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Chris Tang



About me

  • ESRC funded PhD investigating the role of language, culture and ethnicity in public health communication about heatwaves and cold spells
  • Research Assistant, ‘Consumer Perceptions and Attitudes Toward EDCs and PPCPs in Drinking Water’, King’s College London, 2011-2013
  • MA in ELT and Applied Linguistics, King’s College London
  • 15 years experience as a language teacher and translator


I currently teach on the Introduction to English Language & Linguistics and Analysing English modules on the BA in English Language & Linguistics; and the Researching Digital Texts with Corpus Software module in the ESRC Doctoral Training Centre.


My research interests centre on the application of corpus and cognitive linguistic methodology and tools in public health communication, risk and disaster communication and language education contexts. Currently, I am in the final stages of an ESRC funded PhD project investigating the role of language, culture and community in the communication of warning and health advice about heatwaves and cold spells.  I have worked on two projects led by Dr Gabriella Rundblad, involving the application of linguistic theory and tools in an investigation of communication about water contaminants. Alongside Dr Clyde Ancarno, I am co-founder and coordinator of the Corpus Research in Linguistics and Beyond seminar series. In addition to my academic work, I have over 15 years experience teaching English as a foreign language, completing the Department’s MA in Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching in 2008.

For further details please see my Research Staff Profile




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