Hyland, Ken

 

Hyland, Ken

海 亮

Ken is a well-known researcher in the field of academic discourse, writing and English for Academic Purposes. He has published 20 books and 180 articles and given over 150 conference presentations around the world. Books published in the last few years include Innovation and Change in English Language Education (edited with Lillian Wong, Routledge, 2013), Discourse Studies Reader (edited for Bloomsbury Press, 2013); Disciplinary Identities (Cambridge University Press, 2012), and Bloomsbury Companion to Discourse (edited with Brian Paltridge, 2011). A book on academic publishing will appear with Oxford University Press in 2015 and a collection of his earlier papers entitled Academic Written English by Shanghai Foreign Language Education Press in 2014. After graduating with a degree in Sociology from the University of Warwick, Ken went overseas to teach English, firstly as a volunteer school teacher in the Sudan, and then taught in Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand and Hong Kong, gaining an MA and a PhD along the way. After nine years at Lingnan and City University in Hong Kong, he was offered a professorship at the University of London, where he directed the Centre for Academic and Professional Literacies at the Institute of Education for six years. He returned to Hong Kong in 2009 to head the Centre for Applied English Studies at Hong Kong University. He was the founding co-editor of the Journal of English for Academic Purposes for seven years and is now co-editor of Applied Linguistics. He is an Honorary Professor at The University of Warwick and a Foundation Fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of the Humanities.