Andy Kirkpatrick is Professor in Linguistics in the Department of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences at Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities.
He has lived and worked in many countries in East and Southeast Asia, including China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Myanmar and Singapore. His research interests include the development of new varieties of English in Asia and the roles of English as a lingua franca in the region, language education policy in Asia and Chinese Rhetoric. He is the author of World Englishes: Implications for ELT and International Communication (Cambridge University Press) and English as a Lingua Franca in ASEAN: a multilingual model (Hong Kong University Press). He was founding and chief editor (2012-2020) of the book series Multilingual Education, published by Springer. He is the editor of the Routledge Handbook of World Englishes, the second edition of which will be published later this year. His most recent books include the Routledge International Handbook of Language Education Policy in Asia (2019) (co-editor with Anthony J Liddicoat), Trilingual Education in Hong Kong Primary Schools (2019) (co-author with Wang Lixun) and The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Asian Varieties of English (2020) (co-editor with Kingsley Bolton and Werner Botha). His latest book ‘Is English an Asian Language?’ will be published later this year by Cambridge University Press.