Faculty
 
English Language
English Literature
Theatre Studies
ENGLISH LANGUAGE

Head of Department: Prof John Richardson
Deputy Head (English Language): Prof Bao Zhiming
Chair, Undergraduate Studies Assoc Prof Joseph Park
Chair, Graduate Studies Assoc Prof Michelle Lazar
SEP Coordinator Dr Peter Tan
USP ISM Coordinator Assoc Prof Chitra Sankaran
Seminar Coordinator Dr Yosuke Sato & Dr Anne Thell
Student Mentoring Dr Susan Ang & Dr Peter Tan

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)
• EL3209 Language, Culture, and Mind (Sem 1)

• EL5211 Contact Languages
(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
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:
• EL4254 Language, Ideology and Power (Sem 1)
• EL4253 Textual Construction of Knowledge (Sem 1)

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


LEE, LESLIE
Lecturer
PhD MA UCSanDiego BA (Hons, 1st Class) NUS

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


Currently teaching:
• EL1101E The Nature of Language (Sem 1)
• EL2201 Structure of Sentences and Meanings (Sem 2)
• EL4201 Syntax
(Sem 2)

Research interests:
• Pattern/construction-theoretic approaches to linguistics
• Interfaces between morphology, syntax, and semantics
• Phonetics and phonology of tone
• Dialectal variation
• Collaborative teaching and learning


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

Currently teaching:
• EL3207 Intro to the Neurocognition of Language (Sem 1)
• EL5206 Advanced Psycholinguistics (Sem 1)
• EL3206 Psycholinguistics (Sem 2)


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

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

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:
On study leave in Sem 1
• EL1101E/GEK1011 The Nature of Language (Sem 2)
• EL6770 Graduate Research Seminar (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)
EL5252 Language Variation and Change (Sem 2)
EL3208 Bilingualism (Sem 2)

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:
• SSA1207FC Singapore Literature in English: Selected Texts (Sem 1)
• GEK1049 Introduction to Narrative (Sem 2)
• EL4221 Narrative Structures (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
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:
• EL3203 Semantics and Pragmatics (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