- BA in English Studies and Linguistics, The University of Hong Kong
- M.Phil in Linguistics, The University of Hong Kong
- M.Phil in English and Applied Linguistics, University of Cambridge
- PhD in English Studies, The University of Hong Kong
Parco received his PhD degree from The University of Hong Kong. His doctoral thesis concerning the triad discourse, criminal ideologies, and underworld cultures of Hong Kong crime syndicates was conducted from a CDA (Critical Discourse Analysis) perspective. Further, he obtained two MPhil degrees, with one focusing on English and Applied Linguistics and the other one on (Socio)Linguistics (specifically, the youth slanguage of Hong Kong adolescents). Before joining CAES, Parco worked as a demonstrator in the School of Humanities (Linguistics) and School of English, teaching courses such as language and communication, syntax, and phonetics. He had also taught in different educational institutes and commercial English learning centres in Hong Kong.
At CAES, Parco mainly teaches CAES1000 Core University English (CUE) and MAAL7005 Spoken Discourse Analysis, and supervises postgraduate students writing their dissertations or portfolios for the MAAL (M.A. in Applied Linguistics) programme. His research interests focus on (critical) discourse analysis, sociolinguistics, semantics, and pragmatics.
Special Interest Groups:
- Linguistic Society of Hong Kong (LSHK)
- Hong Kong Association for Applied Linguistics (HAAL)
Other Major Administrative Roles:
- CAES Timetabling Officer
- Deputy Programme Coordinator: CAES1000 Core University English (CUE)
- Member, CAES Management Committee (CMC)
- Member, CAES Teaching and Learning Committee (TLC)
- Member, CAES Finance Committee
Selected Publications / Presentations:
- Wong, P.M.T., Fong, N., & Yau, A.H.Y. (2021). Reading-Writing Connections in an EAP Course for ALL First-Year Undergraduates at HKU. Paper presented at the 55th RELC International Conference Sustainable Language Education: Standards, Strategies and Systems, SEAMEO RELC, Singapore.
- Fong, N., Law, L., Wong, P.M.T., & Yau, A.H.Y. (2021). An Investigation of Students’ Perceptions of Learning Transfer of Academic English Literacy. Paper presented at the 55th RELC International Conference Sustainable Language Education: Standards, Strategies and Systems, SEAMEO RELC, Singapore.
- Wong, P.M.T., Fong, N., Yau, A.H.Y., & Lee, J.C.Y. (2021). Reading-Writing Connections: Enriching Academic English Literacy for First-Year Undergraduate Students. Paper presented at the Hong Kong Continuing Professional Development Hub (HKCPD Hub) for University English Teachers, Virtual International Conference 2021: Innovation Teaching and Research in English Language Education.
Grants / Awards / Other Achievements:
- Knowledge Exchange (KE) Projects (Project Team Member; Project title: Grammar for Academic English: A Self-training Module) (2018-2019; with Dr. Natalie Fong and others)
- Knowledge Exchange (KE) Projects (Project Team Member; Publicity and Outreach Committee (POC); Project title: ProWrite: One Click to Success (2014-2015); Project title: E3 (Engage, Empower & Enhance): An Evaluation of the Impact of ProWriteHK (2015-2016); with Dr. Ken Lau and others; URL: http://caes.hku.hk/prowritehk/)
- Co-Investigator of a Teaching Development Grant (TDG) project (Project title: Blending Academic and Professional Literacies -Developing an English-in-the-discipline Course for Social Work with Genre Pedagogy) (2014-2015; with Dr. Joanna Lee and Dr. Ellie Law)
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