Curriculum Vitae

PROF. DR. STEFANIE SHAMILA PILLAI

Professor
  • Department of English Language
    Faculty of Languages and Linguistics

BIOGRAPHY


Dr. Stefanie Shamila Pillai is a Professor at the Faculty of Languages and Linguistics, Universiti Malaya (UM). She was Dean of the Faculty and Chair of UM's Social Advancement and Happiness Research Cluster. She was recently appointed as Adjunct Professor by Mahidol University's Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia. She was also the 2013 Ian Gordon Fellow at Victoria University Wellington's School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies, and the 2017 Bill Balsamo Asian Scholar.

Stefanie's main research interests include the sound system of the Malaysian variety of English and Melaka Portuguese or Papia Cristang), language use in multilingual contexts (including language education and language policy) as well as language documentation and language revitalisation. Her documentation of Melaka Portuguese is digitally archived at the Endangered Languages Archive (https://www.elararchive.org/dk0123/). She also co-convened an exhibition on indigenous languages in Malaysia in conjunction with the International Year of Indigenous Languages in 2019. She received the Newton-Ungku Omar Advanced Research Fellowship (with Professor Peter K. Austin of SOAS) for the project on Capacity Building for Language Documentation. Her research on Melaka Portuguese led to the development of materials with community representatives to encourage the use of this endangered language.

Apart from her academic and administrative duties, Stefanie was part of the pioneering team that developed the Malaysian Chapter of the Internationals Deans' Course (MyIDC), and is among the DIES National Multiplication Trainings (NMT) alumni pool of trainers. She also recently led a development programme for early career researchers funded by the Association of Commonwealth Universities.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE


  • LANGUAGE IN CULTURE AND SOCIETY(SOSIOLINGUISTICS)
    Language use in multilingual contexts, language education, language policy
  • LABORATORY PHONETICS AND SPEECH SCIENCE
    Malaysian English sounds
  • ENDANGERED LANGUAGE
    Language use, language documentation and revitalisation, Melaka Portuguese

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION


  • PhD, (Speech Disfluencies)
    Universiti Malaya (UM)
  • MESL, (Bahasa Inggeris)
    Universiti Malaya (UM)
  • BEd (Hons)(TESL), (Tesl)
    Kent University, Kent, Uk

ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES


  • Research Cluster Dean
    17 Oct 2020 - 16 Oct 2022 (Universiti Malaya)
  • Exercising The Function of Dean
    01 Jul 2018 - 15 Jul 2018 (Universiti Malaya)
  • Dean
    01 Jul 2016 - 30 Jun 2018 (Universiti Malaya)
  • Dean
    16 Oct 2015 - 30 Jun 2016 (Universiti Malaya)
  • Acting Dean
    13 Aug 2015 - 15 Oct 2015 (Universiti Malaya)
  • Deputy Dean of Higher Degree
    01 Aug 2014 - 12 Aug 2015 (Universiti Malaya)
  • Acting Dean
    13 Aug 2015 - 15 Oct 2015 (Faculty)
  • Acting Deputy Dean of Higher Degree
    01 Jul 2014 - 31 Jul 2014 (Universiti Malaya)
  • Director
    25 Sep 2012 - 24 Sep 2013 (Universiti Malaya)
  • Director
    03 Jan 2012 - 24 Sep 2012 (Universiti Malaya)
  • Director
    01 Sep 2009 - 01 Apr 2011 (Universiti Malaya)
  • Director
    01 Sep 2007 - 31 Aug 2009 (Universiti Malaya)
  • Deputy Director of Centre for Industrial Training and Relations
    28 Apr 2006 - 31 Aug 2007 (University Malaya)

MEMBERSHIPS


  • MALAYSIAN ASSOCIATION OF APPLIED LINGUISTICS (MAAL), MEMBER
    Since 2019 (National)
  • MALAYSIAN ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING ASSOCIATION (MELTA) (MEMBER), MEMBER
    2008 to present (National)
  • COUNCIL OF LANGUAGE DEANS - MEMBER (MAJLIS DEKAN BAHASA), COMMITTEE
    2015 to 2018 (University)

AWARD AND STEWARDSHIP


  • EXCELLENCE SERVICE AWARD
    University of Malaya, 2020 (University)
  • Universiti Malaya Excellence Awards 2019 for Outstanding Researcher in the field of Humanities and Social Sciences (Joint Winner)
    Universiti Malaya, 2019 (University)
  • Universiti Malaya Excellence Award 2017 for Best Academic Administrator
    Universiti Malaya, 2017 (University)
  • Bill Balsamo Asian Scholar Featured Speaker
    Japan Association of Language Teaching , 2017 (International)
  • Certificate of Appreciation for significant and tangible contribution to the English Language Education Reform in Malaysia : The Roadmap 2015-2025
    Ministry of Education Malaysia, 2016 (National)
  • EXCELLENCE SERVICE AWARD
    University of Malaya, 2015 (University)
  • CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENT SERVICE
    University of Malaya, 2014 (University)
  • Certificate of Appreciation for Contribution to the National Research Agenda
    Ministry of Education Malaysia, 2014 (Government)
  • Excellent Service Certificate 2013
    Universiti Malaya, 2014 (University)
  • Universiti Malaya Excellence Awards 2013 - Excellent Lecturer Category
    Universiti Malaya, 2013 (University)
  • 2013 Ian Gordon Fellow
    School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, 2013 (International)
  • Best Poster Award for Humanities and Ethics Cluster at Universiti Malaya Research Conference 2013
    Universiti Malaya, 2013 (University)
  • Best of the Best Award for Social Science Category Universiti Malaya Research Conference 2013
    Universiti Malaya, 2013 (University)
  • UM EXCELLENCE AWARD
    NAIB CANSELOR, 2013 (University)
  • Bronze Award for Continuous Improvement Project Universiti Malaya - For Improvements on the E-Industrial Training System 2010
    Universiti Malaya, 2011 (University)
  • CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENT SERVICE
    University of Malaya, 2009 (University)
  • Bronze Medal at Universiti Malaya Expo 2009 for the English Language Test for Academic Staff (ELTAS) Project
    Universiti Malaya, 2009 (University)
  • Silver medal at Universiti Malaya Expo 2009 for The Project on Industrial Training Experience: Industrys Perceptions of Universiti Malaya Students
    Universiti Malaya, 2009 (University)
  • EXCELLENCE SERVICE AWARD
    University of Malaya, 2008 (University)
  • CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENT SERVICE
    University of Malaya, 2007 (University)
  • Gold Prize for Continuous Improvement Project 2006/7 (Guidelines on Plagiarism Offences)
    Universiti Malaya, 2007 (University)
  • Bronze medal for the category of Fundamental Research for Identity in Context: Literary and Cultural Studies in Malaysia and Singapore (group research).
    Universiti Malaya, 2007 (University)
  • Bronze Medal - Fundamental Research for Language Choices and Discourse of Malaysian Families research project at the Universiti Malaya Research, Invention and Innovation Expo 2006
    Universiti Malaya, 2006 (University)
  • Bronze Medal - Fundamental Research for the Corpus of Malaysian English (COMEL) project, Research, Invention and Innovation Expo 2006
    Universiti Malaya, 2006 (University)
  • EXCELLENCE SERVICE AWARD
    University of Malaya, 2005 (University)
  • CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENT SERVICE
    University of Malaya, 2004 (University)
  • Commonwealth Split-Site PhD Scholarship
    Association of Commonwealth Universities, 2001 (International)

