Biography

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Dr. Hanita Hassan is a senior lecturer and she is currently the Head of Research Group (RG) – Language and Communication in Society or in short LCS – and Postgraduate Programme Coordinator (MPhil and Ph.D) of Language Academy. Among books written by her are Multimodal Communication of Corporate Website Design, New Perspectives in Language and Communication Research and English for Career Search.  Her book on Multimodal Communication of Corporate Website Design won the Original Book Award, UTM in 2012.  She is an editor for LSP International Journal.  Her research interests include Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL), multimodality, discourse analysis and ELT methodology.  She has presented papers at several international conferences, and some of the papers are The Use of Mutlimodal Modes in Representing ‘1Malaysia’ presented at 39th International Systemic Functional Congress 2012 in University of Technology Sydney, Australia and The Roles of Media in Realising ‘Unity in Diversity’ at International Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Society 2012 in Jeju Island, South Korea, of which this paper won the Best Paper Award.  She is currently working on a research project entitled  ‘A Tourism and Hospitality Communication Framework: Realising the World Class Tourism and Culture Destination through Language’  sponsored by Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS) by the Ministry of Education.