PERSONAL DETAIL


PROF. DR. STEFANIE SHAMILA PILLAI

Professor
Department of English Language
Faculty of Languages & Linguistics
 
  79673024
  stefanie@um.edu.my
 Department of English Language, Office of The Faculty of Languages & Linguistics, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, W.Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
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BIOGRAPHY


I am a Professor at the Faculty of Languages and Linguistics, Universiti Malaya (UM), and currently the Dean of the Social Advancement and Happiness Research Cluster at UM. My main areas of research include phonetics, Malaysian English, language use in multilingual contexts, and language documentation & language revitalisation. I have been working with Melaka Portuguese (MP) community representatives on language documentation and revitalisation efforts. My initial work on MP is archived at the Endangered Languages Archive at SOAS. More recently, I developed BibePortMal, a mobile dictionary in collaboration with several MP speakers. I have also co-produced a series of videos of a Malaysian folktale (Sang Kancil dan Buaya) voiced in several Malaysian indigenous languages. Apart from my research activities, I am involved in the task force for the national higher institutions centres of excellence (HICoE) programme. I am also a member of the training team for the Malaysian Chapter of the International Deans' Course, which is organised in collaboration with the Higher Education Leadership Academy (AKEPT). I was the 2013 Ian Gordon Fellow at the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, and a recipient of the Newton-Ungku Omar Advanced Research Fellowship (2018-2019). I am also an external programme assessor for language and linguistics programmes at several public and private universities in the country.


ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION
(Qualification), (Institution).



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


  • Malaysian English Language Teaching Association (MELTA) (Member), Member, 2008 to 2025, (National)
  • MELTA (Chief Editor of MaJER), Chief Editor, 2012 to 2017, (University)
  • Council of Language Deans - Member (Majlis Dekan Bahasa), Committee, 2015 to 2018, (University)
  • MY_IDC Malaysian Chapter, Committee Member, 2019 to 2021, (National)
  • Malaysian Association of Applied Linguistics (MAAL), Active Member, 2019, (National)

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


  • Research Cluster Dean, Social Advancement & Happiness Research Cluster, Deputy Vice Chancellor(Research & Innovation), 17/10/2020 to 16/10/2022
  • Exercising The Function of Dean, Dean's Office, Faculty of Languages & Linguistics, 01/07/2018 to 15/07/2018
  • Dean, Languages and Linguistics, Faculty of Languages & Linguistics, 01/07/2016 to 30/06/2018
  • Dean, Languages and Linguistics, Faculty of Languages & Linguistics, 16/10/2015 to 30/06/2016
  • Acting Dean, Dean's Office, Faculty of Languages & Linguistics, 13/08/2015 to 15/10/2015
  • Acting Dean, Faculty, 13/08/2015 to 15/10/2015
  • Deputy Dean of Higher Degree, Dean's Office, Faculty of Languages & Linguistics, 01/08/2014 to 12/08/2015
  • Acting Deputy Dean of Higher Degree, Dean's Office, Faculty of Languages & Linguistics, 01/07/2014 to 31/07/2014
  • Director, Centre for The Initiation of Talent and Industrial Training (CITRA), Deputy Vice Chancellor(Research & Innovation), 25/09/2012 to 24/09/2013
  • Director, Centre for Internship Training and Academic Enrichment (CITRA), Deputy Vice Chancellor(Research & Innovation), 03/01/2012 to 24/09/2012
  • Director, Centre for Internship Training and Academic Enrichment (CITRA), Deputy Vice Chancellor(Research & Innovation), 01/09/2009 to 01/04/2011
  • Director, Centre for Internship Training and Academic Enrichment (CITRA), Deputy Vice Chancellor(Research & Innovation), 01/09/2007 to 31/08/2009
  • Deputy Director of Centre for Industrial Training and Relations, University Malaya, 28/04/2006 to 31/08/2007

AREAS OF EXPERTISE
(Area).


  • Language in Culture and Society(Sosiolinguistics) (Language use in multilingual contexts; Family language policy)
  • Humanities, Linguistics and Literature (Malaysian English; Other varieties of English; Learner varieties of English)
  • Tertiary Education (Educational research; English and employability; Educational leadership training)
  • Laboratory Phonetics and Speech Science (Phonetics; Acoustic analysis; Vowels; Prosodic features)
  • Endangered Language (Language documentation; Language Revitalisation; Melaka Portuguese (Papia Cristang/ Kristang))


RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
(Publication).


Book

2017
  • 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. 

2016
  • 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 Book

2020
  • Pillai, S., Muthiah, A., & Wan Asylnn, W. A. (In Press). Rhythmic patterns of Malaysian English (MalE) speakers. In R. Fuchs (Ed.), Speech rhythm in L2 and L3 varieties of English. Singapore: Springer. 
  • 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. 

2019
  • Pillai, S., Rosli, S. R., Wan Aslynn, W. A., Hassan,R., & Phillip, A. (2019). The vowels e and ɛ in Malacca Portuguese. In Y. N. Thai & J. Setter (Eds.), Speech research in a Malaysian context (pp. 5-27). Serdang: UPM Press. 

2017
  • 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. 

2015
  • 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. 
  • 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. 

2014
  • 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. 

2012
  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • 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. 

2011
  • 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. 
  • 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. 

2008
  • Pillai, S. (2008). The socio-cultural dimensions in business letters. In A. Rizvi, E. Afendras & M. K. David (Eds.), Business communication: Challenges and prospects (pp. 152-168). New Delhi: Paragon International Publishers. 
  • 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. 
  • 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. 

2006
  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • 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. 

2003
  • 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. 
Article in Academic Journals

2021
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.24815/siele.v8i2.18546 (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • 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. (ISI-Indexed)

2020
  • Ernie Adnan, Pillai, S., & Chiew, P. S. (2020). The perception of lexical stress in Malaysian English. 3L The Southeast Asian Journal of English Language Studies, 26(4), 1-14. http://doi.org/10.17576/3L-2020-2604-01 (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Shah, M., Pillai, S., & Sinayah, M. (2020). Identity construction through code-switching practices in an academic setting. GEMA Online® Journal of Language Studies, 20(4), 1-17. 0 http://doi.org/10.17576/gema-2020-2004-01 (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Salem, N. M. & PillaI, S. (2020). An Acoustic analysis of intonation in the Taizzi variety of Yemeni Arabic. The Linguistics Journal, 14(1), 154-182. (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • 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. (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)
  • Yusnul’ain Yunus & Pillai, S. (2020). Pola sebutan monoftong Bahasa Jerman oleh Penutur Bahasa Melayu. Melayu: Jurnal Antarabangsa Dunia Melayu, 13(2), 223-252. (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)

2019
  • Salem, N. & PillaI, S. (2019). An acoustic analysis of the rhythm of Yemeni Arabic. Journal of Modern Languages, 29, 1-22. (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)
  • Peter, S., Abdul Rahman, Z. A., & Pillai, S. (2019). Hypernasality in singing among children with cleft palate: A preliminary study. Int. J. Oral Maxillofac. Surg., 48(10), 1317-1322. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Siti Zaidah Binti Zainuddin, Pillai S., Dumanig, F. P. & Phillip, A. (2019). English language and graduate employability. Education + Training. 61(1), 79-93. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Adnan, E., Pillai, S., & Poh, S. C. (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. (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Choo, S .C., Pillai, S., & Zainuddin, S. Z. (2019). The role of noticing in the acquisition of the past tense form in English through oral corrective feedback. The English Teacher, 48(2), 45-69 (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)
  • Shah, M., Pillai, S., & Sinayah, M. (2019) Translanguaging in an academic setting. Lingua, 225, 16-31. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lingua.2019.05.001 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Choo S. C, Zainuddin S. Z. & Pillai, S. (2019). The relative efficacy of recasts and prompts on past tense use of ESL learners. The Journal of Asia TEFL, 16,(2), 485-498. (SCOPUS-Indexed)

2018
  • Yap T. S. & Pillai S. (2018) Intonation patterns of questions in Malaysian English, Asian Englishes, 20(3) 192-205. (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Pillai, S. & Ong, L. T. (2018). English(es) in Malaysia. Asian Englishes, 20(2), 147-157. (SCOPUS-Indexed)

2017
  • 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. (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)

2016
  • Yusuf, Y. Q. & Pillai, S. (2016). An instrumental study of oral vowels in the Kedah variety of Acehnese. Language Sciences 54,14-25. (ISI-Indexed)