PUBLICATIONS


Article in Journal
WoS
  1. Pillai, S., Baxter, A. N., & Soh, W. Y. (2021). Malacca Portuguese Creole. Journal of the International Phonetic Association, 51(1), 93-102. doi: 10.1017/s0025100319000033
  2. Peter, S., Rahman, Z. A. A., Pillai, S. (2019). Hypernasality in singing among children with cleft palate: a preliminary study. International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 48(10), 1317-1322. doi:10.1016/j.ijom.2019.03.896
  3. Shah, M., Pillai, S., Sinayah, M. (2019). Translanguaging in an academic setting. Lingua, 225, 16-31. doi:10.1016/j.lingua.2019.05.001
  4. Zainuddin, S. Z. B., Pillai, S., Dumanig, F. P., & Phillip, A. (2019). English language and graduate employability. Education and Training, 61(1), 79-93. doi: 10.1108/et-06-2017-0089
  5. Yusuf, Y. Q., Pillai, S. (2016). An instrumental study of oral vowels in the Kedah variety of Acehnese, Language Sciences. 54(14-25), Article
  6. Gut, U., Pillai, S. (2014). PROSODIC MARKING OF INFORMATION STRUCTURE BY MALAYSIAN SPEAKERS OF ENGLISH, Studies in Second Language Acquisition. 36(2), 283-302
  7. Pillai, S., Soh, W. Y., Kajita, A. S. (2014). Family language policy and heritage language maintenance of Malacca Portuguese Creole, Language Communication. 37(), 75-85
  8. Gut, U., Pillai, S., Don, Z. M. (2013). The prosodic marking of information status in Malaysian English, World Englishes. 32(2), 185-197
  9. Yusuf, Y. Q., Pillai, S., Ali, N. (2013). Speaking Acehnese in Malaysia, Language Communication. 33(1), 50-60
  10. Pillai, S., Delavari, H. (2012). THE PRODUCTION OF ENGLISH MONOPHTHONG VOWELS BY IRANIAN EFL LEARNERS, Poznan Studies in Contemporary Linguistics. 48(3), 473-493
  11. Pillai, S., Yusuf, Y. Q. (2012). An Instrumental Analysis of Acehnese Oral Vowels, Language and Linguistics. 13(6), 1029-1050
  12. Pillai, S., Khan, M. H., Ibrahim, I. S., Raphael, S. (2012). Enhancing employability through industrial training in the Malaysian context, Higher Education. 63(2), 187-204
  13. Pillai, S., Don, Z. M., Knowles, G., Tang, J. (2010). Malaysian English: an instrumental analysis of vowel contrasts, World Englishes. 29(2), 159-172
Scopus
  1. Masykar T., Hasan R.B., Pillai S. (2022). Perception of English vowel contrasts by Acehnese-Indonesian bilingual learners of English, Indonesian Journal of Applied Linguistics. 11(3), 718-728. doi:10.17509/ijal.v11i3.35086
  2. Yusuf Y.Q., Fata I.A., Aziz Z.A., Surya D., Pillai S. (2022). ACOUSTIC ANALYSIS OF AN ACEHNESE DIALECT: PIDIENESE ORAL MONOPHTHONG VOWELS1, Dialectologia. (28), 203-223. doi:10.1344/DIALECTOLOGIA2022.28.8
  3. Adnan, E., Pillai, S., & Shin, C. P. (2021). The perception of lexical stress in Malaysian English. 3L: Language, Linguistics, Literature, 26(4), 1-14. doi: 10.17576/3L-2020-2604-01
  4. Chin, C. S., Pillai, S., & Zainuddin, S. Z. (2021). Recasts, prompts and noticing: A comparative study. Studies in English Language and Education, 8(2), 416-441. doi: 10.24815/siele.v8i2.18546
  5. Nalliannan, P., Perumal, T., & Pillai, S. (2021). Language Use among Malaysian Tamil Youth. Sustainable Multilingualism, 19(1), 69-93. doi: 10.2478/sm-2021-0014
  6. Pillai S., Kaur S., Chau M.H. (2021). The Ideological Stance of Multilingualism in Education in Malaysia in the Press 2000-2020, Austrian Journal of South-East Asian Studies. 14(2), 173-193. doi:10.14764/10.ASEAS-0058
  7. Salem, N. M., & Pillai, S. (2020). An acoustic analysis of intonation in the Taizzi variety of Yemeni Arabic. Linguistics Journal, 14(1), 154-182.
  8. Shah, M., Pillai, S., & Sinayah, M. (2020). Identity construction through code-switching practices at a university in Pakistan. GEMA Online Journal of Language Studies, 20(4), 1-17. doi: 10.17576/gema-2020-2004-01
  9. Adnan, E., Pillai, S., Chiew, P. S. (2019). The level of awareness and production of English lexical stress among English language teacher trainees in Malaysia. Indonesian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 9(1), 98-107. doi: 10.17509/ijal.v9i1.15767
  10. Chin, C. S., Zainuddin, S. Z., Pillai, S. (2019). The relative efficacy of recasts and prompts on past tense use of ESL learners. Journal of Asia TEFL, 16(2), 485-498. doi: 10.18823/asiatefl.2019.16.2.3.485
  11. Pillai, S., Ong, L. T. (2018). English(es) in Malaysia. Asian Englishes, 20(2), 147-157. doi: 10.1080/13488678.2018.1459073
  12. Yap, T. S., Pillai, S. (2018). Intonation patterns of questions in Malaysian English. Asian Englishes, 20(3), 192-205. doi: 10.1080/13488678.2017.1405707
  13. Pillai, S., En, C. M., Baxter, A. N. (2015). Vowels in Malacca Portuguese Creole, Research in Language. 13(3248-265), Article
  14. Pillai, S., Soh, W. Y., Yusuf, Y. Q. (2015). Perceptions about ones heritage language: The case of the acehnese in kampung aceh and malacca Portuguese-eurasians in the Portuguese settlement in Malaysia, Kemanusiaan. 22(267-92), Article
  15. Pillai, S., Kajita, A. S. (2013). English for law at the university of Malaya, Asian EFL Journal. 15(4), 406-412
  16. Yusuf, Y. Q., Pillai, S. (2013). An acoustic description of diphthongs in two varieties of acehnese, Pertanika Journal of Social Science and Humanities. 21(SUPPL), 153-158
  17. Pillai, S., Salaemae, W. (2012). An instrumental analysis of English monophthongs produced by Thai EFL learners, Pertanika Journal of Social Science and Humanities. 20(4), 1143-116001287702 (ISSN).
  18. Pillai, S. (2006). Patterns of repeats in Malaysian English, Multilingua. 25(1-2), 101-113
Others
  1. Yusuf, Y .Q., Pillai, S., Aslynn, W. A. W., & Hassan, R.(2021). Vowel production in standard Malay and Kedah Malay spoken in Malaysia. Linguistics International Journal, 15(1), 65-93.
  2. Yusnulain Yunus & Pillai, S. (2020). Pola sebutan monoftong Bahasa Jerman oleh penutur Bahasa Melayu. Melayu: Jurnal Antarabangsa Dunia Melayu, 13(2), 223-252.
  3. Choo, S. C., Pillai, S., & Zainuddin, S. Z. (2019). The role of noticing in the acquisition of the past tense form inEnglish through oral corrective feedback. The English Teacher, 48(2), 45-69
  4. Salem, N. & Pillai, S. (2019). An acoustic analysis of the rhythm of Yemeni Arabic. Journal of Modern Languages, 29, 1-22.
  5. Pillai, S. (2017). Local features of English pronunciation: to embrace or ignore in the ELT classroom? Journal of English Language, Literature, and Teaching (J-ELLiT ),1(1), 1-8.
  6. Jayapalan, K., & Pillai S. (2011). The state of teaching and learning English pronunciation in Malaysia: A preliminary study. Malaysian Journal of ELT Research, 7(2), 63-81.
