ProfileTanjun Liu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Applied Linguistics, XJTLU. Before joining XJTLU, she was a post-doc researcher at Hong Kong Baptist University, acting as the Project Manager for the SDF project, Writing across the Curriculum, which aims to build a university-wide longitudinal and cross-sectional learner corpus. Before moving to Hong Kong, Tanjun worked as an Associate Lecturer and a Researcher in the Department of Linguistics and English Language at Lancaster University, UK after obtaining her PhD degree. At Lancaster, she was a doctoral researcher at the ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science (CASS), involved in Trinity Lancaster Corpus research group and supporting the MOOC Corpus Linguistics course (https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/corpus-linguistics). She was also the organiser for Second Language Learning and Teaching research group for four consecutive years.
Tanjun's research areas fall broadly into corpus linguistics (corpus-based language teaching and learning, learner corpus research and corpus-based language studies), second language acquisition, formulaic language (incl. vocabulary), second language writing and EAP. She is currently working on several projects, such as building a corpus of students' writing, using a data-driven learning approach to teaching English and Chinese and building parallel corpora of Chinese and Brazilian Portuguese.