KANG Munkyung Agnes, Prof.

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Agnes Kang received her PhD in linguistics from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2000. She previously taught at the University of Hong Kong before joining Lingnan University in 2014. Her interdisciplinary research focuses on areas of discourse and identity, including gender identity, and interactional sociolinguistics. She is currently collaborating (with Katherine Chen) on a series of papers on the “(Hong) Kong Girl” as part of her interest in gender ideologies circulating in media and new media. Her articles have appeared in Discourse and Society, Journal of Politeness Research, Pragmatics, and Journal of Sociolinguistics, among others, and she has contributed chapters to several volumes, including Femininity, Feminism and Gendered Discourse (Janet Holmes and Meredith Marra, eds.) and Beyond Yellow English: Toward a Linguistic Anthropology of Asian Pacific America (Angela Reyes and Adrienne Lo, eds.). She is currently the President of the International Gender and Language Association (IGALA), and some of her publications can be downloaded from: http://hku-hk.academia.edu/AgnesKang.

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Projects 2015 2019

Research Output 1998 2018

Hong Kong

Gender stereotype as a vehicle for social change? The case of the Kong girl

KANG, M. A. & CHEN, H. Y. C., 1 Jan 2017, In : Gender and Language. 11, 4, p. 460-481 22 p.

Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)

social change
Gender Stereotypes

Globalisation, modernity and enregisterment in contemporary East Asia

KANG, M. A. & HIRAMOTO, M., 2017, Gender and Language, 11, 4.

Research output: Other PublicationsSpecial issue (Editor)

Open Access

Activities 2018 2018

  • 1 Seminar / Talk / Other Presentation

The Trump Presidency from an American Studies Perspective

Dorothy WANG (Speaker), Preet HIRADHAR (Respondent), Munkyung Agnes KANG (Respondent)
6 Dec 2018

Activity: Seminar / Talk / Other Presentation