Department of English Language
Faculty of Languages & Linguistics
 Department of English Language, Faculty of Languages & Linguistics, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, W.Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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  • Pogadaev, Victor; Sheena Kaur Jaswant Singh; Doshi, Asha; Ahmad Kamil Ghazali(eds.)(2006)Hashim Yaakob. Aku Hanya Mahu Ke Seberang.Translations in 45 Languages. Kuala Lumpur: University of Malaya Press. 
Chapter in Book

  • Sheena Kaur & Maya Khemlani David. Language shift but religious maintenance: A Study of the Punjabi Sikh Community in Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. In Pandharipande, R.V., Ebsworth, M. E & David, M.K. (Eds.), Language Maintenance, Revival and Shift in the Sociology of Religion. Multilingual Matters. 

  • Lau, S.K., Ang, L.H., Kaur, S., Chin, S.M. & Hazlina Abdul Halim.2015. Analisi Kesilapan Urutan Kata Nama Bahasa Cina serta Kaedah Pengajarannya. In Che Radiah Mezah, Nor Shahila Mansor & Zaid Mohd ZinFleishman (Penyunting). Spektrum Pembelajaran Bahasa Asing, hlm. 16-38. Serdang: UPM Press. 

  • Ainun Rozana Mohd. Zaid and Sheena Kaur Jaswant Singh (2004). ¿Learning of Maths and Science in English: Focus on Orang Asli¿. Jayakaran Mukundan, Dzeelfa Zainal Abidin and Anealka Aziz Hussin (eds) ELT Matters 1. Issues in English Language Learning and Teaching. Universiti Putra Malaysia Press: Serdang, pg. 1 ¿ 7. 
  • Sheena Kaur. 2004. Information and Communications Technology in English Language Teaching in Malaysia. In David, M.K.(ed). Teaching of English in Second and Foreign Language Settings: Focus on Malaysia. Frankfurt:Peter Lang.59-77. 
Article in Academic Journals

  • Selvajothi Ramalingam & Sheena Kaur (2017). Institutional Support Factor and Language Use Pattern among Tamils in Kuching, Malaysia: A Case Study. Journal of Tamil Studies. (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)
  • Selvajothi Ramalingam & Sheena Kaur (2017). Attitude towards Tamil Language among the Tamil Kuching community. Journal of Tamil Studies. (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)

  • Salahuddin Mohd. Shamsuddin , Zuraidah Mohd Don , Mat Taib Pa & Sheena Kaur. (2014) Belief of Monotheism in Ancient and Medieval Religions of the Nations (An analytical study of Abu al-Kalām ʾĀzād's writings). October, Vol. 19, Issue 10. International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, ISSN - 2279-0837. (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)
  • Nimehchisalem, V., Yoong, D., Kaur, S., Zainuddin, S.Z., Norouzi, S., & Khalid, S. (2014). A self-assessment checklist for undergraduate students' argumentative writing. Advances in Language and Literary Studies 5(1), 65-80. (SCOPUS-Indexed)

  • Ang Lay Hoon, LAU SU KIA, Sheena Kaur, Tay Yang Lian, Hazlina Abdul Halim & Roslina Mamat. (2013). Analisis kesilapan tersalah letak kata nama bahasa Cina. In Proceeding of 4th MICFL Malaysia International Conference on Foreign Languages 2013 (pp. 1-12). Serdang: University Putra Malaysia. [CD: e-ISBN 978-967-960-343-9] (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)

  • Abbas Zare-ee & Sheena Kaur.2012. Do male undergraduates write argumentatively? Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences.46.5787-5791 (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)

  • Sheena Kaur and Muhammad Nadzri Abdul Aziz. 2004. Perceived Difficulties in the English Language Skills of Higher National Diploma Students. Issues, Practices and Challenges in Establishing a Language Learning Culture. Proceedings of the 1st International Language Learning Conference, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang.16-18 Dec 2004: 651-663. 

  • Sheena Kaur, Maya Khemlani David and Ibtisam M. H. Naji. 2003. "Language Maintenance of Language Shift among the Punjabi Sikh Community in Malaysia". In International Journal of the Sociology of Language. 

  • Sheena Kaur. 2000. "An Overview od Selected Errors in the Written English of Tamil Undergarduates". In Jurnal Pengajian India. Jilid 7/2000. 

