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PROF. DR. STEFANIE SHAMILA PILLAI

Department of English Language
Faculty of Languages & Linguistics
 
  79673024
  stefanie@um.edu.my
 Department of English Language, 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, University of Malaya (UM). My main areas of research interest are the acoustic features of spoken languages, particularly Malaysian English and Malacca Portuguese. I also work on language documentation and revitalisation. I have published in these areas, and among my most recent publication is the IPA system for Malacca Portuguese in the Journal of the International Phonetic Association, and an invited article on language endangerment in Southeast Asia for ASEANFocus (https://www.iseas.edu.sg/images/pdf/ASEANFocus%20-%20April%202019.pdf). I have also been working on capacity building for language documentation with Professor Peter K. Austin of SOAS, UK under a Newton Ungku-Omar Advanced Researcher Fellowship. I strongly believe that there needs to be a move away from a Grab-and-Go type of research to one that engages communities, and thus, I have been working with representatives of the Malacca Portuguese community on language documentation and revitalisation efforts. My initial work on Malacca Portuguese is archived at the Endangered Languages Archive (http://elar.soas.ac.uk/deposit/0123). More recently I developed a mobile application, BibePortMal, a Malacca Portuguese dictionary, in collaboration with several Malacca Portuguese speakers (https://bibeportmal.um.edu.my). For a glimpse of my research on Malacca Portuguese see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2iJDB__x7w&feature=youtu.be.

 


ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION
(Qualification), (Institution).



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


  • Malaysian English Language Teaching Association (MELTA) (Member), Member, 2008 to 2021, (National)
  • Evaluation Panel for Ministry of Education Malaysia's Higher Institutions Centres of Excellence (HICoE), Member, 2010 to 2019, (National)
  • ASIA TEFL, Editorial Board, 2011 to 2017, (International)
  • Asian EFL Journal, Editorial Member, 2012 to 2017, (International)
  • AUN USR&S Steering Committe AsiaEngage Secretariat, Committee Member, 2012 to 2013, (International)
  • Member of Thesis Advising Committee for International Language Education TESOL MA programme at Soka University, Tokyo Japan, Committee Member, 2013 to 2014, (International)
  • Member off the SIELE International Advisory Board, University Syiah Kuala, Aceh, Indonesia, Advisor, 2013 to 2017, (International)
  • MELTA (Chief Editor of MaJER), Chief Editor, 2014 to 2016, (National)
  • 5th MELTA International Conference on Research in English Language Education 2015, Advisor, 2015 to 2015, (University)
  • Council of Language Deans - Member (Majlis Dekan Bahasa), Committee, 2015 to 2018, (University)
  • Open University Malaysia (BoS Member), Member Of Board Studies, 2015 to 2017, (National)
  • UCSI University, External Assessor , 2018 to 2020, (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).


  • 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
  • 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
  • Acting Dean, Faculty, 13/08/2015 to 15/10/2015
  • Deputy Director of Centre for Industrial Training and Relations, University Malaya, 28/04/2006 to 31/08/2007

AREAS OF EXPERTISE
(Area).


  • Tertiary Education (Educational research)
  • Laboratory Phonetics and Speech Science (Acoustic analysis)
  • Endangered Language (Language use in communities and families, Language documentation)


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

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

2008
  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • 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). 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. 
  • 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. 

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

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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Pillai, S. Baxter, A. N. & Soh W.-Y. (First View). Malacca Portuguese Creole. Journal of the International Phonetic Association, 1-10. doi:10.1017/S0025100319000033 (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. (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)
  • 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., 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)
  • Pillai, S., Chan, M.E. & Baxter, A.N, (2015). Vowels In Malacca Portuguese Creole. Research in Language 13(3), 248-265. (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
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Pillai, S., Kajita, A. S. (2013). English for law at the university of Malaya. Asian EFL Journal, 15(4), 406-412. (SCOPUS-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)

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., & 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)
  • 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)

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)
  • 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)
  • 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)

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

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. 
Proceeding

2018
  • Pillai, S. (2018). Globalising English language teaching. Proceedings of the International Conference on Language Teaching and Learning Today 2018, HCMC University of Technology and Education, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (pp. 1-8). Ho Chi Minh City: Vietnam University-Ho Chi Minh City Press. (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)

2017
  • Pillai, S. (2017). From grab and go to engaging communities in language research. Proceedings of The 7th Annual International Conference (AIC) Syiah Kuala University and The 6th International Conference on Multidisciplinary Research (ICMR) in conjunction with the International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Informatics (ICELTICs) 2017, October 18-20, 2017, Banda Aceh, Indonesia. pp. 1-7. ISSN2089-208X (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)

2013
  • Pillai, S. & Jafri, N. 2013. Aligning Learning outcomes and assessment in an internship programme. In Roy, P., Berquist, B., & Moore, K., (Eds.), Proceedings of the Global Internship Conference 7th Annual Conference. Singapore, Singapore: Michigan State University & the Academic Internship Council. 

2012
  • Pillai, S. (2012). Global internships: Insights from the University of Malaya. Proceedings of the World Association for Cooperative Education 2012 International Conference. Istanbul, Turkey: Bahcesehir University. (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)

2010
  • Pillai, S. & Jayapalan, K. 2010. The teaching of pronunciation in Malaysia: State of the art or no state at all? Transformations in English Language Studies. Proceedings of the 19th MELTA International Conference 2010. 879-893. 
  • Pillai, S. & Muthia, A. 2010. How back do we go? An acoustic analysis of back vowels in Malaysian English. In Shakila Abdul Manan, Hajar Abdul Rahim & Sarjit Kaur (Eds.), Proceedings of the International Conference on Linguistics, Literature and Culture, pp.85-89. Penang: School of Humanities, USM. 

2009
  • Pillai, S. 2009. Enhancing graduate employability through university-industry partnership. In S. Amunugama, K.D. Jayasuriya, & N.K. Dangalle (Eds.), Conference Proceedings, ASAIHL Conference 2009 - Enhancement of Graduate Employment. Colombo: University of Kelaniya,Sri Lanka. 247-254. 20-22 May 2009. 