2015
  • Pillai, S., Chan, M.E. & Baxter, A.N, (2015). Vowels In Malacca Portuguese Creole. Research in Language 13(3), 248-265. (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • 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: The Asian Journal of Humanities 22(2), 67-92. (SCOPUS-Indexed)

2014
  • Gut, U. & Pillai, S. (2014). Prosodic marking of information structure by Malaysian speakers of English. Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 36(2), 283-302. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Pillai, S., Soh, W. Y., Kajita, A. S. (2014). Family language policy and heritage language maintenance of Malacca Portuguese Creole. Language & Communication 37, (ISI-Indexed)

2013
  • Pillai, S., Kajita, A. S. (2013). English for law at the university of Malaya. Asian EFL Journal, 15(4), 406-412. (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Gut, U., Pillai, S., Don, Z. M. (2013). The prosodic marking of information status in Malaysian English World Englishes. (Tier 3, Impact Factor = 0.333) (ISI-Indexed)
  • Yusuf, Y. Q., Pillai, S. (2013). An acoustic description of diphthongs in two varieties of Acehnese. Pertanika Journal of Social Science and Humanities, 21, 153-168. (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Yusuf, Y. Q., Pillai, S., Ali, N. (2013). Speaking Acehnese in Malaysia. Language & Communication, 33(1), 50-60. (Tier 1, Impact Factor = 0.942) (ISI-Indexed)

2012
  • 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),1143-1160. (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • 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. (Tier 2, Impact Factor = 1.061) (ISI-Indexed)
  • Pillai, S., Yusuf, Y. Q. (2012). An Instrumental Analysis of Acehnese Oral Vowels. Language and Linguistics, 13(6), 1029-1050. (Tier 3, Impact Factor = 0.302) (ISI-Indexed)
  • Pillai, S., & Delavari, H. (2012). The production of English monophthong vowels by Iranian EFL learners. Poznan Studies in Contemporary Linguistics. 48, 473–493. (Tier 4, Impact Factor = 0.138) (ISI-Indexed)

2011
  • 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. (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)

2010
  • Pillai, S., Don, Z. M., Knowles, G., & Tang, J. (2010). Malaysian English: an instrumental analysis of vowel contrasts. World Englishes, 29(2), 159-172. (ISI-Indexed)
  • 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. (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)
  • Hubais, A., & Pillai, S. (2010). An instrumental analysis of English vowels produced by Omanis. Journal of Modern Languages, 20, 1-18. (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)

2009
  • Govindan, I., & Pillai, S. (2009). English question forms used by young Malaysian Indians. The English Teacher, 38, 74-94. (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)

2008
  • 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. (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)
  • Pillai, S. (2008). Speaking English the Malaysian way: Correct or not? English Today 96(24.4), 42-45. (SCOPUS-Indexed)

2006
  • Pillai, S. (2006). Patterns of repeats in Malaysian English Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 25(1/2), 101-113. (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • 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. (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)

2005
  • Pillai, S. (2005). The socio-cultural dimension of business letters: Letters written in English in Malaysia. Journal of Communication Practices, 2(1), 51- 62. (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)

2001
  • Pillai, S. (2001). Politeness in law tutorials. Modern Language Journal, 3, 163-174. (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)
Review

1996
  • Pillai, S. (1996). Book Review of Rules of Speaking by Zainab Abd. Majid & Loga Baskaran Eds. (1995). Journal of Modern Language, 10, 115-118. 
Monograph

2018
  • Pillai, S. (2018). From waveforms and spectrograms to language documentation and revitalization. Inaugural Lecture Monograph. 
Technical Report

2021
  • Pillai et al. (2021) Perceptions towards female circumcision in Malaysia. A research report. 
  • Pillai, S.(2021). Putting CEFR into Malaysian English language education. In Nobuo Tomimori (Project Head), 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).. 
  • Pillai, S.et al. (2021) A discourse analysis of media representations of female circumcision. Research Report. 

2015
  • 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. 

2008
  • 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. 

2007
  • 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. 
  • Karen Kow Yip Cheng, et. al. 2007. Report on the Evaluation of Software for Plagiarism: Copyguard (submitted to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Academic & International Affairs) 
  • Karen Kow Yip Cheng, et. al. 2007. Report on the Plagiarism Seminar 7 Dec 2006 (submitted to the Deputy Vice- Chancellor of Academic and International Affairs) 
  • Karen Kow Yip Cheng, et. al. 2007. Handbook on plagiarism: Report on focus groups (submitted to the Deputy Vice Chancellor of Academic & International Affairs) 
Mass Media(Newspaper,Radio,Tv,Popular Magazine)

2001
  • Pillai, S. (2001, November 28). The pity of war, Rhyme and Reason Column, Life and Times, New Straits Times, p. 6. 
  • Pillai, S. (2001, September 5 ). Ted Hughes animal instincts, Rhyme and Reason Column, Life and Times, New Straits Times, p. 7. 
  • Pillai, S. (2001, June 4). Where the cows go bong!, Rhyme and Reason Column, Life and Times, New Straits Times, p. 7. 
Other Media(Tape,Video,Internet)

2019
  • 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 
  • Pillai et al. (2019, September 16). Kancil Rob Buyak (The Mousedeer and the Crocodiles) [Language: Temiar) [Video file]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/SZQwA8vzW-s 
  • 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 
  • 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 
  • 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 
  • Pillai et al. (2019, September 16). Sang Kancil dan Buaya (The Mousedeer and the Crocodiles) [Language: Malay] [Video file]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/9llvIUrJRLI. 
  • BibePortMal - The Malacca Portuguese Dictionary App. (2019). https://bibeportmal.um.edu.my. 

2014
  • MPEA. 2014. Rezu cum Cantiga de Rezu (audio CD). 

2013
  • Pillai, S. 2013. Malaccan Portuguese Creole: A Portuguese-based Creole. London: Endangered Languages Archive (ELAR) [distributor]. http://elar.soas.ac.uk/deposit/pillai2012malaccan 

2011
  • 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 
Others

2020
  • Pillai. S. (Ed.). 2020). Portugues Malaka (Malacca Portuguese): A heritage language in multilingual Malacca. University of Malaya Press. 
  • Pillai, S. et al. (2020). Nina Boboi. University Malaya Press. 

2019
  • 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) 
  • Pillai, S. (2019). Language endangerment in Southeast Asia. ASEANFocus. Issue 2/19, 14-15. 

2014
  • Pillai, S. et al Study Guide (2014). HBES2203 Phonetics and Phonology (3rd Edition). Open University Malaysia. 

2009
  • How to avoid plagiarism - A handbook for postgraduates. Professor Dr. Azirah Hashim (Advisor), Assoc. Prof. Dr. Karen Kow Yip Cheng (Head of Project), Dr.Jawakhir Mior Jaafar, Dr. Stefanie Pillai, Annelise Lutgen, Bong Moon Yee, Ilaria Ciaramicoli, Misako Takada, Nadia Abdullah Zawawi, Ong Lok Tik Ruth and Supramani Shoniah. 
  • Dealing with cases of plagiarism - A handbook for academic staff. Professor Dr. Azirah Hashim (Advisor), Assoc. Prof. Dr. Karen Kow Yip Cheng (Head of Project), Dr.Jawakhir Mior Jaafar, Dr. Stefanie Pillai, Annelise Lutgen, Bong Moon Yee, Ilaria Ciaramicoli, Misako Takada, Nadia Abdullah Zawawi, Ong Lok Tik Ruth and Supramani Shoniah. 
  • Pengelakan dari plagiarisme - Buku panduan pelajar ijjazah dasar. 2009. Azirah Hashim et al 

