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Dr. Noor Azam Haji-Othman Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and Director, Centre for Advanced Research

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Dr. Noor Azam Haji-Othman

Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and Director, Centre for Advanced Research azam.othman@ubd.edu.bn


ABOUT ME

Noor Azam is Associate Professor in English language and linguistics, FASS, UBD. He has developed and taught modules on the indigenous languages of Borneo in FASS and the UBD Language Centre. Noor Azam has also taught theoretical linguistics (Sociolinguistics, Bilingualism and Bilingual education), as well as Professional communication and Media studies (Political economy of the media, Trends in New Media). Since 2007 he has held various administrative positions in UBD including, Dean and Deputy dean of FASS, Director and Deputy Director of UBD LC, and Director of Centre for Advanced Research (CARe).

EDUCATION

PhD, Leicester, 2005
MA in Applied Linguistics, Cardiff, 2000
PGCE TESL, UBD, 1997
BA Hons. English language studies, UCLan, 1995

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Sociolinguistics, Bilingualism, Bilingual education, Language education, Language and Education, Language policies, Indigenous languages of Brunei

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FUTURE PROJECTS

English as medium of instruction in Southeast Asian Higher Education Institutions

This is a collaborative project led by Prof Roger Barnard, Waikato University and Zuwati Hashim, Universiti Malaya, that investigates the status, challenges and directions of the use of English as a medium of instruction in various Southeast Asian nations. The project will lead to a publication of a volume by Taylor & Francis.

Application invited for: 50%


RECENT PUBLICATIONS

McLellan, J., Noor Azam Haji-Othman, & Deterding, D. (2016). The Language Situation in Brunei Darussalam. In Noor Azam Haji-Othman, J. McLellan & D. Deterding (Eds.), The use and status of language in Brunei Darussalam: A kingdom of unexpected linguistic diversity (pp. 9–16). Singapore: Springer.

Noor Azam Haji-Othman, & Siti Ajeerah Najib (2016). The state of indigenous languages in Brunei. In Noor Azam Haji-Othman, J. McLellan & D. Deterding (Eds.), The use and status of language in Brunei Darussalam: A kingdom of unexpected linguistic diversity (pp. 17–28). Singapore: Springer.

Aznah Suhaimi & Noor Azam Haji-Othman (2016). Comprehension of aspect markers by Brunei Malay L1 learners. In Noor Azam Haji-Othman, J. McLellan & D. Deterding (Eds.), The use and status of language in Brunei Darussalam: A kingdom of unexpected linguistic diversity (pp. 75–94). Singapore: Springer.

Noor Azam Haji-Othman (2016). Bilingual education revisited: The role of Ugama Schools in the spread of bilingualism. In Noor Azam Haji-Othman, J. McLellan & D. Deterding (Eds.), The use and status of language in Brunei Darussalam: A kingdom of unexpected linguistic diversity (pp. 253–265). Singapore: Springer.

Noor Azam Haji-Othman & Keith Wood (2016). Perceptions of learner autonomy in English language education in Brunei Darussalam. In Roger Barnard & Jinru Li (Eds.), Language Learner Autonomy: Teachers' Beliefs and Practices in Asian Contexts, (pp. 79–95). Phnom Penh: IDP Education (Cambodia) Ltd.


TOP PUBLICATIONS

Noor Azam Haji-Othman, McLellan, J., & Deterding, D. (Eds.) (2016). The use and status of language in Brunei Darussalam: A kingdom of unexpected linguistic diversity. Singapore: Springer. ISBN: 978-981-10-0851-1.

Noor Azam Haji-Othman & Keith Wood (2016). Perceptions of learner autonomy in English language education in Brunei Darussalam. In Roger Barnard & Jinru Li (Eds.), Language Learner Autonomy: Terchers' Beliefs and Practices in Asian Contexts, (pp. 79–95). Phnom Penh: IDP Education (Cambodia) Ltd.

Noor Azam Haji-Othman (2014). Teaching an unwritten language: Bahasa Tutong. In M. Boutin, P. G. Sercombe & A. Clynes (eds.), Advances in research on linguistic and cultural practices in Borneo. Phillips, ME: Borneo Research Council.

Noor Azam Haji-Othman, Hajah Zurinah Haji Ya’akub, Dk Liyana Puteri Pg Abd Ghani, Hajah Suciyati Haji Sulaiman & Saidai Haji Hitam (2014). Codeswitching in universities in Brunei Darussalam and Malaysia. In R. Barnard & J. McLellan (Eds.), Codeswitching in university English-medium classes: Asian perspectives (pp. 144–155). Bristol: Multilingual Matters.

McLellan, J., & Noor Azam Haji-Othman (2012). Features of the Brunei Darussalam variety of English. In E. L. Low & Azirah Hashim (Eds.), Englishes in South East Asia: Features, policy and language in use (pp. 75–90). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Noor Azam Haji-Othman (2012). Is it always English? ‘Duelling aunties’ in Brunei Darussalam. In C. Rapatanaha & P. Bunce (Eds.), English Language as Hydra: Its impact on non-English language cultures (pp. 175–190). Clevedon, UK: Multilingual Matters.


GRANT DETAILS

2016-2018 “English Medium Instruction programmes: Perspectives from Southeast Asian universities.” Malaysian Ministry of Education (HE) Research Grant (with Zuwati Hashim (UM), Fuad Hamied (UPI), Roger Barnard (Waikato)) RM246,000.00.

2014-2016. Principal Investigator, “Brunei Values Survey: A National Study of Bruneian Mentality and Values” (Ministry of Education) $280,000.00

2011-2013. Principal Investigator, “Youth Perceptions of Culture & the Arts” (Ministry of Culture, Youth & Sports) $181,000.00

2013 Wetlands International-Brunei Shell Petroleum Warning Signage Project $21,000.00

2011-2013 “The Tutong Digital Dictionary Project” $48,480.00

2007-2009 “Tutong language documentation project”. $27,999.00

2007-2009 “Text-based approach to writing in the secondary English classroom” ~ $24,000.00


CONSULTANCY

2014-2016. Principal Investigator, “Brunei Values Survey: A National Study of Bruneian Mentality and Values” (Ministry of Education) $280,000.00

2011-2013. Principal Investigator, “Youth Perceptions of Culture & the Arts” (Ministry of Culture, Youth & Sports) $181,000.00

2013 Wetlands International-Brunei Shell Petroleum Warning Signage Project $21,000.00

English Language Proficiency Testing for Air Traffic Control Officers, Department of Civil Aviation, Ministry of Communication, Brunei. Appointed Country examiner since 2008.