  7. Hubais, A., & Pillai, S. (2010). An instrumental analysis of English vowels produced by Omanis. Journal of Modern Languages, 20, 1-18.
  8. Pillai, S., Manueli, M. K. S., & Dumanig, F. P. (2010). Monophthong vowels in Malaysian and Philippine English: An exploratory study. Philippine Journal of Linguistics, 41, 80-93.
  9. Govindan, I., & Pillai, S. (2009). English question forms used by young Malaysian Indians. The English Teacher, 38, 74-94.
  10. Pillai, S. (2008). A study of the use of English among undergraduates in Malaysia and Singapore. Southeast Asian Review of English (SARE), 48, 19-38.
  11. Pillai, S. (2008). Speaking English the Malaysian way: Correct or not? English Today, 24(4), 42-45.
  12. Pillai, S. (2006). Self-monitoring and self-repair in spontaneous speech. Kata: A Biannual Publication on the Study of Language and Literature, 8(2), 114-126.
  13. Pillai, S. (2005). The socio-cultural dimension of business letters: Letters written in English in Malaysia. Journal of Communication Practices, 2(1), 51- 62.
  14. Pillai, S. (2001). Politeness in law tutorials. Modern Language Journal, 3, 163-174.
Books
  1. Pillai, S., Hanafi Hussin, & Roshidah Hassan (Eds.) Selected research on Orang Asli communities. Kuala Lumpur: University of Malaya Press.
  2. Singho, M., Singho, P., Sta Maria, S. F., Pinto, D., Pillai, S. Kajita, A., & Phillip, A. (2016). Beng prende Portugues Malaka (Papia Cristang). Kuala Lumpur: University of Malaya Press.
Chapter in Books
  1. Pillai, S, Hanafi Hussin & Roshidah Hassan (20202). An overview of research on Orang Asli communities. In S. Pillai, Hanafi Hussin & Roshidah Hassan (Eds.). Selected research on Orang Asli communities (pp. 1-6). Kuala Lumpur: University of Malaya Press
  2. Roshidah Hassan, Pillai, S, & Hanafi Hussin (2022). Research on Orang Asli communities: Moving forward together. In S. Pillai, Hanafi Hussin & Roshidah Hassan (Eds.), Selected research on Orang Asli communities (128-134). Kuala Lumpur: University of Malaya Press.
  3. Pillai, S., Ong, S. L., Ong, D. S., & Mohd Basyaruddin Abdul Rahman. (2020). Lessons drawn from evaluation and implementation of the Malaysian chapter of the International Deans Course. In F. Niedermeier & Q. Xia (Ed.), Multipliers of change: Sustainable capacity building in higher education leadership and management (pp. 53-84). Potsdam: University of Potsdam Press.
  4. Pillai, S., Rosli, S. R., Wan Aslynn, W. A., Hassan, R., & Phillip, A. (2019). The vowels e and in Malacca Portuguese. In Y. N. Thai & J. Setter (Eds.), Speech research in a Malaysian context (pp. 5-27). Serdang: UPM Press.
  5. Pillai, S., Phillip, A., & Soh, W.-Y. (2017). Revitalising Malacca Portuguese Creole. In P. P. Trifonas & T. Aravossitas (Eds.), Handbook of research and practice in heritage language education, Springer international handbooks of education (pp. 801-817). Cham: Springer International Publishing AG.
  6. Gut, U. & Pillai, S. (2015). The question intonation of Malay speakers of English. In E. Delais-Roussarie, M. Avanzi, M. & S. Herment (Eds.), Prosody and languages in contact: L2 acquisition, attrition, languages in multilingual situations (pp. 51-70). Berlin: Springer.
  7. Pillai, S. (2015). Rhoticity in Malaysian English: The emergence of a new norm? In U. Gut, E.-M. Wunder and R. Fuchs (Eds.), Universal or diverse paths to English phonology (pp. 23-40). Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
  8. Pillai, S. (2014). The monophthongs and diphthongs of Malaysian English: An instrumental analysis. In S. Abdul Manan & H. Abdul Rahim (Eds), English in Malaysia - Postcolonial and Beyond (pp. 55- 86). Frankfurt: Peter Lang.
  9. Pillai, S. & Tanaraj, M. R. (2012). English as she is spoken (in Section on EIL pedagogical ideas). In A. Matsuda (Ed.), Teaching English as an international language (pp. 218-220). Bristol, UK: Multilingual Matters.
  10. Pillai, S. (2012). Colloquial Malaysian English. In B. Kortmann & K. Lunkenheimer (Eds.), The Mouton world atlas of variation in English (pp. 573-584). Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
  11. Pillai, S., Muthiah A., & Looi S.T. (2012). The production of back vowels in Malaysian English. In S. Abdul Manan & H. Abdul Rahim (Eds.), Linguistics, literature and culture: Millennium realities and innovative practices in Asia (pp. 49-67). Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  12. Pillai, S., Zuraidah Mohd. Don & Knowles, G. (2012). Towards building a model of Standard Malaysian English pronunciation. In Zuraidah Mohd Don (Ed.), English in multicultural Malaysia: Pedagogy and applied research (pp. 195-211). Kuala Lumpur: University of Malaya Press.
  13. Pillai S. & Khan, M. H. (2011). I am not English but my first language is English: English as a first language among Portuguese Eurasians in Malaysia. In D. Mukherjee & M. K. David (Eds.), National language planning and language shifts in Malaysian minority communities: Speaking in many tongues (pp. 87-100). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.
  14. Pillai, S. (2011). Varieties of English: The many tongues of English. In A. Hashim, M.K. David & J. McLellan (Eds.), Text, discourse and society: Functional and pragmatic approaches to language in use (pp. 48-59). Frankfurt: Peter Lang.
  15. Pillai, S. (2008). Politeness and power in family discourse. In M. K. David & K. Kow. (Eds.), Politeness in Malaysian family talk (pp. 1-18). Serdang: Universiti Putra Press.
  16. Zuraidah Mohd Don et al. (2008). English language test for academic staff. In Zuraidah Mohd Don et al (Eds.), Enhancing the quality of higher education through research: Shaping future policy (pp. 9-39). MoHE: Putrajaya.
  17. Pillai, S. & Kamaruddin, F. (2006). The variety of Malaysian English used in radio advertisements. In A. Hashim & N. Hassan (Eds.), Varieties of English in Southeast Asia and beyond (pp. 39-54). Kuala Lumpur: University of Malaya Press.
  18. Pillai, S. (2006). Malaysian English as a first language. In M. K. David (Ed.), Language choices and discourse of Malaysian families: Case studies of families in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (pp. 61-75). Petaling Jaya: SIRD.
  19. Pillai, S. (2006). Patterns of silent pauses in Malaysian English. In Z. Mohd. Don (Ed.), English in a globalised environment: Investigating an emerging variety of English (pp. 87-101). Kuala Lumpur: University of Malaya Press.
  20. Pillai, S. (2006). Self-repairs in Malaysian English. In Z. Mohd. Don (Ed.), English in a globalised environment: Investigating an emerging variety of English (pp. 301- 324). Kuala Lumpur: University of Malaya Press.
