Xiaofei Lu

Xiaofei Lu - The Gil Watz Early Career Professor in Language and Linguistics and Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics in the Department of Applied Linguistics at the Pennsylvania State University

Xiaofei Lu, Ph.D.

Xiaofei Lu is The Gil Watz Early Career Professor in Language and Linguistics and Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics in the Department of Applied Linguistics at the Pennsylvania State University. His research interests are in corpus linguistics, computational linguistics, and intelligent computer-assisted language learning (ICALL). Xiaofei Lu's current work focuses on 1) the annotation, processing, and analysis of both native and learner corpora for language teaching and learning; and 2) combining linguistic knowledge and machine learning techniques for natural language processing.

 

Phone: 
(814) 865-4692
Select Publications: 
  • Lu, X., & Ai, H. (2015). Syntactic complexity in college-level English writing: Differences among writers with diverse L1 backgrounds. Journal of Second Language Writing, 29, 16-27.
  • Zhang, X., & Lu, X. (2015). The relationship between vocabulary learning strategies and breadth and depth of vocabulary knowledge. The Modern Language Journal, 99(4), 740-753.
  • Lu, X. (2014). Computational methods for corpus annotation and analysis. Dordrecht: Springer.
  • Lu, X., Gamson, D. A., & Eckert, S. A. (2014). Lexical difficulty and diversity in American elementary school reading textbooks: Changes over the past century. International Journal of Corpus Linguistics, 19(1), 94-117.
  • Zhang, X., & Lu, X. (2014). A longitudinal study of receptive vocabulary breadth knowledge growth and vocabulary fluency development. Applied Linguistics, 35(3), 283-304.
  • Zhang, J., & Lu, X. (2013). Variability in Chinese as a Foreign Language learners’ development of the Chinese numeral classifier system. The Modern Language Journal, 97(s1), 46-60.
  • Lu, X. (2012). The relationship of lexical richness to the quality of ESL learners’ oral narratives. The Modern Language Journal, 96(2), 190-208.
  • Lu, X. (2011). A corpus-based evaluation of syntactic complexity measures as indices of college-level ESL writers’ language development. TESOL Quarterly, 45(1), 36-62.
  • Lu, X. (2010). Automatic analysis of syntactic complexity in second language writing. International Journal of Corpus Linguistics, 15(4), 474-496.