BiographyAfter 50 years of professional work, Vijay Bhatia retired from the Department of English at the City University of Hong Kong. Although he has retired from the institution, he continues to work for the profession. In fact, he seems to have more freedom to work for the profession than he ever had when he was working full-time for various institutions.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
He is the founding President of the LSP and Professional Communication Association for the Asia-Pacific Rim.
Some of his recent research projects include Analyzing Genre-bending in Corporate Disclosure Documents, and International Arbitration Practice: A Discourse Analytical Study, in which he led research teams from more than 20 countries.
His research interests are: Genre Analysis of academic and professional discourses, including, legal, business, newspaper, advertising, genres; ESP and Professional Communication; simplification of legal and other public documents; cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary variations in professional genres. Two of his books, Analysing Genre: Language Use in Professional Settings and Worlds of Written Discourse: A Genre-based View, are widely used in genre theory and practice.
Watching cricket, since I can't play any longer.