  21. Pillai, S. (2003). Hesitation phenomena in child language: A case study, In E. Morais et al. (Eds.), Issues in language and cognition (pp. 61-70). Kuala Lumpur: University of Malaya Press.
Other Publications
  1. Pillai, S. (2022) Malaysian English. VI Oxford English Dictionary Varieties of English. https://public.oed.com/varieties-of-english/malaysian-english/ - Mass Media(Newspaper,Radio,Tv,Popular Magazine)
  2. Pillai, S. (Ed.) The mousedeer and the crocodiles: A Malaysian folktale in 100 Languages (Special Anniversary Edition). Kuala Lumpur: University of Malaya Press - Translations
  3. Pillai, S. (February 16. 2022). Do not let our local languages go extinct. New Straits Times. - Mass Media(Newspaper,Radio,Tv,Popular Magazine)
  4. Pillai et al. (2021) Perceptions towards female circumcision in Malaysia. A research report. - Technical Report
  5. Pillai, S. (2021). Malaysian English. In Tokyo University of Foreign Studies Language Module. Retrieved from http://www.coelang.tufs.ac.jp/mt/en-ms/dmod/ - Mass Media(Newspaper,Radio,Tv,Popular Magazine)
  6. Pillai, S. (2021). Putting CEFR into Malaysian English language education. In N. Tomimori (ed.) Research and Development of CEFR Proficiency Description Methods with special consideration for linguistic types and socio-cultural diversity of Asian languages: Final Report 2018-2020 (pp. 1 5). Tokyo: Tokyo University of Foreign Studies. - Technical Report
  7. Pillai, S.et al. (2021) A discourse analysis of media representations of female circumcision. Research Report. - Technical Report
  8. Pillai, Stefanie Pillai (2021). The voices of contact languages in Asia: An introduction. Voices on the Verge: Writing from Southeast Asian Creole Languages October 2021. Retrieved from https://www.wordswithoutborders.org/article/october-2021-se-asian-creole-languages-voices-of-contact-languages-pillai - Editorial Material
  9. Raja Nor Safinas Raja Harun & Pillai, S. (2021). Liberating the minds and actions of English language teachers. The English Teacher, 50(2), 46-49. https://doi.org/10.52696/PDWN3253 - Editorial Material
  10. Austin, P. K. & Pillai, S. (2020). Language description, documentation and revitalisation of languages in Malaysia. Introduction to the thematic issue of the Journal of Modern Languages, 30(1), 1-5. https://doi.org/10.22452/jml.vol30no1.0 - Editorial Material
  11. Pillai, S. (Ed.) (2020). Portugues Malaka (Malacca Portuguese): A heritage language in multilingual Malacca. Kuala Lumpur: University of Malaya Press - Monograph
  12. Pillai, S. (Ed.) 2020. Nina Boboi. Kuala Lumpur. University of Malaya Press - Translations
  13. BibePortMal - The Malacca Portuguese Dictionary App. (2019). https://bibeportmal.um.edu.my. - Mobile Application
  14. Pillai et al. (2019, September 16). Kacil dan Buayak (The Mousedeer and the Crocodiles) [Language: Che Wong] [Video file]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/oAyztSFFCmM - Mass Media(Newspaper,Radio,Tv,Popular Magazine)
  15. Pillai et al. (2019, September 16). Sang Kancil dan Sang Bahyak (The Mousedeer and the Crocodiles) [Language: Jakun] [Video file]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/XwobF4k3p5s - Mass Media(Newspaper,Radio,Tv,Popular Magazine)
  16. Pillai et al. (2019, September 16). Sang Kancil dengan Sang Buayak (The Mousedeer and the Crocodiles) [Language: Temuan] [Video file]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/sfDZRxkzkvM - Mass Media(Newspaper,Radio,Tv,Popular Magazine)
  17. Pillai et al. (2019, September 16). Sang Kancil ru Buayak (The Mousedeer and the Crocodiles) [Language: Semai] [Video file]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/yD1rnXSdTso - Mass Media(Newspaper,Radio,Tv,Popular Magazine)
  18. Pillai, S. (2019). Language endangerment in Southeast Asia., ASEANFocus, 2(2019), 14-15. - Short Survey
  19. Pillai, S. (2019). [Review of the book The Singlish controversy: Language, culture and identity in a globalizing world by Lionel Wee]. Language in Society, 48(5), 778-781. (ISI-indexed) - Book Review
  20. Pillai, S. (2018). From waveforms and spectrograms to language documentation and revitalization. Inaugural Lecture Monograph. - Monograph
  21. Wolf, H. V., Looi W. L., Pillai, S., & Phillip, A. (Eds.) (2017) . The mousedeer and the crocodiles: A Malaysian folktale in 111 languages. Kuala Lumpur: University of Malaya Press. - Translations
  22. Choong, K. F., Pillai, S., Yap, T., Cheok O. L. & Sarna, A. S. (2015). Teacher education. In Zuraidah Mohd Don (Ed.), English Language Education in Malaysia: The Roadmap 2015-2025 (pp. 271-314). Putrajaya: Ministry of Education Malaysia. - Policy Paper
  23. MPEA. 2014. Rezu cum Cantiga de Rezu (audio CD). - Other Media(Tape,Video,Internet)
  24. Nor, M. J. M. et al. (2013). Impact study of the higher institutions centres of excellence (HiCoE), A Report Prepared for the Ministry of Education Malaysia. Melaka: UTeM. - Technical Report
  25. Pillai, S. & Greig, A. 2011. Malaysian English. In B. Kortmann and K. Lunkenheimer (Eds.), The electronic World Atlas of Varieties of English [eWAVE]. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. http://www.ewave-atlas.org - Other Media(Tape,Video,Internet)
  26. Pillai, S. (2011). Malacca Portuguese Creole: A Portuguese-based Creole. Endangered Languages Archive. Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/2196/00-0000-0000-0001-FDF1-8. - Other Media(Tape,Video,Internet)
  27. Zuraidah Mohd Don et al., (2008). The use of English at Institutes of Higher Learning. Issues and recommendations. Report presented to the Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia. - Technical Report
  28. Zuraidah Mohd Don et al. (2007). English language teaching and learning at university level: Real world problems and practical solutions. Report presented to the Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia. - Technical Report
  29. Pillai, S. (2001, November 28). The pity of war, Rhyme and Reason Column, Life and Times, New Straits Times, p. 6. - Mass Media(Newspaper,Radio,Tv,Popular Magazine)
  30. Pillai, S. (2001, June 4). Where the cows go bong!, Rhyme and Reason Column, Life and Times, New Straits Times, p. 7. - Mass Media(Newspaper,Radio,Tv,Popular Magazine)
  31. Pillai, S. (2001, September 5 ). Ted Hughes animal instincts, Rhyme and Reason Column, Life and Times, New Straits Times, p. 7. - Mass Media(Newspaper,Radio,Tv,Popular Magazine)
  32. Pillai, S. (1996). Book Review of Rules of Speaking by Zainab Abd. Majid & Loga Baskaran Eds. (1995). Journal of Modern Language, 10, 115-118. - Book Review

