Research Interests

​Francis Bond

Computational Linguistics, Computational Lexicography, Machine Translation, Word Sense Disambiguition, HPSG

  • Ewa Rudnicka, Maciej Piasecki, Francis Bond, Łukasz Grabowski, and Tadeusz Piotrowski. Sense equiva­lence in PlWordNet to Princeton WordNet mapping. International Journal of Lexicography, 32(3):296–325, 2019.
  • Francis Bond, Andrew Kirkrose Devadason, Melissa Teo Rui Lin, and Luís Morgado da Costa. Teach­ing through tagging — interactive lexical semantics. In 11th International Global Wordnet Conference (GWC2021), 2021
  • James Breen, Timothy Baldwin, and Francis Bond. The Japanese dictionary entry: Lexicographic issues and terminology. In Globalex Workshop on Lexicography and Neologism at Euralex 2020 (GWLN 2020), 2020

​Francesco Cavallaro

Language Maintenance and Shift, Language Policy, Minority and Endangered Languages

  • Cavallaro, Francesco, Tay, Ya Xin Elsie, Francis Wong & Ng Bee Chin. (2021). “Enculturalling” bilingualism: Family language ecology and its impact on bilingualism. International Multilingual Research Journal, 15:2, 126-157
  • Cavallaro, Francesco & Ng, Bee Chin (2020) Multilingualism and multiculturalism in Singapore. In Peter Siemund & Jakob R. E. Leimgruber (eds.) Multilingual Global Cities: Singapore, Hong Kong and Dubai (pp. 133-159). New York, USA: Routledge.
  • Cavallaro, Francesco, Ng, Bee Chin & Tan, Ying Ying. (2020). Singapore English. In Kingsley Bolton, Werner Botha & Andy Kirkpatrick (eds.), Handbook of Asian Englishes (pp. 419-448). New Jersey, USA: Blackwell-Wiley.

Chan Hiu Dan Alice 

Neurolinguistics, Psycholinguistics and Cultural Neuroscience

  • Liu, F., Yin, Y., Chan, A.H.D., Yip, V., Wong P.C.M. (2021). Individuals with congenital amusia do not show context-dependent perception of tonal categories. Brain and Language, 215, 104908.
  • Ong, J.H., Tan, S.H., Chan, A.H.D., and Wong, F.C.K. (2020). The effect of musical experience and congenital amusia on lexical tone perception, production, and learning: A review in “Speech learning, perception, and production: Multidisciplinary approaches in Chinese language research.”  The Springer series on Chinese Language Learning Sciences.
  • Ong, J.H., & Chan, A.H.D. (2019). The influence of reference type and familiarity on word-referent mapping. PloS One, 14 (7): e0219552.

Alexander Coupe

Descriptive Linguistics, Typology, Languages of South Asia and Mainland South East Asia

  • Coupe, Alexander R. 2020. Northern Sangtam phonetics, phonology and word list. Linguistics of the Tibeto-Burman Area 43(1): 148–189. 
  • Coupe, Alexander R. & Kratochvíl, František. 2020. Asia before English. In Bolton, Kingsley, Werner Botha & Andy Kirkpatrick (eds.) Handbook of Asian Englishes, 15–48. Hokoben NJ: Wiley-Blackwell. 
  • Coupe, Alexander R. 2018. Grammaticalization processes in South Asian languages. In Narrog, Heiko & Bernd Heine (eds). Grammaticalization from a typological perspective, 189–218. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 

Randy LaPolla

Sino-Tibetan Linguistics, Austronesian Linguistics, Linguistic Typology, Pragmatics (Communication)

Luke Kang Kwong Kapathy

Chinese Linguistics, Conversation Analysis, Tone and Intonation, Loanword Phonology, Contrastive Grammar of English and Chinese

​Scott Moisik

Phonetics and phonology; anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics of speech; phonation and laryngeal articulation; voice quality in speech, personas, imitations, and characters; language and genetics

  • Dediu, D., Janssen, R., & Moisik, S. R. (2019). Weak biases emerging from vocal tract anatomy shape the repeated transmission of vowels. Nature Human Behaviour, 1–9.
  • Blasi, D. E., Moran, S., Moisik, S. R., Widmer, P., Dediu, D., & Bickel, B. (2019). Human sound systems are shaped by post-Neolithic changes in bite configuration. Science, 363(eaav3218), 1–10.
  • Esling, John, Moisik, Scott, Benner Allison & Crevier-Buchman, Lise. (2019). Voice Quality: The Laryngeal Articulator Model. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [Received 2021 Leonard Bloomfield Book Award.]