2007
  • Pillai, S. & Marohaini Yusoff. (2007(. The student industrial training programme: Issues and challenges. Proceedings of 15th World Conference on Cooperative Education (WACE 2007). Singapore. (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)
  • Pillai, S. 2007. Speaking English the Malaysian way: Is there a Standard Malaysian English pronunciation?. Proceedings of MICOLLAC 2007. 
  • Philip, S., Pillai, S. & Jeyam, L. 2007. Identity in context: Literary and cultural studies in Malaysia and Singapore. Proceedings of the First Asia POSCO Forum 2007. 

2006
  • Pillai, Stefanie, Knowles, G & Zuraidah Mohd Don. Speaking English the L2 Way: Implications for the Teaching of Pronunciation in L2 Contexts. Proceedings of the English Language Teaching in the Context of Globalization Conference. Department of English, Velammal Engineering College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India 3-4 March 2006. 105-108. (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)

2005
  • Pillai, S. 2005. Learning to write formal letters for local and international purposes. Fritz Konig et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics Beijing- Shanghai 7-15 August 2004. Iowa: University of Northern Iowa. 385-393. 

2004
  • Pillai, S. Hesitating in Malaysian English. 2004. The Proceedings of the 9th English in Southeast Asia Conference 13-15 December 2004. Yogyakarta: Sanata Dharma University. 271-285. 

2003
  • Pillai, S. 2003. Speech disfluencies and self-repair in Malaysian English. In Sallyanne Palethorpe & Marija Tabain (Eds.), Proceedings of the 6th International Seminar on Speech Production December 7-10, 2003. Sydney, Australia: Macquarie University. 231-236. 

2002
  • Pillai, S. 2002. Error-detection, self-monitoring and self-repair in speech production. In Catherine Bow (Ed.), Proceedings of the 9th Australian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology, Melbourne 2002. Melbourne, Australia: Australian Speech Science and Technology Association, Melbourne. 533-537. 
Monograph

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

2013
  • Nor, M.J. M. et al. (2013). Impact study of Higher Institution Centres of Excellence (HICoE): A report prepared for the Ministry of Education Malaysia. Melaka: UTeM. 

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 Plagiarism Seminar 7 Dec 2006 (submitted to the Deputy Vice- Chancellor of Academic and International Affairs) 
  • 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. 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. 
Article in Non-Refereed Journals
List of Written Works That Have Not Been Published
Other Media(Tape,Video,Internet)

2019
  • BibePortMal - The Malacca Portuguese Dictionary App. (2019). https://bibeportmal.um.edu.my. 
  • Pillai et al. (2019, September 16). Kacil dan Buayak (The Mousedeer and the Crocodiles) [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAyztSFFCmM 
  • Pillai et al. (2019, September 16). Sang Kancil dan Sang Bahyak (The Mousedeer and the Crocodiles)[Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwobF4k3p5s 
  • Pillai et al. (2019, September 16). Sang Kancil ru Buayak (The Mousedeer and the Crocodiles) [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yD1rnXSdTso 
  • Pillai et al. (2019, September 16). Sang Kancil dengan Sang Buayak (The Mousedeer and the Crocodiles) [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfDZRxkzkvM 
  • Pillai et al. (2019, September 16). Kancil Rob Buyak (The Mousedeer and the Crocodiles) [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZQwA8vzW-s 

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 Bernd Kortmann and Kerstin Lunkenheimer (Eds.), The electronic World Atlas of Varieties of English [eWAVE]. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. http://www.ewave-atlas.org 
Others

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

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

2009
  • Pengelakan dari Plagiarisme - Buku Panduan Pelajar Ijazah Dasar. 2009. Azirah Hashim et al 
  • 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. 
  • 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. 

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


  • Tracing and Reviving Tangible and Intangible Cultural Heritage of Kerinchi Diaspora, Consultant, 2019 - 2021, Others MOHE - Top 100 (IIRG)-SAH, (National)
  • Teaching English language pronunciation In the Malaysian context, Principal Investigator(PI), 2019 - 2020, Special grant under the Social Advancement and Happiness Research Cluster, (National)
  • Teaching English Language Pronounciation in the Malaysian Context, Principal Investigator(PI), 2019 - 2020, UMRG Program (Book) - SAH, (National)
  • Melaka Portuguese Dictionary, Principal Investigator(PI), 2018 - 2019, RU Geran - UMCIC, (National)
  • From codeswitching to languaculturing in two primary schools in Malaysia: Implications for educational practices and policymaking, Consultant, 2017 - 2019, Bantuan Kecil Penyelidikan (BKP), (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, (International)
  • A Comparison of Prosodic Features of Malaysian Huayu and Mainland Chinese Putonghua, Consultant, 2016 - 2018, Bantuan Kecil Penyelidikan (BKP), (National)
  • Capacity Building For Documentation And Support Of Endangered Languages In Malaysia, Principal Investigator(PI), 2016 - 2019, International Funding, (International)
  • The Production of Language Learning Materials for Malacca Portuguese Creole, Principal Investigator(PI), 2015 - 2015, UM Community Engagement Funding, (National)
  • Segmental And Prosodic Features Of Malacca Portuguese Creole, Principal Investigator(PI), 2015 - 2018, Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), (National)
  • The Employable Graduate UMRG Programme, Co-Investigator, 2014 - 2016, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG), (National)
  • Work-based Learning And Graduate Employability, Principal Investigator(PI), 2013 - 2016, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG Programme) - SBS (Equitable Society), (University)
  • Investigating The Language Revitalisation Efforts Of Malaccan Portuguese Creole, Principal Investigator(PI), 2013 - 2016, Postgraduate Research Grant (PPP) - Research, (National)
  • Geran Sanjungan Penyelidikan-mo005-2013, Principal Investigator(PI), 2013 - 2014, Others MOHE, (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)
  • THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN ONLINE MALACCA PORTUGUESE CREOLE DICTIONARY, Principal Investigator(PI), 2012 - 2013, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG) - HNE (Humanities & Ethics), (University)
  • The Sounds of Malaysian English, Principal Investigator(PI), 2011 - 2012, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG), (National)
  • Documentation of Malaccan Portuguese Creole, Principal Investigator(PI), 2011 - 2012, The Endangered Languages Documentation Programme (ELDP) , (International)
  • DEVELOPMENT OF COSME (CORPUS OF SPOKEN MALAYSIAN ENGLISH), Principal Investigator(PI), 2010 - 2011, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG), (International)
  • CORPUS OF SPOKEN MALAYSIAN ENGLISH (COSME), Principal Investigator(PI), 2009 - 2010, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG), (International)
  • Industrys Perception of Industrial Trainees From UM, Principal Investigator(PI), 2008 - 2009, Short Term Research Fund (Vote F)(PJP), (National)
  • LANGUAGE LEARNING STRATEGIES OF IRANIAM HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS, , 2008 - 2009, Postgraduate Research Grant (PPP) - Research, (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, RU Geran, (National)
  • Phrase Dictionary Research Project, Co-Investigator, 2006 - 2007, MIMOS, (National)
  • Projek Penyediaan Garis Panduan Kesalahan Plagiarisme Peringkat Universiti, Co-Investigator, 2006 - 2007, UM Management, (University)
  • Guidelines for Anti-Plagiarism Project (2006- ) (Funded by UM), Co-Investigator, 2006 - 2007, UM, (University)
  • 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., with Dr. Stefanie Pillai (FBL, UM) and Leonard Jeyam (FSSS, UM)., Co-Investigator, 2006 - 2007, POSCO TJ Park Foundation, Korea, (International)
  • Vowel Inventory of Standard Malaysian English, Principal Investigator(PI), 2005 - 2006, Short Term Research Fund (Vote F)(PJP), (National)
  • Family Discourse Project, Co-Investigator, 2005 - 2006, Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), (National)
  • Speech Disfluencies and Theories of Self-Monitoring and Self-Repair in Spontaneous Speech Production (PhD research, 2005)
  • Adjacency Pairs - Questions and Answers in Law Tutorials at UM (Masters dissertation research, 1996)

