A new research associate, Dr Xianyao Hu, has recently been appointed in the Department of Linguistics and English Language to work on the CASS project “Comparable and Parallel Corpus Approaches to the Third Code”, led by Dr Richard Xiao the PI of the project.
Dr Hu is Professor of Translation Studies from Southwest University in China. He was awarded his PhD in Translation Studies in 2006 at East China Normal University, specializing in Corpus-based Translation Studies. Since 2004, Dr Hu has published a range of research articles and a book on corpus-based empirical studies of Translational Norms and Universals. In 2008-2010, he worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at Beijing Foreign Studies University on a project based on a sizable bidirectional parallel corpus between Chinese and English. He taught as a teaching assistant on the MA Programme of English-Chinese Translating and Interpreting at University of Salford in 2005-2006, and spent a year as a Fulbright Visiting Scholar working in a corpus project at University of California Los Angeles in 2011-2012.
Dr Hu joined CASS on 1st November 2013, the official start date of the project. He will work with Dr Richard Xiao on the UK component of the international project, which is collaboratively undertaken by Lancaster University and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and jointly funded by ESRC in the UK and the Research Grant Council in Hong Kong.