Prof Li Wei
Institute of Education
University College London
Professor Li Wei is a linguist working in the interdisciplinary fields of language contact, bilingualism and multilingualism, language learning, and the education of bilingual and multilingual children. He has led numerous research projects funded by ESRC, AHRC, Leverhulme and Nuffield as well international funding agencies, including the British Academy special project on the cognitive benefits of language learning. He has won the British Association of Applied Linguistics Book Prize twice. He was Chair of the University Council of General and Applied Linguistics (UCGAL) between 2012 and 2015. He is currently Editor of the International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism and Applied Linguistics Review.
Professor of Language Learning and Intercultural Communication
University College London
Prof Tao Hongyin
Professor of Chinese Language and Linguistics
University of California, Los Angeles
Hongyin Tao is Professor of Chinese language and linguistics and applied linguistics and coordinator of the Chinese language program at the University of California, Los Angeles. Prior to UCLA, he taught at the National University of Singapore and Cornell University. His areas of expertise include Mandarin discourse and grammar, applied linguistics, social and cultural linguistics, and corpus linguistics. He is on over a dozen editorial boards and Executive Editor of the journal Chinese Language and Discourse and its companion book series, Studies in Chinese Language and Discourse, both with the John Benjamins Publishing Company. He is also vice-president/incoming president of the Chinese Language Teachers Association of USA.
Prof Fang Mei
Professor of the Institute of Linguistics
Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
FANG Mei, Professor of the Institute of Linguistics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, is currently the deputy editor-in-chief of Studies of the Chinese Language (中国语文) and the vice-president of Chinese Language Society. She has been working on Chinese grammar and discourse analysis with the functional approach, focusing on the emergent nature of grammatical patterns, pragmaticalization, and grammar in interaction.
Prof Li Xiaoting
Professor, East Asian Studies
University of Alberta
Dr. Xiaoting Li is Professor of Chinese Linguistics at the Department of East Asian Studies, University of Alberta. She received her PhD in linguistics and applied linguistics at Peking University, China, in 2011. She was a DAAD fellow at the University of Potsdam in 2008-2010. Recently, she received the Humboldt Fellowship to conduct her research at the University of Freiburg in Germany in 2019-2021.
Prof Jing Zhuo-Schmidt
Professor, East Asian Languages and Literatures
University of Oregon
Zhuo Jing-Schmidt currently works at the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, University of Oregon. Zhuo does research in Cognitive Linguistics, Pragmatics, Language and Gender, Language Change, and Second Language Acquisition. Their current project is sensory metaphor and metonymy, and the new media.