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


  • Writing services for Oxford Dictionaries, 2016-2016, Oxford University Press
  • Writer and Editor for Section on Teacher Training in the Roadmap for English Language Education for the Ministry of Education Malaysia, 2015-2015, ELTC, Ministry of Education
  • Consultant for Learning Materials and Assessment for Open University Malaysia, 2014-2014, Open University Malaysia
  • Consultant for Learning Materials and Assessment, 2012-2012, Open University Malaysia
  • Module Writer for Open University Malaysia, 2012-2012, Open University Malaysia
  • Reviewer of translated materials, 2011-2011, Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc
  • ELT Materials, 2009-2009, Pearson Malaysia
  • Publishing and PR Projects, 2008-2008, Kekabu Design Consultants
  • Voice over for educational multimedia, 2008-2008, Centre of Product Design and Manufacture, Faculty of Engineering, UM
  • Academic Staff Performance, 2007-2007, Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia
  • Study on the Teaching and Use of English at Institutes of Higher Learning in Malaysia, 2006-2006, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education
  • Long Distance Learning - Material Development and Teaching, 2002-2002, University of Malaya Centre for Continuing Education (UMCCed)

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


  • University of Malaya Excellence Awards 2019 for Outstanding Researcher in The Filed of Humanities and Social Sciences (Joint Winner), University of Malaya, 2019, (University)
  • University of Malaya Excellence Awards 2017 for Best Academic Administrator, University of Malaya, 2017, (University)
  • First Prize for Poster Competition At The UM Academia-Community Conference 2017, Umcares, University of Malaya, 2017, (University)
  • Bill Balsamo Asian Scholar Featured Speaker, Japan Association of Language Teaching (Jalt), 2017, (International)
  • Certificate of Achievement (Best Poster Staff Category), Research Expo, Faculty of Languages & Linguistics, UM, Faculty of Languages & Linguistics, UM, 2016, (Ptj)
  • Certificate of Appreciation for Being a Plenary Speaker At The 25th Melta International Conference 2016, Malaysian English Language Teaching Association, 2016, (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)
  • Deans Special Award At The UM Education Carnival 2016, University of Malaya, 2016, (University)
  • Certificate of Appreciation for Umec, Faculty of Languages and Linguistics, 2016, (Ptj)
  • Certificate of Appreciation - Community Engagement Awards, University of Malaya, 2016, (International)
  • Excellence Service Award, University Malaya, 2015, (University)
  • Certificate of Appreciation for Participation in Higher Education Week Malaysia 2015, Minsitry of Higher Education Malaysia, 2015, (National)
  • Certificate of Excellent Service, University Malaya, 2014, (University)
  • Certificate of Appreciation for Contribution to The National Research Agenda, Ministry of Education Malaysia, 2014, (Government)
  • Umcares 2014 Certificate of Excellence, Umcares - The Community & Sustainability Centre, University of Malaya, 2014, (University)
  • Excellent Service Certificate 2013, University of Malaya, 2014, (University)
  • Um Excellence Award, Naib Canselor, 2013, (University)
  • Khidmat Setia 20 Award, 2013
  • Best of The Best Award for Social Science Category University of Malaya Research Conference 2013, University of Malaya, 2013, (University)
  • Best Poster Award for Humanities and Ethics Cluster At University of Malaya Research Conference 2013, University of Malaya, 2013, (University)
  • Um Excellence Awards 2013 - Excellent Lecturer Category, University of Malaya, 2013, (University)
  • 2013 Ian Gordon Fellow, School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, 2013, (International)
  • Silver Star Award for Innovative and Creative Group (Kumpulan Inovatif Dan Kreatif) At The Public Institutions of Higher Education Level 2011(for The E-Industrial Training System), Ministry of Education, 2011, (National)
  • Bronze Award for Continuous Improvement Project UM - for Improvements On The E-Industrial Training System 2010, University of Malaya, 2011, (University)
  • Third Place for Innovative and Creative Group University of Malaya 2010, University of Malaya, 2010, (National)
  • Certificate of Excellent Service, University Malaya, 2009, (University)
  • Bronze Medal At Umexpo 2009 for The English Language Test for Academic Staff (Eltas)Project, University of Malaya, 2009, (University)
  • Silver Medal At Umexpo 2009 for The Project On Industrial Training Experience: Industrys Perceptions of University of Malaya Students, University of Malaya, 2009, (University)
  • Excellence Service Award, University Malaya, 2008, (University)
  • Certificate of Excellent Service, University Malaya, 2007, (University)
  • Gold Prize for Continuous Improvement Project 2006/7 (Guidelines On Plagiarism Offences), University of 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)., University of Malaya, 2007, (University)
  • Bronze Medal - Fundamental Research for Language Choices and Discourse of Malaysian Families Research Project At The Research, Invention and Innovation Expo 2006, University of Malaya, 2006, (University)
  • Bronze Medal - Fundamental Research for The Corpus of Malaysian English (Comel) Project At The Research, Invention and Innovation Expo 2006, University of Malaya, 2006, (University)
  • Excellence Service Award, University Malaya, 2005, (University)
  • Certificate of Excellent Service, University 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)
  • 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)
  • Local Features of English in the ELT Classroom? Pronunciation: To Embrace or Ignore in the ELT Classroom?, THE 8th NATIONAL ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHERS AND LECTURERS (NELTAL) CONFERENCE, 2016-10-30 to 2016-10-30, DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH FACULTY OF LETTERS UNIVERSITAS NEGERI MALANG, (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)
INVITED SPEAKER
  • Salient and lmportant points assessors look for in a Research Grant Application, Research grant workshop,   to  , Pusat Pengajian Pendidikan Jarak Jauh (PPPJJ) USM, (National)
  • Varieties of English, Talk for Foundation Programme Students, 2006-09-22 to 2006-09-22, HELP University College English Foundation Programme, (Foundation Programme Students at HELP University College, KL)
  • 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)
  • English Around the World, Talk, 2007-09-07 to 2007-09-07, HELP University College, Damansara, Kuala Lumpur, (HELP University College)
