Vijay K. Bathia

Vijay Bhatia is the CEO and Academic Director of ESP Communication Services. He is also the founding President of the LSP and Professional Communication Association for Asia-Pacific. He retired as Professor from the Department of English, City University of Hong Kong. Some of his recent research projects include Analyzing Genrebending in Corporate Disclosure Documents, and International Arbitration Practice: A Discourse Analytical Study, in which he led research teams from more than 20 countries. His research interests include Critical Genre Analysis, academic and professional discourses in legal, business, newspaper, and promotional contexts; ESP and Professional Communication; simplification of legal and other public documents; intercultural and cross-disciplinary variations in professional genres. He has more than 150 publications to his credit, which include journal articles, book chapters, edited volumes, and individually written books. Two of his books, Analysing Genre: Language Use in Professional Settings and Worlds of Written Discourse: A Genre-based View, are widely used in genre theory and practice. He has made over 200 conference presentations, over 70 of which were keynotes or plenaries.