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  1. Yan Huang and Azirah Hashim. 2020. A Quantitative Study of Chinese Learners’ Identities as Reflected in Their Attitudes Toward English Accents. GEMA Online® Journal of Language Studies 151 Volume 20(1), 151-168.
  2. Birlik, S. & Kaur, J. (2020). BELF expert users: Making understanding visible in internal BELF meetings through the use of nonverbal communication strategies. English for Specific Purposes 58, 1-14.  
  3. Lee, S. & Shanmuganathan, T. (2020). Reconceptualizing English Aunty as an Address Term in Urban Multilingual Malaysia. World Englishes.
  4. Yaqin, L. N. & Shanmuganathan, T. (2020). Politeness Strategies of the Pembayun(s) in the Bride-Kidnapping Practices of Sasak Culture. Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (JSSH), 28(1)           
  5. Isma Noornisa Ismail, Thilagavathi Shanmuganathan, Azianura Hani Shaari. (2020). Defying Out-group Impoliteness: An Analysis of Users’ Defensive Strategies in Disputing Online Criticisms. Gema Online Journal, 20(1), 121-138. 
  6. Lau, E. K. L. & Yap, T.T. 2019*. Anchee Min’s Red Azalea: Memoir as an Enterprise to Self-Discovery. Forum for World Literature Studies, 11(4), 583-60 *(published in April 2020, delayed due to global pandemic Covid-19)               
  7. Ding, S. L., Goh, K. L. (2020). The impact of religion on language maintenance and shift. Language in Society. 49(1): 31-59.      
  8. Lau, E. K. L. & Yap, T.T. 2019*. Anchee Min’s Red Azalea: Memoir as an Enterprise to Self-Discovery. Forum for World Literature Studies, 11(4), 583-606. *(published in April 2020, delayed due to global pandemic Covid-19)               
  9. Rika Astari, Betty Mauli Rosa Bustam, Haji Mohammad Bin Seman, Firdaus Wajdi, Choirul Mahfud.2020.Understanding Quranic Word of Khiftum: A Comparative Perception on Polygamy Among Indonesian and Malaysian Society. Humanities & Social Sciences Reviews.eISSN: 2395-6518.Vol.8.No3.2020.pp1177-1188. (SCOPUS-Indexed)  
  10. Hussin, M & Mansor, I. (2020). Metaphor Translation Procedures and their Application in Translating Amthāl al-Hadith into Malay with Reference to Newmark’s Theory. Al-Bayān – Journal of Qurʾān and Ḥadīth Studies. 18(1), 29-55 (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  11. Philip, S., & Kaur, S. (2020). Introduction: “Re-Visions and Re-Imaginations in Asian Speculative Fiction”. SARE: Southeast Asian Review Of English, 57(1), 1-5. doi:10.22452/sare.vol57no2
  12. Kaur, J. (2020). Other-correction in next position: The case of lexical replacement in ELF interactions in an academic setting. Journal of Pragmatics 169, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pragma.2020.06.013
  13. Kaur S.The coronavirus pandemic in Malaysia: A commentary.Psychological Trauma : Theory, Research, Practice and Policy, 25 Jun 2020, 12(5):482-484 DOI: 10.1037/tra0000897
  14. Komalata Manokaran,Ong Shyi Nian. An Analysis of Blends in Local English Newspapers . Vol 3 No 1 (2020): Platform: A Journal of Management and Humanities
  15. Jalalian Daghigh, A., & Abdul Rahim, H. (2020). Neoliberalism in ELT textbooks: an analysis of locally developed and imported textbooks used in Malaysia. Pedagogy, Culture & Society, 1-20. (Scopus) https://doi.org/10.1080/14681362020.1755888
  16. Ding, S. L., Kim, H. C., & Kang, Y. J. (2020). Imagined homogeneity: Identity and geopolitical and geoeconomic influences in the linguistic landscape of Seoul. Lingua 244, 102851. DOI:10.1016/j.lingua.2020.102851 (ISI-Indexed)
  17. Wang, Xiaomei, Lee, Jin Zhuo & Koh, Yi Chern (2020). Journal of Asian Pasific Communication: Malaysia’s linguistic landscape and language practices in Chinese private clinics, pp 60 -89
  18. Fitra Nanda, Rika Astari, Haji Mohammad bin Seman. The Pronunciation of Egyptian Arabic and Its Aspect of Sociolinguistic. Jurnal Al Bayan.https://doi.org/10.24042/albayan.v12i2.5784
  19. Tham, I., Chau, M. H., & Thang, S. M. (2020). Bilinguals’ processing of lexical cues in L1 and L2: An eye-tracking study. Computer Assisted Language Learning, 33(7), 665-687. DOI: 1080/09588221.2019.1588329
  20. Noor Aqsa Nabila Mat Isa. The representation of Bersih 4.0 and Red Shirt Rallies in a Malaysian newspaper: A comparative analysis. Geografia. Malaysian Journal of Society and Space.  Vol 16, No 4 (2020)
  21. Isai Amuthan Krishnan, Siti Zaidah Zainuddin, Jariah Mohd Jan. 2020. Use of Lexical Items in Job Interviews by Recent Graduates in Malaysia, Higher Education, Skills and Work-Based Learning. Scopus indexed.
  22. Jariah Mohd Jan, Siti Zaidah Zainuddin, Azlin Zaiti Zainal, Sheena Kaur and Roshidah Hassan. 2020. New Academia Learning Innovations in Universiti Malaya, Akademika: Journal of Southeast Asia Social Science and Humanities, Vol. 90, No. 2, pp. 117-127. eISSN:0126-8694. Scopus indexed.
  23. Saad, M. A., Jariah Mohd Jan & Wahid, R. 2020. Problems following topic shift in interactions with repaired cleft children. Indonesian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 10(1), 184-193. https://doi.org/10.17509/ijal.v10i1.25034 Scopus Q2 
  24. Nur Zafirah Razali and Jariah Mohd. Jan. 2020. Expressions of Gratitude in Postgraduates’ Thesis Acknowledgements, Journal of Language and Communication, Vol. 7, No. 2, pp. 667 – 680. ISSN 2637-0875. Non-ISI/Scopus
  25. Available at: http://journalfbmk.upm.edu.my/ojs3/index.php/jlc/article/view/326
  26. Zalina Mohd Kasim, Jariah Mohd Jan and Sharon Sharmila. 2020. Discourse Research in Malaysian Context, UPM Press. BOOK


