Bolton, Kingsley

 

Bolton, Kingsley

Professor Kingsley Bolton is Honorary Professor in the Social Sciences Research Centre of The University of Hong Kong. After teaching for more than 20 years in Hong Kong, he served for 6 years as Professor and Head of the English Department at Stockholm University, before returning to the city to serve as Chair Professor of English at City University of Hong Kong. Currently, Kingsley is Professor of English Linguistics at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, but returns frequently to his adopted city. He has published extensively on topics related to the history and use of English in China, Hong Kong and Asia. From 2003-04, he served as Elected President of the International Association for World Englishes (IAWE), the global association for English linguists and language scholars. He has published fifteen books (edited and authored), five journal special issues, and seventy journal articles and book chapters. He is Co-editor of the SSCI-indexed journal World Englishes (Wiley-Blackwell), and Co-editor of the SSCI-indexed journal Educational Studies (Routledge). He is Founding Editor of the book series Asian Englishes Today (Hong Kong University Press), and The History and Development of World Englishes (Routledge). In addition, he is a Member of the Editorial Boards of Applied Linguistics Review, Educational Studies, English Today, English World-Wide, Journal of World Languages, and Multilingual Education. He has an active and ongoing research agenda on English in the Asian region, language and globalisation and language and media and has presented plenary and keynote addresses at international conferences worldwide. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts of the UK.