PERSONAL DETAIL


DR. LAU KUI LING

Department of English Language
Faculty of Languages & Linguistics
 
  +603-79673159
  elkl@um.edu.my
 Department of English Language, Faculty of Languages & Linguistics, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, W.Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 

BIOGRAPHY


Emily Lau Kui Ling is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of English Language, Faculty of Languages and Linguistics, University of Malaya.  Her core research domains include Discourse Studies and Multimodality with a particular attention to the representations of pathologized female appearance.  Currently, her teaching of language in literary texts has fanned the flame of her interest in Literature and Stylistics.  Alongside her academic engagements, she hopes to contribute to the preservation of mother tongues, focusing on the 'Foochow' dialect. 

She welcomes research collaboration with scholars, policy makers, NGOs, Institutions and graduate/postgraduate hopefuls who would be keen to work on the aforementioned areas.


ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION
(Qualification), (Institution).



PROFESSIONAL
(Organisation), (Role), (Year), (Level).


  • QMEC, Auditor, 2016, (University)

ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES
(Role), (Level), (Start date),(End Date).


  • Document Controller, Faculty, 30/08/2019 to 30/04/2020 (TOX7002 SEMIOTICS & MULTIMODALITY is a PG Course)
  • Document Controller, Faculty, 01/01/2019 to 31/12/2019 (TQA7006 Language in English Literature is a PG Course)
  • Internal Auditor, Faculty, 21/05/2018 to 22/05/2018 (Audit Kendiri Ijazah Tinggi)
  • Wakil Perpustakaan Tetap, University Malaya, 02/05/2018 to 30/05/2020
  • Course Controller, Faculty, 11/09/2017 to 04/02/2018 (In charge of the course file - ensuring that all documents are accounted for)
  • Committee Member to prepare AUN documents for accreditation, University Malaya, 02/10/2016 to 29/09/2017 (Committee member in charge of Areas 5,6 and 7 for AUN documents for accreditation)
  • Internal Auditor, Faculty, 01/10/2016 to 30/09/2017 (Audited: 16-18 Nov 2016)
  • Document Controller, Faculty, 28/08/2016 to 10/02/2017 (Sole Course Controller and managing TCEE3111 file)
  • WAKIL TETAP KE PERPUSTAKAAN UM, University Malaya, 01/04/2016 to 30/04/2018 (Renewed position as "Wakil Tetap" for 2 years.)
  • Coordinator, Faculty, 22/02/2016 to 01/07/2016 (TCEE 3122 DISCOURSE ANALYSIS)
  • Document Controller, Faculty, 22/02/2016 to 01/07/2016 (TCEE 1320 Course Controller)
  • Faculty's Internal Auditor, Faculty, 21/10/2015 to 21/10/2016
  • WAKIL TETAP KE PERPUSTAKAAN UM, University Malaya, 10/03/2014 to 09/03/2016
  • PANEL PENILAI RANCANGAN PENYELIDKAN BIDANG CRITICAL DISCOURSE ANALYSIS, Faculty, 07/03/2014 to 06/03/2016

AREAS OF EXPERTISE
(Area).


  • Literature, Stylistics, Critical Discourse Analysis (Literature, Stylistics, Critical Discourse Analysis, Advertising, Body Image, Multimodality)


RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
(Publication).


Chapter in Book

2020
  • Lau, E.K-L., Azlin, Z.Z. & Yap, T.T. (2020). Beyond Classroom in learning Language in Literary Texts. In Teaching Language and Literature On and Off-Canon (pp. xx-xx). UM Press. 
  • Yap, T.T., Azlin, Z.Z., Vinothini, V., Lau, E.K.L (2020).Collaborative Discussion Using Padlet to enhance the teaching and learning of essay writing in Mandarin Language. In M.Y. Serpil & K. Kasim (Eds.), ICT-Based Assessment, Methods, and Programs in Tertiary Education (pp. xx-xx). IGI Global. 
  • Lau, E.K.L and Azlin, Z.Z. (2019). Integrating Authentic Resources in Teaching Language in Literary Texts. In J. M. Correoso-Rodenas (Ed.), Teaching Language and Literature On and Off-Canon (pp. xx -xx). IGI Global. 