  • 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, (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  , 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • The sounds of Malacca Portuguese Creole , Department of Linguistics SOAS Seminar, 2017-03-14 to 2017-03-14, Department of Linguistics SOAS , (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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Cultural Hybridity in Melaka Portuguese Cuisine (with 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)
EVENT ORGANISER
  • 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)
  • Documenting Endangered Languages Workshop 1, Documenting Endangered Languages Workshop 1, 2016-11-07 to 2016-11-10, NUOF IF007-2016, (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)
  • Opening Speech as Chair, The 16th International Conference On Translation, 2017-08-08 to 2017-08-10, Faculty of Languages and Linguistics, UM et al, (International)
  • Documenting Endangered Languages Workshop 3, Documenting Endangered Languages Workshop 3, 2018-05-21 to 2018-05-25, NUOF IF007-2016, (National)
POSTER
  • An Instrumental Analysis of Vowel Contrast in Malaysian English, University of Malaya Conference on Discourse and Society, 2008-08-14 to 2008-08-15, Faculty of Languages and Linguistics, UM, (International)
  • The development of an online multimedia dictionary for Malacca Portuguese Creole, University of Malaya Research Conference 2013 (with Soh Wen Yi), 2013-11-19 to 2013-11-20, University of Malaya, (University)
  • Sounds of Malacca Portuguese: From Research to Revitalisation (with Roshidah Hassan, Wan Aslynn Salwani Wan Ahmad, Siti Raihan Rosli, Adri Phillip), UM Research Carnival 2018, 2018-11-15 to 2018-11-16, IPPP UM, (University)
PRESENTER
  • The English Taught in Classrooms: The Malaysian Experience, The 4th International Conference on World Englishes (IAWE): Language, Education and Power , 1997-12-19 to 1997-12-21, IAWE, (International)
  • Teaching Pronunciation to Malaysian Students, MICELT 98: Approaches to ELT: Towards the New Millennium , 1998-05-18 to 1998-05-20, MICELT, (International)
  • The English Used in Advertisements, Third International Symposium on Bilingualism, 2001-04-18 to 2001-04-20, University of the West of England, Bristol, England, (International)
  • Error-Detection, Self-Monitoring and Self-Repair in Speech Production, 9th Australian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology, 2002-12-03 to 2002-12-05, The Australian Speech Science & Technology Association, (International)
  • Speech Disfluencies and Self-Repair in Malaysian English, 6th International Seminar on Speech Production, 2003-12-07 to 2003-12-10, Macquarie Centre for Cognitive Science & The Australian Speech Science & Technology Association, (International)
  • Communication in English at the Workplace, Preparatory Programme for Industrial Training, 2004-07-31 to  , ULIP, UM, (University)
  • Learning to Write Formal Letters for Local and International Purposes, 6th International Conference on Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics, 2004-08-07 to 2004-08-11, BUAA, China, (International)
  • Communication in English at the Workplace, Preparatory Programme for Industrial Training, 2004-08-21 to  , ULIP, UM, (University)
  • Communication in English at the Workplace, Preparatory Programme for Industrial Training, 2004-09-18 to  , ULIP, UM, (University)
  • Hesitating In Malaysian English, 9th English in Southeast Asia Conference, 2004-12-13 to 2004-12-15, Sanata Dharma University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, (International)
  • Speaking English Our Way: A Preliminary Investigation into Standard Malaysian English Pronunciation (with Gerry Knowles & Zuraidah Mohd. Don), 10th English in Southeast Asia Conference, 2005-12-12 to 2005-12-14, University of Brunei Darussalam, (International)
  • Speaking English the L2 Way: Implications for the Teaching of Pronunciation in L2 Contexts (with Gerry Knowles & Zuraidah Mohd. Don), Conference on English Language Teaching in the Context of Globalization ELTCOG-2006, 2006-03-03 to 2006-03-04, English Dept., Chennai, Velammal Engineering College, Tamilnadu, India, (International)
  • Speaking English the Malaysian Way? Is there a Standard Malaysian English?, MICOLLAC 2007, 2007-05-22 to 2007-05-24, Faculty of Modern Languages & Communications, UPM, (International)
  • Teaching Pronunciation in Context: Local vs. Global Intelligibility, Cutting Edges 2007, 2007-06-22 to 2007-06-23, Dept. of Language Studies, Christ Church University, Canterbury, England, (International)
  • Teaching Pronunciation in Context, Monthly Seminar of the Faculty of Languages and Linguistics, 2007-09-20 to 2007-09-20, Faculty of Languages and Linguistics, (Faculty)
  • Vowel Contrast in Malaysian English: An Instrumental Analysis, The 2008 LSP International Conference - World Englishes and Second Language Teaching and Learning, 2008-04-28 to 2008-04-30, The Linguistic Society of the Philippines , (International)
  • Soft Skills Development: The Route to Higher Employability, 17th MELTA CONFERENCE, 2008-06-05 to 2008-06-06, MELTA, (International)
  • Enhancing Graduate Employability through University-Industry Partnership. , 2009 ASAIHL Conference on Enhancing Graduate Employment, 2009-05-20 to 2009-07-22, ASAIHL, (International)
  • The Vowels of Malaysian English: Issues and Implications for Teaching Pronunciation, International Conference on English Pronunciation 2009, 2009-06-03 to 2009-06-05, (International)
  • University Industry Partnerships and the Student Industrial Training Programme, 5th QS Apple Conference, 2009-11-24 to 2009-11-26, QS Education Trust, (International)
  • University-Community and Industry Engagement in Europe, Workshop to Discuss Framework for Recognition and Reward System for Academics from Public Institutions of Higher Education, 2010-04-29 to 2010-05-02, BJIM,USM, (National)
  • Going Native in Malaysia: The Use of Standard British English as a Pedagogic Model, ESEA 2010, 2010-12-09 to 2010-12-11, University of Macau, (International)
  • Going Native in Malaysia: The Use of Standard British English as a Pedagogic Model , 1st English Language Department Internal Conference , 2011-05-18 to 2011-05-19, English Language Dept, Faculty of Languages & Linguistics, University of Mala
  • Making Use of Research on Malaysian English Pronunciation in the Classroom, 20th MELTA International Conference "English Language Education and Global Learning: Policy, Practice, Performance" , 2011-05-30 to 2011-06-02, MELTA, (International)
  • Prosodic marking of information structure in Malaysian English (co-authored with Ulrike Gut), The 17th Annual Conference of International Association for World Englishes (IAWE) , 2011-11-23 to 2011-12-25, Monash University , (International)
  • Prosodic marking of information structure in Malaysian English, English Language Department Internal Seminar 2012, 2012-02-09 to 2012-02-09, English Language Department, Faculty of Languages & Linguistics, University of Malaya
  • Global Internships: Insights from the University of Malaya., WACE 2012 International Conference, 2012-06-20 to 2012-06-22, WACE, (International)
