Dilin Liu (刘迪麟) is Professor of the Applied Linguistics/TESOL program in the English Department at the University of Alabama, USA. His research focuses on the description and teaching of English grammar and vocabulary using cognitive- and corpus-linguistic approaches. He has published extensively with over 80 publications, including six books and numerous journal articles and book chapters. His articles have appeared in many different international journals in linguistics and applied linguistics, including Applied Linguistics, Cognitive Linguistics, ELT Journal, English for Specific Purposes, Foreign Language Annals, International Journal of Applied Linguistics, International Journal of Corpus Linguistics, Journal of English for Academic Purposes, Journal of English Linguistics, Language Teaching Research, Modern Language Journal, Research in the Teaching of English, Studies in Second Language Acquisition, TESOL Journal, and TESOL Quarterly. He has served on the editorial boards of ELT Journal, Journal of English for Academic Purposes, Lingua, System, TESOL Quarterly, TESOL Journal, among others, as well as a reviewer for over twenty international journals and book publishers, such as Cambridge University Press, Palgrave-MacMillan, and Routledge.