Thursday, March 21, 2013

Welcome to our first Singaporean Grammar Gang member

It is with delight that we welcome Mr Jyh Wee Sew as the latest addition to the Grammar Gang.  Jyh will be our first Singaporean contributor and we welcome his insights into all things Singlish!   (This is not, of course, to undermine Jyh's extensive credentials as a linguist.)

Jyh has been an editor in a Malay publishing house; a teacher of Malay; has worked for the Ministry of Education and is member of the Centre for Language Studies in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the National University of Singapore.

Jyh has been a recipient of many awards including an 'Outstanding Contribution Award' (2004) from the Ministry of Education in Singapore, & 'Hadiah Karya Kencana' (2011) in the category of Social Sciences and Humanities from Dewan Bahasa & Pustaka (Malaysian Language and Literary Board) in Kuala Lumpur. He is currently an editorial member of
Theory and Practice in Language Studies.  

Jyh's publications include three books with University Malaya Press; a selection of refereed articles and many Malay articles in internally refereed publications.

Our warmest Grammar Gang welcome, Jyh.

Helen Johnston - University of South Australia
Linda Bergmann - Purdue University US
Lisa Emerson - Massey University New Zealand
Julia Miller - Adelaide University
Andrea Duff - University of South Australia