CHAN Hon-Tung Thomas 
PhD in Applied Linguistics, City University of Hong Kong 
MPhil in Applied English Linguistics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong 
Postgraduate Diploma in Education (English Language Teaching), Hong Kong Baptist University 
BA (Hons.) in Teaching English as a Second Language, City University of Hong Kong
Courses Taught
English Usage 
English Writing 
Research Interests
Genre analysis
English for academic purposes
English for specific purposes
Corpus linguistics
Citation analysis
Discourse analysis 
Selected Publications

Chan, H. T., & Kwan, S. C. (2024). Citation content in literature review sections of research articles: A cross-paradigm comparison of design science and interpretivist research in Information Systems. English for Specific Purposes, 73, 1-19. [SSCI]

Li, K. C., Wong, B. T. M., & Chan, H. T. (2024). Prediction of at-risk students using learning analytics: A literature review. In S. K. S. Cheung, F. L. Wang, N. Paoprasert, P. Charnesthikul, K. C. Li. & K. Phusavat (Eds.), Technological in Education: Innovative Practices for the New Normal (pp. 119 – 128). Springer. 

Li, K. C., Wong, T. M., & Chan, H. T. (2023). Teaching and learning innovations in distance learning in digital era: A review of literature. Frontiers in Education, 8: 1198034. 

Wong, T. M., Li, K. C., Chan, H. T., & Cheung, K. S. (2023). HyFlex learning research and practice: A longitudinal analysis. Sustainability, 15, 9699. [SSCI]

Li, K. C., Wong, T. M., & Chan, H. T. (2023). A survey of smart learning practices: contexts, benefits, and challenges. International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 34 (2), 122 – 142. 

Li, K. C., Wong, T. M., Kwan, R., Chan, H. T., Mu, M. F., & Cheung, K. S. (2023). Evaluation of hybrid learning and teaching practices: The perspectives of academics. Sustainability, 15(8), 6780. [SSCI]

Chan, H. T., & Kwan, S. C. (2022). What do researchers cite in their Literature Review Sections? An exploratory study of citations in Information Systems Research articles. Ibérica, 44, 49 – 74. [SSCI]

Chan, H. T. (2017). Book review of Flöck (2016): Requests in American and British English: A contrastive multi-method analysis. Language in Society, 46, 2-3. DOI: 10.1017/S0047404517000768. 

Chan, H. T. (2015). A corpus-based study of the expression of stance in dissertation acknowledgments. Journal of English for Academic Purposes, 20, 176 –191. [SSCI]

Conference Presentations

Chan, H. T. (2022). Narratives of Negotiating the article-compilation thesis in social sciences and humanities. A Hong Kong-based case study. Paper presented in the international Congress on English Language Education and Applied Linguistics. The Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 6 – 9 December, 2022 (with Tongle Sun & Becky Kwan) 


Chan, H. T. (2021). What do researchers cite when reviewing past research? A semantic analysis of citation use in literature reviews of Research articles in Information Systems. Paper presented in the 6th Asia-Pacific LSP & Professional Communication Association Conference. City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 3 – 5 June, 2021. (with Becky Kwan). 


Chan, H. T. (2019). What do positivist and pragmatist researchers cite? The case of behavioral and design science research in Information Systems. Paper presented in the 2019 conference for the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL). Sheraton Atlanta Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia, 9 – 12 March 2019. 


Chan, H. T. (2018). Is Online Review an emerging genre? The case of couchsurfing references. Paper presented in the 16th Asia TEFL International Conference ‘English language teaching in the changing glocalized World: Research and Praxis’. University of Macau, Macau SAR, China, 27 - 29 June, 2018 (with Cindy Yu and Belinda Ko). 


Chan, H. T. (2017). Citations in rhetorical moves: A cross-paradigm comparison of literature reviews of published research articles. Paper presented in the 2017 International Conference on Applied Linguistics: Transformation and Development: Culture, Pedagogy, and Translation. National Taipei University of Technology, 16 - 17 Nov, 2017. 


Chan, H. T. (2017). A cross-paradigm comparison of interactional metadiscourse in research article introductions. Paper presented in the Faces of English 2: Teaching and researching academic and professional English. The University of Hong Kong, 1 - 3 June, 2017. (with Becky Kwan). 


Chan, H. T. (2016). A cross-paradigm analysis of macro-structures of research articles in an applied social discipline: In search of pedagogical and research implications. Paper presented in the 11th international symposium on Teaching English at tertiary level: Rethinking ELT in higher education. Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, 9 - 10 December 2016 (with Becky Kwan).  


Chan, H. T. (2016). Nominalizations in academic writing: a study of student and expert writers’ use. Paper presented in the 4th International Conference on Foreign Language Learning and Teaching. The Language Institute of Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand, June 24 – 25, 2016.


Chan, H. T. (2016). The discourse of stance-taking in Hong Kong policy addresses. Paper presented in the 2016 Hong Kong Association for Applied Linguistics Conference. Hong Kong Polytechnic University, June 11, 2016.


Chan, H. T. (2016). Nominalizations in academic writing: A corpus-based study of L2 postgraduate writers’ use. Paper presented in the 6th International Conference on Applied Linguistics and Language Teaching. National University of Science and Technology, Taipei, Taiwan, April 15 – 16, 2016.


Chan, H. T. (2015). The Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong: Semiotic landscapes, multimodal genres, and discursive frames. Paper presented in Sociolinguistics Today and Tomorrow: Postgraduate Perspectives. University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, October 3, 2015 (with Corey Huang and Bonnie Ho). 


Chan, H. T. (2015). Sociolinguistic investigation of the attitudes of university students to Cantonese, Putonghua, and English in the context of Hong Kong. Paper presented in the 5th International Conference on English, Discourse and Intercultural Communication, Macau, June 4, 2015 (with Bonnie Ho). 


Manuscript reviewers
Asian Association of Open Universities Journal
Interactive Technology and Smart Education 
International Journal of Mobile Learning and Organization 
Journal of English for Academic Purposes