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Dr Amy Suen

Dr Amy Suen


Education and Academic Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Language Studies with Business, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Postgraduate Certificate, University of Nottingham

Professional Qualifications

  • Diploma of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (DipABRSM)
  • Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music (LRSM)
  • Royal Academy of Dance Vocational Intermediate in Ballet

Teaching Areas

  • Professional Communication

Research Interests

  • Professional Communication
  • Multimodality

Research Output

  1. Ho, V. and Suen, A. (2015). Promoting a city’s core values using evaluative language. International Journal of Applied Linguistics.

  2. Cheng, W. and Suen, A. (2014) Multimodal analysis of hotel homepages: A comparison of hotel websites across different star categories. [Special Issue]. The Asian ESP Journal 10(1) pp. 5-33.

  1. Suen, A. (2018) The language of luxury hotel websites in China. In Kim, Y. C., and Chen, P. C. (Eds.) The Digitization of Business in China. Exploring the Transformation from Manufacturing to a Digital Service Hub. Palgrave: Macmillan.

  2. Cheng, W., & Suen, Amy (2018). Images of hotel website advertising: Comparing 3-star, 4-star and 5-star hotels in Hong Kong. In Leung, A. (Ed.) Reconceptualizing English Language Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century. Taiwan: English Teachers’ Association-Republic of China and Crane Publishing Company Ltd.

  3. Suen, A (2009) “Self-representation of five star hotels: A digital genre analysis of hotel websites”. V.K. Bhatia, W. Cheng, B. Du-Babcock and J. Lung (eds) 2009. Language for Professional Communication: Research, Practice & Training. Hong Kong: City University of Hong Kong, Asia-Pacific LSP and Professional Communication Association and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

  1. Lin, P. and Suen, A. (2017) Mining a corpus of online hotel reviews: a pilot study. Poster presented at Corpus Linguistics Conference 2017, 24-28 July, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom.

  2. Suen A. and Lin, P. (2017) A corpus-driven analysis of luxury hotels’ responses to online reviews. 4th Asia-Pacific Language for Specific Purposes (LSP) and Professional Communication Association Conference 2017, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. 26-28 April, 2017.

  3. Suen, A. (2016) Promotional language on hotel homepages: A comparison of hotel websites across different star categories’. 2016 2nd International Conference on Literature and Linguistics (ICOLL 2016). 14-16 July, Rome. Italy.

  4. Ho, V. and Suen, A. (2014) Upholding and promoting the city’s core values by the HKSAR Government through discourse. The 17th World Congress of the International Association of Applied Linguistics (AILA). The International Association of Applied Linguistics, Applied Linguistics Association of Australia and The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. 10-15 August, 2014.

  5. Cheng, W. and Suen, A. (2014) Multimodal analysis of hotel homepages: A comparison of hotel websites across different star categories. The 7th International Conference on Multimodality. The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong. 11-13 June, 2014.

  6. Suen, A. and Fung, A. (2013) Hong Kong tourist mobile apps: a discourse production of Asia’s World City. The 2013 International English Linguistics Conference. English Linguistic Society of Korea. Seoul, South Korea. 3-6 July, 2013.

  7. Suen, A. and Fung, A. (2012b) A new experience for tourists ---A mulitisemiotic account of Hong Kong travel guide apps. ALAPP: 2012.Paper presented at the 2nd International Conference. Applied Linguistics and Professional Practice. University of Technology, Sydney. Australia. 6-8 December, 2012.

  8. Suen, A. and Fung, A. (2012a) Shakespeare in the apps: Mobile technologies and literature. Paper presented at the 2nd Conference on Applying (Putonghua/English) Language Arts. The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Hong Kong. 2-3 October 2012.

  9. Suen, A. (2010) The transformation of hotel homepages. A socio-critical perspective. Paper presented at the 2010 Language for Specific Purposes Professional Communication: Collaboration and Engagement. 2nd Conference of the Asia Pacific Rim LSP and Professional Communication Association. University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, 15-17 July 2010.

  10. Suen. A (2009) Hotel website design is communication design. The research seminar of the Centre for Language and Social Life, Department of Linguistics, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. 4 November 2009.

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