RESEARCH INTEREST


  • Adjacency Pairs - Questions and Answers in Law Tutorials at UM (Masters dissertation research, 1996) (Adjacency Pairs )
  • Acoustic analysis of sounds (Acoustic, phonetics and phonology)
  • Documentation of Malaccan Portuguese Creole (Malacca Portuguese Creole, Kristang, Melaka)
  • Speech Disfluencies and Theories of Self-Monitoring and Self-Repair in Spontaneous Speech Production (PhD research, 2005) (speech disfluencies, pauses, repeats)

RESEARCH PROJECT


National
  1. 2019 - 2022, Others MOHE - Top 100 (IIRG)-SAH
    Tracing And Reviving Tangible And Intangible Cultural Heritage Of Kerinchi Diaspora ( Co-Researcher)
  2. 2020 - 2022, RU Geran
    1. Language, Food Culture and Identity 2. Sustainable Revitalisation of indigenous Language and Culture ( Principal Investigator(PI))
  3. 2019 - 2022, Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS)
    MyAsli: A phonological model for the integration and preservation of endangered indigenous languages in Malaysia ( Co-Researcher)
  4. 2019 - 2021, UMRG Program (Book) - SAH
    Teaching English Language Pronounciation In The Malaysian Context ( Principal Investigator(PI))
  5. 2020 - 2021, Private Funding
    A discourse analysis of media representations of female circumcision in Malaysia ( Principal Investigator(PI))
  6. 2018 - 2019, RU Geran - UMCIC
    Melaka Portuguese Dictionary ( Principal Investigator(PI))
  7. 2015 - 2018, Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS)
    Segmental And Prosodic Features Of Malacca Portuguese Creole ( Principal Investigator(PI))
  8. 2013 - 2016, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG Programme) - SBS (Equitable Society)
    Work-based Learning And Graduate Employability ( Principal Investigator(PI))
  9. 2015 - 2015, UM Community Engagement Funding
    The Production of Language Learning Materials for Malacca Portuguese Creole ( Principal Investigator(PI))
  10. 2012 - 2013, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG) - HNE (Humanities & Ethics)
    THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN ONLINE MALACCA PORTUGUESE CREOLE DICTIONARY ( Principal Investigator(PI))
  11. 2013 - 2013, MOHE
    Impact Study of Malaysian Higher Institutions Centres of Excellence (Qualitative Section) ( Principal Investigator(PI))
  12. 2013 - 2013, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG)
    English Language and Employability in Malaysia ( Co-Researcher)
  13. 2011 - 2012, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG)
    The Sounds of Malaysian English ( Principal Investigator(PI))
  14. 2011 - 2012, International Funding
    Documentation of Malaccan Portuguese Creole ( Principal Investigator(PI))
  15. 2008 - 2009, Short Term Research Fund (Vote F)(PJP)
    Industrys Perception of Industrial Trainees From UM ( Principal Investigator(PI))
  16. 2007 - 2008, MOHE
    The Proficiency of English among Academic Staff ( Co-Researcher)
  17. 2006 - 2007, MOHE
    English Use in Institutes of Higher Learning (2006-2007) (funded by MOHE) ( Co-Researcher)
  18. 2005 - 2006, Short Term Research Fund (Vote F)(PJP)
    Vowel Inventory of Standard Malaysian English ( Principal Investigator(PI))
Private
  1. 2006 - 2007, International Funding
    Identity in Context; Literary and Cultural Studies in Malaysia and Singapore ( Co-Researcher)
International
  1. 2022 - 2022, International Funding
    Understanding The Development Of Research Training For Early Career Researchers ( Principal Investigator(PI))
  2. 2016 - 2019, International Funding
    Capacity Building For Documentation And Support Of Endangered Languages In Malaysia ( Principal Investigator(PI))

