Research interests:

  • Academic discourse
  • Second language writing
  • Writing pedagogy
  • Genre
  • Corpus analysis
  • Feedback and teacher-learner interaction
  • Hedging and modality
  • Messages in tutor responses to students’ writing in English. GRF Funded Project 745610. HK$ 509,303
  • Innovation and change in English language education. Unfunded book project with Lillian Wong.
  • Persuasion and dialogue in research writing. Unfunded project.
  • Academic publishing: episodes in the construction of knowledge. Unfunded project.
  • Academic literacy in the new Hong Kong university curriculum. Unfunded project.