Dr Ken Tann

Lecturer

School of Business
Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
k.tann@business.uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 68131

Overview

Ken Tann is an in-house linguist at the UQ Business School. He specializes in applying linguistic and semiotic techniques to interdisciplinary research, and helps industry professionals add value to their professions through effective communication. He has supervised PhDs in education and marketing, and his analytical framework has been applied across media, forensic, education and workplace contexts. His current research includes knowledge construction in the management discipline and multimodal marketing in the fashion industry.

Research Impacts

Ken's interdisciplinary framework has been applied in a range of research across different contexts, including media, forensic studies, education and the workplace. He assisted governmental bodies in the implementation of the Australian Curriculum, and has been invited to speak at the Climate Change: Business and Organisational Responses Symposium and the English Teachers' Association of New South Wales Discovery Day.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Sydney

Publications

  • Buchanan, June St Clair, Jones, Michael L. and Tann, Ken (2017) An Analysis of Media Representation of the Australian Electronic Gaming Machine Industry. Journal of Gambling Issues, 36: 65-96. doi:10.4309/jgi.2017.36.4

  • Tann, Ken (2017). Context and meaning in the Sydney architecture of systemic functional linguistics. In Tom Bartlett and Gerard O'Grady (Ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Systemic Functional Linguistics (pp. 438-456) London, United Kingdom: Routledge. doi:10.4324/9781315413891

  • Tann, Ken (2017). Nihonjinron and the context of culture. In Elizabeth A. Thomson, Motoki Sano and Helen de Silva Joyce (Ed.), Mapping genres, mapping culture: Japanese texts in context (pp. 213-240) Amsterdam, The Netherlands: John Benjamins Publishing Company. doi:10.1075/pbns.281.09tan

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Book Chapter

  • Tann, Ken (2017). Context and meaning in the Sydney architecture of systemic functional linguistics. In Tom Bartlett and Gerard O'Grady (Ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Systemic Functional Linguistics (pp. 438-456) London, United Kingdom: Routledge. doi:10.4324/9781315413891

  • Tann, Ken (2017). Nihonjinron and the context of culture. In Elizabeth A. Thomson, Motoki Sano and Helen de Silva Joyce (Ed.), Mapping genres, mapping culture: Japanese texts in context (pp. 213-240) Amsterdam, The Netherlands: John Benjamins Publishing Company. doi:10.1075/pbns.281.09tan

  • Farrell, Lesley and Tann, Ken (2016). Negotiating the Australian curriculum: exploring institutional policy through textual analysis. In Helen de Silva Joyce (Ed.), Language at work: analysing language use in work, education, medical and museum contexts (pp. 87-107) Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

  • Van Leeuwen, Theo, Tann, Ken and Benn, Suzanne (2016). The language of collaboration: NGOs and corporations working together. In Helen de Silva Joyce (Ed.), Language at work: analysing language use in work, education, medical and museum contexts (pp. 45-66) Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Journal Article

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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