Second language writing, genre, and identity: An interview with Ken Hyland

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Greg Rouault, Doshisha Women’s College of Liberal Arts
On page one of his new book, Disciplinary Identities: Individuality and Community in Academic Discourse (2012, CUP), Ken Hyland identifies himself as a middle-aged, British, vegetarian hiker. He is also Professor of Applied Linguistics and Head of the Center for Applied English Studies at Hong Kong University. His book credits as author include, Teaching and Researching Writing (2002, 2009, Pearson Longman), Second Language Writing (2003, CUP), Genre and Second Language Writing (2004, University of Michigan Press), English for Academic Purposes: An Advanced Resource Book (2006, Routledge), and Academic Discourse (2009, Continuum), along with a number of co-edited volumes such as Innovation and Change in Language Education (2013, Routledge) with Lillian Wong. He has taught in seven different countries and in addition to book chapters, his papers (see <>) have been published in the Journal of Second Language Writing, English for Specific Purposes, TESOL Quarterly, and Applied Linguistics, where he is currently co-editor.