Language and Linguistics Cluster



The Language and Linguistics Cluster brings together researchers from across FASS investigating the phenomenon of human language from diverse and complementary disciplinary perspectives. The cluster is organized around three main strands: Language and Cognition, Language and Logic, and Language and Society. Strand activities include regular reading groups and a seminar series in which prominent international scholars are invited to share their research and exchange ideas with the NUS community. The Cluster aims to foster new interdisciplinary collaborations and further strengthen the international reputation of NUS as a centre of excellence for the study of language, as well as to advance understanding of the rich linguistic ecology of Singapore and Southeast Asia.


Steering Committee:



 Research Keywords


Rebecca Starr

Sociolinguistics; Language Variation and Change; Multilingual Acquisition

English Language & Literature

Ben Blumson

Philosophy of Language; Philosophy of Mind; Aesthetics



Leher Singh

Bilingualism; Child Language Acquisition; Infant Speech Perception


Michael Yoshitaka Erlewine

Linguistic Theory; Syntax; Semantics; Fieldwork; Languages of Southeast Asia

English Language & Literature


Tham Shiao Wei

Lexical Semantics; Mandarin Chinese; Motion Verbs; Change of State; Result Encoding; Agentivity

Chinese Studies

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Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
National University of Singapore
The Shaw Foundation Building, Block AS7, Level 6
5 Arts Link, Singapore 117570

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Dean's Office, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences National University of Singapore

  • Add: The Shaw Foundation Building, Block AS7, Level 5
  • 5 Arts Link, Singapore 117570
  • Level 5 (Undergraduate) & Level 6 (Graduate)
  • Fax: +65 6777 0751
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