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Dr Debbie Guan Eng HO Senior Assistant Professor, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

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Dr Debbie Guan Eng HO

Senior Assistant Professor, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences debbie.guan@ubd.edu.bn


ABOUT ME

Debbie G.E. Ho holds a PhD in Applied Linguistics from the University of Adelaide in Australia, and is currently a senior lecturer in the English Language & Applied Linguistics programme in Universiti Brunei Darussalam. She has worked as an ESL instructor and consultant in Brunei and Hongkong. She has published in a number of journals such as RELC Journal, ARAL, English Today, South-east Asian Journal, World Englishes and Journal of Pragmatics. She has written a book titled Classroom talk: Exploring the sociocultural structure in formal ESL learning published by Peter Lang AG. She has also contributed a joint-author book chapter titled “A text-based approach to teaching writing in the ESL classroom” in Teaching Languages off the Beaten Track (Michal B. Paradowski, ed) under Peter Lang. She has also contributed forthcoming book chapters for Springer Publications (The attitudes of university students towards their native and non-native English speaking lecturers in Brunei. In N.A.Haji-Othman, J. McLellan and D. Deterding (eds.), The Use and Status of Language in Brunei Darussalam: A Kingdom of Unexpected Linguistic Diversity.) and for Palgrave MacMillan (Thematic options and success in ESL writing. In P. Mickan & E. Lopez (eds.), Text-based research & teaching: a social semiotic perspective of language in use.) Her teaching and research interests include New Englishes, Systemic Functional Grammar, code-switching and discourse analysis.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

World Englishes, Discourse Analysis, Systemic Functional Grammar, Bilingualism

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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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RECENT PUBLICATIONS

• Ho, D.G.E. (2017). Thematic options and success in ESL writing. In P. Mickan & E. Lopez (eds.), Text-based research & teaching: a social semiotic perspective of language in use. Palgrave MacMillan.
• Ho, D.G.E. (2016). The attitudes of university students towards their native and non-native English speaking lecturers in Brunei. In N.A.Haji-Othman, J. McLellan and D. Deterding (eds.), The Use and Status of Language in Brunei Darussalam: A Kingdom of Unexpected Linguistic Diversity (pp.97-224). Singapore: Springer.
• Ho, D.G.E. & Deterding, D. (2016). The grammar of Brunei English: An overview. World Englishes, 35(4), 542-553
• Henry,A. & Ho, D.G.E. (2016). KALAU KAN order your macaroons NI MESTI BERAPA HARI in advance? – a genre-based approach to code-switching in the Bruneian online retail transactions. World Englishes, 35(4), 554-570.
• Ho, D.G.E. (2014). A text-based approach to writing in the ESL classroom. In M.B. Paradowski (ed.), Teaching languages off the beaten track (pp. 209-230). Frankfurt: Peter Lang.


TOP PUBLICATIONS

• Henry, A., & Ho, D. G. E. (2010). The act of complaining in Brunei – then and now. Journal of Pragmatics, 42(2), 840-855.
• Ho, D.G.E. (2017). Thematic options and success in ESL writing. In P. Mickan & E. Lopez (eds.), Text-based research & teaching: a social semiotic perspective of language in use. Palgrave MacMillan.
• Ho, D.G.E. (2016). The attitudes of university students towards their native and non-native English speaking lecturers in Brunei. In N.A.Haji-Othman, J. McLellan and D. Deterding (eds.), The Use and Status of Language in Brunei Darussalam: A Kingdom of Unexpected Linguistic Diversity (pp.97-224). Singapore: Springer.
• Ho, D.G.E. & Deterding, D. (2016). The grammar of Brunei English: An overview. World Englishes, 35(4), 542-553
• Henry,A. & Ho, D.G.E. (2016). KALAU KAN order your macaroons NI MESTI BERAPA HARI in advance? – a genre-based approach to code-switching in the Bruneian online retail transactions. World Englishes, 35(4), 554-570.


RESEARCH OUTPUTS (PATENTS, SOFTWARE, PUBLICATIONS, PRODUCTS)

Academic papers in journals


CONSULTANCY

Yes, provides consultancy


Industry, Institute, or Organisation Collaboration

Collaboration with the Prime Minister's Office and Ministry of Education (forthcoming)


INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

Has industry experience


SOCIAL, ECONOMIC, or ACADEMIC BENEFITS

Adds knowledge to language used in society and the classroom


Scopus Publications