Keynotes Speakers

Keynote Speaker LSP: Professor Ken Hyland

Chair of Applied Linguistics and
Head of the Centre for Applied English Studies at The University of Hong Kong.

Prof Ken Hyland is currently the Chair of Applied Linguistics and Head of the Centre for Applied English Studies at the University of Hong Kong. Honorary Professor, the University of Warwick.Foundation Fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of the Humanities.  He has 35 years teaching English for Academic Purposes, TESOL, Applied Linguistics, and teacher education. Supervised over 60 MA dissertations and four PhD students to completion. He also has taught undergraduate courses in Communication theory, Intercultural communication, sociolinguistics, pragmatics and discourse analysis. His postgraduate teaching has included courses in materials design, classroom methods, Computer Assisted Language Learning, curriculum design, EAP, Discourse analysis, and research writing.
Prof Ken Hyland has published ten single-authored books, ten edited books and over 170 journal articles and book chapters. Many of these articles have appeared in leading international ISI journals, including high profile publications. He has papers presented at 150 international conferences, over 50 as a plenary or keynote speaker, and obtained research funding of £220, 000 including prestigious Hong Kong CERG and GRF awards.

 

Keynote Speaker GABC :Professor Dr Srikant Sarangi

Professor in Language and Communication and
Director of the Health Communication Research Centre at Cardiff University.

Srikant  Sarangi is a Professor in Language and Communication and Director of the Health Communication research Centre at Cardiff University. He is also a Professor in Language and Communication at Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim (2009-2011). His research interests are in discourse analysis and applied linguistics; language and identity in public life and institutional/ professional communication studies (e.g., healthcare, social welfare, bureaucracy, education etc). He has held several project grants (Funding bodies include The Wellcome Trust, The Leverhulme Trust, ESRC) to study various aspects of health communication e.g., genetic counseling, Quality of Life in HIV/AIDS and telemedicine. The other areas of healthcare research include communication in primary care, palliative care, with particular reference to assessment of consulting and communication skills. He is author and editor of 10 books, 5 special issues journal and has published over 150 journal articles and book chapters. He is the founding editor of Communication & Medicine, editor of TEXT & TALK: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Language, Discourse and Communication Studies (formerly TEXT) as well as co-editor (with C.N. Candlin) of Journal of Applied Linguistics. He is also general editor (with C.N. Candlin) of three book series[es]: Studies in Applied Linguistics, Studies in Language and Communication and Communication in Organisations and Professions. He serves as an editorial board member for other journals and book series[es], and as a consulting advisor at many national and international levels. Over the last ten years, he has held visiting academic attachments in many parts of the world. 


Plenary speaker- LSP : Professor Vijay K.Bhatia

Professor in the Department of English and Communication at the City University of Hong Kong. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

Vijay K Bhatia is a Professor in the Department of English and Communication at the City University of Hong Kong. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. He has been in the teaching profession for 46 years. Before joining the City University in 1993, he worked at the National University of Singapore (1983-1993). Some of his recent research projects include Analyzing Genre-bending in Corporate Disclosure Documents, and International Arbitration Practice: A Discourse Analytical Study, in which he leads research teams from more than 20 countries. His research interests are: Genre Analysis of academic and professional discourses, including, legal business, newspaper, advertising, genres; ESP and Professional Communication; simplification of legal and other public documents; cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary variations in professional genres. Two of his books, Analysing Genre: Language Use in Professional Settings and Worlds of Written Discourse: A Genre-based View, are widely used in genre theory and practice.

 

Plenary speaker- GABC : Professor Dr. Catherine Nickerson

Professor of Business Communication in the College of Business Sciences at Zayed University in the United Arab Emirates.

Catherine Nickerson is an Professor of Business Communication in the College of Business Sciences at Zayed University in the United Arab Emirates. She has held senior positions in India and in the Netherlands, and she has also lived and worked in the United States and the United Kingdom. She holds degree from the Universities of Durham(BA) and Birmingham (MA) in the United Kingdom, and a Ph.D. from the Radboud University Nijmegen in the Netherlands. In 2008, she received the Association for Business Communication’s Distinguished Publication Award and in 2009 the Association’s Outstanding Research Award. Dr Nickerson’s work has been published widely and she has given numerous international conference papers and guest lectures at institutions around the world. Her current research interests include the use of English as an international language in business contexts. The use of English as a lingua franca in the Gulf Region, and the communication of Corporate Social Responsibility.

 

Plenary speaker- GABC : Associate Professor Dr. Bertha Du-Babcock

Associate Professor at the Department of English and Communication at City University of Hong Kong.

Dr. Bertha Du-Babcock is an Associate Professor at the Department of English and Communication at City University of Hong Kong and Director of CHASS International Exchange Program. She received the Kitty O Locker Outstanding Researcher Award (2008), the Meada Gibbs Outstanding Teaching Award (2004), the Outstanding Article Award in the Journal of Business Communication (2007), and the Outstanding Article Award in the Business Communication Quarterly (2001). Dr Du-Babcock will become Vice President for the Asia-Pacific Region of the Association for Business Communication in November 2009 and is Director-At-Large for the Association. She serves on the editorial review boards for the Journal of Business Communication and Business Communication Quarterly, and has been a guest reviewer for the journals English for Specific Purposes, Management Communication Quarterly, Euro Asia Journal of Management, Journal of Tourism Management, and the IEEE journal. Her theoretical research has centered on first- and second-language communication behaviors in intra-and intercultural business communication using the language-based communications model. Her teaching-related research has focuses on simulations and telecommunication projects that enhance teaching effectiveness in management and organizational communication courses. She has received more than 30 research grants and her work has been published in the Journal of Business Communication, Management Communication Quarterly, Business Communication Quarterly, English for Specific Purposes, Journal of Asia-Pacific Business, Journal of Asia-Pacific Communication, and the Intercultural Communication Studies journal.

 

 

 

 

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