  • Family Language Policy and Heritage Language Maintenance of Malacca Portuguese Creole (with Soh Wen Yi & Angela Kajita), 2nd International Conference on Linguistics, Literature and Culture (ICLLIC2012), 2012-11-07 to 2012-11-09, English Language Studies Section of School of Humanities, Universiti Sains Malaysia , (International)
  • An Instrumental Study of the Vowels of Malaccan Portuguese Creole (with Chan Min En), 2nd International Conference on Linguistics, Literature and Culture (ICLLIC2012), 2012-11-07 to 2012-11-09, English Language Studies Section of School of Humanities, Universiti Sains Malaysia, (International)
  • Aligning Learning Outcomes and Assessment in an Internship Programme (with Nurhafizah Binti Jafri), 2013 Global Internship Conference, 2013-06-11 to 2013-06-13, Academic Internship Council, (International)
  • 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)
  • English Pronunciation in the Classroom, iELT-Con 2017, 2017-04-19 to 2017-04-21, Penang English Language Learning and Teaching Association (PELLTA), (International)
  • The intelligibility of Malaysian English: Does lexical stress make a difference?, The International English Language Teaching Conference (iELT-Con) , 2019-04-17 to 2019-04-19, Penang English Language Learning and Teaching Association, (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)
  • Communication Module (with Dato' Dr Rashila Ramli), International Deans' Course" Malaysian Chapter (MyIDC) 2019/2020 Part 2, 2019-11-18 to 2019-11-22, AKEPT, (National)
  • 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
  • The English Language Test for Academic Staff, Seminar on "Enhancing The Quality Of Higher Education Through Research: Shaping Future Policy,   to 2008-02-26, MOHE, (National)
  • The Variety of English used in Radio Advertisements (with Fauziah Kamaruddin), 8th English in Southeast Asia Conference, 2003-12-08 to 2003-12-10, Faculty of Languages & Linguistics UM, (International)
  • A Study of the Use of Voiceovers in CD-ROMS for Teaching Mathematics in English (with Thilagavathy Shanmuganathan), 2nd International Conference on Language, Linguistics and the Real World, 2004-12-07 to 2004-12-09, Faculty of Languages and Linguistics, (International)
  • Workshop on Instrumental Analysis, Training Workshop, 2005-06-30 to 2005-06-30, Corpus of Malaysian English, (Research Project Team)
  • Moderator - Feedback from Faculties, Seminar on Plagiarism at the university of Level, 2006-12-07 to 2006-12-07, Faculty of Languages and Linguistics, University of Malaya, (University)
  • Identity in Context: Literary and Cultural Studies in Malaysia and Singapore, First Asia POSCO Forum 2007, 2007-05-16 to 2007-05-16, POSCO TJ PARK FOUNDATION, (International)
  • Focus Group Discussion on Plagiarism, Focus Group Discussion on Plagiarism, 2007-05-18 to 2007-05-18, Faculty of Languages and Linguistics, UM, (University)
  • The Student Industrial Training Programme: Issues and Challenges (with Marohaini Yusoff), 15th World Conference on Cooperative Education (WACE2007), 2007-06-26 to 2007-06-29, The World Association for Cooperative Education (WACE), (International)
  • Let's Take a Stance No Matter how Dangerous (with Mahmud Hasan Khan), 4th Qualitative Research Convention 2007, 2007-09-03 to 2007-09-05, Qualitative Research Association Malaysia, (International)
  • Seeking an Identity Through Language and Literature: A Consideration of the Position in Malaysia and Singapore, Heritage, Identities and Nation Building 11th Malaysia-Singapore Forum , 2007-10-23 to 2007-10-24, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, NUS, (International)
  • The English Language Test for Academic Staff (ELTAS) (presented by Prof. Dr Zuraidah Mohd Don), Enhancing The Quality Of Higher Education Through Research: Shaping Future Policy, 2008-02-26 to 2008-02-26
  • Vowels in Malaysian and Philippine English: An Instrumental Study (with Maria Khristina Manueli) Vowels in Malaysian and Philippine English: An Instrumental Study, English Language and Asia , 2008-11-24 to 2008-11-27, International Islamic University, (International)
  • Monophthong Vowels in Malaysian and Philippine English- An Instrumental Study (with Manueli, M.K.S.,& Dumanig, F.P.), 15th IAWE Conference, 2009-10-22 to 2009-10-24, International Association of World Englishes, (International)
  • An Instrumental Analysis of the Production of English Vowels by Thai Speakers (with Salamae, W.), Faculty of Languages & Linguistics, University of Malaya Postgraduate Conference, 2009-12-07 to 2009-12-08, Faculty of Languages & Linguistics, University of Malaya, (University)
  • The Production of English Vowels by Thai Speakers, CamTESOL 2010, 2010-02-27 to 2010-02-28, IDP Education , (International)
  • Chair for Session on Graduate Employability, Seminar Perkongsian Aktiviti Dalam pelaksanaan PSPTN, 2010-03-25 to 2010-03-25, AKPT & PMO KPT, (National)
  • How Back do We Go: An Acoustic analysis of Back vowels IN Malaysian English, ICLLIC 2010, 2010-06-01 to 2010-06-02, (International)
  • Teaching of Pronunciation in Malaysia: State of the Art or No State at All?, 19th MELTA International Conference 2010, 2010-06-17 to 2010-06-18, MELTA, (International)
  • Prosodic marking of information structure in Malaysian English , 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, (International)
  • An instrumental analysis of Acehnese diphthongs produced in Kampung Aceh, Kedah, Persidangan Antarabangsa Linguistik UKM, 2012-04-10 to 2012-06-11, School of Language Studies and Linguistics, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, (International)
  • Understanding Rhythm in Malaysian English, 21st Malaysian English Language Teaching Association International Conference , 2012-05-28 to 2012-05-29, MELTA, (International)
  • The development of an online dictionary for Malacca Portuguese Creole (co-authored with Alan Baxter, Nor Aniza Abdullah & Mumtaz Mustafa), SPCL Summer Conference, 2013-06-19 to 2013-06-21, Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics, (International)
  • Question intonation in Malaysian English (co-authored with 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)
  • Level of awareness and production of English Lexical Stress Among Malaysian TESL teacher trainees, Malaysia International Conference of Languages, Literatures and Culture, 2018, 2018-08-14 to 2018-08-16, Department of English, Faculty of Modern Languages and Communication, Universiti Putra Malaysia, (International)
  • Gallery Walk Entrepreneurial University (with Assoc. Prof. Dr. Azwani Sofia Ahmad Khiar Leadership in Paradoxical Situations (with Prof Dr Ong Duu Sheng) Reflection on Leading Change (with Prof Dr Ong Duu Sheng), International Deans' Course" Malaysian Chapter (MyIDC) 2019/2020 Part I , 2019-06-30 to 2019-07-10, AKEPT, (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).


