LANGUAGES AND LINGUISTICS

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Last Update: July 18, 2017

Our Alumnus

Kaoru Kobayashi
Kaoru Kobayashi

Graduated with a PhD in Applied Linguistics in 2003. She teaches English to university students in Japan. Her research interests are in genre analysis and vocabulary acquisition. She has published in the Malaysian Journal of ELT Research, the JALT (Japan Association for Language Teaching) CALL Journal and TESOL Journal. 
Mohamed Pitchay Gani
Mohamed Pitchay Gani

Completed his Phd in Linguistics in 2014. He is currently a Senior Education officer with the Ministry of Education Singapore. He is currently working on the biography of the father of modern Malay poetry, the late Masuri S.N. and the compilation of short stories and poems for the Singapore SG50 project. 
Mohsen Pornour


Graduated with a PhD in Applied Linguistics in 2012. Mohsen Pornour has taught in many Middle Eastern countries. Since graduating from UM, he has been a faculty member at the Language Centre, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman. His research interests include second language reading and teaching pronunciation. 
Munif Zarirruddin Fikri bin Nordin
   

Completed his PhD in Discourse Analysis in 2009. His thesis won the Best PhD Thesis Award at the Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin Thesis Awards 2010. He was a Visiting Fellow at the University of Oxford in 2012-2013. Currently, he is an Associate Professor at Universiti Utara Malaysia in Kedah, Malaysia. 
Pairote Bennui


Graduated witha PhD in World Englishes in 2013. He is currently working as an Assistant Professor of English Language at Western Languages Department, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Thaksin University, Songkhla, Thailand. 
Yunisrina Qismullah Yusuf


Graduated with a PhD in Phonology in 2013. She is a lecturer in the Study Program of English Education, Faculty of Teacher Training and Education, University of Syiah Kuala in Aceh, Indonesia. She is currently the editor-in-chief of Studies in English Language and Education and the English Education Journal, journals that are managed by University of Syiah Kuala. Her research interests include topics in the field of phonology, semantics, syntax, sociolinguistics, culture, second language acquisition and EFL education.