Vincent X. Wang is an associate professor of the University of Macau and a NAATI-certified translator and received his M.A. and Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics from the University of Queensland (2006). His research interests are in interlanguage pragmatics, corpus-based contrastive language studies, and discourse and pragmatics in translation. He published journal articles in Sage Open, Target, Journal of Language, Literature and Culture, TESOL-related periodicals, book chapters with Springer, Routledge and Brill, conference papers with PACLIC and CLSW, and a monograph Making Requests by Chinese EFL Learners (John Benjamins). His recent research draws on big data and corpus linguistics methodologies to investigate language properties, discourse, and the use of conceptual metaphors in social events such as COVID-19.
Lily Lim holds a Ph.D. and an MA in applied linguistics (University of Queensland), a master’s degree in software engineering (University of Macau), Certificate of Training Techniques (Escolas da Armada, Portugal) and Certificate of Chinese–Portuguese Interpreting Training (Comissão Europeia). She has been both a practising interpreting and trainer for conference interpreters for two decades. She is currently an associate professor and a coordinator of the Chinese–English Translation and Interpretation Program at the School of Languages and Translation, Macao Polytechnic Institute. Her recent research covers computer-assisted interpreter and translator training and corpus-based language studies. She has published papers in ReCALL, Babel and The Interpreter and Translator Trainer; chapters with Springer, Rodopi, Routledge, and Cambridge Scholars Publishing; and an edited book with Springer and a monograph with Bookman.
Defeng Li is a professor of translation studies and a director of the Centre for Studies of Translation, Interpreting and Cognition (CSTIC) at the University of Macau. Prior to his current appointment, he served as a chair of the Centre for Translation Studies and a reader in Translation Studies at SOAS, University of London; a director of the MA in Translation and an associate professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong; a dean and a chair professor at Shandong University; and a (visiting) chair professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. He is currently a president of World Interpreter and Translator Training Association (WITTA). He has researched and published extensively in the fields of cognitive translation studies, corpus-assisted translation studies, curriculum development in translator training, research methods in translation studies, professional translation (e.g., business, journalistic, and legal translation), as well as second language education.