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


  • SATU JRS projects 1. Language, Food Culture and Identity 2. Sustainable Revitalisation of indigenous Language and Culture, Principal Investigator(PI), 2020 - 2022, RU seed funding
  • A discourse analysis of media representations of female circumcision in Malaysia, Principal Investigator(PI), 2020 - 2021, Private Funding
  • Teaching English language pronunciation In the Malaysian context, Principal Investigator(PI), 2019 - 2020, Special grant under the Social Advancement and Happiness Research Cluster
  • Tracing And Reviving Tangible And Intangible Cultural Heritage Of Kerinchi Diaspora, Co-Researcher, 2019 - 2022, Others MOHE - Top 100 (IIRG)-SAH, (National)
  • MyAsli: A phonological model for the integration and preservation of endangered indigenous languages in Malaysia, Co-Investigator, 2019 - 2021, Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), (National)
  • Melaka Portuguese Dictionary, PI, 2018 - 2019, RU Geran - UMCIC, (National)
  • Segmental and Prosodic Features of Malacca Portuguese Creole, Principal Investigator(PI), 2016 - 2018, Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), (National)
  • Capacity Building for Documentation and Support of Endangered Languages in Malaysia funded by the Newton Advanced Researcher Fellowship, Principal Investigator(PI), 2016 - 2018, International Funding, (National)
  • The Production of Language Learning Materials for Malacca Portuguese Creole, Principal Investigator(PI), 2015 - 2015, UM Community Engagement Funding, (National)
  • The Employable Graduate UMRG Programme, Co-Investigator, 2014 - 2016, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG), (National)
  • English Language and Employability in Malaysia, Co-Investigator, 2013 - 2013, UMRG, (National)
  • Impact Study of Malaysian Higher Institutions Centres of Excellence (Qualitative Section), Principal Investigator(PI), 2013 - 2013, MOHE, (National)
  • Geran Sanjungan Penyelidikan-mo005-2013, PI, 2013 - 2014, Others MOHE, (National)
  • Work-Based Learning and Graduate Employability, Principal Investigator(PI), 2013 - 2015, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG), (National)
  • The Development of an Online Malacca Portuguese Creole Dictionary, Principal Investigator(PI), 2012 - 2013, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG), (National)
  • Documentation of Malaccan Portuguese Creole, Principal Investigator(PI), 2011 - 2012, The Endangered Languages Documentation Programme (ELDP) , (National)
  • The Sounds of Malaysian English, Principal Investigator(PI), 2011 - 2012, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG), (National)
  • Development of the Corpus of Spoken Malaysian English (COSME), Principal Investigator(PI), 2010 - 2011, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG), (National)
  • Corpus of Spoken Malaysian English, Principal Investigator(PI), 2009 - 2010, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG), (National)
  • Adjacency Pairs - Questions and Answers in Law Tutorials at UM (Masters dissertation research, 1996)
  • Industrys Perception of Industrial Trainees From UM, Principal Investigator(PI), 2008 - 2009, Short Term Research Fund (Vote F)(PJP), (National)
  • The Proficiency of English among Academic Staff, Co-Investigator, 2007 - 2008, MOHE, (National)
  • An Instrumental Study of Malaysian English Vowels, Principal Investigator(PI), 2007 - 2008, Short Term Research Fund (Vote F)(PJP), (National)
  • Phrase Dictionary Research Project, Co-Investigator, 2006 - 2007, MIMOS, (National)
  • English Use in Institutes of Higher Learning (2006-2007) (funded by MOHE), Co-Investigator, 2006 - 2007, MOHE, (National)
  • Identity in Context; Literary and Cultural Studies in Malaysia and Singapore, Co-Investigator, 2006 - 2007, POSCO TJ Park Foundation, Korea, (National)
  • Guidelines for Anti-Plagiarism Project (2006- ) (Funded by UM), Co-Investigator, 2006 - 2007, UM, (National)
  • Projek Penyediaan Garis Panduan Kesalahan Plagiarisme Peringkat Universiti, Co-Investigator, 2006 - 2007, UM Management, (National)
  • Family Discourse Project, Co-Investigator, 2005 - 2006, Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), (National)
  • Vowel Inventory of Standard Malaysian English, Principal Investigator(PI), 2005 - 2006, Short Term Research Fund (Vote F)(PJP), (National)
  • Speech Disfluencies and Theories of Self-Monitoring and Self-Repair in Spontaneous Speech Production (PhD research, 2005)

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


  • Writing services for Oxford Dictionaries, Writing Services, 2016-2017, Oxford University Press
  • Consultant for Learning Materials and Assessment for Open University Malaysia, Consultant, 2014-2014, Open University Malaysia
  • Module Writer for Open University Malaysia, Consultant, 2012-2013, Open University Malaysia
  • Consultant for Learning Materials and Assessment, Consultant, 2012-2013, Open University Malaysia
  • Reviewer of translated materials, Review Of Translated Material, 2011-2011, Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc
  • ELT Materials, Resource Person, 2009-2010, Pearson Malaysia
  • Publishing and PR Projects, Consultant, 2008-2010, Kekabu Design Consultants
  • Academic Staff Performance, Consultant, 2007-2008, Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia
  • Study on the Teaching and Use of English at Institutes of Higher Learning in Malaysia, Co-researcher, 2006-2007, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education

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


  • 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)
  • Best of The Best Award for Social Science Category Universiti Malaya Research Conference 2013, Universiti Malaya, 2013, (University)
  • Best Poster Award for Humanities and Ethics Cluster At Universiti Malaya Research Conference 2013, Universiti Malaya, 2013, (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)
  • 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)

