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Dr Wang Lixun is Associate Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Acting Head / Associate Professor of the Department of Linguistics and Modern Language Studies at the Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK), and his research interests include corpus linguistics, computer-assisted language learning, English for Academic Purposes, multilingual education, and English-Chinese translation studies. 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 at As a co-director, he worked with Prof. Andy Kirkpatrick and developed the Asian Corpus of English, a critical resource for the study of English as a Lingua Franca in Asiaa ( He is the author of Introduction to Language Studies (Pearson, 2011) and co-author of Academic Writing in Language and Education Programmes (Pearson, 2011), Trilingual Education in Hong Kong Primary Schools (Springer, 2019), Identity, Motivation, and Multilingual Education in Asian Contexts (Bloomsbury, 2020), and Is English an Asian Language? (Cambridge University Press, 2021). He has also published in highly reputable journals such as System, Language Learning and Technology, Computer-Assisted Language Learning, International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, International Journal of Multilingualism, and Asia Pacific Translation and Intercultural Studies, on topics such as Computer-Assisted Language Learning, Corpus Linguistics, English for Academic Purposes, Multilingual Education, and English-Chinese translation studies. He has published a translated novel (Arthur Ransome's 'Swallows and Amazons', first published in 1930) and a number of translated journal articles. He is editor-in-chief of the Springer book series 'Multilingual Education'. Under his editorship, 11 books have been published. He won Best Paper Award several times at international conferences. In 2011 he won the Scholarship of Teaching Award at the Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKIEd). In 2014 he won the President's Award for Outstanding Performance in Teaching at the HKIEd. In 2018 he won the Faculty Teaching Award of the Faculty of Humanities at the EdUHK. In 2019, he and his colleagues won Silver Medal at the 47th International Exhibition of Inventions Geneva (Project title: Educational Linguistics 2.0 – The use of Corpora in Language Teaching). In 2020, he and his colleagues won 2020 Esperanto "Access to Language Education” Award organized by CALICO, the Esperantic Studies Foundation, and in the USA. In 2023, he won the Award for Excellent FE Supervision at EdUHK. Currently, he supervises doctoral students in the areas of corpus linguistics, English for Academic Purposes, English-Chinese translation studies, and multilingual education.

Research interests

Corpus linguistics, Computer-Assisted Language Learning, Multilingual Education, English for Academic Purposes, English-Chinese translation studies

Teaching Interests

Introduction to linguistics, discourse analysis, computer-assisted language learning, English-Chinese comparative studies

External Appointments

2017.8 - present Academic Advisor and School Manager, Spanish School of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

2017.8 - present Sponsoring Body Manager, Incorporated Management Committee (IMC), The EdUHK Jockey Club Primary School, Hong Kong

2016.6 - 2019.5 Advisory Peer Group member, School of Education & Languages, The Open University of Hong Kong

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

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