  • Research cooperation, Web-based Educational Pedagogy for the Development of Communication Skills to Accommodate Varieties of English (The World Englishes Project) , 2019, 9, (International)
  • Newton-Ungku Omar Advanced Research Fellowship, British Academy, SOAS, 2016, 24, (International)
  • Evaluation of ProELT Cohort 3 for English Language Teaching Centre, Ministry of Education Malaysia, English Language Teaching Centre, Ministry of Education Malaysia, 2014, 3, (National)
  • Member of SiELE journal's international advisory board, Studies in English Language and Education- Universitas Syiah Kuala Banda Aceh, Indonesia , 2013, 36, (International)
  • AUN USR&S Steering Committee, ASEAN University Network (AUN) University Social Responsibility & Sustainability (USR&S), 2012, 24, (International)
  • Prosody of Malaysian English Project with Professor Dr Ulrike Gut, University of Munster, Germany, 2010, 48, (International)
  • World Atlas of Morphosyntactic Variation of English (WAMVE) Project, Dept. of English, University of Freiburg, Germany, 2009, 48, (International)
  • Education sub-committee, EUMCCI, 2008, 72, (National)
  • Review of English Syllabus for Primary Schools, MOE, 2008, 12, (National)
  • Evaluation Panel - MOHE Centres of Excellence, MOHE, 2008, 72, (National)
  • Member Working Committee MyICMS886, MCMC, 2006, 12, (National)

