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Assistant Professor
Dr Brian King
BA, BED Calgary; MA, Leicester; PhD Vic Wellington
Assistant Professor
Dr Brian King
BA, BED Calgary; MA, Leicester; PhD Vic Wellington
PROFILE
PROFILE

Dr. Brian W. King is a critical sociolinguist who researches the discursive performance of identities and embodiments at the intersection of ethnicity, gender and sexuality. His work on these themes sits within sexuality education, healthcare communication, computer-mediated communication, and the social construction of space/place. Methodologically he draws on a number of traditions, including interactional sociolinguistics, corpus linguistics, linguistic anthropology, and critical discourse studies. Brian leads the Communicating Sex Variation Research Cluster (CSV) in the Research and Impact Initiative on Communication in Healthcare (RIICH) an interdisciplinary, international collaboration housed in HKU's Faculty of Arts (https://www.hkuriich.org). He is a member of the board of trustees of Intersex Trust Aotearoa New Zealand (ITANZ), which strives to advocate dignity, diversity and choice for people born with intersex traits (http://www.ianz.org.nz). Additionally, he is on the Editorial Board of Gender & Language journal and the Journal of Language and Sexuality, and is the Reviews Editor for the journal Language in Society. His teaching career has spanned more than 20 years across three continents and multiple sectors, with time spent teaching in Hong Kong, New Zealand, Korea, and Canada. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in recognition of attainment against the UK Professional Standards Framework for teaching and learning support in higher education.

Courses offered in 2020-2021
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Room 848, 8/F, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus
Critical sociolinguistics; Discourse analysis; Gender; Health communication (particularly in relation to intersex and differences of sexual development); Linguistic landscapes; Sexuality