted language learning, English academic writing, multilingual education, blended learning and outcome-based 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 using a self-developed 'English-Chinese Parallel Concordancer' program (http://ec-concord.ied.edu.hk). He is the author of Introduction to Language Studies (2011) and co-author of Academic Writing in Language and Education Programmes (2011). He has also published in reputable journals such as System, Computer-Assisted Language Learning, Language Learning and Technology, and International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, on topics such as Computer-Assisted Language Learning, Corpus Linguistics, Outcome-based Learning, the Use of Multimedia in the Teaching of Linguistics, and Trilingual Education in Hong Kong. He has published a translated novel and a number of translated journal articles. He won Best Paper Award twice at two international conferences, and in 2011 he won the Scholarship of Teaching Award at the Education University of Hong Kong. From 2005 to 2012, he served as a committee member for the Hong Kong Association for Applied Linguistics.
Research Interests
  • General linguistics, Corpus linguistics, Computer-Assisted Language Learning, Online learning, Outcomes-Based Learning, English-Chinese translation studies, Multilingual Education
Selected Publications
Journal Publications
  • Zhang, W. & Wang, L. (2003). The international scale of online teaching platforms: a comparative investigation. Journal of Jiangsu Radio & Television University, Vol14 (Issue 5), 5-11.
  • Zhang, W. & Wang, L. (2003). Study of Dimensions of Online Learning Environment. Distance Education in China, Vol17, 34-39.
  • Wang, L. (2001). Exploring Parallel Concordancing in English and Chinese. Language Learning and Technology, Vol5 (Issue 3), 174-184.
  • Johns T.F. & Wang, L. (1999). Four Versions of a Sentence-shuffling Program. System, Vol27 (Issue 1999), 329-338.
  • Wang, L. (19997). Application of Multimedia Technology in Language Learning. Journal of Hengyang Teachers' College, Vol1997 (special issue), 144-147.
Book Chapters
  • Wang, L. (2013). A corpus-based online learning system for enhancing Hong Kong English major students’ academic writing skills. In A. Lenko-Szymanska (Ed.), TaLC10: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Teaching and Language Corpora (pp. 1-8). Warsaw: Institute of Applied Linguistics, University of Warsaw.
  • Glenwright, P. & Wang, L. (2013). Trilingual paths: cultures of learning and the use of Cantonese, English or Putonghua within a Hong Kong primary school. In L. Jin, & M. Cortazzi (Ed.), Researching Intercultural Learning: investigations in language and education (pp. 77-95). London: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Wang, L. (2012). Chapter 6: Innovation and reflection: Ensuring the quality of teaching and learning. In B.H. Lam (Ed.), Proud of being teachers (pp. 27-30). Hong Kong: The Education University of Hong Kong.
  • Wang, L. (2010). Implementing and promoting blended learning in higher education institutions: comparing different approaches. In Ng, E. M. W. (Ed.), Comparative Blended Learning Practices and Environments (pp. 77-88). Hershey/New York: Information Science Reference.
  • Xu, Z. & Wang, L. (2010). Discourse Analysis on Hybrid Learning and Teaching and the Changing Roles of Teachers and Students in Hong Kong. In F.L. Wang, J. Fong, & R. Kwan (Ed.), Handbook of Research on Hybrid Learning Models: Advanced Tools, Technologies, and Application (pp. 284-298)Hershey/New YorkInformation Science Reference.
  • Zhang, W. Y. & Wang, L. X. (2005). A comparative review of online teaching and learning tools used in International distance learning. In Y. L. Visser, L. Visser, M. Simonson, & R. Amirault (Ed.), Trends and Issues in Distance Education: International Perspectives (pp. 245-260). Connecticut: Information Age Publishing, Inc.
  • Wang, L. (2005). Development and Pedagogical Application of the English-Chinese Parallel Concordancer. In G. He, A. He, X. Chen, L. Wang, M, Xu & C. Chen (Ed.), Corpus Linguistics: Research and Application (pp. 64-68). Changchun: Northeast Normal University Press.
Authored Books
  • Xu, Z., Wang, L., Wong, P.M.J. & DeCoursey, M. (2011). Academic Writing in Language and Education Programmes. Singapore:Pearson.
Creative and Literary Works, Consulting Reports and Case Studies
  • Wang, L. & Wang, X.. (2007). Folklores in the City of Laughter. Golden Autumn Essay Collection. Performed at Xin Hua Press.
  • Lee, H.C. & Wang, L.. (2004). 小水手探險記 (Translation of 'Swallows and Amazons' by Arthur Ransome). Performed at Taiwan Commercial Press. Taipei.
Paper Presentations at Conferences
  • Wang, L. (2013, June). The Asian Corpus of English (ACE): Asian ELF tendencies. The Changing English: Contacts & Variation 2013 Conference, Helsinki, Finland
  • Wang, L. (2013, May). Parallel Concordancing Tools and Parallel Corpus Studies. Roundtable Conference on Corpus Linguistics, Hong Kong
  • Wang, L. (2013, April). Cross-synergy: promoting peer teaching and learning between BEd(English Language) and BA(Language Studies) students in a linguistics course through a Wikibook project. EdUHK Mini Conference on Teaching and Learning, Hong Kong
  • Wang, L. (2012, July). A corpus-based online learning system for enhancing Hong Kong English major students’ academic writing skills. The 10th Teaching and Language Corpora Conference, Warsaw, Poland
  • Wang, L. (2012, May). Using ConcGram to identify the ELF features in the Asian Corpus of English (ACE). The Fifth International Conference of English as a Lingua Franca, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Wang, L., & Taylor, T. (2011, October). Promoting learner autonomy through student-authored Wikibook project. 7th International Symposium on Teaching English at Tertiary Level (7th ISTETL), Hong Kong, China
  • Wang, L. & Majewski, S. (2011, August). Bringing VOICE and ACE together: an Exercise in Collaborative Corpus Creation. 16th World Congress of Applied Linguistics, Beijing, China
  • Wang, L., Kirkpatrick, A. & Yi, Y. (2011, June). Trilingual Education in Hong Kong Primary Schools: A Case Study. The 8th International Symposium on Bilingualism, Oslo, Norway
  • Wang, L. (2010, December). Designing and Implementing Outcome-Based Learning in a Linguistics Course: Issues and Challenges. International Conference on Education and Educational Psychology, Kyrenia, Cyprus
  • Wang, L. (2010, May). Compilation of the ELFIA corpus: the Asian counterpart of VOICE. The Third International Conference of English as a Lingua Franca, Vienna, Austria
  • Wang, L. (2010, January). Implementing Outcomes-Based Learning in an Undergraduate English Education Programme. The 8th Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
  • Wang, L. (2009, November). The role of L1 in L2 learning: interference or resource pool?. The 14th English in South East Asia (ESEA) conference, Manila, Philippines
  • Wang, L. (2009, May). Integrating information technology into a blended learning environment: A case study at EdUHK. Paper presented at the Hong Kong IT in Education Symposium 2009, Hong Kong
  • He, A. E., Walker, E. A. & Wang, L. (2009, April). A corpus study on intellectual demands in ELT classrooms: A cross-lingual perspective. Paper presented at the 19th International Symposium on Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, Greece
  • Wang, L. (2009, March). Exploring English-Chinese Parallel Corpus for data-driven learning. Paper presented at the 2009 Sine-Japan Postgraduate Forum on English Education Corpora Research, China
  • Wang, L. (2009, March). Two-way data-driven learning: Pedagogical application of English-Chinese parallel concordancing. Paper presented at the Chinese-English Dual-Language Symposium, Hong Kong
  • Wang, L. (2008, November). Implementing and promoting blended learning in higher education institutions: A case study. Paper presented at the 8th Annual South East Asian Association for Institutional Research Conference, Indonesia
  • He, A. E., Walker, E. A. & Wang, L. (2008, July). A corpus study of intellectual demands in English language classrooms: A cross-lingual perspective. Paper presented at the 8th Teaching and Language Corpora Conference, Portugal
  • Wang, L. (2008, March). Student-authored wikibook project to promote autonomous online academic reading and writing. Paper presented at the Amazing e-Leraning Conference II 2008, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Wang, L. (2007, June). E-C concord: A parallel concordancing tool for language teaching and learning. Paper presented at the 2nd HAAL Research Forum, Hong Kong
  • Wang, L. (2007, June). Issues in tertiary online CALL resources development: A corpus-based materials case study. Paper presented at the JALTCALL Conference, Tokyo
  • Wang, L. (2007, March). Parallel corpus studies: English-Chinese parallel concordancing. Paper presented at the 9th International Conference and Workshop on TEFL and Applied Linguistics, Taipei
  • Wang, L. X. & He, A. E. (2006, June). -Chinese comparative language studies based on an English-Chinese parallel corpus. Paper presented at the 3rd Internationa Conference of Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies Group, United Kingdom
  • Wang, L. X. & Glenwright, P. D. L. (2006, February). Overcoming Karma: Multimedia as liberation. Paper presented at the 2nd CamTESOL Conference on English Language Teaching, Cambodia
  • Lee, H. C. & Wang, L. X. (2005, August). Using CALL programs to teach EFL through children's Literature. Paper presented at the 5th Foreign Language Education and Technology Conference, USA
  • Wang, L. X. (2005, August). E-C concord: A computer tool for foreign language education. Paper presented at the 5th Foreign Language Education and Technology Conference, USA
Research and Development Projects
Prizes and Awards