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


  • Member of the Main Committee for HICoE (Ahli Jawatankuasa Induk Pusat Kecemerlangan Pendidikan Tinggi (HICoE)), Jabatan Pendidikan TInggi, Kementerian Pendidikan Malaysia, Member, 2020-2022, (National)
  • Advisory Board Member of the International Journal of Language, Literacy and Translation (IJoLLT), SSchool of Languages, Literacies and Translation, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Advisory Board Member, 2020-2022, (National)
  • Member of the Task Force Panel for Malaysian Higher Education Centres of Excellence (HiCoE), Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education, Task Force Panel Member, 2020-2022, (National)
  • External Assessor for promotion to Associate Professor Universiti Pahang Malaysia, Universiti Pahang Malaysia, External Assessor, 2019-2019, (National)
  • Member of the interview panel for scholarship/ study leave programme for education service officers 2019, Ministry of Education, Panel Member, 2019-2019, (National)
  • External Course Examiner (ECE) for Management & Humanities Department (M&H), Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, External Course Examine, 2019-2021, (National)
  • 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)
  • Editorial Board Member - English Language Teaching and Research (ELTAR) Journal, Department of English, Universitas Islam Malang, Indonesia., Editorial Board, 2019, (International)
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Studies in English Language and Education, University of Syiah Kuala, Member Of The Editorial Board, 2019-2022, (International)
  • 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 post of Professor at Universiti Sabah Malaysia, Universiti Sabah Malaysia, External Assessor, 2018-2018, (National)
  • External Assessor for the post of Associate Professor at Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, External Assessor, 2018-2018, (National)
  • External Assessor for the post of Associate Professor at Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), UiTM, External Assessor, 2018-2018, (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)
  • Selection Committee for Language Teachers, University of Malaya, Committee Member, 2018-2018, (University)
  • 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 the Bachelor of Social Science (Language and Cross-Cultural Communication), Universiti Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia, External Assessor, 2017-2017, (National)
  • 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 Evaluation and Advisory Panel for the Community and Sustainability Centre (UMCares), The Community and Sustainability Centre (UMCares), University of Malaya, Advisor, 2015-2017, (University)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • External Assessor for Post of Associate Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, External Assessor, 2013-2014, (National)
  • 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)
  • Member of the Main Committee for Higher Institutions Centres of Excellence - Research and Innovation Thrust, MOHE, Committee Member, 2012-Present, (National)
  • Chief Editor of the Malaysian Journal of ELT Research, Malaysian English Language Teaching Association (MELTA), Chief Editor, 2012-2017, (International)
  • Co-Editor of the Journal of Maritime Geopolitics & Culture, Institute of Ocean and Earth Sciences (IOES) University of Malaya, Co-editor, 2011-2012
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Editor - Asia TEFL Journal, Asia TEFL, Editor, 2011-2018, (International)
  • Co-Editor of Journal of Southeast Asian Studies (JATI), Journal of Southeast Asian Studies (JATI), Co-editor, 2010-2010, (International)
  • Chief Editor of the Malaysian Journal of ELT Research (MaJER), Malaysian English Language Teaching Association, Chief Editor, 2010-2012, (International)
  • 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)
  • MAXIS Undergraduate Scholarships, MAXIS, Member Of Interview Panel, 2009-2013, (National)
  • Editorial Committee for the Asian EFL Journal, Asian EFL Journal, Member Of Editorial Committee, 2009-2018, (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)
  • 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 Reviewer for abstracts of the 4th International Symposium on Bilingualism, Arizona State University (2003), Abstracts ,  ( )
  • Peer review of paper for the Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, Article In Journal ,  (2019 - 2019)
  • Review of paper for Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, Article In Journal ,  (2019 - 2019)
  • Peer review of paper for the International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism (ISI-indexed), Article In Journal ,  (2019 - 2019)
  • Review of paper for the Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages (ISI-Indexed), Article In Journal ,  (2019 - 2019)
  • External Evaluator for FRGS proposal for Taylor's University, Malaysia, Project ,  (2019 - 2019)
  • Review of book proposal for OUP, Book ,  (2019 - 2020)
  • Peer review of article in the Journal of Modern Languages., Article In Journal ,  (2019 - 2019)
  • Peer review of article for TEFLIN Journal, Article In Journal ,  (2019 - 2020)
  • Review of a chapter for the volume Philippine English: Development, Structure, and Sociology of English in the Philippines, Book ,  (2018 - 2018)
  • External examiner for PhD thesis from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, Thesis ,  (2018 - 2019)
  • External Examiner for PhD Thesis University of Nottingham Malaysia, Thesis ,  (2018 - 2018)
  • External Assessor for the post of professor at UiTM, External Assessor For The Post Of Professor At Uitm ,  (2018 - 2019)
  • Peer review of article for JATI-Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, Article In Journal ,  (2018 - 2018)
  • Committee Member for UM Excellence Book Award 2018, Book ,  (2018 - 2018)
  • Peer review for article in Asian Englishes (Scopus-indexed), Article In Journal ,  (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)
  • Peer Review of article for Journal of Language, Identity & Education (ISI/Scopus Indexed), Article In Journal ,  (2017 - 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 for Article in Asia Pacific Education Review (APER) (ISI-indexed), Article In Journal ,  (2017 - 2017)
  • Peer review for the Journal of the International Phonetic Association (ISI-indexed), Article In Journal ,  (2017 - 2017)
  • Peer review of article for Kajian Malaysia (Scopus-indexed), Article In Journal ,  (2017 - 2017)
  • Review of article for Kajian Malaysia (Scopus-indexed), Article In Journal ,  (2016 - 2016)
  • Review of Abstracts for the 9th International Austronesian and Papuan Languages and Linguistics Conference (APLL9), Abstracts ,  (2016)
  • Review for Higher Education (ISI-indexed), Article In Journal ,  (2016)
  • Reviewer for book proposal for Language Planning and Policy by de Gruyter Open, Book Proposal ,  (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)
  • External examiner for PhD thesis, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Thesis ,  (2016)
  • External Assessor for English Language Syllabus at Universiti Sabah Malaysia, External Assessor For English Language Syllabus ,  (2016)
  • Internal Quality Audit - External Assessor 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, Bachelor Of Arts Programme ,  (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 Asian EFL Journal (Scopus-indexed), Article In Journal ,  (2016)
  • Peer Review for Asia Pacific Education Review (ISI and Scopus indexed), Article In Journal ,  (2016)
  • Review of paper for the Asia Pacific Education Review (ISI-indexed), Article In Journal ,  (2015 - 2015)
  • External Examiner of Doctoral thesis for candidate from Monash University, Australia, Thesis ,  (2015)
  • Review of Article for the International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism (ISI/Scopus indexed), Article In Journal ,  (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)
  • Review of article in Kritika Kultura (ISI-indexed), Article In Journal ,  (2015 - 2015)
  • Review of article for Asia TEFL (Scopus-indexed), Article In Journal ,  (2015 - 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)
  • 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)
  • Chief Editor for MELTA's Journal of ELT Research (MaJER) 2014-2017, Article In Journal ,  (2014 - 2017)
  • Review for Language Learning (ISI-indexed), Article In Journal ,  (2014 - 2015)
  • 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)
  • Review of Manuscript for Kajian Malaysia (Scopus-indexed), Article In Journal ,  (2014)
  • External Examiner of Doctoral thesis for candidate from Griffith University, Australia, Thesis ,  (2013 - 2013)
  • Review of article in Pertanika Journal of Social Science and Humanities (Scopus-indexed), Article In Journal ,  (2013 - 2015)
  • Review for 3L: The Southeast Asian Journal of English Language Studies (Scopus-indexed), Article In Journal ,  (2012)
  • Review for AsiaTEFL (Scopus-indexed), Article In Journal ,  (2012)
  • Peer reviewer for article submitted to the Australian Journal of Linguistics (ISI-indexed)., Article In Journal ,  (2012 - 2013)
  • Review of manuscript for Kajian Malaysia: Journal of Malaysian Studies (Scopus-indexed), Article In Journal ,  (2012)
  • Reviewer for article in Higher Education (ISI-indexed), Article In Journal ,  (2012)
  • Review of article for the Journal of Multilingu​al and Multicultu​ral Developmen​t (ISI-indexed), Article In Journal ,  (2012)
  • Review of articles for 3L-The Southeast Asian Journal of English Language Studies (Scopus-indexed), Article In Journal ,  (2011 - 2011)
  • Peer Reviewer - article for 3L Language, Linguistics and Literature, The South East Asian Journal of Language Studies (SCOPUS-indexed), Article In Journal ,  (2009 - 2012)

