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Chris Kwan

PhD Student

  • BEd (Hons) in English Language Education, The Education University of
    Hong Kong
  • MA in Language Studies (Distinction), Hong Kong Baptist University
  • Certificate of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, The University of Hong Kong

Chris is currently a PhD candidate at CAES. He holds an MA in Language
Studies (with Distinction) from Hong Kong Baptist University. During his master’s degree, he
completed his dissertation on a genre-based study examining teacher educators’ written lesson
observation feedback. In recent years, he has published research articles and presented papers at international conferences. At CAES, Chris is researching in
the areas of discourse analysis, pragmatics, and English language teaching at the tertiary level. He is particularly
interested in exploring language use in everyday and professional settings, by
drawing upon pragmatic theories such as speech acts and rapport management for the analysis.

Selected Publications / Presentations:

  • Kwan, Y. H. (2019). [Review of the book Researching and teaching second language speech
    acts in the Chinese context
    , by C. Lee.] The Asian Journal of
    Applied Linguistics
    , 6(2), 257-259.
  • Kwan, Y. H. (2019). [Note of the book Language and culture at work, by S. Schnurr & O. Zayts]. Language
    in Society
    , 48(2), 321-322. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0047404519000083
  • Kwan, Y. H. (2017). The teaching of additive connectives: An evaluation of current English grammar textbooks in Hong Kong. The Asian Journal of Applied Linguistics4(2), 161-172.

Grants / Awards / Other Achievements:

  • Postgraduate
    Scholarship, The University
    of Hong Kong
  • Scholastic
    Award and Distinction, Hong Kong Baptist University
  • Admission
    Scholarship, Hong Kong Baptist University

Office: Room 6.50

Telephone: 3917 7337

Email Address: kwanyh@connect.hku.hk