Faculty
 
English Language
English Literature
Theatre Studies
ENGLISH LANGUAGE

Head of Department: Prof Lionel Wee
Coordinators:  
Student Exchange Programme: Assoc Prof Joseph Park
Undergraduate: Assoc Prof Joseph Park
Honours: Dr Peter Tan
Graduate: Assoc Prof Ismail Talib (MA by coursework)
Prof Lionel Wee (MA by research and PhD)

BAO, ZHIMING
Professor
PhD MIT

Tel: 65-6516-7833
Office: AS5-05-20
E-mail: ellbaozm {at} nus.edu.sg


Web pages:
http://profile.nus.edu.sg/fass/ellbaozm
http://courses.nus.edu.sg/course/ellbaozm/


Currently teaching:
• EL2202 The Sound System of English (Sem 1)
• EL5202 The Grammar of Modern English (Sem 1)

• EL3202 Phonetics and Phonology (Sem 2)

Research interests:
• Contact linguistics – theories of creole genesis
• Theoretical linguistics – tone, accent, and stress


CHNG, HUANG HOON
Associate Professor & Associate Provost (Undergrad Education), Office of the Provost
PhD Texas(Austin), MA BA (Hons) NUS

Tel: 65-6516-3924
Office: AS5-06-03
E-mail: ellchh {at} nus.edu.sg

Web page:
http://profile.nus.edu.sg/fass/ellchh

Research interests:
• Language, gender, ideology and law
• Textual analysis in the tradition of critical discourse analysis
• Construction of identities

HIRAMOTO, MIE
Assistant Professor
PhD MA BA Hawaii Manoa

Tel: 65-6516-3932
Office: AS5-05-08
E-mail: ellmh {at} nus.edu.sg

Web page:
http://profile.nus.edu.sg/fass/ellmh

Currently teaching:
• EL3211 Language in Contact (Sem 1)
• EL4253 Language, Gender and Text (Sem 1)

• EL3258 The Sociolinguistics of Humour: Jokes & Comedies (Sem 2)

Research interests:
• Contact linguistics - koeineization, second dialect acquisition, pidgins and creoles
• Language, gender and sexuality - construction of identity and power


LAZAR, MICHELLE M
Associate Professor & Assistant Dean, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
PhD Lanc., MA BA (Hons) NUS

Tel: 65-6516-3700
Office: AS5-03-12
E-mail: ellmml {at} nus.edu.sg

Web page:
http://profile.nus.edu.sg/fass/ellmml

Currently teaching:
• EL3254 Media, Discourse and Society (Sem 1)
• EL4254 Language, Ideology and Power (Sem 2)

Research interests:
• Critical Discourse Analysis
• Multimodality (special interest in Visual Semiotics)
• Gender and Feminism
• Media Discourse
• Political Discourse


LEE, NALA HUIYING
Teaching Assistant
MA BA (Hons) NUS

E-mail: elllhn {at} nus.edu.sg


On NUS-Overseas Graduate Scholarship pursuing PhD programme at University of Hawaii at Manoa



OH, TOMASINA
Associate Professor
PhD MPhil Camb., BA Sci. U.Malaysia

Tel: 65-6516-6125
Office: AS5-05-21
E-mail: elltmoss {at} nus.edu.sg

Web page:
http://profile.nus.edu.sg/fass/elltmoss

On leave

Research interests:
• Spoken language impairments, Bilingual aphasia
• Language and the brain
• Construction of assessments for patients with language impairment


ONG, JUSTINA
Lecturer
PhD NIE NTU, MA NUS, BA NUS

Tel: 65-6516-6042
Office: AS5-05-11
E-mail: elljo {at} nus.edu.sg

Currently teaching:
• EL4880B Exploring Second Language Writing (Sem 1)
• EL5251 Approaches to Discourse (Sem 1)
• EL3880F Foundations in Applied Linguistics (Sem 2)
• EL5880B Second Language Writing (Sem 2)

Research interests:
• Second Language Writing
• Second Language Acquisition
• Cognitive Psychology in Writing

OOI, VINCENT B Y
Associate Professor & Assistant Dean, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
PhD Lanc., MA BA (Hons) NUS

Tel: 65-6516-6032
Office: AS5-05-12
E-mail: vinceooi {at} nus.edu.sg

Web pages:
http://courses.nus.edu.sg/course/ellooiby
http://profile.nus.edu.sg/fass/ellooiby

Currently teaching:
• EL3216 Language and the Internet (Sem 1)

• EL4216 Lexicology and Lexicography (Sem 2)
• GEK1059 Investigating Standard English (Sem 2)