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


PLEANARY/KEYNOTE SPEAKER
  • 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 , 2008-10-29 to 2008-10-31, My_CASELT 2008 Academy of Language Studies Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) , (International)
  • The Challenges of Language Documentation: Lessons from the Documentation of Malaccan Portuguese Creole, 4th FLL International Postgraduate Conference 2013, 2013-04-11 to 2013-04-12, Faculty of Languages and Linguistics, (International)
  • The Re-colonization of English Language Education: The Case of Malaysia, 7th Annual NEAR Language Education Conference, 2015-05-23 to 2015-05-23, Niigata Chapter of JALT, (International)
  • Local Features of English Pronunciation: To Embrace or Ignore in the ELT Classroom?, 2016 National English Teachers and Lecturers Conference (NELTAL), 2016-04-28 to 2016-04-28, Department of English, Faculty of Letters, Universitas Negeri Malang (UM), (International)
  • 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, 2016-05-30 to 2016-06-01, Malaysian English Language Teaching Association (MELTA) , (International)
  • Documenting Malacca Portuguese Creole, Language Contact in Asia and the Pacific 2016 , 2016-09-16 to 2016-09-17, Department of Portuguese of The University of Macau, (International)
  • Revitalization of an Endangered Language: The Case of Malacca Portuguese Creole, 2017 LSP-NCGM Conference, 2017-04-06 to 2017-04-08, Linguistic Society of the Philippines (LSP), (International)
  • Engaging Communities in Language Documentation and Revitalisation Efforts, 2nd Documentary Linguistics Asian Perspectives Conference, 2017-05-25 to 2017-05-27, The University of Hong Kong, (International)
  • 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), 2017-10-18 to 2017-10-20, Syiah Kuala University, (International)
  • Taking Ownership of English Language Education in Malaysia, 9th Johore State English Language Conference , 2018-04-10 to 2018-04-12, Johore English Language Teaching Association (JELTA), (National)
  • Globalising English Language Teaching, Language Teaching and Learning Today 2018, 2018-05-05 to 2018-05-06, Faculty of Foreign Languages, HCMC University of Technology and Education, (International)
  • Documentation of Endangered Languages in Malaysia, 2nd International Connect Malaysia (Connect M) Conference 2018 , 2018-07-16 to 2018-07-19, University of Reading UK and Malaysia, (International)
  • Language Documentation and Revitalization: The Case of Malacca Portuguese, 3rd International Conference on Documentary Linguistics Asian Perspectives (DLAP-3), 2018-07-23 to 2018-07-24, 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)
  • English Language Education and Society 5.0: Reflecting on Diversity in the Classroom, The 28th Malaysian English Language Teaching Association (MELTA) International Conference , 2019-08-13 to 2019-08-15, Malaysian English Language Teaching Association (MELTA) , (International)
  • Why Bother with Language Research?, 7th Postgraduate Conference (PGC) 2019 , 2019-11-30 to 2019-11-30, Faculty of Languages & Linguistics, University of Malaya, (National)
  • CEFRing Malaysian English Language Education, International Virtual Conference on Trends in Applied Linguistics and Social Studies, 2021-01-06 to 2021-01-07, English Dept. Bung Hatta University, Padang, Indonesia, (International)
  • Foregrounding Endangered Languages: Engaging in Change through Language Research, International Research on Language Education (iRoLE): Engaging in Change: Empowering Linguistics, Literature and Language, 2021-03-23 to 2021-03-24, The Academy of Language Studies (ALS), UiTM Melaka Campus, (International)
INVITED SPEAKER
  • Academic Integrity, Seminar for postgraduate students of the English Department, University of Malaya, 2007-05-12 to 2007-05-12, English Department, University of Malaya, (English Department UM)
  • Introduction to PRAAT, Bengkel Pelajar Pascasiswazah, 2009-06-20 to 2009-06-20, Faculty of Languages and Linguistics
  • Internships Abroad: UMs Experience, Seminar on Employability, 2009-07-21 to 2009-07-22, MOHE, (National)
  • University-Industry Partnerships and the Student Industrial Training Programme: Case Study of Universiti Malaya, 1st Malaysia-Indonesia Private University Industry Linkages Conference (UIBL 2009), 2009-10-29 to 2009-10-30, IKMI UNISEL, (International)
  • 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, 2012-09-19 to 2012-09-21, University of Muenster, Germany, (International)
  • Nurturing Tomorrow's Leaders, Panel Discussion at the Maxis Scholarship Award Ceremony 2012, 2012-10-18 to 2012-10-18, Maxis Berhad, (National)
  • HICoE: Assessment Criteria, Way forward of HICoE, 2012-10-31 to 2012-10-31, University of Malaya Power Energy Dedicated Advanced Centre, (University)
  • Salient and Important Points Assessors Look for in a Research Grant Applications , Research Grant workshop , 2012-12-17 to 2012-12-17, Pusat Pengajian Pendidikan Jarak Jauh (PPPJJ) USM, (National)
  • Is Malaysian English Becoming Rhotic?, 22nd MELTA International Conference, 2013-05-28 to 2013-05-30, Malaysian English Language Teaching Association, (International)
  • Why You Say Like that One? Malaysian English: A Much Maligned Variety, Ian Gordon Fellow 2013 Public Lecture, 2013-09-10 to 2013-09-10, School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, (International)
  • English in the Malaysian Education System: Flip-flopping Policies or Inevitable Reversals?, 2013 Ian Gordon Fellow Lecture, 2013-09-12 to 2013-09-12, School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, (International)
  • Campus to Career, Faculty of Languages & Linguistics, Undergraduate Curriculum Review Workshop, 2014-02-07 to 2014-02-09, Faculty of Languages & Linguistics, University of Malaya, (University)
  • Plagiarism = Theft, Talk as part Anti-Plagiarism Campaign 2014 at Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, 2014-03-05 to 2014-03-05, Institut Pengajian Siswazah Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI) , (National)
  • Flip-flopping Language Policies in the Malaysian Education System, KATE international conference 2014, 2014-07-04 to 2014-07-05, Korea Association of Teachers of English (KATE), , (International)
  • Documenting an Endangered Language, The Eurasian Forum The Penang Eurasians - Challenges for the Future, 2014-08-16 to  , The Eurasian Fiesta, (National)
  • English and Graduate Employability in Malaysia, 11th Annual CamTESOL Conference, 2015-02-28 to 2015-03-01, IDP Education (Cambodia) Ltd., (International)
  • English and Employability, Talk to Undergraduates at the American University of Phnom Penh, 2015-03-02 to 2015-03-02, American University of Phnom Penh, (International)
  • Language in the Ecology of the Portuguese Settlement, Save Malacca Portuguese Heritage Conference 2015, 2015-05-02 to 2015-05-02, Save Portuguese Community Action Committee , (National)
  • The Re-colonization of English Language Education: The Case of Malaysia , Talk at JALT Gunma Chapter, 2015-05-24 to  , JALT Gunma Chapter , (International)
  • The Re-colonization of English Language Education: The Case of Malaysia, JALT Hamamatsu Chapter Talk, 2015-05-25 to  , JALT Hamamatsu Chapter , (International)
  • The Re-colonization of English Language Education: The Case of Malaysia, JALT Fukui Chapter Talk, 2015-05-28 to  , JALT Fukui Chapter , (International)
  • Oh my English!, JALT Kyoto Chapter Talk, 2015-05-29 to  , JALT Kyoto Chapter, (International)
  • The Recolonization of English Language Education, JALT Tokyo Chapter Talk, 2015-05-30 to  , JALT Tokyo Chapter, (International)
  • Field Research (Malacca Portuguese Creole), Workshop on Strategic Planning for FRGS RDU 150118 University Malaysia Pahang, 2016-01-29 to 2016-01-31, University Malaysia Pahang, (National)
  • Malaysian English Sounds -Segmental Features, Guest Lecture at University of Nottingham, Malaysia, 2016-03-22 to 2016-03-22, Faculty of Arts and Social Science, University of Nottingham, Malaysia, (University of Nottingham, Malaysia)
  • Malaysian English Sounds - Prosodic Features, Guest Lecture, University of Nottingham, Malaysia, 2016-03-29 to 2016-03-29, Faculty of Arts and Social Science, University of Nottingham, Malaysia, (University of Nottingham, Malaysia)
  • Documenting an Endangered Language: The Case of Malacca Portuguese Creole, 1st Asian Portuguese Community Conference, 2016-06-28 to 2016-06-30, APC, (International)
  • Revitalising Malacca Portuguese Creole, Bi-weekly Seminar, 2016-11-14 to 2016-11-14, Centre for the Promotion of Knowledge and Languages, UMS, (National)
  • Getting yourself published, 6TH MELTA INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH CONFERENCE, 2016-11-26 to 2016-11-26, MELTA, (International)
  • Revitalising Malacca Portuguese, Guest Lecture in MA course Language support and revitalisation at SOAS, UK, 2017-03-14 to 2017-03-14, SOAS, (International)
  • The Sounds of Malacca Portuguese Creole , Department of Linguistics SOAS Seminar, 2017-03-14 to 2017-03-14, Department of Linguistics SOAS , (International)
