APLNG 491: Theory: Second Language Acquisition (Spring 2015)
APLNG 578: Computational and Statistical Methods for Corpus Analysis (Spring 2015)
List of courses taught
Computational Linguistics: Combining linguistic knowledge with machine learning methods for natural language processing
Corpus Linguistics: Compilation, annotation, and analysis of native and learner corpora
ICALL: Intelligent computer-assisted language learning
Publications, software downloads and funded
Peer-reviewed journal articles
Poehner, M. E., Zhang, J., & Lu, X. (forthcoming). Computerized
Dynamic Assessment (C-DA): Diagnosing L2 development according to
learner responsiveness to mediation. Language Testing.
Stevens, R. J., Lu, X., Baker, D. P., Ray, M. N., Eckert, S. A., & Gamson, D. A. (forthcoming). Assessing the cognitive demands of elementary school reading curricula: An analysis of reading text and comprehension tasks from 1910 to 2000. American Educational Research Journal.
Yang, W., Lu, X., & Weigle, S. C. (forthcoming). Different
topics, different discourse: Relationships among writing topic,
measures of syntactic complexity, and judgments of writing
quality. Journal of Second Language Writing.
Park, K., & Lu, X. (2015). Automatic analysis of thematic
structure in written English. International Journal of Corpus
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,
Fernandez, J., Gates-Tapia, A., & Lu, X.
(2014). Oral proficiency and pragmatic marker use in L2 spoken
Spanish: The case of . pues and bueno Journal of
Pragmatics, 74, 150-164.
Hartig, A. J., & Lu, X. (2014). Plain
English and legal writing: Comparing expert and novice
writers. English for Specific Purposes, 33(1), 87-96.
Zhang, X., & Lu, X. (2014). A
longitudinal study of receptive vocabulary breadth knowledge growth
and vocabulary fluency development. Applied Linguistics,
Gamson, D. A., Lu, X., & Eckert, S. A. (2013). Challenging
the research base of the common core state standards: A historical
reanalysis of text complexity. Educational Researcher,
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. [ Lexical Complexity Analyzer]
Thorne, S. L., Fischer, I., & Lu, X. (2012).
The semiotic ecology and linguistic complexity of an online game
world. ReCall, 24(3), 279-301.
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. [ L2 Syntactic Complexity Analyzer]
Lu, X. (2009). Automatic
measurement of syntactic complexity in child language
acquisition. International Journal of Corpus Linguistics,
14(1), 3-28. [ D-Level Analyzer]
Lu, X. (2008). Improving
part-of-speech guessing of Chinese unknown words using hybrid
models. International Journal of Corpus Linguistics, 13(2),
Lu, X. (2008). Hybrid
models for sense guessing of Chinese unknown
words. International Journal of Corpus Linguistics,
Lu, X. (2007). A hybrid model for Chinese word
segmentation. Journal for Language Technology and Computational
Linguistics, 22(1), 71-88.