School of Modern Languages

Staff Profiles

Eric Liu

Senior Lecturer

Background

Introduction

Head of Translation and Interpreting Studies Section

Senior Lecturer in Translation

Background

Mr. Liu obtained his BA degree in Western Language and Literature at the National Cheng-Chi University, Taiwan, and an MA degree in Linguistics for TESOL at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. He worked as a language teacher for more than 20 years, firstly as an EFL teacher and a Chinese language teacher. He joined the School in 1994 as a part-time lecturer of Chinese language and was later appointed as a full time Lecturer in Translation.  He was one of the founders of Newcastle T&I programme.

Roles and Responsibilities

Within the School, Mr. Liu is Head of Translation and Interpreting Studies Section, Selector of the T&I Postgraduate Programme (Chinese Strand), and Chairman of T&I Board of Examiners.

Research

Research Interests

Apart from teaching Chinese and Translation, his interest is in corpus linguistics and word combination in both Chinese and English. He is particularly interested in looking at Chinese and English languages contrastively, and cross-cultural communication is his long-standing enthusiasm.