  • Documenting, analysing and valuing World English , Linguistics in the Pub in London (LIPIL) , 2017-03-14 to 2017-03-14, SOAS, (International)
  • The Shrinking Sea, Panel Session onThe Story of Kristang: Past Glories and Present Struggles at the1st Kristang Language Festival Singapore , 2017-05-20 to 2017-05-22, Kodrah Kristang, (International)
  • Keeping Languages Alive: The Case of Portugues Malaka , The Preservation and Poetics of old Native Languages Seminar in Malacca , 2017-07-07 to 2017-07-07, Perzim and Melaka Historic City Council, (Melaka State)
  • Community Engagement and Language Revitalisation, Free Linguistics Conference 2017, 2017-09-29 to 2017-09-30, Free Linguistics Conference Group and University of Lagos, (International)
  • Learning English Outside the Classroom, JALT 29 Four Corners Tour - JALT West Tokyo Chapter, 2017-11-11 to 2017-11-11, JALT, (International)
  • Learning English Outside the Classroom, JALT 29 Four Corners Tour - JALT Saitama Chapter, 2017-11-12 to 2017-11-12, JALT, (International)
  • The Documentation and Revitalisation of Malacca Portuguese, Guest Lecture in an MA class, 2017-11-13 to 2017-11-13, Waseda University, Japan, (International)
  • Reconciling local features of English pronunciation in the classroom , Invited Talk at the Centre for English as a Lingua Franca, Tamagawa University, Japan, 2017-11-15 to 2017-11-15, CELF, Tamagawa University, (International)
  • Learning a Foreign Language from Zero to Hero , JALT 2017, 2017-11-17 to 2017-11-20, The Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT), (International)
  • 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, 2017-11-27 to 2017-11-28, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), German Rectors Conference (HRK) and Dialogue on Innovative Higher Education Strategies (DIES), (International)
  • English language education in schools and universities, MELTA National Colloquium and Round-table on Transforming English Language Education in Malaysia, 2018-07-28 to 2018-07-28, The Malaysian English Language Teaching Association (MELTA), (National)
  • The sound system of a creole language in Malaysia: A case of Malacca Portuguese, Pre-term talk, 2018-09-20 to 2018-09-20, The Theoretical and Applied Linguistics Section, Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages, University of Cambridge, (International)
  • From Research to Resources, FLL Research and Publication Seminar , 2019-05-23 to 2019-05-23, Faculty of Languages and Linguistics, University of Malaya, (University)
  • Co-Creating Resources for Malacca Portuguese, Second Asian Portuguese Communities Conference, 2019-06-29 to 2019-06-29, Second Asian Portuguese Communities Conference, (International)
  • 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, 2019-08-13 to 2019-08-15, Malaysian English Language Teaching Association (MELTA) , (International)
  • Working with an Endangered Language: The Story of Malacca Portuguese, Chautauqua: Discourse on Languages and Cultures, 2019-08-20 to 2019-08-20, Language and Cross-Cultural Research Unit, (National)
  • 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, 2019-09-17 to 2019-09-17, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Tokyo, Japan, (International)
  • The Malaysian Variety of English: Broken or New(ish) English? , Kanda University of International Studies (KUIS) Seminar , 2019-10-01 to 2019-10-01, Kanda University of International Studies (KUIS), (International)
  • Cultural Hybridity in Melaka Portuguese Cuisine (with Ms Sara Frederica Santa Maria) , 9th Asian Food Study Conference (AFSC2019), 2019-11-28 to 2019-11-29, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Universiti Malaya, (National)
  • Sounding Portuguese in Malaysia ., Pre-AGM Malaysian Association of Applied Linguistics (MAAL) Symposium , 2019-12-21 to 2019-12-21, Malaysian Association of Applied Linguistics , (National)
  • American versus British English , America Through Serani Eyes, 2020-07-04 to 2020-07-04, Serani Sembang http://seranisembang.org/wp/, (International)
  • Do You Know Where You Are Going To? A Sharing Session on Planning Your Academic Journey, English Language Department's Sharing Session, 2020-07-21 to 2020-07-21, English Language Department, Faculty of Languages and Linguistics, Universiti Malaya, (Department level)
  • Managing Your Research Project and Outputs, Faculty of Languages and Linguistics, Universiti Malaya Research Workshops , 2020-07-27 to 2020-09-27, Faculty of Languages and Linguistics, Universiti Malaya, (Faculty)
  • 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, 2020-08-04 to 2020-08-04, University of Malaya and the Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific region (IRCI), (National)
  • Surviving in a Sea of Languages: Documenting and Revitalising Indigenous and Minority Languages, Atma Jaya Annual Linguisitc Confernece (KOLITA) 18 , 2020-09-16 to 2020-09-18, Universitas Katolik Indonesia Atma Jaya Jakarta , (International)
  • Revitalising Languages in a Multilingual Environment, Language and Linguistic Lecture Series, 2020-12-03 to 2020-12-03, Departemen Linguistik, Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia, (International)
  • Let's make some noise: Making language research count, Research Outreach Program at Universiti Teknologi Mara , 2021-06-04 to 2021-06-04, RMC UiTM, (National)
EVENT ORGANISER
  • Documenting Endangered Languages Workshop 1, Documenting Endangered Languages Workshop 1, 2016-11-07 to 2016-11-10, NUOF IF007-2016, (National)
  • Ethical Issues in Research, Language Revitalisation, Workshop on Documenting Endangered Languages in Malaysia, 2016-11-07 to 2016-11-10, Newton Advanced Fellowship Grant (co-organised by Stefanie Pillai, UM and Peter Austin, SOAS), (National)
  • Proposal Writing for Language Documentation, The Second Documenting Endangered Languages Workshop (DELW2), 2017-07-17 to 2017-07-21, Newton Advanced Fellowship Grant (co-organised by Stefanie Pillai, UM and Peter Austin, SOAS), (National)
  • Language Documentation: Project Design and Workflow & Applying for Research Grants for Language Documentation, Documenting Endangered Languages Workshop (DELW) Kuching, 2017-07-24 to 2017-07-25, Newton Advanced Fellowship Grant (co-organised by Stefanie Pillai, UM and Peter Austin, SOAS), (National)
  • Documenting Endangered Languages Workshop 3, Documenting Endangered Languages Workshop 3, 2018-05-21 to 2018-05-25, NUOF IF007-2016, (National)
  • Moderator, Webinar: A Sharing Session on Making Research Count , 2020-11-19 to 2020-11-19, Social Advancement & Happiness Research Cluster, Institute of Research Management and Monitoring, & Faculty of Languages & Linguistics, Universiti Malaya, (National)
POSTER
  • The Development of an Online Multimedia Dictionary for Malacca Portuguese Creole, University of Malaya Research Conference 2013 (with Dr. Soh Wen Yi), 2013-11-19 to 2013-11-20, University of Malaya, (University)
  • Sounds of Malacca Portuguese: From Research to Revitalisation (with Dr. Roshidah Hassan, Dr. Wan Aslynn Salwani Wan Ahmad, Ms Siti Raihan Rosli, Ms Adri Phillip), UM Research Carnival 2018, 2018-11-15 to 2018-11-16, IPPP UM, (University)
PRESENTER
  • Researching Minority and Endangered Languages: The Ethical and Social Obligation of Researchers, Free Linguistics Conference 2016, 2016-09-29 to 2016-10-01, Free Linguistics Conference, (International)
  • From Waveforms and Spectrograms to Language Documentation and Revitalization, Inaugural Lecture, 2018-03-23 to 2018-03-23, Universiti Malaya, (University)
  • Theoretical Perspectives in Phonetic Research on Asian Englishes (in panel on Asian Contributions to World Englishes Theorizing, 20th English in Southeast Asia Conference , 2019-12-06 to 2019-12-07, The National Institute of Education and the Singapore Association for Applied Linguistics, (International), (International)
OTHERS
  • Workshop on Instrumental Analysis, Training Workshop, 2005-06-30 to 2005-06-30, Corpus of Malaysian English, (Research Project Team)
  • Chair for Session on Graduate Employability, Seminar Perkongsian Aktiviti Dalam pelaksanaan PSPTN, 2010-03-25 to 2010-03-25, AKPT & PMO KPT, (National)
  • Prosodic Marking of Information Structure in Malaysian English (presented by and co-authored with Prof. Dr. Ulrike Gut), Second Language Prosody Workshop, 2012-03-29 to 2012-03-29, The Speech Research Group at the ESRC Centre for Research on Bilingualism, Bangor University (co-authored with Ulrike Gut), (International)
  • 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), 2014-08-24 to 2014-08-27, The International Society for the Linguistics of English, (International)
  • The Malaysia Education Blueprint 2013-2025: English Language Initiatives Towards Enhanced Student Outcomes, Special Interest Group- ELTC 2015 Conference, 2015-10-28 to  , English Language Teaching Centre (ELTC), Ministry of Education Malaysia, (National)
  • Panel on Asian contributions to World Englishes theorizing , 20th English in Southeast Asia Conference , 2019-12-06 to 2019-12-07, The National Institute of Education and the Singapore Association for Applied Linguistics, (International)