2006
  • Lau, Emily Kui Ling (2006). Reconstructing Chinese Female Identity: Anchee Min's Katherine. In Agnes Yeow et al. (Eds), Critical Voices From Malaysia: Perspectives on English Literature. Kuala Lumpur: University of Malaya Press. 
Article in Academic Journals

2019
  • Wong, N. L. & Lau, E. K. L. (2019). Study Abroad and Behavioural Changes: The Case of Malaysian Japanese Learners. Kajian Malaysia, 37(2), 75-94. (SCOPUS-Indexed)

2018
  • Zuraidah, M.D. & Lau, E.K.L. (2018). The overweight female body in Malaysian slimming advertisements: Problem and Solution. Social Semiotics 28(1), 1-17. (ISI-Indexed)

2016
  • Lau, K. L. (2016). Problematizing Femininity in Slimming Advertisements. Pertanika Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, 24(4), 1627-1650. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Wong, N.L. & Lau, K.L. Voices of third generation Malaysian: Malaysian or Malaysian Indian. Sarjana, 31(1), 45-54. (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)
  • Lau, E. K. L. (2016). Anchee Min’s "Becoming Madame Mao" and the Self-Constructed Heroine. Asiatic: IIUM Journal of English Language and Literature, 10(2), 198-214. (ISI-Indexed)

2015
  • Lau, Emily Kui Ling. 2015. Interactive Meaning Potentials In Weight-Loss Web-Advertising: The Female Body In Crisis. Kritika Kultura 25 : 4-25. (ISI-Indexed)

2013
  • Lau, K. L. & Zuraidah, D. 2013. Fat stigmatisation in slimming advertisements in Malaysia. The Journal of the South East Asia Research centre for Communication and Humanities, 5(2):1-14. (SCOPUS-Indexed)

AREAS OF RESEARCH
(Project title), (Role), (From)-(Until), (Level), (Source).


  • Developing a Malaysian Model of Primary Care Consultations, Others, 2019 - 2021, Private Funding, (National)
  • Role Of Sports And Psychosocial Factors In Defining Wellbeing Of Malaysian Para-badminton Players, Consultant, 2019 - 2020, International Funding, (International)
  • A Picture Speaks a Thousand Words: Illustrating Chitty Malacca Traditional Wedding Rituals, Consultant, 2019 - 2021, RU Geran - Fakulti Program, (National)
  • Beyond Classroom In Learning Language In Literary Texts, Principal Investigator(PI), 2018 - 2019, RU Geran - ADEC, (National)
  • Representation of Displacement in Poetry, Principal Investigator(PI), 2018 - 2020, RU Operation, (National)
  • Beyond Classroom in Language Learning of Literary Texts, Principal Investigator(PI), 2018 - 2019, RU Operation, (National)
  • Representation of Displacement in Poetry, Principal Investigator(PI), 2018 - 2020, RU Geran - Fakulti Program, (National)
  • Searching for home at home: Personal narratives of the stateless in Malaysia, Consultant, 2017 - 2020, Bantuan Kecil Penyelidikan (BKP), (National)
  • THE IMPACT OF READING GRAPHIC NOVEL ON ESL LEARNERS' READING COMPREHENSION, Principal Investigator(PI), 2016 - 2017, Postgraduate Research Grant (PPP) - Course & Disertation, (National)
  • Malaysian "Orang Asli" women perception of their body image, Principal Investigator(PI), 2015 - 2017, Bantuan Kecil Penyelidikan (BKP), (National)
  • Investigating The Effects Of Studying Abroad On The Enhancement Of Japanese Language Learning And Japanese Culture Acquisition Among Malaysian Japanese Languag Learners, Consultant, 2015 - 2017, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG) - HNE (Humanities & Ethics), (University)
  • Malaysian "Orang Asli" Women's Perception of their Body Image, Principal Investigator(PI), 2015 - 2017, BKP, (National)
  • The discursive and visual represntations of Health Tourism in Malaysia., Co-Investigator, 2013 - 2016, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG), (National)
  • The Discursive And Visual Representations Of Health Tourism In Malaysia, Consultant, 2013 - 2016, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG Programme) - SBS (Equitable Society), (University)
  • Delta Sungai Sarawak: Dinamik, Petempatan dan Sosio-budaya, Co-Investigator, 2013 - 2016, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG), (National)

CONSULTATION PROJECT/CONSULTANCY
(Project title), (Role), (From)-(Until), (Organisation).


  • Literary Stylistics for Effective Communication, 2019-2019, Bank Negara
  • Meet-the-Author, 2019-2019, Freelance Writer
  • Reviewed journal article entitled, "Appraisal System in Bandung, the City of Pigs"., 2019-2019, UPM PERTANIKA
  • EXAMINER: METAPHORS IN THE REPORTING OF LOTTERY WINNERS IN MALAYSIAN NEWS ARTICLES, 2017-2017, Faculty of Languages and Linguistics
  • "TAKING CSR ONLINE: MULTIMODAL DISCLOSURE IN MALAYSIAN CORPORATE WEBSITES", 2017-2017, UNIVERSITI PUTRA MALAYSIA
  • "Singapore in Malaysia: An Examination of Argument Structures in a Malaysian History Textbook", 2017-2017, USM

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
(Name of Award), (Awarding Institution), (Year Awarded), (Level).


