Dr Debbie Guan Eng HO

debbie.guan@ubd.edu.bn

Senior Assistant Professor, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

     

     

Debbie G.E. Ho holds a PhD in Applied Linguistics from the University of Adelaide in Australia, and is currently Senior Assistant Professor 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.

EDUCATION

G.C.E. "0" level (1976), Singapore.
G.C.E. "A" level (1978), Singapore.
Certificate-in-education with Merit (1983), Institute of Education, Singapore.
Diploma in Business Studies, 1986, Institute of Commercial Management, Bournemouth, United Kingdom.
B.A. Ed (TESL), 1st class (1999), Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei Darussalam.
PhD (Applied Linguistics), 2003, University of Adelaide, Australia.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

World Englishes, Discourse Analysis, Systemic Functional Grammar, Bilingualism

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Google Scholar Citations

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Scopus Publications

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

• Chorbwhan, R., McLellan, J & Ho, D.G.E. (2018) Patani Malay & Southern Thai speakers' language learning strategies in acquiring English collocation. rEFLection, 25(1), 31-45.
• Ho, H.M.Y. & Ho, D.G.E. (under review). Identity in flux: Sarong Party Girls' pursuit of a good life. Asian Journal of Women's Studies.
• 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). English in Malaysia. Asian Englishes, 18(3), 265-267.
• 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. London: Palgrave MacMillan, 264-281.
• 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.

CONSULTANCY

November 28th -29th 2017: Was the chief judge at the Research -based Working Paper presentations by teachers in St. Andrew's School, Brunei Darussalam as part of the 2017 Teacher Development Project.

Industry, Institute, or Organisation Collaboration

Collaboration with the Prime Minister's Office and Ministry of Education on project: Unemployment among youths in Brunei Darussalam (2012)

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

Has industry experience

SOCIAL, ECONOMIC, or ACADEMIC BENEFITS

Adds knowledge to language used in society and the classroom