Dr King, Brian Walter
Dr. Brian W. King is a critical sociolinguist who received his PhD from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand and an MA from University of Leicester, UK (both degrees in Applied Linguistics). Prior to coming to HKU in 2018, he was a faculty member at City University of Hong Kong. He researches the discursive performance of identities and embodiments at the intersection of ethnicity, gender and sexuality. His work also examines sexuality education, second language socialization, computer-mediated communication, and the social construction of space/place. Focusing primarily on language at the level of semiotics, his work is located within discourse analysis. Methodologically he draws on a number of traditions, including interactional sociolinguistics, corpus linguistics, and linguistic anthropology. His teaching career has spanned more than 20 years across three continents and multiple sectors, with time spent teaching in Hong Kong, New Zealand, Canada, and Korea.
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