  • The Annual International Academic Conference of IASS 2017. Toward the Exchange of Civilisations along the Silk Roads beyond “the Clash of Civilizations” (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)
List of Written Works That Have Not Been Published

  • A Corpus-Driven Contrastive Study of Girls\' and Boys\' Use of Vocabulary in their Writing in Malaysia and the United Kingdom. PhD Thesis. Lancaster University. 

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  • The Free Writing of British and Malaysian Schoolchildren: A Corpus-based Study, Corpus Linguistics Research Group, Lancaster University , 2007-06-11 to  , (University)
  • Corpus-Based Study of Gender Representation: A Case of Malaysian School Children's Writing , The Third Lancaster University Postgraduate Conference in Linguistics and Language Teaching, Lancaster University , 2008-07-03 to  , Lancaster University, (International)
  • What are little girls little boys made of? On using corpora to bridege the gap between gender constructions and ELT., International Seminar on Corpus Linguistics in Honour of John Sinclair, Granada, Spain. , 2008-09-22 to 2008-09-24, (International)
  • Towards enhancing teachers understanding of children s use of English vocabulary in written corpora of Malaysian and British school children., Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies (IVACS) 2010.Edinburgh, UK., 2010-06-18 to 2010-06-19, (International)
  • A Corpus-driven Analysis of the Content of Men's and Women's Online Magazines (Miki Yap Khai Ling and Sheena Kaur), University of Malaya conference on Discourse and Society 2012 Transforming scholarship:Setting a new agenda for research and teaching in language studies , 2012-06-27 to 2012-06-29, University of Malaya, (International)
  • Speech Patterns and Styles of Young Malaysian Metrosexuals (Mohd Khushairi Tohiar & Sheena Kaur), University of Malaya conference on Discourse and Society 2012 Transforming scholarship:Setting a new agenda for research and teaching in language studies, 2012-06-27 to 2012-06-29, University of Malaya, (International)
  • Using Spectrum for Language Courses, Teaching and Learning with Spectrum Sharing of Best Practices, 2012-07-12 to 2012-07-12, ADEC, (University)
  • Bagaimana dengan golongan OKU? : Satu Kajian Linguistik Menggunakan Pengkalan Data Korpus Bahasa Melayu DBP ("How about the OKU group?" : A Linguistics Analysis using the DBP Malay language corpus - presentation in Malay), SEMINAR SAINS KEMANUSIAAN OKU (SKOKU 2013) , 2013-05-18 to 2013-05-18, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, (National)
  • Linguistic Aspects of Medical Tourism, Tourism Focus Group Seminar , 2013-10-05 to 2013-10-05, UMRG funded project, (International)
  • The discursive and visual representations of Medical Tourism in Malaysia , Researchers' and stakeholders' seminar on current issues in medical tourism, 2013-10-31 to 2014-01-31, UMRG Project, (International)
  • Malaysian Health Tourism Resiliency Project, Research Seminar Equitable Society Research Cluster (ESCR), 2014-06-24 to 2014-06-25, Equitable Society Research Cluster, University Malaya, (University)
  • Pengaruh Faktor Etnolinguistik dalam Peralihan dan Pengekalan Bahasa dalam Kalangan Etnik Tamil di Kuching (The Influence of Ethnolinguistics Factors in Language Shift and Maintenance among the Tamil ethnic group in Kuching), 5th FLL Postgraduate Research Conference, 2014-11-28 to 2014-11-29, Faculty of Languages and Linguistics, University of Malaya, (University)
  • Institutional Support Factor and Language Use Pattern among Tamils in Kuching, Malaysia: A Case Study, All India Dravidian Linguistics Conference All India Dravidian Linguistics Conference Annamalai University India 18th to 20th June 2015 , 2015-06-18 to 2016-06-20, (International)
  • PENGARUH FAKTOR ETNOLINGUISTIK DALAM PERALIHAN DAN PENGEKALAN BAHASA DALAM KALANGAN ETNIK TAMIL DI KUCHING, 5th FLL Postgraduate Research Conference (FLL-PGRC5), 2015-11-28 to 2015-11-29, Fakulti Bahasa dan Linguistik, (National)
  • Basic English Language Communication for Support Staff, Staff Development Workshop, 2016-01-19 to 2015-08-20, STAND, (University)
  • The Experiences of Teaching and Learning English as a Foreign Language Among International Postgraduate Students, International Tertiary Education Language and Innovation Conference, 2016-08-02 to 2016-08-03, University Putra Malaysia, (International)
  • The Role of Malaysia in Promoting Excellence through Diversity in Unity among the Silk Road Countries, The 3rd General Assembly of the Silk Road Universities Network, 2017-11-08 to 2017-11-12, Silk-road Universities Network, (International)
  • Has Industrial Training Prepared Undergraduates Well for Employability?, APAIE 2018 Conference and Exhibition, 2018-03-25 to 2018-03-29, APAIE and National University of Singapore, (International)
  • Workshop for UM-Liter Application on Developing Academic Writing Skills through the Use of Flipped Classroom and Reflections, UM-Liter Workshop, 2018-05-30 to 2018-05-30, Faculty of Languages and Linguistics, (University)