Ng Bee Chin

Studies in Bilingualism and Multilingualism, Language Acquisition in Multilingual Context, Semantic and Conceptual Acquisition, Chinese Linguistics (specific focus on Hokkien)

  • Susanto,Y., A. Livingstone, B.C. Ng, E. Cambria. (2020) The Hourglass model revisited. IEEE Intelligent Systems 35(5), 96-102.
  • Ng, Bee Chin & Cavallaro, Francesco (2019). Chapter 3. Multilingualism in Southeast Asia: The post-colonial language stories of Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore. In Simona Montanari & Suzanne Quay (eds.) Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Multilingualism, The Fundamentals (pp. 27-50). Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter.
  • Ng Bee Chin & Francesco Cavallaro, (2019). The Annotated Lexicon of Chinese Emotion Words. Word, 65(2), 73-92.

Ivan Panović

Linguistic Anthropology, Arabic Sociolinguistics, Ethnography of Writing, Social and Cultural Construction of Literacies, Language Attitudes and Ideologies

  • Nah, Vanessa, Cavallaro, Francesco, Panović, Ivan & Ng, Bee Chin (2021). Multilingualism Among the Elderly Chinese in Singapore: An Oral Account. International Journal of the Sociology of Language.

Francesco Perono Cacciafoco

Etymology, Diachronic Toponymy, Historical Linguistics, Historical Semantics, Onomastics, Indo-European Linguistics, Language Documentation, Descriptive Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Austronesian and Papuan Languages, Landscape Archaeology

  • Perono Cacciafoco, Francesco, and Cavallaro, Francesco Paolo. (December 2021). Place Names: An Introduction to Toponymy and Toponomastics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Lim, Shaun Tyan Gin, and Perono Cacciafoco, Francesco. (2021). Discovering Unwritten Stories: A Modular Case Study in Promoting Landscape Education. Education Sciences (Special Issue "An Educational Approach to Landscape"), 11(2), 68: 1-16.
  • Perono Cacciafoco, Francesco. (2019). A Prehistoric 'Little Goose': A New Etymology for the Word OcarinaAnnals of the University of Craiova: Series Philology, Linguistics / Analele Universității Din Craiova: Seria Ştiințe Filologice, Linguistică, 41, 1 / 2: 356-369.

Tan Ying Ying

Phonetics and Phonology, Prosody, Tonal Systems, Language Planning and Policy, World Englishes

  • Kalaivanan, Kastoori, Firqin Sumartono, and Ying-Ying Tan. (2020). “The Homonogenization of Ethnic Differences in Singapore English?: A Consonantal Production and Perception Study”. Language and Speech 48(1): 123-140.
  • Tan, Ying-Ying and Pritipushpa Mishra (eds). (2021). Language, Nations and Multilingualism: Questioning the Herderian Ideal. London and New York: Routledge. 
  • Tan, Ying-Ying. (2021). "The Myth of Multilingualism in Singapore". In Tan Ying Ying and Pritipushpa Mishra (eds). Language, Nations and Multilingualism: Questioning the Herderian Ideal. London and New York: Routledge. Pp.152-171.

Luke Lu

  • Lu, Luke (2021). Applying a ‘glonacal’ framework: The education choices of academically elite students in Singapore in relation to state scholarships. Globalisation, Societies and Education.
  • Lu, Luke (2021). The punctuated equilibrium model of public policy: Explaining inertia in Singapore’s Mother Tongue policy. Language Policy.
  • Lu, Luke (2020). The (in)significance of race in Singapore’s immigration context: Accounts of self-differentiation by academically elite students. Journal of Language, Identity and Education.

Francis Wong Chun Kit

Cognitive Neuroscience, Psycho/Neuro-linguistics, Communication Disorders
  • Wong, F. C. K., Antoniou, M., & Wong, P. C. M. (2021). Neurological Aspects of Audition and Perception. In R.-A. Knight & J. Setter (Eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of Phonetics. Cambridge University Press.  
  • Cavallaro F., Tay, Y. X. E., Wong, F. C. K. & Ng, B. C. (2021). “Enculturalling” Multilingualism: Family language ecology and its impact on multilingualism. International Multilingual Research Journal. 
  • Ong, J. H., Tan, S. H., Chan, A. H. D., & Wong, F. C. K. (2020). The effect of musical experience and congenital amusia on lexical tone perception, production, and learning: A review. In C.-C. Cheng, K.-E. Chang, Y.-T. Sung, P. Li, (Eds.), Speech learning, perception, and production: Multidisciplinary approaches in Chinese language research. The Springer series on Chinese Language Learning Sciences.

Kingsley Bolton

World Englishes, Sociolinguistics, Language and Globalisation