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. His analytical framework has been applied across media, forensic, education and workplace contexts. He is currently supervising PhD research in marketing, finance and aged care.

Research Interests

  • Business communication
  • Employability skills
  • Office design

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

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Book Chapter

  • Tann, Ken and Ayoko, Oluremi B. (2020). A social semiotic approach to the physical work environment. Organizational behaviour and the physical environment. (pp. 214-231) Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781315167237-12

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

  • Tann, Ken (2017). Nihonjinron and the context of culture. Mapping genres, mapping culture: Japanese texts in context. (pp. 213-240) edited by Elizabeth A. Thomson, Motoki Sano and Helen de Silva Joyce. 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. Language at work: analysing language use in work, education, medical and museum contexts. (pp. 87-107) edited by Helen de Silva Joyce. 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. Language at work: analysing language use in work, education, medical and museum contexts. (pp. 45-66) edited by Helen de Silva Joyce. Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor