Research in the Language and Communication Centre (LCC)

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Books, journal special issues, and reports
Ahn, H. (2017). Attitudes to World Englishes: Implications for teaching English in South Korea. New York: ​Routledge.​
Bhatia, T. K., & Kathpalia, S. S. (Eds.). (2019). World Englishes and cross-cultural advertising. World Englishes, Special Issue, 38(3), 348-351
​Frattarola, A. (2018). Modernist Soundscapes: Auditory Technology and Novel. University Press of Florida.
Matwick, K., & Matwick, K. (2019). Food Discourse of Celebrity Chefs of Food Network. Palgrave Macmillan. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-31430-9
Jain, R. (2021). Multilingual Singapore: Language policies, linguistic realities. Multilingual Asia Series. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.
Toh, G. (2016). English as medium of instruction in Japanese higher education: Presumption, mirage or bluff? London: Palgrave-McMillan.  ​
Journal articles
Adam, S. (2014). "I Their Map": The poetics of medieval mapmaking in John Donne's "Hymn to God my God, in my Sickness". John Donne Journal, 33, 131-164.
Ahn, H. (2013). English policy in South Korea: A role in attaining global competitiveness or a vehicle of social mobility? Journal of English as an International Language, 8(1), 1-20.
Ahn, H. (2014). Teachers' attitudes towards Korean English in South Korea. World Englishes33(2), 195-222.
Ahn, H. (2015). Awareness of and attitudes to Asian Englishes: A study of English teachers in South Korea. Asian Englishes, 17(2), 132-151.
Ahn, H. (2015). Assessing proficiency in the National English Ability Test (NEAT) in South Korea. English Today, 31(1), 34-42.
Frattarola, A. (2005). Listening for ‘found sound’ samples in the novels of Virginia Woolf. Woolf Studies Annual11, 133-159. 
Frattarola, A. (2009). Developing an ear for the modernist novel: Virginia Woolf, Dorothy Richardson, and James Joyce. Journal of Modern Literature33(1), 132-153.
Frattarola, A. (2009). Modernism and the irresponsible allusion: Joyce, Eliot and Pound. In D. Jernigan, N. Murphy, B. Quigley, & T. Wagner (Eds.), Literature and Ethics: Questions of Responsibility in Literary Studies. New York: Cambria Press.​
​Frattarola, A. (2009). The modernist “Microphone Play”: Listening in the dark to the BBC. Modern Drama52(4), 449-468.
Frattarola, A. (2010). A glimpse of Aidan Higgins through his critical work. In N. Murphy (Ed.), Aidan Higgins: The Fragility of Form. University of Illinois: Dalkey Archive Press.
Frattarola, A. (2010). The phonograph and the modernist novel. Mosaic: A Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Literature43.1,143-159.
Frattarola, A. (2011). Auditory narrative in the modernist novel: Prosody, music, and the subversion of vision in Dorothy Richardson's PilgrimageGenre: Forms of Discourse and Culture44(1), 5-27.
Frattarola, A. (2012). Fabricating history through folklore in Ming Cher's Spider BoysSARE: Southeast Asian Review of English50(1), 83-96.
​Frattarola, A. (2013). The limitations of vision and power of folklore in John Dos Passos’s USA. Studies in the Novel45(1), 80-101.
​Frattarola, A. (2017). Community gardens or affordable housing: A false dichotomy grows in the Lower East Side. Moving Worlds, 17.1, 69-78.
Frattarola, A. (in press). The Aura of the Phonographic Relic: Hearing the Voices of the Dead. In The Routledge Companion to Literature and Death. Routledge.
Heah, C., & Kathpalia, S. S. (2013). Conventional and culture-specific metaphors in Singapore financial discourse. ESP Across Cultures, 10, 107-204.
Hsieh, Y. C. (2017). A case study of the dynamics of scaffolding among ESL learners and online resources in collaborative learning. Computer Assisted Language Learning, 30(1-2), 115-132. 
Jain, R., & Wee, L. (2018). Cartographic mismatches and language policy: The case of Hindi in Singapore. Language Policy17(1), 99-118.
Jain, R., & Wee, L. (2019). Diversity management and the presumptive universality of categories: the case of the Indians in Singapore. Current Issues in Language Planning, 20(1), 16-32.
Kathpalia, S. S. (2017). Review of the book Critical genre analysis: Investigating interdiscursive performance in professional practice, by V. K. Bhatia. Journal of English for Academic Purposes 28, 50-51.
Kathpalia, S. S. (2018). Neologisms: Word creation processes in Hindi-English code-mixed words. English World-Wide 39(1), 34-59. 
Kathpalia, S. S. (2019). Redefining gender stereotypes in Indian English advertising. World Englishes, 38(3), 486-351.
Kathpalia, S. S., & Ong, K. K. W. (2015). The use of code-mixing in Indian billboard advertising. World Englishes, 34(4), 557-575.
Kathpalia, S. S., & See, E. K. (2016). Improving argumentation through student blogs. System, 58, 25-36. 