 

Scholarship of Teaching Award
 
The Scholarship of Teaching Award Scheme has been established to recognize, encourage and reward sustained involvement in disseminating and sharing the results of effective and innovative teaching.
Date of receipt: 7/9/2011 Conferred by: The Education University of Hong Kong

Best Paper Award
 
My conference paper ‘Global Collaboration in the Development of an Online Learning Environment Scale’ presented at the 17th AAOU Annual Conference, Bangkok, 12-14 November, 2003, won the only 'Best Paper Award' at the conference.
Date of receipt: 14/11/2003 Conferred by: 17th AAOU Annual Conference

Best Paper Award
 
My conference paper ‘Present State of Machine Translation and some Considerations’ presented at China’s 8th Conference on Translation of English for Science and Technology, Xi’an, China, 16-19 May, 1997, won the 'Best Paper Award'.
Date of receipt: 19/5/1997 Conferred by: China’s 8th Conference on Translation of English for Science and Technology

 

External Appointments
  • 2005.9 – present  Honorary Guest Researcher, Center for Translation and Interdisciplinary Studies, Tsinghua University, China.
  • 2006.9 – 2012.9  Committee Member, Hong Kong Association for Applied Linguistics
  • 2005.9 – 2006.8  Honorary Assistant Professor (MA supervisor), Department of Linguistics, The University of Hong Kong.