[Corpora-List] Inauguration of the Asia-Pacific Rim LSP& Professional Communication Association

egrcpce at polyu.edu.hk egrcpce at polyu.edu.hk
Fri Feb 6 03:26:41 CET 2009


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Inauguration of the Asia-Pacific Rim LSP & Professional Communication Association

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It was really exciting to see that the Asia-Pacific Rim LSP and Professional Communication Association was formally established during the Partnerships in Action: Research, Practice & Training Conference in Hong Kong, 8-10 December 2008.

Following its inauguration meeting, the following issues were further discussed:

1. The Constitution

The Constitution is being reviewed and revised. The updated version will be uploaded to the web in due course.

2. The Executive Committee

The President, Secretary/Treasurer and two members were confirmed:

President: Professor Vijay K Bhatia, Department of English, City University of Hong Kong Email: enbhatia at cityu.edu.hk

Secretary/Treasurer: Professor Winnie Cheng, Department of English & Research Centre for Professional Communication in English, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Email: egwcheng at polyu.edu.hk

Four Executive Members:

1. Professor Christopher N Candlin, Department of Linguistics, Macquarie University Email: ccandlin at optusnet.com.au

2. Professor Azirah Hashim, Faculty of Languages and Linguistics, University of Malaya Email: azirahh at um.edu.my

3. Open for Application

4. Open for Application

The Association would like to invite applications for the two available places on the Executive Committee. For application, please send a short bio-data (maximum 500 words) supported by a proposer and a seconder to the Secretary/Treasurer, via Ms Josephine Tsang, egjtsang at inet.polyu.edu.hk, by 2 March 2009. Nominated and seconded applications will be reviewed by the current members of the Executive Committee and subsequently announced.

3. Membership

With reference to Art 24. of the Constitution, the Association plans to admit several different types of members:

1. Ordinary Members Ordinary Members are full members of the Association and as such are entitled to receive all benefits of membership of the Association and to have the right to vote. Fee: US$50 for a two year membership

2. Associate/Institutional Members Associate/Institutional Members are those organisations who support the aims and objectives of the Association and wish to receive benefits of such membership, including presence at the Association's Biennial Conferences, an entitlement to reduced registration charges for up to two persons at such Conferences, and a reduced charge for any conference displays of their organisation's work. They are also entitled to be declared as such members in the various publicity media of the Association. They have the right to a single vote. Fee: US$250 for a two year membership

3. Student Members Student Members are full members of the Association and as such are entitled to receive all benefits of membership of the Association and to have the right to vote. Such members must be in fulltime registered study in a recognised tertiary institution and will be required to provide evidence of such registration on application for Student Membership. Fee: US$20 for a two year membership

4. Life Members Life Members are full members of the Association and as such are entitled to receive all benefits of membership of the Association and to have the right to vote. Fee: US$200 for life membership

5. Honorary Members Honorary Members are those distinguished persons who have been so designated as Honorary Members after a process of proposal by one or more Ordinary Members in good standing and following acceptance of the proposal by the Executive Committee of the Association. They have the right to vote. No Fee

Details about application procedures and fee paying will be announced in due course. If you have any questions, please email Ms Josephine Tsang at egjtsang at inet.polyu.edu.hk

4. 2010 Conference

The Association's Conference is organised biennially, during which the Biennial General Meeting is called. The next conference will be hosted by University of Malaya, and held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2010. Further details will be circulated from time to time.

Thank you in advance for your support to the Association!

Best Regards Winnie

Winnie CHENG (Prof) Secretary/Treasurer Asia-Pacific Rim LSP & Professional Communication Association

Director Research Centre for Professional Communication in English AG431, Department of English The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hung Hom Hong Kong

Tel.: (852) 2766-7558 Fax: (852) 2333-6569 Personal homepage: http://www.engl.polyu.edu.hk/department/academicstaff/ChengWi nnie.html Research Centre for Professional Communication in English website: http://www.engl.polyu.edu.hk/RCPCE/



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