Research Activities

The Centre encourages research and publishing to foster scholarly activity and professional development among its staff and to contribute to the world-wide dialogue on key issues in applied linguistics, academic literacy and language education. Centrally, research informs curricular development. The last Director of the Centre, Professor Ken Hyland, is founding co-editor of the Journal of English for Academic Purposes and was co-editor of Applied Linguistics, both are leading journals in our field. The Centre publishes the Asian Journal of Applied Linguistics. Other researchers at the Centre also serve as editors or reviewers for international journals and publishers. Recent output includes articles in publications such as Language Learning, Journal of Second Language Writing and TESOL Quarterly. Centre teachers have also contributed to the organization of conferences and given plenary and keynote addresses. Such activities are supported by funding from a range of sources such as the Research Grants Council and Teaching Development Grants.