Prof. Vijay Kumar Bhatia

After 48 years of professional work, I retired from the Department of English at the City University of Hong Kong in June 2011. Although I have retired from the institution, I continue to work for the profession. In fact, I feel that I have more freedom to work for the profession than I ever had when I was working full-time for various institutions. So I decided to establish this website to remain visible to the profession, who has given me so much in the last so many years.

Through this website I would like to make my expertise and work accessible to fellow professionals, colleagues and new researchers, in particular doctoral students, who are working on some aspects of genre theory and its applications to LSP and professional communication. The website will thus provide opportunities to interact with my fellow professionals who have shared interest in all forms of professional discourses, especially those in legal, business, advertising and news media contexts.