CONSULTANCY PROJECT


  • Consultant for Learning Materials and Assessment for Open University Malaysia, Open University Malaysia
    01 Sep 2014 - 01 Sep 2014 (National)
  • Consultant for Learning Materials and Assessment, Open University Malaysia
    01 Oct 2012 - 01 Oct 2013 (National)
  • Module Writer for Open University Malaysia, Open University Malaysia
    01 Feb 2012 - 01 Feb 2013 (National)
  • Reviewer of Translated Materials, Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc
    01 Sep 2011 - 01 Sep 2011 (International)
  • Publishing and Pr Projects, Kekabu Design Consultants
    01 Aug 2008 - 01 Aug 2010 (National)
  • Elt Materials, Pearson Malaysia
    01 Jan 2009 - 01 Jan 2010 (National)
  • Academic Staff Performance, Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia
    01 Feb 2007 - 01 Feb 2008 (National)
  • Study On The Teaching and Use of English At Institutes of Higher Learning in Malaysia, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education
    01 Jan 2006 - 01 Jan 2007 (National)

PAPER PRESENTED


PLENARY SPEAKER
  1. Foregrounding Endangered Languages: Engaging in Change through Language Research, International Research on Language Education (iRoLE): Engaging in Change: Empowering Linguistics, Literature and Language, The Academy of Language Studies (ALS), UiTM Melaka Campus (International) (23 Mar 2021 - 24 Mar 2021)
  2. CEFRing Malaysian English Language Education, International Virtual Conference on Trends in Applied Linguistics and Social Studies, English Dept. Bung Hatta University, Padang, Indonesia (International) (06 Jan 2021 - 07 Jan 2021)
  3. Why Bother with Language Research?, 7th Postgraduate Conference (PGC) 2019 , Faculty of Languages & Linguistics, University of Malaya (National) (30 Nov 2019 - 30 Nov 2019)
  4. English Language Education and Society 5.0: Reflecting on Diversity in the Classroom, The 28th Malaysian English Language Teaching Association (MELTA) International Conference , Malaysian English Language Teaching Association (MELTA)  (International) (13 Aug 2019 - 15 Aug 2019)
  5. Documentation of Endangered Languages in Malaysia, 2nd International Connect Malaysia (Connect M) Conference 2018 , University of Reading UK and Malaysia (International) (16 Jul 2018 - 19 Jul 2018)
  6. Taking Ownership of English Language Education in Malaysia, 9th Johore State English Language Conference , Johore English Language Teaching Association (JELTA) (National) (10 Apr 2018 - 12 Apr 2018)
  7. Revitalization of an Endangered Language: The Case of Malacca Portuguese Creole, 2017 LSP-NCGM Conference, Linguistic Society of the Philippines (LSP) (International) (06 Apr 2017 - 08 Apr 2017)
  8. Applications of Research on Malaysian English Pronunciation in the Classroom, 25th MELTA International Conference 2016 - 21st Century Learning and English Language Education: Embracing Technology and Creative Pedagogy, Malaysian English Language Teaching Association (MELTA)  (International) (30 May 2016 - 01 Jun 2016)
  9. The Re-colonization of English Language Education: The Case of Malaysia, 7th Annual NEAR Language Education Conference, Niigata Chapter of JALT (International) (23 May 2015 - 23 May 2015)
  10. The Challenges of Language Documentation: Lessons from the Documentation of Malaccan Portuguese Creole, 4th FLL International Postgraduate Conference 2013, Faculty of Languages and Linguistics (International) (11 Apr 2013 - 12 Apr 2013)
  11. The Journey of a Spoken Corpus: The Story of COMEL, The Malaysian International Conference on Academic Strategies in English Language Teaching - Texturing ELT for New World Realities , My_CASELT 2008 Academy of Language Studies Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)  (International) (29 Oct 2008 - 31 Oct 2008)
INVITED SPEAKER
  1. How to write a winning Proposal for Non S&T, RESEARCH WORKSHOP SERIES (RWS) 04/2022:: WINNING FRGS GRANT, Research Management Unit, Centre for Research and Graduate Studies (CRGS), University of Cyberjaya (National) (09 Nov 2022 - 09 Nov 2022)
  2. Research on Social Advancement and Happiness, Uniten Research Workshop, UNITEN (National) (26 Aug 2022 - 26 Aug 2022)
  3. Contemporary Malaysian English Sounds, Summer Course on Asian Englishes, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (International) (03 Aug 2022 - 05 Aug 2022)
  4. Cristanglish? A Developing Variety of English Among the Melaka Portuguese, Workshop on Population Movements, Language Contact in East Asia and Southeast Asia, and Evolutionary Linguistics , The University of Chicago, The University of Hong Kong and the Chinese University of Hong Kong (International) (08 Jun 2022 - 11 Jun 2022)
  5. Panel discussion on reviving the endangered languages in Malaysia, MAAL Roundtable 2022 on language inclusivity, The Malaysian Association of Applied Linguistics (MAAL) (National) (26 May 2022 - 26 May 2022)
  6. Revitalisation of endangered languages, Symposium on Key issues in language and development, Faculty of Liberal Arts , Prince of Songkla University (International) (09 May 2022 - 09 May 2022)
  7. Effective Communication in the Workplace, DIES International Deans Course-Philippines 2021-2022, DIES International Deans Course-Philippines 2021-2022 Organising Committee (International) (20 Nov 2021 - 20 Nov 2021)
  8. Effective strategies and tools for science communication, DIES Web Seminar Series 2021: University Leadership in Challenging Times - Part 4 Communications, how to get it right? , Dialogue on Innovative Higher Education Strategies (DIES) (International) (26 Oct 2021 - 26 Oct 2021)
  9. Panel on Strategic Educational Priorities in Asia, Educational Leadership Summer Institute, Br. Andrew Gonzalez FSC College of Education (BAGCED) of De La Salle University, Philippines (International) (30 Sep 2021 - 30 Sep 2021)
  10. Changing Dynamics In Linguistic Research On Endangered Languages, AILA ASEAN Symposium at the 2nd Malaysian Association of Applied Linguistics International Conference (MAALIC 2021), 2nd Malaysian Association of Applied Linguistics (International) (08 Sep 2021 - 10 Sep 2021)
  11. The Emergence of a Melaka Portuguese-influenced L1 English, 3rd International Connect Malaysia (Connect'M) Conference 2021, University of Nottingham Malaysia (International) (17 Aug 2021 - 19 Aug 2021)
  12. EXPRESSIONS OF LINGUISTIC AND CULTURAL IDENTITY AMONG YOUNG MALAYSIANS OF PORTUGUESE ANCESTRY, Contacts & Continuities: 500 Years of Asian-Iberian Encounters, Ateneo de Manila University (International) (22 Jun 2021 - 23 Jul 2021)
  13. Let's make some noise: Making language research count, Research Outreach Program at Universiti Teknologi Mara , RMC UiTM (National) (04 Jun 2021 - 04 Jun 2021)
  14. Revitalising Languages in a Multilingual Environment, Language and Linguistic Lecture Series, Departemen Linguistik, Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia (International) (03 Dec 2020 - 03 Dec 2020)
  15. Surviving in a Sea of Languages: Documenting and Revitalising Indigenous and Minority Languages, Atma Jaya Annual Linguisitc Confernece (KOLITA) 18 , Universitas Katolik Indonesia Atma Jaya Jakarta  (International) (16 Sep 2020 - 18 Sep 2020)
  16. ICH Research & Safeguarding Awareness: The Case of Melaka Portuguese, The National Workshop on Research on the Safeguarding of ICH in the Asia-Pacific Region: Establishing New Sustainable Mechanism for Systematic Research Data Collection, University of Malaya and the Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific region (IRCI) (National) (04 Aug 2020 - 04 Aug 2020)
  17. Do You Know Where You Are Going To? A Sharing Session on Planning Your Academic Journey, English Language Department's Sharing Session, English Language Department, Faculty of Languages and Linguistics, Universiti Malaya (Others) (21 Jul 2020 - 21 Jul 2020)
  18. American versus British English , America Through Serani Eyes, Serani Sembang http://seranisembang.org/wp/ (International) (04 Jul 2020 - 04 Jul 2020)
  19. Sounding Portuguese in Malaysia ., Pre-AGM Malaysian Association of Applied Linguistics (MAAL) Symposium , Malaysian Association of Applied Linguistics  (National) (21 Dec 2019 - 21 Dec 2019)
  20. Cultural Hybridity in Melaka Portuguese Cuisine (with Ms Sara Frederica Santa Maria) , 9th Asian Food Study Conference (AFSC2019), Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Universiti Malaya (National) (28 Nov 2019 - 29 Nov 2019)
  21. The Malaysian Variety of English: Broken or New(ish) English? , Kanda University of International Studies (KUIS) Seminar , Kanda University of International Studies (KUIS) (International) (01 Oct 2019 - 01 Oct 2019)
  22. Putting CEFR into Malaysian English Language Education: The Debates Surrounding Its Implementation, International Workshop on Language Education in Asia-Pacific Region: Current Issues of Australia and Malaysia, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Tokyo, Japan (International) (17 Sep 2019 - 17 Sep 2019)
  23. Working with an Endangered Language: The Story of Malacca Portuguese, Chautauqua: Discourse on Languages and Cultures, Language and Cross-Cultural Research Unit (National) (20 Aug 2019 - 20 Aug 2019)
  24. Panel on English as a Medium of Instruction in Multilingual EFL Contexts:The Teaching of Mathematics and Science in English, Panel Session at the 28th Malaysian English Language Teaching Association (MELTA) International Conference, Malaysian English Language Teaching Association (MELTA)  (International) (13 Aug 2019 - 15 Aug 2019)
  25. Co-Creating Resources for Malacca Portuguese, Second Asian Portuguese Communities Conference, Second Asian Portuguese Communities Conference (International) (29 Jun 2019 - 29 Jun 2019)
  26. From Research to Resources, FLL Research and Publication Seminar , Faculty of Languages and Linguistics, University of Malaya (University) (23 May 2019 - 23 May 2019)
