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Dr Rickey Lu

Dr Rickey Lu


Education and Academic Qualifications

  • PhD in English Language and Applied Linguistics, The University of Birmingham
  • MA in Applied Linguistics, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • BA (Cum Laude) in English Literature and Political Science, State University of New York at Binghamton

Academic and Professional Experience

  • Teaching Fellow, Department of English and Communication, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (2021-present)
  • Lecturer, English Language Teaching Unit, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (2019-2021)
  • Assistant Lecturer, English Language Teaching Unit, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (2014-2019)
  • Visiting Professor, KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) (2013-2014)

Teaching Areas

  • Corpus Linguistics
  • (Critical) Discourse Analysis
  • English for Academic/Specific Purposes
  • English Grammar
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Pragmatics

Research Interests

  • Computer-mediated Communication
  • Discourse Analysis
  • Experimentation
  • Pragmatics

Research Output

  1. Lu, R. (2024). Audience design and pragmatic conceptions of moves and upvotes during advice-giving on Reddit. Journal of Pragmatics, 219. 30-47.
  1. Lu, R. (2019, June). Code-switching in educational contexts. 6th International Conference on Education, Social Sciences and Humanities, Istanbul, Turkey.
  2. Yeung, P.H., Rozendaal, C.M., Lu, R. (2019, May). Adopting English Across the Curriculum (EAC) in higher Education: A case study of language interventions for engineering students in a Hong Kong university. ELTU Conference 2019, Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
  3. Diaz, M., & Lu, R. (2019, May). Integration of WhatsApp for in-service EFL/ESL teacher training: Observations for the Hong Kong context. International Research Conference on Education, Language and Literatures (IRCEELT 2019), Tbilisi, Georgia.
  4. Lu, R. (2018, May). A case study on turn-taking spoken discourse marker usage. IISES 3rd Arts & Humanities Conference, Barcelona, Spain.
  5. Lu, R., & Xie. J. (2016, June). Teaching of discourse markers: How to return to a prior topic. The European Conference on Language Learning (ECLL2016), Brighton, United Kingdom.
  6. Lu, R. (2016, April). The resumptive marker “so” – Instances of use and pedagogical impacts. 2016 Amsterdam International Education & Social Sciences Conference, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  1. Lu, R. (2023). Review of McEnery & Breznia (2022) Fundamental Principles of Corpus LinguisticsApplied Corpus Linguistics3(2).

Esteem Measures

  • Member, Hong Kong Association for Applied Linguistics (HAAL)
  • Member, American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL)
  • Outstanding Teaching Award, Faculty of Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (2021)
  • Teaching Excellence Award, English Language Teaching Unit, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (2017, 2021, 2022)

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