Announcement: Professor Sirkant Sarangi @ HKBU

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L-R: Professor Mette Hjort (Dean of Arts, HKBU), Professor Sirkant Sarangi (Aalborg University), Professor Stuart Christie (Head of ENG, HKBU), Dr John Wakefield

The Department welcomed Professor Sirkant Sarangi (Aalborg University) to Hong Kong Baptist University for Department of English’s Research Postgraduate Seminar Series on “Exploring Professional/Health Communication through Discourse Analysis: Research Topics and Methods” (9-11 January 2020).

Sponsored by the University Grants Committee, the HKBU Department of English Language and Literature, and the Master of Arts in Language Studies (HKBU Faculty of Arts), the three-day symposium combined two keynote lectures by Professor Sarangi with face-to-face afternoon consultations allowing RPg conference attendees from HKBU and other area institutions to receive constructive advice on their on-going research.

Conference organiser, Jesse Yip Wai-chi (HKBU), commented, “As a discourse analyst, I am keen on conducting research related to health communication… and to grasp more opportunities to exchange ideas and learn from international scholars. I am extremely pleased and grateful [for] Prof. Sarangi’s two public lectures and nine individual consultation sessions for research postgraduate students. Feedback from participants has been very positive”.

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Professor Sirkant Sarangi
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Professor Mette Hjort

(January 2020)

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