  • Silver Award, International Learning Improvement and Teaching Enhancement Conference (Litec), Adec, University of Malaya, 2019, (International)
  • Certificate of Excellent Service, University Malaya, 2005, (University)

PRESENTATIONS
(Title), (Event), (Date Presented), (Organiser), (Level).


EVENT ORGANISER
  • Nil, 5th University of malaya International Conference on Discourse and Society 2015: Discourse and Identity in Asia, 2015-11-14 to 2015-11-16, Faculty of Languages and Linguistics, University of Malaya, (International)
POSTER
  • MALAYSIAN ORANG ASLI WOMEN: PERCEPTION OF THEIR BODY IMAGE, FACULTY OF LANGUAGES AND LINGUISTICS' RESEARCH EXPO 2016, 2016-05-27 to 2016-05-27, POSTGRAD & RESEACH DEVELOPMENT OFFICES, FACULTY OF LANGUAGES AND LINGUISTICS, (University)
PRESENTER
  • Literature Review, PhD Research Methodology Workshop, 2017-02-28 to 2017-02-28, Postgraduate Office, (Faculty)
  • Beyond Classroom in learning Language in Literary Texts, International Learning Improvement & Teaching Enhancement Conference, 2019-04-24 to 2019-04-25, ADeC, University of Malaya, (International)
OTHERS
  • nil, 3rd International Conference on Applied Linguistics and Professional Practice (ALAPP 2013): Collaborating across Disciplinary and Professional Boundaries, 2013-12-12 to 2013-12-14, The Faculty of Languages and Linguistics and the Humanities and Ethics Research Cluster, University of Malaya, (International)

EXPERT LINKAGES
(Linkages Description), (Organisation), (Year of Involvement), (Duration), (Level).


  • Research on Para-Olympic Participants, BWF, 2019, 2, (International)

EXPERT/TECHNICAL CONTRIBUTIONS
(Activity), (Organisation), (Role), (From)-(Until), (Level).


  • Workshop: Learning Literary Stylistics For Effective Communication, BANK NEGARA MALAYSIA, Facilitator, 2019-2019, (National)
  • Workshop: Meet-the-Author, Freelance Writer, Coordinator, 2019-2019, (University)
  • Review a journal article entitled, "Appraisal System in Bandung, the City of Pigs"., UPM PERTANIKA, Reviewer, 2019-2019, (National)
  • PhD Examiner: A CRITICAL DISCOURSE ANALYSIS OF THE REPRESENTATIONS OF SEX TRAFFICKING VICTIMS IN MALAYSIA, Thesis, University of Malaya, Internal Examiner, 2018, (University)
  • Reviewed an article entitled, "Taking CSR online: Multimodal disclosure in Malaysian corporate websites", in Pertanika Journal 2018, UPM, Manuscript Reviewer, 2018, (National)
  • Reviewer (International): A Corpus Based Stylistics Analysis of Adiga's "The White Tiger"., ELF Journal , 2018, PAKISTAN, Reviewer Of Manuscript, 2018, (International)
  • PhD Examiner: THE RHETORIC OF “FAITH” IN THE MEDIA REPRESENTATION OF FOOTBALL IN MALAYSIA, Thesis 2018, University of Malaya, Internal Examiner, 2018, (University)

EVALUATION ACTIVITIES
(Description), (Evaluation Activity),(Year).