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


  • Visiting Professor, Departement of Linguistics, Faculty of Humanities, Universitas Indonesia, 2020, (International)
  • Research cooperation, Web-based Educational Pedagogy for the Development of Communication Skills to Accommodate Varieties of English (The World Englishes Project) , 2019, (International)
  • Newton-Ungku Omar Advanced Research Fellowship with Prof. Dr. Peter K. Austin (SOAS), ASM and British Academy, 2016, (International)
  • AUN USR&S Steering Committee, ASEAN University Network (AUN) University Social Responsibility & Sustainability (USR&S), 2012, (International)
  • Education sub-committee, EUMCCI, 2008, (National)

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


  • Development of Research Strategy for the Faculty of Languages & Linguistics, Universiti Malaya, Faculty of Languages & Linguistics, Committee Member, 2021-2021, (Faculty)
  • Session on the Enhancement of of the Guidelines for the Strategic Research Grant 2021 (Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia), Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia, Committee Member, 2021-2021, (National)
  • Research University Committee, Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia, Committee Member, 2021-2021, (National)
  • Member of the Advisory Board EL Publishing, SOAS, Member Of The Advisory Board, 2020, (International)
  • Member of the editorial team of the Journal of Language and Culture, Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia, Mahidol University, Thailand, Member Of The Editorial Team, 2020, (International)
  • Member of the main committee of the International Deans Course Malaysian Chapter Programme for Cohort 2, AKEPT, Member Of The Main Committee, 2020-2021, (National)
  • Member of the international advisory board for Hawaii Journal of the Humanities Editorial Board, University of Hawaii at Hilo, Advisor, 2020, (International)
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Modern Languages (JML), Faculty of Languages & Linguistics, Universiti Malaya, Editorial Board Member, 2020-2021, (International)
  • Advisory Panel of The Monitor Corpus of Global Englishes (MoCoGE), The Monitor Corpus of Global Englishes, Advisor, 2020-2022, (International)
  • Member of the Taskforce for HICoE (Ahli Jawatankuasa Induk Pusat Kecemerlangan Pendidikan Tinggi (HICoE)), Jabatan Pendidikan TInggi, Kementerian Pendidikan Malaysia, Member, 2020-2022, (National)
  • Member of the MELTA Journals Advisory Panel, Malaysian English Language Teaching Association, Member Of The Advisory Panel, 2020-2022, (International)
  • Advisory Board Member of the International Journal of Language, Literacy and Translation (IJoLLT), School of Languages, Literacies and Translation, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Advisory Board Member, 2020-2022, (National)
  • Editorial Board Member - English Language Teaching and Research (ELTAR) Journal, Department of English, Universitas Islam Malang, Indonesia., Editorial Board, 2019-2021, (International)
  • Member of the selection panel for the UM (Singapore) Alumni Prize 2018/2919 and 2019/2020 session, University of Malaya, Member Of The Selection Panel, 2019-2020, (University)
  • External Course Examiner (ECE) for Management & Humanities Department (M&H), Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, External Course Examine, 2019-2021, (National)
  • Member of the interview panel for scholarship/ study leave programme for education service officers 2019, Ministry of Education, Panel Member, 2019-2019, (National)
  • Advisory Board Member of the International Journal of Language, Literacy and Translation (IJoLLT), School of Languages, Literacies and Translation, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Advisory Board Member, 2018-2020, (National)
  • Member of the main committee for MY-IDC Malaysian Chapter Cohort 1, AKEPT, Member Of The Main Committee, 2018-2020, (National)
  • Selection Committee for Language Teachers, University of Malaya, Committee Member, 2018-2018, (University)
  • External Assessor for the English Language and Communication programmes with the Faculty of Social Sciences & Liberal Arts, UCSI University, UCSI University, External Assessor, 2018-2020, (National)
  • External Assessor for the Bachelor of Social Science (Language and Cross-Cultural Communication), Universiti Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia, External Assessor, 2017-2017, (National)
  • Associate Editorial Board, The Association for the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language in Indonesia, Associate Editor, 2017-2018, (International)
  • Article Editor for SAGE Open Manuscript (Scopus-indexed), SAGE Publications, Article Editor, 2017-2017, (International)
  • External Assessor for English Language Syllabus at Universiti Sabah Malaysia, External Assessor for English Language Syllabus at, External Assessor, 2016-2016, (National)
  • 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, External Assessor, 2016-2016, (National)
  • Member of the Evaluation and Advisory Panel for the Community and Sustainability Centre (UMCares), The Community and Sustainability Centre (UMCares), University of Malaya, Advisor, 2015-2017, (University)
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Modern Languages, Faculty of Languages and Linguistics, University of Malaya, Editorial Board Member, 2015-2017, (National)
  • Member of the Board of Studies for the English Language Studies Programme at Open University Malaysia (OUM), Open University Malaysia, Member Of The Board Of Studies, 2015-2017, (National)
  • Vendor Selection Committee for Pro-ELT Cohort 2, English Language Teaching Centre, Ministry of Education Malaysia, Committee Member, 2014-2014, (National)
  • Member of Evaluation Panel for applications for the Malaysian Ministry of Education's Fundamental Research Grant Scheme applications from the University of Malaya, Institute of Research Management and Consultancy, University of Malaya, Member Of Evaluation Panel For Frgs Applications, 2014-2014, (University)
  • Article editor for Sage Open, Sage Open, Article Editor, 2014-2015, (International)
  • 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, Reviewer, 2014-2014, (International)
  • 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, Member, 2013-2013, (International)
  • Member of the International and National Advisory Board for Studies in English Language and Education (SiELE), University of Syiah Kuala, Indonesia, Advisor, 2013-2022, (International)
  • 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, Committee Member, 2013-2014, (International)
  • Chief Editor of the Malaysian Journal of ELT Research, Malaysian English Language Teaching Association (MELTA), Chief Editor, 2012-2017, (International)
  • Editorial Board Member of 3L The Southeast Asian Journal of English Language Studies, School of Language Studies and Linguistics, National University of Malaysia, Editorial Board Member, 2011-2013, (International)
  • MELTA National Graduate Research Colloquium, Malaysian English Language Teaching Association, Panel Of Experts, 2011-2011, (National)
  • Editorial Board - Journal of Modern Languages, Faculty of Languages and Linguistics, University of Malaya, Editorial Board, 2011-2012, (National)
  • Co-Editor of the Journal of Maritime Geopolitics & Culture, Institute of Ocean and Earth Sciences (IOES) University of Malaya, Co-editor, 2011-2012
  • Member of the Editorial Board of Asia TEFL Journal, Asia TEFL, Member Of The Editorial Board, 2011-2018, (International)
  • Chief Editor of the Malaysian Journal of ELT Research (MaJER), Malaysian English Language Teaching Association, Chief Editor, 2010-2012, (International)
  • Co-Editor of Journal of Southeast Asian Studies (JATI), Journal of Southeast Asian Studies (JATI), Co-editor, 2010-2010, (International)
  • MAXIS Undergraduate Scholarships, MAXIS, Member Of Interview Panel, 2009-2013, (National)
  • Editor of the Borneo Research Journal, Department of Southeast Asian Studies Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, University of Malaya, Member Of Editorial Board, 2009-2017, (International)
  • Member of Editorial Advisory Board for New Media Communication Skills for Engineers and IT Professionals, IGI Global, Member Of Editorial Advisory Board, 2009-2010, (International)
  • Editorial Committee for the Asian EFL Journal, Asian EFL Journal, Member Of Editorial Committee, 2009-2018, (International)
  • 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, Committee Member, 2009-2017, (National)
  • Co-Editor of the Malaysian Journal of ELT Research, Malaysian English Language Teaching Association, Co-editor, 2008-2010
  • Evaluation Panel for Higher Institutions Centres of Excellence, MOHE Malaysia, Committee Member, 2007-Present, (National)
  • Vetting, Setting and Examining English Language Papers for the Matriculation Programme, Matriculation Division, Ministry of Education, Vetter, Setter And Examiner, 2000-2003, (National)

