Service to the Scholarly Community

International Research Community Work and Leadership

  • Director-at-Large (elected), Executive Board, International Society for Language Studies (ISLS), 2010–2013; 2013–2016 (re-elected); 2016–2019 (re-elected)
  • Member, Scientific Committee, the 2nd Postgraduate Conference in Sociolinguistics, 2017
  • Member, Academic Programme Sub-committee, Crossroads—International Conference on Cultural Studies, 2010.
  • External Judge, British Association of Applied Linguistics (BAAL) Book Prize, 2009
  • Member-at-Large (elected), Executive Committee, American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL), 2006–2009
  • Member, TESOL Research Standing Committee, 2006–2010
  • External Judge, The TESOL Research Interest Section/Thomson Heinle Distinguished Research Award, 2006
  • Advisor to the Organizing Committee, Second International Conference On Gender Equity Education, 2006
  • Chair, Nominating Committee, International Society for Language Studies (ISLS), 2005–2006
  • Chair, Nominating Committee, American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL), 2004–2005
  • Member, Nominating Committee, American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL), 2003–2004
  • Treasurer-Secretary, International Society for Language Studies, 2003–2006
  • Abstracts Reviews Coordinator, Foreign Language Education and Teacher Education Strand, AILA Conference, 2005

Journal Editor, Reviewer, and Editorial Board Member

  • Editorial Board Advisory Member, Classroom Discourse (Indexed in Web of Science and Scorpus), 2017–present
  • Editorial Board Advisory Member, World Englishes (ISI Journal Citation Reports), 2017–2020
  • Editorial Board Advisory Member, TESOL Quarterly (Indexed in SSCI), 2005–2008; 2014–2017
  • Editorial Board Advisory Member, Applied Linguistics (Indexed in SSCI and SCOPUS), 2009–2018
  • Editorial Board Advisory MemberBritish Educational Research Journal (Indexed in SSCI), 2008–2015
  • Editorial Board Advisory MemberInternational Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2005–2018
  • Editorial Board Advisory MemberLanguage and Education (Indexed in SCOPUS), 2006–2018
  • Editorial Board Advisory Member, Journal of Critical Discourse Studies, 2004–2018
  • Editorial Board Advisory Member, Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 2003–2018
  • Editorial Board Advisory Member, International Multilingual Research Journal, 2006–2013
  • Editorial Board Advisory Member, Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2005–2018
  • Editorial Board Advisory Member, Asian Journal of English Language Teaching, 2005–2018
  • Editorial Board Advisory Member, Journal of Asia TEFL, 2010–2018
  • Review Board MemberEnglish Teaching: Practice and Critique (Indexed in ISI, SCOPUS, SSCI, ERIC), 2015–2018
  • Editorial Board Advisory MemberPedagogies, 2005–2013
  • Editorial Board Advisory MemberEducation Journal, 2005–2018
  • Editorial Board Advisory Member, Asian Journal of Communication, 2010–2020
  • Editorial Board Advisory Member, Pragmatics and Society, 2009–2018
  • Associate Editor, Linguistics and Education (Indexed in SCOPUS), 2006–2011
  • Member, TESOL Quarterly Editor Search Committee, 2007–2008

Occasional Reviewer for Journals

  • Modern Language Journal
  • Language, Culture and Curriculum
  • Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies
  • Canadian Modern Language Review
  • Chinese Journal of Communication and Society
  • Asian Pacific Journal of Language in Education

Professional Membership

  • International Society for Language Studies
  • The Linguistic Society of Hong Kong
  • TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) 
  • AAAL (American Association of Applied Linguistics)  

Reviewer of Book Proposals/Manuscripts

  • Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, California, USA
  • Multilingual Matters, Clevedon, UK
  • Lawrence Erlbaum, Mahwah, New Jersey, USA
  • Mouton de Gruyter, Berlin, Germany
  • Routledge, London, UK
  • Springer Publishing 

Reviewer of Research Proposals 

  • National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF), Global Research Network Program. (July 2017)
  • Hong Kong General Research Grants (GRF) (May 2009; April 2012; April 2013)
  • Austrian Science Fund (Humanities and Social Sciences), Austria (August 2012)
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (Jan 2009; Jan 2012)