  • Examiner: A STUDY OF "CHINESE-NESS" IN EILEEN CHANG'S ENGLISH NOVEL, THE FALL OF THE PAGODA, Thesis ,  (2019 - 2019)
  • Examiner: INTERTEXTUALITY IN THE SOCIO-CULTURAL ELEMENTS OF HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE, Thesis ,  (2019 - 2019)
  • Examiner: METAPHORS IN THE REPORTING OF LOTTERY WINNERS IN MALAYSIAN NEWS ARTICLES, Thesis ,  (2019 - 2019)
  • Examiner: VISUAL REPRESENTATIONS OF IRAQI REFUGEES IN DEUTSCHE WELLE, Thesis ,  (2018 - 2018)
  • Examiner: MULTIMODALITY IN THE FRONT COVERS OF CHICK-LIT BOOKS, Thesis ,  (2018 - 2018)
  • Reviewer (International): A Corpus Based Stylistics Analysis of Adiga's "The White Tiger"., Article In Journal ,  (2018 - 2018)
  • Reviewed an article entitled, "Taking CSR online: Multimodal disclosure in Malaysian corporate websites"., Article In Journal ,  (2017 - 2018)
  • Reviewed an article entitled, "Risk communication, trust and politics: Discourse analysis on radio frequency (RF) exposure in Malaysia.", Article In Journal ,  (2016 - 2016)
  • Reviewed an article entitled, "The expulsion of Singapore in a Malaysian history textbook: An examination of argument structure.", Article In Journal ,  (2016 - 2016)
  • Examiner: HEROIC REPRESENTATION IN THE CITATIONS OF THE MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENTS, Thesis ,  (2016 - 2016)
  • Examiner: THE DISCURSIVE REPRESENTATION OF THE USE OF ENGLISH ON FACEBOOK, Thesis ,  (2013 - 2018)
  • Examiner: "Perhubungan intersemiotik dari segi makna interpersonal dalam buku bergambar Bahasa Cina." (M.L.), Thesis ,  (2012 - 2014)
  • Examiner: "Komposisi sebagai elemen pemberi maklumat dalam teks multimodal kad permainan Jepun." (M.L.), Thesis ,  (2012 - 2015)
  • Examiner: "Conceptualizing Modesty in Muslimah Magazine: A Multimodal Perspective." (MESL), Thesis ,  (2011 - 2015)
  • Examiner: "Intertextuality in Avatar: The Last Airbender." (MESL), Thesis ,  (2011 - 2014)
  • Examiner: "Inter-semiotic Cohesion Analysis of Multimodal Elements in Iranian English Textbooks.", Thesis ,  (2011 - 2014)
  • PhD Examiner: THE RHETORIC OF “FAITH” IN THE MEDIA REPRESENTATION OF FOOTBALL IN MALAYSIA, Thesis ,  (2011 - 2018)
  • PhD Examiner: A CRITICAL DISCOURSE ANALYSIS OF THE REPRESENTATIONS OF SEX TRAFFICKING VICTIMS IN MALAYSIA, Thesis ,  (2011 - 2018)
  • Examiner: "The Discursive Construction of Hudud in Malaysian Blogs." (MESL), Thesis ,  (2010 - 2015)
  • Examiner: "Self-Other Representation of Sex Workers in Malaysia." (MESL), Thesis ,  (2010 - 2015)
  • Examiner: "Analysis Multimodal Kartun Editorial Suratkhabar Bahasa Tamil." (MMLS), Thesis ,  (2010 - 2015)
  • Language use and gender representation in children's picture books by Malaysian authors., Project ,  (2009 - 2015)

CONTRIBUTION TO SOCIETY
(Contribution To Society), (Level), (Start Date), (End Date).


  • BFM HEALTH AND LIVING JUNIOR 2019, (Community), 05/10/2019 until 05/10/2019
  • Healthy Ageing by BFM, (Community), 27/07/2019 until 27/07/2019
  • Hot & Cold Charity Run - in support of Malaysian AIDS Foundation , (University), 16/07/2017 until 16/07/2017
  • Joint Management Committee member of SS2 Ameera Residences - a committee board to combat issues pertaining to safety, cleanliness, mosquitoes prevention and so forth., (Community), 01/03/2016 until 01/03/2019
  • Chairing UMDS 2015, (Ptj), 14/12/2015 until 16/12/2015
  • Volunteer: Blood Donation Campaign in Sunway Giza Mall, Kota Damansara, (Community), 04/04/2015 until 04/04/2015
  • Jane Austen Arts Festival - Food Catering Committee Member, (University), 08/12/2014 until 11/12/2014
  • Panel member for 5th FLL Postgraduate research conference, (Ptj), 28/11/2014 until 29/11/2014

SUPERVISION


POST GRADUATE STUDENT
(Name of Degree), (Name of Candidates), (Title of Thesis), (Academic Session)

