About Katherine

Katherine Hoi Ying Chen

Ph.D. and M.A. in Linguistics: University of Michigan

M.Phil. and B.A. (Hons) in English Studies: University of Hong Kong

Associate Professor and Director

English Language Center, University of Macau

Emails: khychen at umac.mo or khychen at gmail.com

Some papers are available for download at Academia.edu




I see language as a window to the understanding of human social relationships. My specialities in ethnography, conversation and discourse analysis give me insight into researching language in social context in Asia. My research has focused primarily on bilingualism, transnationalism, identities and ideologies in these contexts:


1. Multilingualism and Language Ideologies in Hong Kong

2. Indonesian Chinese Transnationals: Mobilities, Multilingualism, and Gender ideologies

3. Social Media Discourse and Gender Ideologies of Kong Girls (with M. Agnes Kang)



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