Research interests:
• Corpus-based language studies and linguistic computing
• Lexicology and lexicography
• Computer-mediated communication and the World Wide Web
• Asian varieties of English and business discourse


PAKIR, ANNE
Associate Professor & Director, International Relations Office (IRO)
PhD Hawaii, MA UC Berkeley, BA (Hons) DipEd Univ of Singapore

Tel: 65-6516-6040
Office: AS5-05-24
E-mail: ellannep {at} nus.edu.sg

Web page:
http://profile.nus.edu.sg/fass/ellannep

Research interests:
• Language Policy; Language Planning
• World Englishes; English in Southeast Asia
• Baba Malay


PARK, JOSEPH SUNG-YUL
Assoc Professor
PhD UC Santa Barbara, MA Texas (Arlington), MS Hanyang (Korea), BS Seoul National University

Tel: 65-6516-6043
Office: AS5-05-18
E-mail: ellpjs {at} nus.edu.sg

Web page:
http://profile.nus.edu.sg/fass/ellpjs

Currently teaching:
• EL2251 Social Variation in English (Sem 1)
• EL4255 English as a World Language (Sem 2)
• EL5250 Sociolinguistic Argumentation (Sem 2)

Research interests:
• Language ideology; linguistic construction of identity
• Language & globalisation; English as an international language
• Discourse analysis; conversation analysis; interactional linguistics


SATO, YOSUKE
Assistant Professor
PhD MA (Ling) Arizona, MA Tohoku, BA Niigata

Tel: 65-6516-4088
Office: AS5-05-05
E-mail: ellys {at} nus.edu.sg

Web page:
http://profile.nus.edu.sg/fass/ellys/index.htm

Currently teaching:
• EL3201 Morphology and Syntax (Sem 1)
• EL6770 Graduate Research Seminar (Sem 1)
• EL1101E/GEK1011 The Nature of Language (Sem 2)

Research interests:
• Syntax, Morphology, Semantics, Interfaces
• Austronesian (Indonesian, Javanese), Altaic (Japanese , Korean)
• Linguistic Anthropology, Sentence Processing, Cognition


STARR, REBECCA LURIE
Assistant Professor
PhD Stanford, BA Harvard

Tel: 65-6516-3928
Office: AS5-05-30
E-mail: ellsrl {at} nus.edu.sg


Web page: http://www.subjacency.com

Currently teaching:
• EL
1101E/ GEK1011 The Nature of Language (Sem 1) tutoring

Research interests:

Variation in Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese, Korean, and English
Bilingualism and language variation in schools
Construction and performance of styles in media


TALIB, ISMAIL S
Associate Professor
PhD E.Anglia, MA NUS, BA (Hons) Univ of Singapore

Tel: 65-6516-6045
Office: AS5-03-04
E-mail: ellibst {at} nus.edu.sg

Web page:
http://profile.nus.edu.sg/fass/ellibst
http://courses.nus.edu.sg/course/ellibst/index.html

Currently teaching:
• GEK1049 Introduction to Narrative (Sem 1)
• EL4221 Narrative Structures (Sem 1)
• SSA1207 Singapore Literature in English: Selected Texts (Sem 2)

Research interests:
• Narratology; Stylistics
• Postcolonial theory ; Postcolonial literatures and Singapore literature in English

 

TAN, PETER KOK WAN
Senior Lecturer
PhD Edin., BA (Hons) Univ of Malaya

Tel: 65-6516-6038
Office: AS5-06-04
E-mail: elltankw {at} nus.edu.sg

Web pages:
http://profile.nus.edu.sg/fass/elltankw
http://courses.nus.edu.sg/course/elltankw

Currently teaching:
• GEM1031 The Study of Names (Sem 1)
• EL4252 Interactional Discourse (Sem 1)
• EL2211 Historical Variation in English (Sem 2)
• TS4213 Stylistics of Drama (Sem 2)

Research interests:
• Literary stylistics
• Conversation analysis; Discourse analysis and pragmatics
• History and development of English, especially in Singapore and Malaysia


WEE, LIONEL H A
Professor & Head of Department
PhD UC Berkeley. MA BA (Hons) NUS

Tel: 65-6516-6047
Office: AS5-03-16
E-mail: ellweeha {at} nus.edu.sg

Web pages:
http://profile.nus.edu.sg/fass/ellweeha

Currently teaching:
• GEK1063 The Singlish Controversy (Sem 1)
• EL3252 Language Planning and Policy (Sem 2)

Research interests:
• Cognitive linguistics, especially metaphor and metonymy
• Language policy and language planning; Political discourse
• Structure of Malay, Singapore English