Ongoing
  • Master Degree, Anis Athira Syahirah Binti Saifuddin, Infoxication in Health Products' Advertisements., 2019/2020
  • Master Degree, Dhineswary, Penilaian kod kod budaya dalam latar filem 'Jagat', 2019/2020
  • Master Degree, Nurul Syahirah Binti Md Noor, Inclusivity in Baby Milk Products Advertisements., 2019/2020
  • Master Degree, Sumaiya Azman, Stylistic Analysis of Female Empowerment in Selected Short Stories from The Principal Girl: Feminist Tales from Asia, 2018/2019
  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Shazna Bt. Abu Bakar, A Multimodal Discourse Analysis of Gender Representation in Popular Malay Television Dramas, 2018/2019
  • Master Degree, Wong Chih Khuan, A NEEDS ANALYSIS OF THE COMMUNICATIVE CHALLENGES IN MANDARIN FACED BY MALAYSIAN HOTEL ATTENDANTS WITH CHINESE TOURISTS, 2015/2016
  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Kosiah Samaeyee, Representations of Muslims in Thai newspapers: CDA of the unrest in Southern Thailand between 2011-2014, 2012/2013

Completed
  • Master Degree, Fauzi Kamarruddin, A DISCOURSE ANALYSIS OF A MALAYSIAN AESTHETIC SURGICAL WEBSITE, 2018/2019
  • Master Degree, Tan Chuin Hwa, A DISCOURSE ANALYSIS OF AIRLINE JOB ADVERTISEMENTS IN MALAYSIA, 2017/2018
  • Master Degree, Tan Swee Ching, Representasi kasih sayang dan kesetiaan dalam filem 'Hachiko Monogatari' Satu analisa semiotik, 2016/2017
  • Master Degree, Nadia Bt Mohd Dani Goh, THE IMPACT OF GRAPHIC NOVEL ON MALAYSIAN SECONDARY SCHOOLS ESL LEARNERS' READING COMPREHENSION, 2015/2016
  • Master Degree, Tay Chin Huey, PENGGUNAAN UNSUR WARNA DALAM SIMPULAN BAHASA CINA, 2015/2016
  • Master Degree, Fatemeh Moghadam, AN ANALYSIS OF TRINITIES IN ALI SHARIATI'S SPEECHES, 2014/2015
FIRST DEGREE/DIPLOMA/PRE-DEGREE
(Course Title), (Academic Session), (No. of Candidates)

Completed
  • A Systemic Functional Linguistics perspective of Michelle Obama's speech at the 2012 Democratic National Convention, 2016/2017, 1
  • THE HUMANISED PORTRAYAL OF THE IGBO-HAUSA CONFLICTS IN CHINMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE'S "A PRIVATE EXPERIENCE": A LINGUISTIC PERSPECTIVE, 2015/2016, 1

TEACHING
(Course Title), (Academic Session), (No of Student), (No of Contact Hours).


POST GRADUATE
  • SEMIOTICS, 2017/2018(1), 5, 12
  • SEMIOTICS AND MULTIMODALITY, 2017/2018(1), 15, 12
  • RESEARCH METHODOLOGY, 2016/2017(1), 18, 3
FIRST DEGREE
  • LANGUAGE FOR EMPLOYMENT PURPOSES, 2017/2018(1), 21, 21
  • LANGUAGE IN LITERATURE, 2017/2018(1), 14, 42
  • ACADEMIC PROJECT, 2017/2018(1), 1, 10
  • MASTERING ENGLISH VI, 2017/2018(1), 23, 42
  • ACADEMIC PROJECT, 2016/2017(1), 1, 12
  • MASTERING ENGLISH VI, 2016/2017(1), 25, 42
  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE SKILLS FOR LAW I, 2016/2017(1), 31, 56
  • LANGUAGE IN LITERATURE, 2016/2017(1), 12, 42
  • DISCOURSE ANALYSIS, 2015/2016(2), 10, 18
  • LANGUAGE IN LITERATURE, 2015/2016(1), 10, 0
  • ACADEMIC PROJECT, 2015/2016(2), 1, 21
  • ORAL SKILLS FOR LAW II, 2015/2016(2), 16, 28
  • COMMUNICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT, 2015/2016(2), 31, 84
  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE SKILLS FOR LAW I, 2014/2015(1), 40, 0
  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE SKILLS FOR LAW II, 2014/2015(2), 42, 0
  • LANGUAGE IN LITERATURE, 2014/2015(1), 11, 0
  • COMMUNICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT, 2014/2015(2), 13, 0
  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE SKILLS FOR LAW II, 2013/2014(2), 36, 0
  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE SKILLS FOR LAW I, 2013/2014(1), 30, 0
  • LANGUAGE IN LITERATURE, 2013/2014(3), 4, 0
  • INTRODUCTION TO CRITICAL READING IN ENGLISH, 2013/2014(2), 20, 0
  • TECHNICAL WRITING, 2012/2013(2), 21, 0
  • TECHNICAL WRITING, 2012/2013, 33, 0
  • COMMUNICATION IN ENGLISH IV, 2011/2012(2), 21, 0