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


  • Peer review of paper for 3L: The Southeast Asian Journal of English Language Studies (Scopus-indexed), Article In Journal ,  (2021 - 2021)
  • Review of manuscript for Cambridge Elements, Book ,  (2021 - 2021)
  • Internal (university level) reviewer of proposals for the National Population and Family Development Research Grant 2021, Project ,  (2021 - 2021)
  • Peer review of paper for Asiatic: IIUM Journal of English Language and Literature (Scopus-indexed), Article In Journal ,  (2021 - 2021)
  • Member of the evaluation panel for final reports (presentations) for projects under the Post-Covid-19 Special Research Grant (Ministry of Higher Education), Project ,  (2021 - 2021)
  • Member of the Evaluation Committee for research allocation under the Ministry of Higher Education, Evaluation Committee ,  (2020 - 2021)
  • External Examiner for PhD thesis for the University of Nottingham Malaysia, Thesis ,  (2020 - 2020)
  • External Examiner for PhD thesis for the University of the Western Cape, South Aftica, Thesis ,  (2020 - 2020)
  • Peer review of paper for the Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages (ISI-Indexed), Article In Journal ,  (2020 - 2020)
  • Member of the evaluation panel for applications for the special post-Covid-19 research grant 2020 (Impact on Education and Higher Education), Post-covid-19 Research Grant 2020 ,  (2020 - 2020)
  • Panel Member for Evaluation of Universiti Malaya COVID-19 Related Special Research Grant Applications 2020-2021 Social Science Category, Evaluation Research Grants ,  (2020 - 2020)
  • Peer review of paper for Lingua (ISI-indexed), Article In Journal ,  (2020 - 2020)
  • Peer review of paper for GEMA (Scopus-indexed), Article In Journal ,  (2020 - 2020)
  • Peer review of paper for the Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, Article In Journal ,  (2019 - 2019)
  • Peer review of paper for the Special Issue of the Language Documentation & Conservation on Rethinking Collaboration in Language Documentation and Revitalization in Asia, Article In Journal ,  (2019 - 2020)
  • Peer review of paper for the International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism (ISI-indexed), Article In Journal ,  (2019 - 2019)
  • External Evaluator for FRGS proposal for Taylor's University, Malaysia, Project ,  (2019 - 2019)
  • Peer review of paper for the Journal of Modern Languages., Article In Journal ,  (2019 - 2019)
  • Peer review of paper for theJournal of Southeast Asian Studies, Article In Journal ,  (2019 - 2019)
  • Peer review of paper for the Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages (ISI-Indexed), Article In Journal ,  (2019 - 2019)
  • Peer review of paper for the TEFLIN Journal, Article In Journal ,  (2019 - 2020)
  • Review of book proposal for OUP, Book ,  (2019 - 2020)
  • External Examiner for PhD Thesis University of Nottingham Malaysia, Thesis ,  (2018 - 2018)
  • External examiner for PhD thesis from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, Thesis ,  (2018 - 2019)
  • Committee Member for UM Excellence Book Award 2018, Book ,  (2018 - 2018)
  • Member of the program committee of APLL11 (11th International Austronesian and Papuan Languages and Linguistics Conference), Abstracts ,  (2018 - 2019)
  • Assessor for Round 1 of the 2018 of the Newton Mobility Grant Scheme, Newton Mobility Grant Scheme ,  (2018 - 2018)
  • Review of a chapter for the book, Philippine English: Development, Structure, and Sociology of English in the Philippines, Book ,  (2018 - 2018)
  • Peer review of paper for JATI-Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, Article In Journal ,  (2018 - 2018)
  • Peer review of paper for Asian Englishes (Scopus-indexed), Article In Journal ,  (2018 - 2018)
  • External examiner for PhD thesis at International Islamic University Malaysia, Thesis ,  (2017 - 2017)
  • Abstract review for the 10th International Austronesian and Papuan Languages and Linguistics Conference, Abstracts ,  (2017 - 2018)
  • Peer review of paper for the Journal of Language, Identity & Education (ISI/Scopus Indexed), Article In Journal ,  (2017 - 2018)
  • Peer review of paper for Kajian Malaysia (Scopus-indexed), Article In Journal ,  (2017 - 2017)
  • Peer review of paper for the Asia Pacific Education Review (APER) (ISI-indexed), Article In Journal ,  (2017 - 2017)
  • Peer review of paper for the Journal of the International Phonetic Association (ISI-indexed), Article In Journal ,  (2017 - 2017)
  • External examiner for PhD thesis, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Thesis ,  (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), Article In Proceeding ,  (2016)
  • Internal Examiner for Master's dissertation: Language Use in Kelantan, Thesis ,  (2016)
  • Peer Review for The Journal of Asia TEFL (Scopus indexed), Article In Journal ,  (2016)
  • Peer Review for Asia Pacific Education Review (ISI and Scopus indexed), Article In Journal ,  (2016)
  • Reviewer of a book proposal for Language Planning and Policy by de Gruyter Open, Book Proposal ,  (2016)
  • Review of abstracts for the 9th International Austronesian and Papuan Languages and Linguistics Conference (APLL9), Abstracts ,  (2016)
  • Peer review of paper for the Kajian Malaysia (Scopus-indexed), Article In Journal ,  (2016 - 2016)
  • Peer review of paper for Higher Education (ISI-indexed), Article In Journal ,  (2016)
  • Peer review of paper for Asian EFL Journal (Scopus-indexed), Article In Journal ,  (2016)
  • External Examiner of Doctoral thesis for candidate from Monash University, Australia, Thesis ,  (2015)
  • Member of the Board of Studies for the English Language Studies Programme at OUM, Degree Programme ,  (2015 - 2017)
  • Member of the Evaluation Committee - UM Book Award, Book ,  (2015 - 2015)
  • Member of evaluation panel for Ministry of Higher Education's Centres of Excellence (re-appointment), Mohe Centres Of Excellence ,  (2015)
  • Evaluation of book proposal for Palgrave Macmillan Publishers, Book ,  (2015 - 2015)
  • Evaluation Panel Member - UMs FRGS application Phase 1 2015., Research Proposals ,  (2015 - 2015)
  • Peer review of paper for Asia TEFL (Scopus-indexed), Article In Journal ,  (2015 - 2015)
  • Member of UM's Evaluation Panel for FRGS applications 2015, Project ,  (2015)
  • Peer review of paper for the Asia Pacific Education Review (ISI-indexed), Article In Journal ,  (2015 - 2015)
  • Peer review of paper for the International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism (ISI/Scopus indexed), Article In Journal ,  (2015)
  • Peer review of paper for Kritika Kultura (ISI-indexed), Article In Journal ,  (2015 - 2015)
  • Chief Editor for MELTA's Journal of ELT Research (MaJER) 2014-2017, Article In Journal ,  (2014 - 2017)
  • 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., Curriculum ,  (2014)
  • Peer review of paper for Kajian Malaysia (Scopus-indexed), Article In Journal ,  (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, Project ,  (2014 - 2014)
  • Peer review of paper for Language Learning (ISI-indexed), Article In Journal ,  (2014 - 2015)
  • Member of UM's Evaluation Panel for FRGS applications 2014, Project ,  (2014 - 2014)
  • Review of conference paper for the Centre for Research & Development, Taylors University, Malaysia, Conference Paper ,  (2014 - 2014)
  • External Examiner of Doctoral thesis for candidate from Griffith University, Australia, Thesis ,  (2013 - 2013)
  • Peer review of paper for Journal of Modern Languages, Article In Journal ,  (2013)
  • Peer review of paper for Pertanika Journal of Social Science and Humanities (Scopus-indexed), Article In Journal ,  (2013 - 2015)
  • Peer review of paper for GEMA Online Journal of Language Studies (Scopus indexed), Article In Journal ,  (2012 - 2012)
  • Peer review of paper for the Journal of Multilingu​al and Multicultu​ral Developmen​t (ISI-indexed), Article In Journal ,  (2012)
  • Peer review of paper for Kajian Malaysia: Journal of Malaysian Studies (Scopus-indexed), Article In Journal ,  (2012)
  • Peer review of paper for the Australian Journal of Linguistics (ISI-indexed), Article In Journal ,  (2012 - 2013)
  • Peer review of paper for Higher Education (ISI-indexed), Article In Journal ,  (2012)
  • Peer review of paper for AsiaTEFL (Scopus-indexed), Article In Journal ,  (2012)
  • Peer review of paper for 3L: The Southeast Asian Journal of English Language Studies (Scopus-indexed), Article In Journal ,  (2012)
  • Peer review of paper for 3L-The Southeast Asian Journal of English Language Studies (Scopus-indexed), Article In Journal ,  (2011 - 2011)
  • Peer review of papers for 3L Language, Linguistics and Literature, The South East Asian Journal of Language Studies (SCOPUS-indexed), Article In Journal ,  (2009 - 2012)
  • Peer review of paper for the Journal of Southeast Asian Studies (JATI), Article In Journal ,  (2009 - 2010)
  • Peer review of selected papers to be published from the 2nd Language, Linguistics and the Real World International Conference (2005), Book ,  (2005)
  • Peer review of abstracts of the 4th International Symposium on Bilingualism, Arizona State University (2003), Abstracts ,  (2002 - 2003)

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


  • Stage Manager in The Woman Sitting on a Tree on The Hill (British Council, Kuala Lumpur, 1999), (Local),   until  
  • 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,, (State), 07/07/2017 until 07/07/2017
  • Talk on the Route to Beng Prende Portuguese Malaka at Badan Warisan Malaysia at the Branyo Event organised by the Malaysian History and Heritage Club, (National), 06/05/2017 until 06/05/2017
  • 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, (Community), 20/08/2016 until 20/08/2016
  • Mata Kantiga Poetry Reading Session at the New/Old Malacca exhibition and events , (Local), 27/11/2015 until 27/11/2015
  • Booth on Malacca Portuguese Creole and Workshop and Performance of Malacca Portuguese Songs and Dances by 1511 Maliao Maliao Dance Troupe at Higher Education Week Malaysia 2015, Putrajaya, Malaysia., (Community), 14/08/2015 until 14/08/2015
  • UMCares Community Engagement Fund 2015 - Production of Language Learning Materials for Malacca Portuguese Creole, (University), 20/04/2015 until 19/10/2015
  • Documenting an Endangered Language, Panel Member at the Eurasian Forum, Georgetown Festival 2014, Penang, Malaysia, (National), 16/08/2014 until 16/08/2014
  • UMCares Community Engagement Seed Funding 2014: Documenting Prayers in Malacca Portuguese Creole(CE2014/2), (Community), 01/07/2014 until 31/10/2014
  • Stakeholder representative - Primary School English Language Curriculum Transformation , (Country), 17/03/2008 until 19/03/2008
  • Committee member of PIBG SKTTDI (1), (Local), 01/04/2005 until 01/04/2007

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
(Product Name), (Type), (Reference), (Year), (Level).


