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Dr Richard Xiao


Richard Xiao

County South

Lancaster University


Lancaster LA1 4YL

United Kingdom


Research overview

Richard's major research interests cover corpus-based language studies, contrastive linguistics, translation studies, Chinese linguistics, English language and linguistics, tense and aspect theory, and teaching Chinese as a second language. He is a member of the Editorial Boards of Chinese Language and Discourse, Corpora, Corpus LinguisticsForeign Language Learning Theory and Practice, Global Chinese, Glossa, International Journal of Corpus Linguistics, and Languages in Contrast. His recent books include Translation and Contrastive Linguistic Studies at the Interface of English and Chinese (A special issue of Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory, 2013), Corpus-Based Studies of Translational Chinese in English-Chinese Translation (2012), Using Corpora in Contrastive and Translation Studies (2010), Corpus-Based Contrastive Studies of English and Chinese (2010), A Frequency Dictionary of Mandarin Chinese: Core vocabulary for learners (2009), Corpus-based Language Studies: an Advanced Resource Book (2006), and Aspect in Mandarin Chinese: A Corpus-based Study (2004).


Courses I have taught

Richard was the Course Director of Chinese in the Department of Linguistics and English Language. He was the course convenor for CHIN100 Part 1 Chinese (Intensive), CHIN200 Chinese Language (2), CHIN201 Chinese Language (3), and CHIN300 Chinese (4), CHIN310 Chinese Culture and Society, and the graduate course CHIN400 Chinese Language and Culture for Business. He also taught on undergraduate and postgraduate modules LING103 Linguistics, LING200 Reseachng Language, and LING401 Research Methods in addition to supervising undergraduate, MA and doctoral students' dissertations and theses.

Scholarly activities

Richard's major research interests cover corpus linguistics, contrastive linguistics, translation studies, Chinese linguistics, English language and linguistics, tense and aspect theory, and teaching Chinese as a second language.

Richard is a member of the Editorial Boards of following international journals and book series:

He is currently also a member ofthe Standing Council of the Corpus Linguistics Society of China (CLCS).

He is a regular assessor for the following national research councils:

He has regularly reviewed for the following journals:

He is also a reviewer for publishers including BloomsburyPalgrave MacmillanRoutledge.

Richard has launched a well-received international conference series, Using Corpora in Contrastive and and Translation Studies (UCCTS), with the first two conferences taking place in June 2008 (UCCTS1) and July 2010 (UCCTS2) and the third held jointly with the 7th International Contrastive LinguisticsConference (ICLC7-UCCTS3) in July 2013 and fourth (UCCTS4) taking place at Lancaster in July 2014.

Richard is currently the External Examiner for the postgraduate programmes MRes in Translation Studies and the MSc in Translation Studies with TESOL at the University of Stirling, and for MA Chinese/English/Chinese Translating and Interpreting at Salford University. He has examined PhD these as an external examiner for the University of Birmingham, the University of Manchester, the University of Western Australia, and London University.

Personal website: http://www.lancs.ac.uk/staff/xiaoz/.

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