Dr David Deterding

david.deterding@ubd.edu.bn

Professor, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

     

          

I gained a PhD from the University of Cambridge in 1990 with a thesis entitled Speaker Normalisaton for Automatic Speech Recognition under the supervision of Professor Francis Nolan. From 1992 till 2007, I taught at NIE in Singapore. Since 2007, I have been teaching at UBD. I teach Introductory Linguistics, Forensic Linguistics, Malay-English Translation, Advanced Phonetics and Phonology, History of English, and Research Methods in Linguistics. I have published books on Singapore English (with Edinburgh University Press), Brunei English (together with Salbrina Sharbawi, published by Springer), and Misunderstandings in English as a Lingua Franca (published by De Gruyter Mouton). I have also described the pronunciation of English in China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Brunei and throughout South East Asia. I have published edited books with McGraw-Hill (together with Adam Brown and Low Ee Ling) on the pronunciation and grammar of English in Singapore, and textbooks (together with Gloria Poedjosoedarmo) with Pearson.

EDUCATION

BA in Chinese Studies, Durham University (1978)
MPhil in Linguistics Cambridge University (1984)
PhD in Linguistics, Cambridge University (1990)

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Phonetics
World Englishes
Intelligibility in English as a Lingua Franca
Brunei English
Singapore English
The pronunciation of Malay

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Scopus Publications

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Google Scholar Citations

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Google Scholar h-index

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Scopus Publications

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Xu, Z., & Deterding, D. (2017). The playfulness of ‘new’ Chinglish. Asian Englishes, 19(2), 116–127.
Deterding, D., & Ishamina Athirah (2017). Brunei Malay. Journal of the International Phonetic Association, 47(1), 99–108.
Nur Raihan, M., & Deterding, D. (2016). The pronunciation of Brunei English. World Englishes, 35(4), 519–528.
Ho, D. G. E., & Deterding, D. (2016). The grammar of Brunei English. World Englishes, 35(4), 542–553.
Deterding, D., & Nur Raihan, M. (2016). Spelling pronunciation in English. ELT Journal, 17, 87–91.
Deterding, D. (2015). Segmentals. In M. Reid & J. Levis (Eds.), The Handbook of English Pronunciation (pp. 69–84). Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.
Deterding, D. (2015). The phonology of Brunei English: L2 English or emergent variety. In U. Gut, R. Fuchs & E-M. Wunder (Eds.), Universal or Diverse Paths to English Phonology (pp. 8–21). Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton.
Ishamina Athirah & Deterding, D. (2015). The role of noun phrases in misunderstandings in Brunei English in ELF settings. Journal of English as a Lingua Franca, 4(2), 283–308.
Deterding, D. (2013). Misunderstandings in English as a Lingua Franca: An Analysis of ELF Interactions in South-East Asia. Berlin: De Gruyter.
Deterding, D., & Salbrina, S. (2013). Brunei English: A New Variety in a Multilingual Society. Dordrecht: Springer.

TOP PUBLICATIONS

Deterding, D., & Kirkpatrick, A. (2006). Emerging South-East Asian Englishes and intelligibility. World Englishes, 25(3/4), 391–409. (267 citations)
Deterding, D. (2007). Singapore English. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. (245 citations)
Deterding, D. (1997). The formants of monophthong vowels in Standard Southern British English Pronunciation. Journal of the International Phonetic Association, 27, 47–55. (238 citations)
Deterding, D. (2001). The Measurement of Rhythm: A Comparison of Singapore and British English. Journal of Phonetics, 29(2), 217–230. (230 citations)
Deterding, D. (2006). The pronunciation of English by speakers from China. English World-Wide, 27(2), 175–198. (118 citations)

RESEARCH OUTPUTS (PATENTS, SOFTWARE, PUBLICATIONS, PRODUCTS)

Xu, Z., He, D., & Deterding, D. (Eds.) (2017). Researching China English: The state of the art. Dordrecht: Springer. ISBN: 978-3-319-53108-3.
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.
Yamaguchi, T., & Deterding, D. (Eds.) (2016). English in Malaysia: Current Use and Status. Leiden, the Netherlands: Brill.
Deterding, D. (2013). Misunderstandings in English as a Lingua Franca: An Analysis of ELF Interactions in South-East Asia. Berlin: De Gruyter.
Deterding, D., & Salbrina, S. (2013). Brunei English: A New Variety in a Multilingual Society. Dordrecht: Springer.
Deterding, D. (2007). Singapore English. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
Jones, S., & Deterding, D. (2007). Phonics and Beginning Reading: A Practical Guide for Teachers in Southeast Asia. Singapore: McGraw-Hill Education (Asia).

CONSULTANCY

4-session training course for RTB, January-February 2018.

Industry, Institute, or Organisation Collaboration

I was a Visiting Professor at Yangzhou University, China, in December 2017.
I was a Visiting Professor at Regensburg University, Germany, in July 2010.
I was a member of the Visiting Committee on English Language and Literature, Chinese University of Hong Kong, October 2018.

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

I worked in product support and project management in the computer software industry from 1988 till 1992.

SOCIAL, ECONOMIC, or ACADEMIC BENEFITS

I believe my work on the pronunciation of Malay, the pronunciation of Brunei Malay, and the pronunciation of Dusun provides valuable resources for research into these languages. See the websites:

http://fass.ubd.edu.bn/research/malay/index.html
http://fass.ubd.edu.bn/research/brunei-malay/index.html
http://fass.ubd.edu.bn/research/dusun/index.html

I plan to develop similar websites for other indigenous languages of Brunei such as Tutong and Kedayan.