Professor Li Wei is Chair of Applied Linguistics and Director of the UCL Centre of Applied Linguistics at the UCL Institute of Education, University College London, UK. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences (AcSS), UK. He had previously worked at Birkbeck College, University of London, Newcastle University and Beijing Normal University. He is Principal Editor of the International Journal of Bilingualism (SSCI, Sage) and Applied Linguistics Review (SSCI, De Gruyter), co-editor of Global Chinese (De Gruyter) and Chinese Language and Discourse (Benjamins), and series editor of ‘Guides to Research Methods in Language and Linguistics’ for Wiley-Blackwell. His research interests cover a wide range of topics within the field of bilingualism and multilingualism. Amongst his recent publications are Translanguaging: Language, Bilingualism and Education (with Ofelia Garcia, 2014, Palgrave Macmillan), which won the British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL) 2015 Book Prize, Applied Linguistics (2014, Wiley-Blackwell), Multilingualism in the Chinese Diaspora Worldwide (2016, Routledge), and The Cambridge Handbook of Linguistic Multi-Competence (with Vivian Cook, 2016, CUP).
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Bilingualism and Multilingualism
Applied Lingusitics