  27. The sound system of a creole language in Malaysia: A case of Malacca Portuguese, Pre-term talk, The Theoretical and Applied Linguistics Section, Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages, University of Cambridge (International) (20 Sep 2018 - 20 Sep 2018)
  28. English language education in schools and universities, MELTA National Colloquium and Round-table on Transforming English Language Education in Malaysia, The Malaysian English Language Teaching Association (MELTA) (National) (28 Jul 2018 - 28 Jul 2018)
  29. Lessons Learned, Sustainability, Future Needs and Perspectives (Panel member), Panel member on session on Lessons Learned, Sustainability, Future Needs and Perspectives at the DIES-International Deans Course International Conference, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), German Rectors Conference (HRK) and Dialogue on Innovative Higher Education Strategies (DIES) (International) (27 Nov 2017 - 28 Nov 2017)
  30. Learning a Foreign Language from Zero to Hero , JALT 2017, The Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT) (International) (17 Nov 2017 - 20 Nov 2017)
  31. Reconciling local features of English pronunciation in the classroom , Invited Talk at the Centre for English as a Lingua Franca, Tamagawa University, Japan, CELF, Tamagawa University (International) (15 Nov 2017 - 15 Nov 2017)
  32. Learning English Outside the Classroom, JALT 29 Four Corners Tour - JALT Saitama Chapter, JALT (International) (12 Nov 2017 - 12 Nov 2017)
  33. Learning English Outside the Classroom, JALT 29 Four Corners Tour - JALT West Tokyo Chapter, JALT (International) (11 Nov 2017 - 11 Nov 2017)
  34. Community Engagement and Language Revitalisation, Free Linguistics Conference 2017, Free Linguistics Conference Group and University of Lagos (International) (29 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017)
  35. Keeping Languages Alive: The Case of Portugues Malaka , The Preservation and Poetics of old Native Languages Seminar in Malacca , Perzim and Melaka Historic City Council (Others) (07 Jul 2017 - 07 Jul 2017)
  36. The Shrinking Sea, Panel Session onThe Story of Kristang: Past Glories and Present Struggles at the1st Kristang Language Festival Singapore , Kodrah Kristang (International) (20 May 2017 - 22 May 2017)
  37. The Sounds of Malacca Portuguese Creole , Department of Linguistics SOAS Seminar, Department of Linguistics SOAS  (International) (14 Mar 2017 - 14 Mar 2017)
  38. Documenting, analysing and valuing World English , Linguistics in the Pub in London (LIPIL) , SOAS (International) (14 Mar 2017 - 14 Mar 2017)
  39. Getting yourself published, 6TH MELTA INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH CONFERENCE, MELTA (International) (26 Nov 2016 - 26 Nov 2016)
  40. Revitalising Malacca Portuguese Creole, Bi-weekly Seminar, Centre for the Promotion of Knowledge and Languages, UMS (National) (14 Nov 2016 - 14 Nov 2016)
  41. Documenting an Endangered Language: The Case of Malacca Portuguese Creole, 1st Asian Portuguese Community Conference, APC (International) (28 Jun 2016 - 30 Jun 2016)
  42. Field Research (Malacca Portuguese Creole), Workshop on Strategic Planning for FRGS RDU 150118 University Malaysia Pahang, University Malaysia Pahang (National) (29 Jan 2016 - 31 Jan 2016)
  43. The Recolonization of English Language Education, JALT Tokyo Chapter Talk, JALT Tokyo Chapter (International) (30 May 2015)
  44. Oh my English!, JALT Kyoto Chapter Talk, JALT Kyoto Chapter (International) (29 May 2015)
  45. The Re-colonization of English Language Education: The Case of Malaysia, JALT Fukui Chapter Talk, JALT Fukui Chapter  (International) (28 May 2015)
  46. The Re-colonization of English Language Education: The Case of Malaysia, JALT Hamamatsu Chapter Talk, JALT Hamamatsu Chapter  (International) (25 May 2015)
  47. The Re-colonization of English Language Education: The Case of Malaysia , Talk at JALT Gunma Chapter, JALT Gunma Chapter  (International) (24 May 2015)
  48. Language in the Ecology of the Portuguese Settlement, Save Malacca Portuguese Heritage Conference 2015, Save Portuguese Community Action Committee  (National) (02 May 2015 - 02 May 2015)
  49. English and Graduate Employability in Malaysia, 11th Annual CamTESOL Conference, IDP Education (Cambodia) Ltd. (International) (28 Feb 2015 - 01 Mar 2015)
  50. Documenting an Endangered Language, The Eurasian Forum The Penang Eurasians - Challenges for the Future, The Eurasian Fiesta (National) (16 Aug 2014)
  51. Flip-flopping Language Policies in the Malaysian Education System, KATE international conference 2014, Korea Association of Teachers of English (KATE),  (International) (04 Jul 2014 - 05 Jul 2014)
  52. English in the Malaysian Education System: Flip-flopping Policies or Inevitable Reversals?, 2013 Ian Gordon Fellow Lecture, School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand (International) (12 Sep 2013 - 12 Sep 2013)
  53. Why You Say Like that One? Malaysian English: A Much Maligned Variety, Ian Gordon Fellow 2013 Public Lecture, School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand (International) (10 Sep 2013 - 10 Sep 2013)
  54. Is Malaysian English Becoming Rhotic?, 22nd MELTA International Conference, Malaysian English Language Teaching Association (International) (28 May 2013 - 30 May 2013)
  55. Nurturing Tomorrow's Leaders, Panel Discussion at the Maxis Scholarship Award Ceremony 2012, Maxis Berhad (National) (18 Oct 2012 - 18 Oct 2012)
  56. Features of American English pronunciation among young Malaysians, Phonology Workshop: Universal or Diverse Paths to English Phonology? Bridging the Gap Between Research on Phonological Acquisition of English as a Second, Third or Foreign Language, University of Muenster, Germany (International) (19 Sep 2012 - 21 Sep 2012)
  57. University-Industry Partnerships and the Student Industrial Training Programme: Case Study of Universiti Malaya, 1st Malaysia-Indonesia Private University Industry Linkages Conference (UIBL 2009), IKMI UNISEL (International) (29 Oct 2009 - 30 Oct 2009)
EVENT ORGANISER
  1. Moderator, Webinar: A Sharing Session on Making Research Count , Social Advancement & Happiness Research Cluster, Institute of Research Management and Monitoring, & Faculty of Languages & Linguistics, Universiti Malaya (National) (19 Nov 2020 - 19 Nov 2020)
ORAL PRESENTER
  1. BIBEPORTMAL: A MOBILE APP DICTIONARY FOR MELAKA PORTUGUESE , Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation 2022 (PACLIC 36) , De La Salle University Manila and National University - Manila (International) (20 Oct 2022 - 22 Oct 2022)
PRESENTER
  1. Theoretical Perspectives in Phonetic Research on Asian Englishes (in panel on Asian Contributions to World Englishes Theorizing, 20th English in Southeast Asia Conference , The National Institute of Education and the Singapore Association for Applied Linguistics, (International) (International) (06 Dec 2019 - 07 Dec 2019)
  2. From Waveforms and Spectrograms to Language Documentation and Revitalization, Inaugural Lecture, Universiti Malaya (University) (23 Mar 2018 - 23 Mar 2018)
  3. Researching Minority and Endangered Languages: The Ethical and Social Obligation of Researchers, Free Linguistics Conference 2016, Free Linguistics Conference (International) (29 Sep 2016 - 01 Oct 2016)
KEYNOTE SPEAKER
  1. Language Documentation and Revitalization: The Case of Malacca Portuguese, 3rd International Conference on Documentary Linguistics Asian Perspectives (DLAP-3), Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia (RILCA), Mahidol University and Linguistic Dynamics Science Project 3, Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa (ILCAA), Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Japan (International) (23 Jul 2018 - 24 Jul 2018)
  2. Globalising English Language Teaching, Language Teaching and Learning Today 2018, Faculty of Foreign Languages, HCMC University of Technology and Education (International) (05 May 2018 - 06 May 2018)
  3. From Grab and Go to Engaging Communities in Language Research, The 7th Annual International Conference (AIC) Syiah Kuala University and The 6th International Conference on Multidisciplinary Research (ICMR), Syiah Kuala University (International) (18 Oct 2017 - 20 Oct 2017)
  4. Engaging Communities in Language Documentation and Revitalisation Efforts, 2nd Documentary Linguistics Asian Perspectives Conference, The University of Hong Kong (International) (25 May 2017 - 27 May 2017)
  5. Documenting Malacca Portuguese Creole, Language Contact in Asia and the Pacific 2016 , Department of Portuguese of The University of Macau (International) (16 Sep 2016 - 17 Sep 2016)
  6. Local Features of English Pronunciation: To Embrace or Ignore in the ELT Classroom?, 2016 National English Teachers and Lecturers Conference (NELTAL), Department of English, Faculty of Letters, Universitas Negeri Malang (UM) (International) (28 Apr 2016 - 28 Apr 2016)
OTHERS
  1. Panel on Asian contributions to World Englishes theorizing , 20th English in Southeast Asia Conference , The National Institute of Education and the Singapore Association for Applied Linguistics (International) (06 Dec 2019 - 07 Dec 2019)
  2. The Malaysia Education Blueprint 2013-2025: English Language Initiatives Towards Enhanced Student Outcomes, Special Interest Group- ELTC 2015 Conference, English Language Teaching Centre (ELTC), Ministry of Education Malaysia (National) (28 Oct 2015)
  3. Question intonation in Malaysian English (presented by and co-authored with Prof. Dr. Ulrike Gut), 3rd Conference of the International Society for the Linguistics of English (ISLE), The International Society for the Linguistics of English (International) (24 Aug 2014 - 27 Aug 2014)
  4. Prosodic Marking of Information Structure in Malaysian English (presented by and co-authored with Prof. Dr. Ulrike Gut), Second Language Prosody Workshop, The Speech Research Group at the ESRC Centre for Research on Bilingualism, Bangor University (co-authored with Ulrike Gut) (International) (29 Mar 2012 - 29 Mar 2012)

