Dr GUO, Songdan Nancy
LO, Man-keung Jack <br>羅文強

Lecturer 講師

BA (BUAA); MA [PolyU(H.K.)];PhD [PolyU(H.K.)]
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Teaching and Scholarly Interests
  • Linguistics;
  • Language and Communication;
  • English/Chinese for Business Communication;
  • Organizational Communication;
  • Language Education;
  • Discourse Analysis;
  • Multisemiotic Studies;
  • Systemic Functional Linguistics

Research-Scholarly Outputs


Dr. Nancy Guo joined PolyU SPEED in 2014. Prior to joining PolyU SPEED, she has been a Visiting Lecturer in Department of English, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University for almost five years, where she have taught more than seven different subjects in relation with general English, semantics, discourse analysis, English language education, English for visual arts, and English for business communication. She also had solid experiences of teaching Putonghua to Cantonese and non-local students.

Nancy obtained her Doctor of Philosophy in Linguistics from PolyU (2015), Master of Arts with Distinction in English Language Teaching from PolyU (2009), and Bachelor of Arts in English from Beihang University (BUAA) (2004). Her research interests include language education, material design, literacy development, language and communication and multisemiotic studies. She has also participated in various local and international research projects on language education and multisemiotic studies. Her major publications include Infusing multiliteracies into English language curriculum: The visual construction of knowledge in English textbooks from an ontogenetic perspective, in Linguistics and Education, 31, 115–129; and Ontogenetic analysis of college English textbooks in China -- a systemic-functional perspective, in David Qian & Li Lan (Eds), Teaching and Learning English in East Asian Universities: Global Visions and Local Practice (pp. 360-376). London: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Academic Awards:

2010 - 2013 Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme, offered by the Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong.
2008 - 2008 Entry Scholarship for Master of Arts in English Language Teaching, offered by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
2007 - 2007 National Scholarship of China, offered by Ministry of Education of China.