Prof K K Luke
School of Humanities; President’s Chair in Linguistics,
Nanyang Technological University

K.K. Luke is President’s Chair Professor of Linguistics at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Prior to joining NTU in 2009, he was Professor at the University of Hong Kong and Head of the Department of Linguistics from 1997 to 2006. K.K. has done work on talk and interaction amongst family and friends using CA. More recently he has been leading a team of academics and clinical researchers to work on Medical CA in Singapore. His research explores the ways in which joint actions are achieved in a variety of settings through talk and ‘body language’, and is driven by the fundamental question of what makes communication possible. How are intersubjective understandings achieved in interaction and what role do linguistic and embodied practices play in that process? Among K.K.’s publications are Utterance Particles in Cantonese Conversation, Telephone Calls: Unity and Diversity in the Structure of Telephone Conversations across Languages and Cultures, and two special issues on ‘Turn-continuation in conversation’ and ‘Affiliation and Alignment in Responding Actions’ for Discourse Processes and Journal of Pragmatics respectively. K.K. is an Editor of Chinese Language and Discourse: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal and an editorial board member of several professional journals and book series.

Programme Details

Day 1 , 12 October 2023 , Thursday, 1100 – 1230hrs
Track 1A: Advances in Health Behavioural Studies