Kathpalia, S. S., Ong, K. K. W., & Leong, A. P. (2019). Communication needs of science graduate students. RELC Journal, 51(2), 227-243. 
Kathpalia, S. S., See E. K., & Tom, K. M. (2020). A blended scientific communication course for undergraduate students: Addressing the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic. ESP Today, 8(2), 182-205.
Lam, S.T.E. (2021). A web-based feedback platform for peer and teacher feedback on writing: An Activity Theory perspective. Computers and Composition 62, 102666.
Lam, S.T.E. (2022). L2 writers’ response to and use of teacher feedback: An Activity Theory perspective. The Journal of Asia TEFL 19(1), 66 – 92.
Lee, C.C., & Chin, S. F. (2017). Engineering students’ perceptions of graduate attributes: Perspectives from two educational paths. IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication60(1), 42-55. 
Lee, H. H., Leong, A. P., & Song, G. (2017). Investigating teacher perceptions of feedback. ELT Journal71(1), 60–68.
Lee, J.C.P. (2023). Gaze and facial expression in engineering student presentations: A case study of a high- and low-performing presenter. ESP Today, 11(1), 6-30. 
Leong, A. P. (2013). Thinking critically: A look at students’ critiques of a research article. Higher Education Research Development, 32(4), 575-589.
Leong, A. P. (2014). The passive voice in scientific writing: The current norm in science journals. Journal of Science Communication, 13(1), 1-16.
Leong, A. P. (2015). Topical themes and thematic progression: The ‘picture’ of research articles. Text & Talk, 35(3), 289-315.
Leong, A. P. (2016). Thematic density of research-article abstracts: A systemic-functional account. Word62(4), 209–227. 
Leong, A. P. (2016). The thematic structure of homepages: An exploratory systemic-functional account. Semiotica2016(210), 105–127.
Lin, B. (2015). Using SFL in an appliable stylistics: Exploring verbal artistry and its implications for poetic translation. Linguistics and the Human Sciences, 10(1), 13-27.
Matwick, K. (2016). Multimodal legitimation strategies on tv cooking shows. Multimodal Communication, 5(2), 111-126.
Matwick, K., & Matwick, K. (2014). Storytelling and synthetic personalization in television cooking shows. Journal of Pragmatics, 71, 151- 159.
Matwick, K., & Matwick, K. (2015). East meets West: The discourse of Japanese American cookbooks as intercultural communication. Journal of Intercultural Communication, 39. 
Matwick, K., & Matwick, K. (2015). Inquiry in television cooking shows. Discourse & Communication, 9(2), 313-330.
Matwick, K., & Matwick, K. (2017). Cooking at home: A multimodal narrative analysis of Food Network. Discourse, Context, & Media, 17, 20-29
Matwick, K. & Matwick, K. (2017). Culinary tourism in Central America: A cross-analysis of government tourism websites. Journal of Culinary Science & Technology, 16(3), 286-309. DOI: 10.1080/15428052.2017.1378601
Matwick, K., & Matwick, Kelsi. (2017). Self-deprecatory humor on TV cooking shows. Language & Communication, 56, 33-41. 
Matwick, K., & Matwick, K. (2017). Women’s language in female celebrity chef cookbooks. Celebrity Studies, 9(1), 53-68. 
Matwick, K., & Matwick, K. (2018). Politeness and pseudo-intimacy in a food radio call-in program. Discourse, Context & Media, 21, 46-53. 
Matwick, K., & Matwick, K. (2018). Restaurant reviews and college writing: A framework for teaching. Teaching Journalism & Mass Communication (TJMC), 8(2), 25-37. 
Matwick, K., & Matwick, K. (2019). Bloopers and backstage talk on TV cooking shows. Text & Talk, 40(1), 49-74.
Matwick, K., & Matwick, K. (2019). Book Review of The Discursive Construction of Class and Lifestyle: Celebrity chef cookbooks in post-socialist Slovenia, by Ana Tominc, Discourse & Society, 30(3), 324-329.
Matwick, K., & Matwick, K. (2019). Linguistic landscape and authenticity in a Japanese supermarket in Singapore. Open Linguistics, 5(1), 532-552. DOI: 10.1515/opli-2019-0029
Matwick, K., & Matwick, K. (2020). Trump-Kim 2018 Singapore Summit and culinary diplomacy: The role of food and symbols in international relations. Place Branding & Public Diplomacy.
Matwick, K., & Matwick, K. (2022). Comics, humor, and public hygiene on Singapore’s national campaign posters. Discourse, Context & Media46, 100590.  
Matwick, K. (2022). Singapore Hawkers and Hawkerpreneurs: Tradition and Imagination Preserving and Creating Food Cultures. Oxford Symposium on Food & Cookery. Food & Imagination 2021.
Song, G., Lee, H. H., & Leong, A. P. (2017). Students’ response to feedback: An exploratory study. RELC Journal48(3), 357–372.  
Toh, G. (2016). Countering essentialist conceptualizations of content knowledge in a Japanese CLIL situation. LACLIL, 9(1), 210-235.
