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Bhatia, Vijay

  1. Jane Lung

Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal0086

The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

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Lung, J. 2012. Bhatia, Vijay. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2012


Vijay Kumar Bhatia is known internationally as one of the leading researchers and theorists on the subject of genres and is a renowned international author in the field of English for specific purposes. He is best known for his work in critical genre analysis of professional discourse. Over the past 44 years his specialities have grown to include discourse and critical genre analysis, legal analysis, as well as ESP and professional communication (theory and practice). He is a professor in the Department of English at the City University of Hong Kong and the founding president of the Asia-Pacific Association of LSP and Professional Communication; he is also an adjunct professor at the Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.


  • discourse analysis;
  • genre analysis;
  • language for specific purposes;
  • multilingualism