Research Areas

Broadly speaking, the Halliday Centre specialises in corpus linguistics, language education, natural language processing, sociolinguistics and translation studies. Some of the more specific areas are listed below.


  • Translation and culture
    • Cross-cultural exchanges between China and the West
    • Transmission of Chinese book and material culture in the West
  • Translation and history
    • History of translation of scientific and technological knowledge
  • Translation quality assessment
  • Contrastive studies
    • Translation universals