Academic Publications & Presentations
 

Edited Volumes

Mukherjee, D & David, M. eds. (2010) Language Shifts Among Malaysian Minorities as Effects Of National Language Planning. ICAS/IIAS Series Editor: Paul van der Velde. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. (Forthcoming 2010)

Silverfish New Writing 6: New Writing from Malaysia, Singapore and Beyond. 2006. Kuala Lumpur: Silverfish.

The Merlion and the Hibiscus: Contemporary Short Stories from Singapore and Malaysia. 2002. New Delhi: Penguin. (co-edited with Kirpal Singh and M.A.Quayum M. A)

Book Chapters

“Loving Bollywood and Being Dutch: Multilingual code- switching and Identity issues among Surinamese-Indian women in Amsterdam.” In Dubois, I, Baumgartner N & Fuller J, (eds).  Multilingual Identities: New Global Perspectives on Immigrant Discourse. New Jersey: Multilingual Matters. (Forthcoming, 2010).

"Everyone is dada and didi and boudi and whathaveyou": Arranged Marriages and Language Maintenance in the Bengali Community in Malaysia.  In Parasivam, S. and Muthusamy, P. (eds).  Code Switching Across Cultures.  Serdang: UPM Press.  (Forthcoming, 2009).

"Sex and other Taboo Topics: Language Shift in Group Interactions among Older Malaysian-Bengali Women.” Maya Khemlani David (ed). Language Choices and Discourse of Malaysian Families – Case Studies of Families in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  SIRD: Kuala Lumpur, 43-60, 2006. 

"Collaborative Writing, Linguistic Insecurity and the International Classroom," in Hyacinth Gaudart and Maya Khemlani David eds., Towards More Effective Learning and Teaching of English, Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian English Language Teaching Association, 115-121, 1993.

Journal Articles

Bollywood Dancing in Amsterdam: Celebrating Life and Longings. International Institute for Asian Studies Newsletter 51, Summer 2009. 12-13.

“Adaptation or Integration? Language Choice in Malaysian Indian Communities.” In Granic, Jagoda (ed). Jezièna politika i jezièna stvarnost / Language Policy and Language Reality. Zagreb: HDPL. 539-547, 2009. (with Maya K. David).

Cracking the Code:  Creating an Online Technical Writing Course for Corporate Clients in Southeast Asia,” Journal of Communication Practices, 2 (1): 37-50, 2005.

“Role of Women in Language Maintenance and Language Shift:  Focus on the Bengali Community in Malaysia," International Journal of the Sociology of Language 161: 103-120, 2003.

“Online Learning, Discourse Structures, and the Computer Engineering Student,” Language and Communication Review 1 (1): 1-4, 2002 (with Stephen McDonnell).

“Linguistic Insecurity, Collaborative Learning and an Online Technical Writing Course: What Happens Next?” in Proceedings of Computers and Advanced Technology in Education, G. A. S. Torrellas and V. Uskov (eds). Anaheim: ACTA Press, pp. 49-51, 2002.

“Creating an Online Technical Writing Course for Corporate Clients: Challenges and Tribulations," in Proceedings of Association of Southeast Asian Institutes of Higher Learning 2002: Seminar on Lifelong Learning. Nanyang Technological University: Singapore, pp. 289-297, 2002.

“Do students actually learn online?” in T. Calvert and T. Keenan (eds.), Proceedings of Computers and Advanced Technology in Education, Anaheim, U.S.A, pp. 135-138, 2001.

“Survival of the Fittest:  Ethnic Identity and Language Use by Women in the Immigrant Malaysian-Bengali Community," in The Linguistic Construction of Social and Personal Identity, Research Committee on Sociolinguistics-RC 25 (International Sociological Association), Evora, Portugal:  Cidehus, pp. 135-139, 1996.

Reviews

Hall and Eddington: The Sociopolitics of English Language Teaching, The Linguist List, 11 (2538) November 25, 2000.

Reprinted in Singapore Association for Applied Linguists (SAAL) Quarterly 53, pp. 2-5, February 2001.

Life’s Mysteries: The Best of Shirley Lim, The Gombak Review, pp. 152-155, December 1996.

Right of Way: Prose and Poetry by Asian Women Writers, COSAW Bulletin, pp. 12-15, January 1992.

Presentations

Invited Talks

Bideshi And Bicultural: Language Maintenance In Two Diasporic Indian Communities In Malaysia and The Netherlands. Kern Institute, Leiden, The Netherlands, March 20, 2009.

Language Attitude and Language Shift among Surinamese-Hindustani Women: Focus on a Bollywood Dance Class in Amsterdam. International Institute of Asian Studies Fellows Symposium, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, February 25, 2009.

Its really nice...you can see in the movies: The landscape of loss in the language of Surinamese-Hindustani women in the Netherlands. Center for the Study of Culture and Society, Bangalore, India.  April 24, 2008.

I Want Them Also Proud To Be A Hindustani: Surinamese-Indian Women and Bollywood Dancing.  Babylon, Centre for the Study of Multicultural Society, at Tilburg University, December 10, 2007.

 

Conferences

Women’s Voices In The Diaspora:  Is “Multi” Something To Be Celebrated?.  Third Annual Conference of the South Asian Studies Association, University of Central Florida, Orlando, April 3-5, 2009.

Loving Bollywood and Being Dutch: Multilingual code- switching and Identity issues among Surinamese-Indian women in Amsterdam. Panel on Multilingual identities: new global perspectives on immigrant discourse. AILA (Association Internationale de Linguistique Appliquée: 15th World Congress for Applied Linguistics), Essen, Germany, 24-29 August, 2008.

