Sociolinguistics, language on the internet, multilingualism, literacy studies, qualitative research methods
Multilingualism Online. London: Routledge.
(Co-edited with M. O’Sullivan and D. Huddart.). The Future of English in Asia. London: Routledge.
(With D. Barton). Language Online: Investigating digital texts and practices. London: Routledge.
(with T. Virtanen) Face-work in Online Discourse: Practices and Multiple Conceptualizations. Journal of Pragmatics, 184.
(with D. Chau). ‘I’m not a tech person’: Negotiation of academic personas in polymedia environments. Pragmatics and Society, 12(5), 805-827.
(with D. Chau). “See you soon! ADD OIL AR!”: Code-switching for face-work in edu-social Facebook groups. Journal of Pragmatics, 184, 18-28.
(with Tagg, C., Vásquez, C., Eriksson, G., Anderson, C., & Fitzgerald, R.). Discourse, context & media: Relevance in a changing world. Discourse, Context & Media, 39.
Googlish as a resource for networked multilingualism. World Englishes.39 (1): 79-93.
Introduction to Special Issue on ‘Discourse of Social Tagging’. Discourse, Context and Media. 22: 1-3. 185-208.
(With D. Chau). Language as pride, love, and hate: Archiving emotions through multilingual Instagram hashtags. Discourse, Context & Media.
(With D. Chau). Discursive construction of identities in a social network-educational space: Insights from an undergraduate Facebook group for a linguistics course. Discourse, Context & Media, 18, 31-39.
(With D. Barton). Redefining Vernacular Literacies in the age of Web 2.0. Applied Linguistics 33 (3): 282-298.
(With D. Barton). Constructing Glocal Identities through Multilingual Writing Practices on Flickr.com, International Multilingual Research Journal 5: 39-59.
Affordances and text-making practices in online instant messaging. Written Communication. 24 (3): 223-249.
Text-making practices beyond the classroom context: Private instant messaging in Hong Kong. Computers and Composition: An International Journal. Special Issue on Global Perspectives of Computers and Composition. 24 (3): 285-301.
Researching Multilingual Digital Discourse. In: Research Methods for Digital Discourse Analysis, edited by C. Vasquez. London: Bloomsbury
(With D. Barton). Methodologies for researching multilingual online texts and practices. In: Researching multilingualism: Critical and ethnographic perspectives, edited by M. Martin Jones and D. Martin. Abingdon: Routeldge.
Digital Discourse@Public Space: Flows of Language Online and Offline. In Jones, R., Chik, A. and Hafner, C. (Eds.) Discourse and Digital Practices: Doing discourse analysis in the digital age. London: Routledge.
Language choice and self-presentation in social media: the case of university students in Hong Kong, in Seargeant, P. and Tagg, C. (eds) The Language of Social Media: Community and Identity on the Internet. Palgrave Macmillan, 91-111.
Text-making practices in online writing spaces: from research to practice, in Goodfellow, R. and Lea, M. (Eds.), Literacy in the Digital University, London: Routledge, 149-161.
'My English is so poor…so I take photos'. Meta-linguistic discourse of English online. Discourse 2.0: Language and New Media. Georgetown University Press.
Researching the texts and practices in an online photo-sharing site. To appear in M. Sebba et al. (Eds). Language mixing and code-switching in writing: Approaches to mixed-language written discourse. London: Routledge, p. 128-145.
Texts and Practices of Micro-blogging: Status Updates on Facebook. In C. Thurlow and K. Mroczek. (Eds). Digital Discourse: Language in New Media. Oxford University Press, 110-128.
(With D. Barton). Literacy studies. In R. Wodak, B. Johnstone, and P. Kerswill. (Eds.). The Sage Handbook of Sociolinguistics. London: Sage Publications. 598-611.
(With D. Barton). English and glocal identities on Web 2.0: The case of Flickr.com. In K. K. Tam (Ed.). Englishization in Asia. Hong Kong: Open University of Hong Kong Press, p.1-20.
Linguistic features of email and ICQ instant messaging in Hong Kong. In B. Danet and S. C. Herring. (Eds.). The Multilingual Internet: Language, Culture and Communication Online. New York: Oxford University Press. 185-208.
- Associate Editor, Discourse, Context and Media (Elsevier)
- Editorial board member: Journal of Sociolinguistics (Wiley)
- Series co-editor, Language and Digital Media book series (Routledge)
- Guest Editor, Special Issue on ‘Discourse of Social Tagging’, Discourse, Context & Media (Elsevier)
- Editorial board member, Critical Discourse Studies (Routledge)
Research Grants and Awards
Doxxing in Hong Kong: A Discourse-Analytic Perspective. (HKD: 350,000, Public Policy Research Funding Scheme, co-I: D. Chau).
Knowledge Construction and Writing Online: Exploring Digital Academic Discourse and Practices in Hong Kong (funded by CUHK Direct Grant for Research, Co-Is: Dennis Chau, Open University of Hong Kong, and D. Barton, Lancaster University)
The Language of Cyberbullying in Hong Kong: A Pilot Study (Supported by the CUHK Student Campus Work Scheme 2018/19)
The Interaction between Online and Offline Linguistic Practices (funded by CUHK Direct Grant for Research, Co-I: D. Barton, Lancaster University)
Language and Writing Activities on Web 2.0: The Case of Young People in Hong Kong (HKD 427,286, RGC General Research Fund)
Multimodal Text-making and Learning in Online Social Spaces: The Case of Flickr.com. (HKD 98,093, funded by CUHK Direct Grant for Research, Co-I: D. Barton, Lancaster University)
Multilingualism in Web 2.0 Spaces: A Pilot Study (HKD 48,920, funded by the OUHK Research and Development Fund, as Principal Investigator)