Toh, G. (2016). Doing justice to an English as a Lingua Franca paradigm.  Journal of English as a Lingua Franca, 5(2), 355-367.
Toh, G. (2016). Graduate school academic writing in  a Japanese situation: drawing on the design perspective towards an affirmation of English as a Lingua Franca. Englishes in Practice, 3(2), 29-54.
Toh, G. (2017). Japanese graduate school students’ writing in English: Facilitating pathways towards ‘design’. Writing and Pedagogy8(3), 550-573.
Toh, G. (2017). Provocative encounters reflecting struggles with change: Power and coercion in a Japanese university situation. Policy Futures in Education,15(4), 512-525.
Winder, R., Kathpalia, S. S., & Koo, S. L. (2016). Writing centre tutoring sessions: Addressing students’ concerns. Educational Studies42(4), 323-339.
Winder, R.V.P., MacKinnon, J., Li, S. Y., Lin B.C.T.L., Heah, C.L.H., da Costa, L. M., Kuribayashi, T., & Bond, F. (2017). NTUCLE: Developing a Corpus of Learner English to provide writing support for engineering students. In Proceedings of the 4th Workshop on Natural Language Processing Techniques for Educational Applications  (NLPTEA 2017) (pp.1-11)
Book chapters
Ahn, H. (2017). Seoul Uncle: Cultural conceptualisations behind the use of address terms in Korean. In F. Sharifian (Ed.), Advances in cultural linguistics (pp. 411-432). Singapore: Springer.
Ahn, H. (2017). English as a discursive and social communication resource for contemporary South Koreans. In C. Jenks & J. Lee (Eds.), Korean Englishes in transnational contexts (pp. 157-179). UK: Palgrave Macmillan.
Jain, R. and Wee, L. (2015). Multilingual education in Singapore: Beyond language communities? in Yiakoumetti, A. (Ed.) Multilingualism and Language in Education: Sociolinguistic and Pedagogical Perspectives from Commonwealth Countries. Pp 67-85. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Shah, S. & Jain, R. (2017). Gujarati in Singapore. In C. Seals & S. Shah (Eds.), Heritage Language Policies around the World (pp.199-217). Abingdon; New York: Routledge.
Jain, R. and Wee, L. (2019). Language Education Policy, Singapore. In A. Kirkpatrick & T. Liddicoat (Eds.) The Routledge Handbook on Language Education Policy in Asia (pp. 272—285) Routledge.
Jain, R. (2021). The other mother tongues of Singaporean Indians. In R. Jain (Ed.). Multilingual Singapore: Language policies, linguistic realities (pp. 65—84). Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.
Jain, R. (2021). Multilingual Singapore: Language policies, challenges, and responses. In R. Jain (Ed.). Multilingual Singapore: Language policies, linguistic realities (pp. 1—11). Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.
Jain, R. (2022). The Indian Languages of the Indians in Singapore in G. N. Devy. & V. K. Tadakamalla (Ed.) Indian Languages in the Diaspora (pp 31-46). People's Linguistic Survey of India, Volume 47. Orient BlackSwan.
Jain, R. & Selvarajan S. (preprint). Contemporary Issues of Integrating New Indian Immigrants in Singapore. World Scientific Publishing.
Kathpalia, S. S. (2012). Is arbitration being colonized by litigation? – Practitioners’ views in the Singapore context. In V. K. Bhatia, C. N. Candlin, & M. Gotti (Eds.), Discourse and practice in international commercial arbitration: Issues, challenges and prospects (pp. 263-282). London: Ashgate.
Kathpalia, S. S., & Koo, S. L. (2014). The changing landscape for business communication. In V. K. Bhatia & S. Bremner (Eds.),The Routledge handbook of language and professional communication (pp. 274-286). New York/London: Routledge.
Leong, A. P. (2018). Project-based teaching. In J. I. Liontas (Ed.), The TESOL encyclopedia of English Language Teaching (pp. 780–788). Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons. 
Lin, B. (2014). Stylistics in translation. In P. Stockwell & S. Whiteley (Eds.), The Cambridge handbook of stylistics (pp. 573-589). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Lin, B. (2015). Functional stylistics. In V. Sotirova (Ed.), The Bloomsbury companion to stylistics (pp. 57-75). London: Bloomsbury.
Matwick, K., & Matwick, K. (2022). Doing research through cookbooks and cooking shows. In C. Gomez-Corona & H. Rodrigues (Eds.), Consumer Research Methods in Food Science. Springer Nature. Book Chapter. (In press)
Ong, K. K. W., & Kathpalia, S. S. (2017). Argumentation and floor management in computer-supported collaborative learning. In R. Breeze & C. S. Guinda (Eds.), Essential competencies for English medium university teaching (pp. 201-217). New York: Springer.
Shah, S., & Jain, R. (2017). Gujara​ti in Singapore. In C. Seals & S. Shah (E​ds.), Heritage language policies around the world (pp.199-217). New York: Routledge.