  • Trends and Directions in Student Mobility in South East Asia, Asia-Pacific Association for International Education (APAIE 2019) Conference and Exhibition , 2019-03-25 to 2019-03-29, APAIE2019, (International)
  • Inclusion of Students with Disabilities in Higher Education in Malaysia, Asia-Pacific Association for International Education (APAIE 2019) Conference and Exhibition , 2019-03-25 to 2019-03-29, APAIE2019, (International)
  • English Language Challenges Faced and Convergent Strategies Used by Malaysian Nurses, 7th FLL Postgraduate Research Conference, 2019-11-30 to 2019-11-30, Faculty of Languages and Linguistics, (International)
  • Lexico-grammatical Features of High Frequency Content Words in Malaysian Polytechnic Engineering Learner Corpus, 7th FLL Postgraduate Research Conference, 2019-11-30 to 2019-11-30, Faculty of Languages and Linguistics, University of Malaya, (International)
  • Using a Semantic Tagger (WMatrix) for the Analysis of Children's Writing, Workshop on Corpus Development in Malaysia; Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai, Johor, Malaysia. , 2010-05-12 to 2010-05-13, (National)
  • WMatrix Workshop, Qatar Foundation Research Project on English Textbooks, National University of Malaysia, 2010-10-21 to 2010-10-21, (National)
  • Linguistic Sexism and Gender Role stereotyping in Qatari English Language Learning School Resources, SoLLs.lNTEC.ll Conference, 2011-05-11 to 2011-05-12, (International)
  • A Corpus-Driven Analysis of Malaysian School Children's Writing, Malaysia Corpus Research Colloquium, 2012-04-05 to 2012-04-05, Associate Prof Hajar Abdul Rahim, School of Humanities, Universiti Sains Malaysia, (National)
  • Public Speaking, English Team Building Camp, 2015-10-03 to 2015-10-03, UM Cares and SK Kelana Jaya 1, (National)
  • Oh My English, English for Support Staff, 2016-01-20 to 2016-01-21, STAND (Staff Training and Development Division), University Malaya, (University)
  • Speaking and Writing English with Confidence, Staff In-Service Course for P & P Kumpulan Pelaksana Gred 27 ke atas, 2016-04-26 to 2016-04-27, STAND (Staff Training and Development Division), (University)
  • How to Deliver Value Care to Customers, English at the Workplace, 2016-11-26 to 2016-11-27, Nursing Synergy Subang Jaya, Selangor, (National)
  • Workshop on Handling Difficult Customers, English at the Workplace, 2016-12-03 to 2016-12-04, Nursing Synergy Subang Jaya, (National)
  • Workshop on Customer Service and Communication Skills, English at the Workplace, 2017-01-14 to 2017-01-15, Nursing Synergy Subang Jaya, (National)
  • Exploring Learner Corpus Research: Insights from Two Studies, University Malaya Corpus Linguistics International Conference (UMCLIC2020), 2020-01-16 to 2020-01-16, Faculty of Languages and Linguistics, (International)
  • Health Tourism, Health Tourism Forum, 2014-11-12 to 2014-11-12, (University)
  • Corpus Linguistics, UMDS 2017, 2017-04-29 to 2017-04-29, University Malaya, (International)
  • Students' Perception on Global Skills Acquired from International Internship Experience, Going Global 2018, 2018-05-02 to 2018-05-04, British Council, (International)
  • A JOURNEY OF THE KERINCHI COMMUNITY FROM JAMBI TO TANAH MELAYU: A PLIGHT OVER TIME AND SPACE , ICONSEA2019 & 1st SYMPOSIUM ON MIGRATION & DIASPORA, 2019-12-02 to 2019-12-03, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, (International)
  • Special Guest Advisor, 3rd Faculty of Languages and Linguistics Postgraduate Conference 2011, 2011-12-08 to 2011-12-08, Faculty of Languages and Linguistics, (Faculty)
  • Discourse, Power, Context and Knowledge, Workshop on Discourse, Power, Context and Knowledge by Prof Tuen A. Van Dijk, 2012-11-09 to  , Faculty of Languages and Linguistics, (Faculty)
  • The multifaceted medical tourism industry, 2nd MIHTE 2013 Malaysia International Healthcare Travel Expo, 2013-10-20 to 2013-10-22, MIHTE, (International)
  • Coaching and Mentoring Workshop 1, Participant Coaching and Mentoring Workshop 1, 2014-09-10 to 2013-09-09, ADEC, (University)
  • Medical Travel Management (MTM) presentations, Medical Travel Management Sydney Showcase, 2014-10-14 to 2014-10-14, MTM Sydney, (International)
  • Presentation Sub-programme 4, Malaysian Health Tourism Resiliency Project, 2014-10-16 to 2014-10-16, University of Malaya, (University)
  • English Language Curriculum, Curriculum Review Workshop for the Bachelor of Languages and Linguistics Programme, 2014-11-14 to 2014-11-16, Faculty of Languages and Linguistics, University of Malaya, (University)
  • University Malaya, 13th QS-Apple New Directions in Asia-Pacific Higher Education: Challenges and Opportunities, 2017-11-22 to 2017-11-24, QS Apple, (International)
  • Statistical aspect of collocations using different tools in a corpus of English songs, International Conference on Language, Culture and Society 2018 (ICLCS 2018), 2018-10-25 to 2018-10-25, International Islamic University Malaysia, (International)
  • An analysis of collocations using different tools in a corpus of songs, Asia Universities Alliance Postgraduate Academic Forum, 2018-10-29 to 2018-10-29, Asia Universities Alliance, (International)

