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Dr David Deterding Professor, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

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Dr David Deterding

Professor, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences david.deterding@ubd.edu.bn


ABOUT ME

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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Google Scholar Citations

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Google Scholar h-index

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RECENT PUBLICATIONS

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.
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.


TOP PUBLICATIONS

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


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.


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 and also Brunei Malay will provide valuable resources for research into these two areas. See the websites:

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

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


Scopus Publications