Department of English, The Hong Kong Polytechnic Univesity
Members and associates of the RCPCE are involved in solid and internationally acclaimed work in (critical) discourse analysis, discourse intonation, intercultural communication studies, language assessment, lexical studies, systemic functional grammar, and so on related to professional contexts.
Research interests include conceptual and critical metaphor analysis, corpus linguistics, language and politics, language and creativity, and children’s and young adult literature.
Research interests includes English communication in workplace, virtual and digital communication in business discourses, communications assessment practices and development in tertiary and workplace setting. She has published widely on workplace communication training and assessment.
Research interests include discourse analysis, applied linguistics, language and power, media communication, persuasive communication, and professional communication.
Research interests include ESP, EAP, business English, English for health professionals, and second language acquisition.
Research interests include second language acquisition, generative grammar, syntax and semantics, language education, curriculum development, and teaching and learning of business/academic English.
Research interests include ESP, intercultural pragmatics and communication, corpus linguistics, conversation analysis, critical discourse analysis, and discourse intonation.
Research interests include multimodal discourse analysis, systemic functional theory, media and communication, and education and multimodal literacy.
Research interests include pragmatics, discourse analysis, professional communication, systemic functional linguistics, and English for academic/specific purposes.
Research interests include corpus linguistics, (multimodal) discourse analysis, professional communication, computer-mediated communication, and linguistic landscape.
Research interests include phraseology, formulaic language, idioms, corpus linguistics, discourse analysis, English intonation and rhythm, English language teaching (ELT), computer-assisted language learning, and research methods.
Research interests include cognitive pragmatics, second language acquisition, and gestures.
Research interests include language testing, assessment and evaluation in professional contexts, learner corpora and occupation-specific corpora, communication in professional workplaces, and educational measurement.
Research interests include corpus linguistics, discourse analysis, intercultural communication, lexical semantics, phraseology, and pragmatics.
Research interests include critical genre analysis, multimodality, and professional communication.
Research interests include cognitive linguistics, healthcare communication, the language of psychotherapy, and statistical modeling of discourse.
Research interests include e-learning and teaching, language arts, and translation.
Research interests include corpus linguistics, systemic functional linguistics, grammatical analysis, call centre discourse, computer-mediated communication, and multimedia and computer-assisted language learning.
Prof. Gu is Research Professor of Linguistics, Head of the Contemporary Linguistics Department, The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, China. He is also Pro-Vice Chancellor of Beijing Foreign Studies University, and Dean of the Institute of Online Education and Special Professor of the University of Nottingham. His research interests include pragmatics, discourse analysis, corpus linguistics, rhetoric, the philosophy of language and online education.
Research interests include ESP, pragmatics, discourse analysis, and corpus linguistics.
Research interests include corpus linguistics, discourse analysis, intercultural/cross-cultural communication and professional communication.
Research interests include corpus linguistics, lexical studies, phraseology, English for specific purposes, genre analysis, and discourse analysis.
Research interests include Corporate Communication, Branding and Advertising, Social Semiotics/Multimodality.
Manager, Disability Programme Central Australia, Northern Territory Department of Health and Families.
Research interests include legal discourse, legal translation, language law and planning, semiotics, language for special purposes, corpus linguistics.
Research interests include discourse analysis, systemic functional linguistics, critical discourse analysis, language of the workplace, professional discourse, literacy and education, English language teacher education, and English for academic purposes.
Research interests include language studies in intercultural and professional contexts, metaphor studies, corpus linguistics and pragmatics.
Research interests include corpus linguistics, genre studies, English for academic and professional purposes, lexical semantics and pragmatics.
Research interests include multimodal discourse analysis, advertising images, the multisemiotic of children’s picture books, design intention and emotion, websites message layout, tri-modality of food, and multisemiotics.
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Provider of language and communication courses and consultancies to organisations in Hong Kong and mainland China. Practical expertise in developing writing skills, plain English, intercultural communication, language benchmarking and teacher development.
Research interests include corpus linguistics, discourse analysis, critical discourse analysis, genre analysis, systemic functional linguistics, English for academic and professional communication, and syllabus design and methodology.
Research interests include discourse analysis, intercultural pragmatics, multimodal analysis, functional linguistics, and language education.
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