  1. Kamal, M. H., & Hussin, M. (2020). Analisis Tinjauan Literatur Sistematik (SLR) Berkaitan Penterjemahan Elemen Iltifāt. Al-Irsyad: Journal of Islamic and Contemporary Issues,  5(1), 197-210
  2. Ong Shyi Nian and Zaitul Azma Zainon Hamzah. (2020).Bentuk, Fungsi dan Distribusi Reduplikasi  Kata Nama Bahasa Melayu dan Bahasa Jepang. Journal of Japanese Language Education and  Linguistics, Vol. 4, No. 1, February, 2020.
  3. AUSTIN, Peter; PILLAI, Stefanie. Language Description, Documentation and Revitalisation of Languages in Malaysia. Journal of Modern Languages, [S.l.], v. 30, n. 1, p. 1-5, july 2020. ISSN 2462-1986. Available at: . Date accessed: 08 oct. 2020. doi: https://doi.org/10.22452/jml.vol30no0.
  4. Lan, G., Nikitina, L., Woo, W.S. (2020). Factors that affect willingness to communicate and how to cultivate willingness to communicate in second language acquisition context (语交际意愿的影响因素及其培养途径). Yuwen Jianshe (Modern Communication), 2020(08), 68-70.
  5. Najjar I.I., Soh Bee Kwee., Abu al-haj T.A. (2020). The Impact of Grammatical Shifts on the Quranic Rhetorical Questions Translated into English: A Comparative Study. International Journal of Foreign Language Teaching & Research – Volume 8, Issue 30 (Special Issue).

  6. Wu Ying Qi and Cecilia Cheong Yin Mei. An Appraisal Analysis of the Introduction Section of Chinese Universities’ Websites. Journal of Language and Communication. Serdang: Universiti Putra Malaysia Press, . 7(2), 641-665. e-ISSN: 2637-0875 (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)

  7. RIGET, Patricia Nora; CAMPBELL, Yvonne Michelle. Examining Language Development and Revitalisation Initiatives.The Case of the Bidayuh Language in Sarawak. Journal of Modern Languages, [S.l.], v. 30, n. 1, p. 101-121, july 2020. ISSN 2462-1986. Available at: . Date accessed: 08 oct. 2020. doi: https://doi.org/10.22452/jml.vol30no1.3.

  8. Yusnul’ain Yunus & Pillai, S. 2020. Pola sebutan monoftong Bahasa Jerman oleh penutur Bahasa Melayu. Melayu: Jurnal Antarabangsa Dunia Melayu

  9. Sato Hirobumi & Jamian Mohamad. (2020). Hipotesis proses pengimbuhan me(N)- DAN menge- dalam bahasa Melayu standard. Jurnal Bahasa 20 (2), hlm. 231-266. Kuala Lumpur: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (DBP)

  10. Sato Hirobumi & Manavavee Mamah. (2020). Maklumat lama dan ragam kerja bahasa Melayu: elipsis frasa nama atau fokus kata kerja. Jurnal Bahasa 38, 37-66. Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (DBP), Brunei Darussalam.

  11. Sato, Hirobumi. (2020). Antara "kami" dengan "kita". Pelita Bahasa, (6), 26-27. Kuala Lumpur: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka. 

  12. Paolo Coluzzi.Heritage Language Vitality among University Students in Malaysia.DOI: https://doi.org/22452/jml.vol30no1.5. Vol 30 No 1 (2020): Journal of Modern Languages


  1. Pillai. S. (ed) (2020). Nina Boboi. Universiti Malaya Press
  2. Pillai. S (ed) (2020).Portugues Malaka: A Heritage Language in Multilingual Malacca.
  3. Roshidah Hassan & Patricia Nora Riget (Eds.) Foreign Language Teaching and Learning in the Malaysian Context. Kuala Lumpur: University of Malaya Press 
  4. Azirah Hashim and Gerhard Leitner (2020). English in Southeast Asia and ASEAN: Transformation of Language Habitats. Routledge, Oxford/New York.
  5. Samsur Rijal Yahaya, Norfaizal Jamain, Ahmad Sabri Abdul Samat, Norliza Amin (2020). Elektif Bahasa Melayu Pertengahan. UM Press.
  6. Zalina Mohd Kasim, Jariah Mohd Jan, Sharon Sharmini Danarajan( 2020).Discourse Research in Malaysian Context, Universiti Putra Malaysia Press: Selangor. ISBN 978-967-2395-83-
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