Texas Tech University

Dr. Meixiu Zhang

Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics and Second Language Studies

Ph.D., Northern Arizona University, 2018



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Meixiu Zhang is Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics and Second Language Studies in the Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures at Texas Tech University. Dr. Zhang is also responsible for directing the Japanese and Korean programs in the department.

Dr. Zhang's research interests are second language (L2) pedagogy, L2 writing, and corpus linguistics. In particular, her research focuses on understanding the potential of collaborative tasks in L2 classrooms, exploring language variation through corpus methods, and promoting the synergy between corpus linguistics and classroom-based research. At TTU, Dr. Zhang teaches courses such as Corpus Linguistics for Research and Teaching, Instructed Second Language Acquisition, and Using Technology to Understand Language.

Peer-refereed Articles

Zhang, M. & Plonsky, L. (2020). Collaborative writing in face-to-face settings: A substantive and methodological review. Journal of Second Language Writing.

Zhang, M. (2019, online first). A re-examination of the relationship between pair dynamics and L2 learning opportunities in collaborative writing. Language Teaching Research. DOI: 10.1177/1362168819890949.

Zhang, M. (2019, online first). Understanding L1 and L2 interaction in collaborative writing: A lexico-grammatical analysis. Language Teaching Research. DOI: 10.1177/1362168819859911.

Zhang, M. (2019). Using a lexical bundle approach to examine learner texts in a classroom-based study. Corpus Linguistics Research, 5, 1-27.

Zhang, M. (2019). Towards a quantitative model of understanding the dynamics of collaboration in collaborative writing. Journal of Second Language Writing, 45, 16-30.

Zhang, M. (2018). Collaborative writing in the EFL classroom: The effects of L1 and L2 use. System, 76, 1-12.

Biber, D. & Zhang, M. (2018). Expressing evaluation without grammatical stance: Informational persuasion on the web. Corpora, 13(1), 97-123. DOI: 10.3366/cor.2018.0137.

Book Chapters

Biber, D., Egbert, J., & Zhang, M. (2018). Lexis and grammar as complementary discourse systems for expressing stance and evaluation. In J. L. Mackenzie, & M. Á. Gómez-González (Eds). The construction of discourse as verbal interaction (pp.197-222). Amsterdam, John Benjamins.

Biber, D., Egbert, J., & Zhang, M. (2017). Using corpus-based analysis to study register and dialect variation on the searchable web. In E. Friginal (Ed.). Corpus-based sociolinguistics (pp.99-127). New York, NY: Routledge.

Book Review

Zhang, M. (2015). Introduction to instructed second language acquisition. Language and Education, 29(4), 378-380.

Editorial Advisory Board Member

  • Corpus Linguistics Research (2019-present)

Ad hoc Manuscript Reviewer

  • Applied Linguistics
  • Asian Journal of Applied Linguistics
  • Corpus Linguistics Research
  • English for Specific Purposes
  • Journal of Second Language Writing
  • Language & Education
  • Register Studies
  • System
  • TESOL Quarterly

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