(Contribution To Society), (Level), (Start Date), (End Date).


(Name of Degree), (Name of Candidates), (Title of Thesis), (Academic Session)

  • Master Degree, Chin Jing Yi, Varieties of English, 2014/2015
  • Master Degree, Rimi Salleh Bagudu, A Corpus Analysis of Prepositions in ICE Nigeria, 2014/2015
  • Master Degree, Huang Wen Jie, A Corpus Analysis of Weblogs, 2014/2015
  • Master Degree, Ilyana Haikal, An Investigation of Semantic Domains in a Malaysian Corpus of ESL Undergraduate Writing, 2010/2011
  • Master Degree, Mohd Khushairi B.tohiar, Speech Patterns and Styles of Young Malaysian Metrosexuals, 2010/2011
  • Master Degree, Siham Sagheyer, A Study of Apology Strategies among Postgraduate Libyan Students, 2010/2011
  • Master Degree, Norazmi Bin Hassan, Pembelajaran Bahasa Jepun, 2010/2011
  • Master Degree, Muhammad Nadzri B. Abdul Aziz, Needs Analysis of Malaysian Higher National Diploma Students, 2004/2005
  • Master Degree, Uthia Malar A/p Thirugnanam, An Error Analysis of Verbs In the English Compositions of Upper Secondary Students, 2004/2005
  • Master Degree, Subbulatchimie A/p J.c. Ramalu, A Study of Grammatical Errors of Tamil ESL Students, 2004/2005
  • Master Degree, Beatrice Fernandez A/p A.m. Fernandez, Tense Errors in the Written Work of Malay ESL Students, 2003/2004
  • Master Degree, Zahira Binti Abdullah, Lexical Errors in English Compositions of Upper Secondary Malay Students, 2001/2002
  • Master Degree, Koh Kok Tin, A Study of Subject-Verb Agreement Errors in the Interlanguage of ESL Learners, 2000/2001
  • Master Degree, Kam Yong Meng, An Analysis of Verb Form Errors of Chinese ESL Students, 2000/2001

  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Selvajothi @ Pillai A/l Ramalingam, Language Shift and Maintenance among Tamils in Kuching, 2014/2015
  • Master Degree, Kevin Raj A/l Murugasan, ESP in Gym Instructors, 2014/2015
  • Master Degree, Sarveswaran A/l Amalu @ Amalanathan, Analysis of Language of Facebook, 2014/2015
  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Sanda Kumari A/p Chandran, A Corpus Analysis of English Language Textbooks, 2014/2015
  • Master Degree, Abigail Subatra A/p Anbalakan, Not finalised, 2012/2013