Xiaofei Lu

Xiaofei Lu

Professor of Applied Linguistics and Asian Studies
301 Sparks
Office Phone: (814) 865-4692
Xiaofei Lu


B.A., English, Nankai University, China
M.A., English Language, National University of Singapore
Ph.D., Linguistics, The Ohio State University


My research interests are primarily in corpus linguistics, second language writing, English for Academic Purposes, computer-assisted language learning, and second language acquisition. I have had a longstanding interest in issues related to lexical and syntactic complexity. A substantial part of my current research highlights a framework that integrates corpus- and genre-based approaches to academic writing research, pedagogy, and assessment, with a particular focus on the linguistic realizations of different rhetorical and communicative functions in different genres of academic writing.