ACADEMIC/PROFESSIONAL SERVICES


Evaluation
  1. (2023) External Examiner of Academic Programmes At The Faculty of Social Science and Humanities, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, National, (External Assessor)
  2. (2023) Member of The Editorial Board of The Journal of Modern Languages, University, (Internal Evaluator)
  3. (2022) Member of The Melta Journals Advisory Panel, National, (External Evaluator)
  4. (2021) Evaluation of Book Manuscript for UKM Press, National, (External Evaluator)
  5. (2021) Member of The Evaluation Panel for Final Reports (Presentations) for Projects Under The Post-Covid-19 Special Research Grant (Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia), National, (External Evaluator)
  6. (2021) Member of The Evaluation Committee for Research Allocation Under The Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia, National, (External Assessor)
  7. (2020) External Assessor for The English Language and Communication Programmes With The Faculty of Social Sciences & Liberal Arts, Ucsi University, National, (External Assessor)
  8. (2020) External Examiner for PhD thesis for the University of Nottingham Malaysia , (External Examiner)
  9. (2020) External Examiner for PhD thesis for the University of the Western Cape, South Aftica , (External Examiner)
  10. (2020) Member of the evaluation panel for applications for the special post-Covid-19 research grant 2020 (Impact on Education and Higher Education), (Panel Member)
  11. (2019) Review of book proposal for OUP, (Reviewer)
  12. (2018) External examiner for PhD thesis from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand , (External Examiner)
  13. (2018) External Examiner for PhD Thesis University of Nottingham Malaysia, (External Examiner)
  14. (2018) Member of the program committee of APLL11 (11th International Austronesian and Papuan Languages and Linguistics Conference), (Reviewer)
  15. (2018) Assessor for Round 1 of the 2018 of the Newton Mobility Grant Scheme, (Reviewer)
  16. (2017) External examiner for PhD thesis at International Islamic University Malaysia , (External Examiner)
  17. (2017) Abstract review for the 10th International Austronesian and Papuan Languages and Linguistics Conference, (Reviewer)
  18. (2016) Reviewer for the 1st English Education International Conference (EEIC) in conjunction with the 2nd Reciprocal Graduate Research Symposium (RGRS) of Consortium of Asia Pacific Education Universities (CAPEU), (Reviewer)
  19. (2016) External examiner for PhD thesis, Universiti Putra Malaysia, (External Examiner)
  20. (2016) Reviewer of a book proposal for Language Planning and Policy by de Gruyter Open , (Reviewer)
  21. (2016) Review of abstracts for the 9th International Austronesian and Papuan Languages and Linguistics Conference (APLL9) , (Reviewer)
  22. (2015) External Examiner of Doctoral thesis for candidate from Monash University, Australia , (External Examiner)
  23. (2015) Member of the Board of Studies for the English Language Studies Programme at OUM , (Advisory Committee)
  24. (2015) Member of evaluation panel for Ministry of Higher Education's Centres of Excellence (re-appointment), (Member of Evaluation Panel)
  25. (2015) Evaluation of book proposal for Palgrave Macmillan Publishers , (Reviewer)
  26. (2014) Chief Editor for MELTA's Journal of ELT Research (MaJER) 2014-2017 , (Editor)
  27. (2014) Review of proposals for Junior and Senior Fellowships in the field of Philology for the academic year 2014/15 offered by the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies and the University of Freiburg , (Reviewer)
  28. (2014) Review of curriculum for Specialist Certificate Training in the Teaching and Learning of Literature for Secondary School by the English Language Teaching Center, Ministry of Education Malaysia. , (Reviewer)
  29. (2013) External Examiner of Doctoral thesis for candidate from Griffith University, Australia , (External Examiner)
  30. (2002) Peer review of abstracts of the 4th International Symposium on Bilingualism, Arizona State University (2003) , (Reviewer)
Contribution to external organisation
  1. (2023) Editor-in -Chief of The Journal of Research Management and Governance (Jrmg), University, (Expert Advisor)
  2. (2023) Journal Advisor, The English Teacher (Tet), National, (Expert Advisor)
  3. (2023) Journal Advisor, Malaysian Journal of Elt Research (Majer), National, (Expert Advisor)
  4. (2023) Advisory Board Member of The International Journal of Language, Literacy and Translation, National, (Expert Advisor)
  5. (2023) Adjunct Professor in Languages & Linguistics At Rilca, Mahidol University, International, (Adjunct/Visiting Professors)
  6. (2022) Member of The Asian Englishes Editorial Advisory Board, International, (Expert Advisor)
  7. (2022) Member of The Editorial Board of The Journal of Studies in English Language and Education, International, (Expert Advisor)
  8. (2022) Member of The Taskforce for Hicoe (Hicoe), National, (Technical Advisor)
  9. (2022) Advisory Board Member of The International Journal of Language, Literacy and Translation (Ijollt), National, (Expert Advisor)
  10. (2022) Member of The International Advisory Board for Hawaii Journal of The Humanities Editorial Board, International, (Expert Advisor)
  11. (2022) Member of The Main Committee of The International Deans Course Malaysian Chapter (My-Idc) Programme for Cohort 2, National, (Resource Person)
  12. (2021) Visiting Professor At The Department of Linguistics, Faculty of Humanities, Universitas Indonesia, International, (Adjunct/Visiting Professors)
  13. (2021) Guest Editor of The Anniversary Issue of The English Teacher, National, (Expert Advisor)
  14. (2021) Member of The Editorial Board of The Journal of Modern Languages, University, (Expert Advisor)
  15. (2021) Committee Member of The Session On The Enhancement of of The Guidelines for The Strategic Research Grant 2021 (Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia), National, (Technical Advisor)
  16. (2021) Member of The Research University Committee, National, (Technical Advisor)
  17. (2021) Member of The El Publishing Editorial Advisory Board, International, (Expert Advisor)
  18. (2021) International Advisory Board Member of The Journal of Communication, Language and Culture (Jclc), National, (Expert Advisor)
  19. (2021) Member of The Main Committee for The Malaysian Chapter of The International Deans' Course (My-Idc) Cohort 1, National, (Resource Person)
  20. (2019) Member of the interview panel for scholarship/ study leave programme for education service officers 2019 , Ministry of Education
  21. (2019) Editorial Board Member - English Language Teaching and Research (ELTAR) Journal, Department of English, Universitas Islam Malang, Indonesia.
  22. (2019) Research cooperation, Web-based Educational Pedagogy for the Development of Communication Skills to Accommodate Varieties of English (The World Englishes Project) , International
  23. (2017) Chief Editor of The Malaysian Journal of Elt Research (Majer), National, (Expert Advisor)
  24. (2017) Member of The Siele International Advisory Board,, International, (Expert Advisor)
  25. (2017) Associate Editorial Board, The Association for the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language in Indonesia
  26. (2017) External Assessor for the Bachelor of Social Science (Language and Cross-Cultural Communication), Universiti Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia
  27. (2017) Article Editor for SAGE Open Manuscript (Scopus-indexed), SAGE Publications
  28. (2016) External Assessor for English Language Syllabus at Universiti Sabah Malaysia , External Assessor for English Language Syllabus at
  29. (2016) Newton-Ungku Omar Advanced Research Fellowship with Prof. Dr. Peter K. Austin (SOAS), ASM and British Academy, International
  30. (2016) External Assessor (Internal Quality Audit) for Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature and Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Creative Writing at the University of Nottingham Malaysia , University of Nottingham Malaysia
  31. (2015) Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Modern Languages, Faculty of Languages and Linguistics, University of Malaya
  32. (2015) Member of the Board of Studies for the English Language Studies Programme at Open University Malaysia (OUM), Open University Malaysia
  33. (2014) Review of Proposals for Junior and Senior Fellowships in the field of Philology for the academic year 2014/15 offered by the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies and the University of Freiburg , Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies and the University of Freiburg
  34. (2014) Article editor for Sage Open, Sage Open
  35. (2013) Member of Thesis Advising Committee for a candidate doing the lnternational Language Education: TESOL Master's programme at Soka University, Tokyo Japan, Soka University, Tokyo, Japan
  36. (2013) Member of the Presentation Selection and Programming Management Committee for the Malaysian English Language Teaching Association (MELTA) 22nd International Conference 2013, Malaysian English Language Teaching Association
  37. (2011) Member of the Editorial Board of Asia TEFL Journal , Asia TEFL
  38. (2011) Editorial Board Member of 3L The Southeast Asian Journal of English Language Studies, School of Language Studies and Linguistics, National University of Malaysia
  39. (2011) Editorial Board - Journal of Modern Languages , Faculty of Languages and Linguistics, University of Malaya
  40. (2010) Co-Editor of The Malaysian Journal of Elt Research (Majer), National, (Expert Advisor)
  41. (2009) MAXIS Undergraduate Scholarships, MAXIS
  42. (2009) Editorial Committee for the Asian EFL Journal, Asian EFL Journal
  43. (2009) Member of Working Committee and Evaluator for Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia Higher Institutions Centres of Excellence (HICoE) for Teaching and Learning Thrust, Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia
  44. (2007) Evaluation Panel for Higher Institutions Centres of Excellence , MOHE Malaysia
  45. (2003) Reviewer of abstracts for the fourth International Symposium on Bilingualism, 4th International Symposium on Bilingualism, Arizona State University
Contribution to event
  1. (2021) Facilitator and Resource Person for The Akept-Malaysian Chapter of The International Deans Course Cohort 2: Onboarding and Part 1, National, (Course Facilitator)

SUPERVISION


Postgraduate Student
PhD/ Doctoral
  1. (2022) The identity formation of EFL postgraduate student sojourners in western English-speaking countries in the digital age, Hui Liu
  2. (2022) THE PRODUCTION AND PERCEPTION OF LEXICAL STRESS IN MALAYSIAN ENGLISH, ERNIE BINTI ADNAN
  3. (2022) Research on the International English intelligibility Pronunciation of College Students in Western China, Jie Zeng
  4. (2022) WHERE MY LANGUAGE STANDS IN MY EDUCATION: BOTTOM-UP ANALYSIS OF LANGUAGE-IN-EDUCATION POLICY IN PAKISTAN, Zia Ur Rehman
  5. (2022) RAP as a tool in the Critical Pedagogy Classroom : Developing Student Voice, Hazelynn Rimbar
  6. (2022) English speakers in China: attitudes towards pronunciation of varieties of English, Huihui Wang
  7. (2022) An Acoustic Study of Long’an Zhuang Vowels, HUANG SHAN
  8. (2020) The Revitalisation of an Endangered Language, Yujiao Huang
  9. (2020) Sociophonetics, Fang Kunhong
  10. (2019) Discourse Analysis of Media Representations of Female Circumcision, Nik Nur Ainin Soffiya binti Nik Mat
  11. (2017) The Production and Perception of English Vowels by Acehnese Speakers, Taznzir Masykar
Master
  1. (2022) The pronunciation of Malay vowels by Malaysian Tamil primary school learners, Dersamynee Subramaniam

TEACHING


Doctor Of Philosophy
  1. (2022) TVX8001 - Research Methodology
Master
  1. (2022) TOX7017 - Phonetics and Phonology
  2. (2021) TOA7001 - Fundamentals of Linguistics
  3. (2021) TOX7001 - Research Methodology

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY ACTIVITIES


  • Keeping Languages Alive: The Case of Portugues Malaka , The Preservation and Poetics of Old Native Languages Seminar in Malacca Organised by Perzim and Melaka Historic City Council,, (07 Jul 2017 - 07 Jul 2017) (National)
  • Sharing Session On The Route to Beng Prende Portuguese Malaka At Badan Warisan Malaysia At The Branyo Event Organised by The Malaysian History and Heritage Club, (06 May 2017 - 06 May 2017) (National)
  • Initiative Partner With Maybank Malacca Zone for The 7th Maybank Global Cr Day - Cahaya Kasih Initiative - Beng Nos Prende Cultura Portugues Malaka At The Portuguese Settlement, (20 Aug 2016 - 20 Aug 2016)
  • Umcares Community Engagement Seed Funding 2014: Documenting Prayers in Malacca Portuguese Creole(Ce2014/2), (01 Jul 2014 - 31 Oct 2014) (University)