Professor Li Wei
Li Wei is Chair of Applied Linguistics and Director of the UCL Centre for Applied Linguistics, at the UCL Institute of Education, University College London, UK.
His research interests are in the broad areas of bilingualism and multilingualism, including language development and disorder of bilingual and multilingual children, social and cognitive processes of bilingual and multilingual practices, and bilingual education.
His recent publications include Translanguaging: Language, bilingualism and education (with Ofelia Garcia, 2014) which won the 2015 British Association of Applied Linguistics (BAAL) Book Prize, The Cambridge Handbook of Linguistic Multi-Competence (with Vivian Cook, 2016), and Multilingualism in the Chinese Diaspora Worldwide (2016). He is Principal Editor of the International Journal of Bilingualism (Sage) and Applied Linguistics Review (De Gruyter), and co-editor of Chinese Language and Discourse (Benjamins) and Global Chinese (De Gruyter). He is Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences (AcSS), UK.