What decides Relevance and Accuracy?  The Perils of Language Education in the Workplace.  Talking Across the World Conference 2008, Bangalore, India, 25 - 26 April, 2008.

Adaptation or Integration? Language Choice in Malaysian Indian Communities. Panel on Language Policy And Language Reality, Croatian Applied Linguistics Society – 21st International Conference, Split, Croatia, 24th-26th May 2007 (with Maya Khemlani David).

Language Choice of the Minority Indian Communities in Malaysia.  5th Urban Language Seminar, Leiden University, Netherlands, 9-11 July 2007.

On-Line Courses and Teaching English Writing: A Comparative Study of West Virginia and Singapore. West Virginia Association of College English Teachers (WVACET) Spring Meeting, Charleston, West Virginia, March 10-11, 2006.

Reconciling Matriarchy and Islam: Fictional voices of Malaysian women. Women’s Centre, Bowling Green State University April 20, 2005.

Everyone is Dada and Didi and Boudi and whathaveyou: Kinship Terms and Language Maintenance in the Bengali Community in Malaysia. Panel Presentation in Dimensions of Desi Diaspora, South Asian Language Analysis (SALA) 24, State University of New York, Stony Brook, USA, November 19-21, 2004.

Also presented at the Bowling Green State University ESL Workshop/Internship session on November 5th, 2004.

Linguistic Insecurity, Collaborative Learning and an Online Technical Writing Course: What Happens Next? International Conference on Computers and Advanced Technology in Education (CATE2002), Cancun, Mexico, May 20-22, 2002.

Session Chair: Collaborative Systems, Projects, and Web-based Learning II, May 22, 2002. International Conference on Computers and Advanced Technology in Education (IASTED), May 20-22, 2002 Cancun, Mexico.

Creating an Online Technical Writing Course for Corporate Clients: Challenges and Tribulations, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, June 17-19, 2002.

Session Chair: Online Learning, June 19, 2002. Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAHIL 2002), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, June 17-19 2002.

Do students actually learn online? International Conference on Computers and Advanced Technology in Education (CATE2001), Banff, Canada, June 27-29, 2001.

On-Line Teaching Technologies And Their Implications For Learning, Teaching And The Future Of Tertiary Education: An NTU Perspective, 9th Asia Regional Association for Career Development (ARACD) Conference, Singapore, March 11-13, 2001 (with Daniel Lwin & Daniel Tan).

Accuracy, Recall and Motivation:  The Quest for a Link in Web-based Learning, Research and Practice in Professional Discourse, City University of Hong Kong, November 15-19, 2000.

Reading between the lines: Discourse Structures and the Computer Engineering Student, Georgetown University Round table on Languages and Linguistics (GURT) 2000, Georgetown University, Washington D.C, May 4-6, 2000, (with Stephen McDonnell).

Jostling for Space; English, Malay and Bengali in an Immigrant Community, International Conference on 3rd Language Acquisition and Trilingualism, Innsbruck, Austria, Sep 16-18, 1999.

Arranged Marriages and Foreign Brides: Language Maintenance in the Malaysian-Bengali Community, Sixth New Zealand Language and Society Conference, Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand, June 29, 1998.

Politics And Power: Language Use By Women In The Malaysian-Bengali Community, Southeast Asian Linguistics Society (SEALS VII) Meeting, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, U.S.A, May 9, 1997.

Survival of the Fittest: Ethnic Identity and Language Use by Women in the Immigrant Malaysian-Bengali Community, The Linguistic Construction of Social and Personal Identity, Universidade de Evora, Portugal, March 25-29, 1996.

Bahasa/Bhasha: Ethnic Identity and language diversity among immigrant Malaysian-Bengali women, Linguistics Association of the Southwest (LASSO) Conference, Houston, United States of America, October 23, 1994.

Ethnic Identity and language use by women in the immigrant Malaysian-Bengali Community, Sociolinguistics Symposium 10, Lancaster University, United Kingdom, March 24, 1994.

Collaborative Writing, Linguistic Insecurity and the International Classroom, Towards More Effective Learning and Teaching of English, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, May 24-27, 1993.

Frozen forms in Incipient Bilingualism, TAMU Colloquium, College Station, Texas, October 9, 1992.

Panel Discussant Presentations

Discussant for “MABBIM and the Development of Malay:  Minimizing Geopolitical Divergences,” at Malay/Indonesian as a Language of Knowledge and Practical Communication, IIAS Roundatable Meeting, Leiden, The Netherlands.  26th March, 2008.

"Technical Communication in Singapore: Profession, Prospects and Pay". Information Design in the Electronic Age (I.D.E.A.) 2002.  Co hosted by Ngee Ann Polytechnic and Society for Technical Communication (Singapore Chapter) and supported by A*STAR, and Science 02.  Ngee Ann Polytechnic, September 4, 2002.

"Our Students are so Kiasu?"  Encouraging Active Student's Participation in edveNTUre.  2002 Teacher of the Year Awards Ceremony.  Nanyang Technological University, April 20, 2002. 

“The Next Wave of e-Learning: Demonstration of Best Practices in edveNTUre.  NTU-NIE Staff Development Programme 2001.  Nanyang Technological University, July 4, 2001. 

“e-Teaching Writing Courses: Collaborative Knowledge Sharing.” Nanyang Technological University May 8, 2001 

“On Line Assessments.” Press Conference for the launch of edveNTUre.  Nanyang Technological University, April 10, 2001. 

 

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