  • Malacca Portuguese Dictionary Mobile Application (BibePortMal) Source Code, COPYRIGHT, LY2019004311, 14/08/2019, (NATIONAL)
  • Sang Kancil dan Buaya, COPYRIGHT, FM2020001719, 02/06/2020, (NATIONAL)
  • Sang Kancil dan Sang Bahyak , COPYRIGHT, FM202000172, 02/06/2020, (NATIONAL)
  • Kancil Rob Buyak, COPYRIGHT, FM2020001718, 02/06/2020, (NATIONAL)
  • Sang Kancil Ru Buayak, COPYRIGHT, FM2020001717, 02/06/2020, (NATIONAL)
  • Sang Kancil dan Sang Buayak, COPYRIGHT, FM2020001721, 02/06/2020, (NATIONAL)
  • Kacil dan Buayak, COPYRIGHT, FM2020001722, 02/06/2020, (NATIONAL)
  • BibePortMal, TRADEMARK, TM2021003940 , 11/02/2021, (NATIONAL)
  • Branyo, COPYRIGHT, AR2015001618 , 16/12/2015
  • Langgiang , COPYRIGHT, AR2015001619 , 16/10/2015

SUPERVISION


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

Completed
  • MASTER DEGREE, Janice Hervinder Kaur, Morpho-Syntactic Features in the English Spoken by Melaka Portuguese Children, 2020/2021
  • MASTER DEGREE, Adilah Binti Azizan, An Acoustic Analysis of Monopthong Vowels in Kensiu, 2017/2018
  • MASTER DEGREE, Agnes Nesa Malar, Features of Malaysian English in Nandini Says, 2017/2018
  • MASTER DEGREE, Moh Jun Han, A STUDY OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN GESTURE AND INTONATION IN PUBLIC SPEAKING, 2016/2017
  • MASTER DEGREE, Sumsun Naher, English Monophthongs Produced by Bangla Speakers, 2016/2017
  • Doctoral Degree (PhD), Pawathy A/p Nalliannan, Patterns of Language Choice among Tamil Youth, 2016/2017
  • MASTER DEGREE, Asmah Laili Binti Mohd Yunus, AN INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS OF THE PRODUCTION OF ENGLISH MONOPHTHONGS VOWELS BY MALAY SPEAKERS, 2016/2017
  • MASTER DEGREE, Siti Raihan Binti Rosli, An Instrumental Analysis of Four Vowels in Malacca Portuguese Creole, 2016/2017
  • Doctoral Degree (PhD), Mujahid Shah, Codeswitching Practices in an Academic Setting of Pakistan, 2015/2016
  • MASTER DEGREE, Devi Rajeswari A/p Sivaraj, THE USE OF SWEAR WORDS IN TWITTER, 2015/2016
  • MASTER DEGREE, Yap Tsong Shiuan, THE INTONATION PATTERNS OF QUESTIONS IN MALAYSIAN ENGLISH, 2015/2016
  • MASTER DEGREE, Kamalashne A/p Jayapalan, Rhoticity in Malaysian English, 2015/2016
  • MASTER DEGREE, Afiqah Jazmin Binti Azli, AN ACOUSTIC STUDY OF THE MONOPHTHONGS OF KEDAH MALAY, 2015/2016
  • Doctoral Degree (PhD), Nada Mohammed Abdo Salem, An Acoustic Analysis of Yemeni Prosody, 2014/2015
  • MASTER DEGREE, Devan Gunaseelan, The Pronunciation of Standard Malaysian English, 2013/2014
  • MASTER DEGREE, Murugan Raj Tanaraj, Language Use among Malaysian Teenage Girls, 2012/2013
  • MASTER DEGREE, Harjander Kaur, Attitudes and Motivation towards English Language Use and Learning, 2012/2013
  • MASTER DEGREE, Yusnul'ain Binti Yunus, Sebutan Monoftong Bahasa Jerman Oleh Penutur Melayu, 2012/2013
  • Doctoral Degree (PhD), Choo Siow Chin, The Effects of Oral Corrective Feedback and Awareness on Malaysian Learners Acquisition of the English Past Tense, 2011/2012
  • MASTER DEGREE, Anussyia Muthiah, Rhythm in Malaysian English, 2011/2012
  • Doctoral Degree (PhD), Soh Wen Yi, Investigating Language Revitalization of Malacca Portuguese Creole, 2011/2012
  • MASTER DEGREE, Chan Min En, Acoustic Analysis of Malacca Portuguese Creole Vowels, 2010/2011
  • MASTER DEGREE, Sepehr Sadrieh, The Production of English Fricatives Among Chinese EFL Learners, 2010/2011
  • Doctoral Degree (PhD), Samsur Rijal Bin Yahaya, Analisis Semiotik Sosial Pertuturan Masyarakat Seletar, 2010/2011
  • MASTER DEGREE, Ali Mohammed Fael Hubais, A Comparison of English Vowels Produced by Omani and Malaysian Speakers, 2008/2009
  • MASTER DEGREE, Hilda Delavari, The Production of English Vowels by EFL Persian Learners, 2008/2009
  • Doctoral Degree (PhD), Reza Aghaei, Cognitive and Metacognitive Reading Strategies of Iranian EFL Learners, 2007/2008
  • Doctoral Degree (PhD), Yunisrina Qismullah Yusoff, Acoustic Analysis of Acehnese Vowels, 2007/2008
  • Doctoral Degree (PhD), Ong Lok Tik, Weblog Discourse of Young Malaysian Bloggers (University of Nottingham, UK), 2006/2007
  • MASTER DEGREE, Tan Chee Chieng, The Linguistic Features of Malaysian and Singapore English in `Kopitiam' and `Phua Chu Kang Private Limited', 2003/2004
  • MASTER DEGREE, Wan Aslynn Salwani Wan Ahmad, Vowel Length Discrimination among Malay Speakers of Malaysian English: An Instrumental Study, 2003/2004
  • MASTER DEGREE, Malissa Maria Mahmud, Students' Attitudes towards English Accents, 2003/2004
  • MASTER DEGREE, Su Hoon Lian, The Use of Non-Standard Lexical Items in Malaysian English, 2003/2004
  • MASTER DEGREE, Jelinda Chin Ye-na, Lexical Stress Placement in Polysyllabic Words in Malaysian English, 2003/2004
  • MASTER DEGREE, Wu Feun Fang, English in a Direct-Selling Company: A Study of Lexical and Syntactic Features, 2003/2004
  • MASTER DEGREE, Chin On Hong, Sentence Final Intonation: A Study of Cantonese Interrogatives, 2003/2004
  • MASTER DEGREE, Leong Yoke Lin, The Use of Malaysian English in Radio Advertisements, 2002/2003
  • MASTER DEGREE, Pushparani A/p Subramaniam, Acoustic Analysis of Malaysian English Vowels, 2002/2003
  • MASTER DEGREE, Indira A/p V.p. Govindan, Question Forms in Spoken Malaysian English, 2002/2003
  • MASTER DEGREE, Rukumani Vadivelu, Attitudes Towards Teaching Science in English, 2002/2003
  • MASTER DEGREE, Sheila Adelina Ramasamy, Analysis of the Usage of Postvocalic r in Malaysian English, 2002/2003
  • MASTER DEGREE, Tan Loo Kee, A Survey of Attitudes towards Different Accents of English among Malaysians, 2002/2003
  • MASTER DEGREE, Janaki Sinnasamy, The Use of English in a Tamil Language Website, 2000/2001
  • MASTER DEGREE, Gan Kheng Leng, Strategi Penukaran Kod di Kalangan Guru-guru Berpendidikan Cina dan Bukan Cina: Satu kajian Kes
  • MASTER DEGREE, Kahlah Vathee Periasamy, The Influence of Tamil Lexical Items in the English Spoken by Malaysian Tamils in the Domain of Friendship

Ongoing
  • Doctoral Degree (PhD), Zhang Jie, Teaching of Pronunciation, 2020/2021
  • Doctoral Degree (PhD), Fang Kunhong, Sociophonetics, 2020/2021
  • Doctoral Degree (PhD), Zia Ur Rehman Bazai, Language Policy, 2020/2021
  • Doctoral Degree (PhD), Hui Liu, Language Identiy, 2020/2021
  • Doctoral Degree (PhD), Yujiao Huang, The Revitalisation of an Endangered Language, 2020/2021
  • Doctoral Degree (PhD), Huihui Wang, Attitudes towards Pronunciation of Varieties of English, 2020/2021
  • MASTER DEGREE, Sarah Sakeenah Binti Azhari, Food Identity, 2020/2021
  • MASTER DEGREE, Jiangman, Prosodic Features of iInformation Structure in Chinese English, 2020/2021
  • Doctoral Degree (PhD), Nik Nur Ainin Soffiya Binti Nik Mat, Discourse Analysis of Media Representations of Female Circumcision, 2019/2020
  • Doctoral Degree (PhD), Huang Shan, An Acoustic Analysis of Vowels in Zhuang, 2018/2019
  • Doctoral Degree (PhD), Taznzir Masykar, The Production and Perceptions of English Vowels by Achenese Speakers, 2017/2018
  • Doctoral Degree (PhD), Ernie Adnan, The Production and Perception of Malaysian English Lexical Stress, 2016/2017