Major Research Areas


Cross-cultural studies in English:
World literature; cross-cultural literary representation; travel writing; Western ideas and images of China; translingual theory and practice; study of literary and linguistic globalization; World Englishes.

English language and linguistics:
Sociolinguistics; discourse analysis; World Englishes; corpus-linguistics; the politics and ideology of language; language and the law; language and gender; cognitive sociolinguistics, English grammar; construction grammar; grammaticalization; Integrational linguistics; philosophy of language.

Language and communication:
Language and culture; theories of communication; intercultural communication; language in workplace and institutional settings; politeness.

Literary studies in English:
Literary and cultural studies and theory; Renaissance; Romanticism; victorianism; modernism; postmodernism; the English novel; feminist approaches to literature; American literature; contemporary British fiction; Hong Kong and other Asian literatures in English; postcolonial literatures; travel writing; creative writing; drama.


Last updated: 30 December 2014