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
  • Judge for the MELTA Awards for Excellence in English Language Education Research at the 6TH MELTA INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH CONFERENCE, (National), 26/11/2016 until 26/11/2016
  • Workshop facilitator at the 6TH MELTA INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH CONFERENCE, (National), 26/11/2016 until 26/11/2016
  • 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  
  • UMCares Community Engagement Fund 2015 - Production of Language Learning Materials for Malacca Portuguese Creole, (University), 20/04/2015 until 19/10/2015
  • UMCares Community Engagement Seed Funding 2014: Documenting Prayers in Malacca Portuguese Creole(CE2014/2), (Community), 01/07/2014 until 31/10/2014
  • Presentation Selection and Programming Management Committee for the Malaysian English Language Teaching Association (MELTA) 22nd International Conference 2013-Innovations in English Language Education: Evolving Policy, Envisioning Curriculum, Empowering Practitioners held at Persada Johor Convention Centre, Johor Bahru from 28 to 30 May 2013, (International), 28/01/2013 until 30/05/2013
  • Panel Member for the AIESEC student Assessment Centre, (Local), 27/09/2008 until  
  • Stakeholder representative - Primary School English Language Curriculum Transformation , (Country), 17/03/2008 until 19/03/2008
  • Judge - Annual Oratorical Contest 2006 , SM Convent Bukit Nanas, (Community), 24/04/2006 until 24/04/2006
  • Committee member of PIBG SKTTDI (1), (Local), 01/04/2005 until 01/04/2007

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


  • Book, COPYRIGHT, 01/12/2016, (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, Asmah Laili Binti Mohd Yunus, AN INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS OF THE PRODUCTION OF ENGLISH MONOPHTHONGS VOWELS BY MALAY SPEAKERS, 2016/2017
  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Pawathy A/p Nalliannan, PATTERNS OF LANGUAGE CHOICE AMONG TAMIL YOUTH, 2016/2017
  • Master Degree, Moh Jun Han, A STUDY OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN GESTURE AND INTONATION IN PUBLIC SPEAKING, 2016/2017
  • Master Degree, Sumsun Naher, ENGLISH MONOPTHONGS PRODUCED BY BANGLA SPEAKERS, 2016/2017
  • Master Degree, Siti Raihan Binti Rosli, AN INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS OF /e/, /?/, /o/ AND /?/ IN MALACCA PORTUGUESE CREOLE, 2016/2017
  • Master Degree, Afiqah Jazmin Binti Azli, AN ACOUSTIC STUDY OF THE MONOPHTHONGS OF KEDAH MALAY, 2015/2016
  • Master Degree, Kamalashne A/p Jayapalan, Rhoticity in Malaysian English, 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
  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Mujahid Shah, Codeswitching Practices in Academic Setting of Pakistan, 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, Harjander Kaur, Attitudes and motivation towards English language use and learning, 2012/2013
  • Master Degree, Murugan Raj Tanaraj, Language Use among Malaysian Teenage Girls, 2012/2013
  • Master Degree, Yusnul'ain Binti Yunus, Sebutan Monoftong Bahasa Jerman Oleh Penutur Melayu, 2012/2013
  • 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
  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Samsur Rijal Bin Yahaya, Analisis Semiotik Sosial Pertuturan Masyarakat Seletar, 2010/2011
  • 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
  • Master Degree, Hilda Delavari, The Production of English Vowels by EFL Persian Learners, 2008/2009
  • Master Degree, Ali Mohammed Fael Hubais, A Comparison of English Vowels Produced by Omani and Malaysian Speakers, 2008/2009
  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Yunisrina Qismullah Yusoff, Acoustic Analysis of Acehnese Vowels, 2007/2008
  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Reza Aghaei, Cognitive and Metacognitive Reading Strategies of Iranian EFL Learners, 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, Su Hoon Lian, The use of non-standard lexical items in Malaysian English, 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, Wu Feun Fang, English in a direct-selling company : A study of lexical and syntactic features, 2003/2004
  • Master Degree, Malissa Maria Mahmud, Students' Attitudes Towards English Accents, 2003/2004
  • Master Degree, Chin On Hong, Sentence Final Intonation : A Study of Cantonese Interrogatives, 2003/2004
  • Master Degree, Jelinda Chin Ye-na, Lexical Stress Placement in Polysyllabic Words in Malaysian English, 2003/2004
  • Master Degree, Sheila Adelina Ramasamy, Analysis of the usage of postvocalic r in Malaysian English, 2002/2003
  • Master Degree, Pushparani A/p Subramaniam, Acoustic Analysis of Malaysian English Vowels, 2002/2003
  • Master Degree, Tan Loo Kee, A survey of attitudes towards different accents of English among Malaysians, 2002/2003
  • Master Degree, Rukumani Vadivelu, Attitudes Towards Teaching Science in English, 2002/2003
  • Master Degree, Leong Yoke Lin, The Use of Malaysian English in Radio Advertisements, 2002/2003
  • Master Degree, Indira A/p V.p. Govindan, Question Forms in Spoken Malaysian English, 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
  • Master Degree, Agnes Nesa Malar Kandan Xavier, The variety of English used in Nandini says, 2019/2020
  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Huang Shan, An Acoustic Analysis of Vowels in Zhuang, 2018/2019
  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Taznzir Masykar, Phonetics, 2017/2018
  • 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
  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Ernie Adnan, THE PRODUCTION AND PERCEPTION OF MALAYSIAN ENGLISH LEXICAL STRESS, 2016/2017
  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Choo Siow Chin, The effects of oral corrective feedback and awareness on Malaysian learners' acquisition of English Past Tense, 2011/2012
FIRST DEGREE/DIPLOMA/PRE-DEGREE
(Course Title), (Academic Session), (No. of Candidates)

Completed
  • Final Year Project, 2011/2012, 1
  • Final Year Project, 2009/2010, 2
  • Final Year Project, 2008/2009, 1
  • Final Year Project, 2007/2008, 3
  • Final Year Project, 2006/2007, 2
  • Final Year Project, 2004/2005, 1