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Dr James McLellan Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

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Dr James McLellan

Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences james.mclellan@ubd.edu.bn


ABOUT ME

James McLellan is a senior lecturer in English Language and Linguistics at the University of Brunei Darussalam (from 2011 to present, and formerly from 1990-2002). Current teaching responsibilities include

Language Issues in Brunei

World Englishes

Language Acquisition

Analysing Talk

and English in Multilingual Societies in SE Asia

His PhD is from Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia, on the topic of Language Alternation in two Brunei online discussion forums.

He previously taught languages (French, German, English) at secondary and tertiary levels in the UK, France, Malaysia, Aotearoa (New Zealand) and in Brunei Darussalam. His major research interests include: Malay-English code-switching, especially in electronically-mediated discourse; language maintenance and shift in the context of Borneo with particular reference to the Bidayuh community in western Sarawak; language policy and planning in multilingual societies, and South-East Asian varieties of English, including English as a lingua franca (ELF). He is preparing a sole-authored book entitled "Explorations in Interlingual Dynamics" which will challenge the notion of language as self-contained autonomous systems.

EDUCATION

B.A. University of Cambridge, 1974
M.A. University of York,1985
PhD. Curtin University of Technology, 2005

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Language Alternation (Malay-English code switching; Bahasa campuran; ‘Bahasa rojak’), especially in written and online contexts, Multilingual Education in Borneo, and in Timor-Leste: policies and classroom practices, Southeast Asian Englishes: Asian lingua franca English, especially idiomatic expressions, Borneo Indigenous languages, especially varieties of Bidayuh

18

Scopus Publications

226

Google Scholar Citations

8

Google Scholar h-index

6

Google Scholar i10-index


RECENT PUBLICATIONS

McLellan, J. (2015). Idioms across languages, and implications for ESL in Mother-tongue based multilingual education contexts. Asian Journal of English Language Teaching 3, 27-41.
McLellan, J., & Jones, G. (2015). Maintaining and revitalising the indigenous endangered languages of Borneo: Comparing 'top-down' and community-based policy initiatives and strategies. In M. Jones (ed.), Policy and planning for endangered languages (pp. 18–30). Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press
McLellan, J., & Campbell, Y. M. (2015). Bidayuh as a subject at pre-school and primary levels. Towards a greater role for a Borneo indigenous language in the Malaysian education system. In C. Volker & F. Anderson (Eds.), Education in languages of lesser power: Asia-Pacific perspectives (pp. 131–151). Amsterdam: John Benjamins
McLellan, J. (2015). Borneo language revitalisation: What should communities aim to revitalise? Languages, varieties, or subvarieties? In A. Clynes, M. Boutin & P. Sercombe (Eds.), Advances in linguistic and cultural research in Borneo: Studies in memory of Peter W. Martin, (pp. 57–77). Phillips, ME: Borneo Research Council.
Noor Azam Haji-Othman, & McLellan, J. (2014). English in Brunei: Challenges and future directions. World Englishes, 33(4), 486–497


TOP PUBLICATIONS

McLellan, J., & Jones, G. (2015). Maintaining and revitalising the indigenous endangered languages of Borneo: Comparing 'top-down' and community-based policy initiatives and strategies. In M. Jones (ed.), Policy and planning for endangered languages (pp. 18–30). Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press
McLellan, J., & Campbell, Y. M. (2015). Bidayuh as a subject at pre-school and primary levels. Towards a greater role for a Borneo indigenous language in the Malaysian education system. In C. Volker & F. Anderson (Eds.), Education in languages of lesser power: Asia-Pacific perspectives (pp. 131–151). Amsterdam: John Benjamins
McLellan, J. (2015). Borneo language revitalisation: What should communities aim to revitalise? Languages, varieties, or subvarieties? In A. Clynes, M. Boutin & P. Sercombe (Eds.), Advances in linguistic and cultural research in Borneo: Studies in memory of Peter W. Martin, (pp. 57–77). Phillips, ME: Borneo Research Council.
Noor Azam Haji-Othman, & McLellan, J. (2014). English in Brunei: Challenges and future directions. World Englishes, 33(4), 486–497
Barnard, R., & McLellan, J. (Eds.) (2014). Codeswitching in university English-medium classes: Asian perspectives. Bristol, UK: Multilingual Matters


GRANT DETAILS

URG
UBD/PNC2/2/RG/1(264)
‘Doctor-patient communication in initial consultations in Brunei outpatient clinics: Language choice and interaction patterns’
James McLellan, Dr Hjh Fazean Irdayati Hj Idris, Dr Hjh Hashmet Parveen Ghouse & Dr Hjh Dyg Fatimah Hj Awg Chuchu
$15506.79
01/04/2013 - 31/03/2014

URG
UBD/PNC2/2/RG/1(228)
'Language choice and use among foreign woorkers in Brunei Darussalam
James McLellan & Dr Hjh Dyg Fatimah Hj Awg Chuchu
$10,000 - Seed funding
29/04/2012 - 30/09/2014

URG
UBD/PNC2/2/RG/1(228)
'A multidisciplinary investigation of media texts in Malay and English in Brunei Darussalam and Malaysia'
Dr Hjh Sharifah Nurulhuda Alkaff, James Mclellan,Dr Hjh Dyg Fatimah Hj Awg Chuchu
BND$19300.51
06/01/2014 - 05/01/2016


RESEARCH OUTPUTS (PATENTS, SOFTWARE, PUBLICATIONS, PRODUCTS)

A selection of recent outputs: for fuller listing see UBD FASS webpage at http://www.ubd.edu.bn/academic/faculty/fass/staff/profiles/jamesmclellan.html

Noor Azam Haji-Othman, & McLellan, J. (2014). English in Brunei: Challenges and future directions. World Englishes, 33(4), 486–497.
McLellan, J. (2014). Strategies for revitalizing endangered Borneo languages: A comparison between Negara Brunei Darussalam and Sarawak, Malaysia. Southeast Asia: A Multidisciplinary Journal 14, 14–22. (PDF Version).
McLellan, J. (2015). Borneo language revitalisation: What should communities aim to revitalise? Languages, varieties, or subvarieties? To appear in A. Clynes, M. Boutin & P. Sercombe (Eds.), Advances in linguistic and cultural research in Borneo: Studies in memory of Peter W. Martin, (pp. 57–77). Phillips, ME: Borneo Research Council. ISBN 1-9299900-18-X.
McLellan, J., & Jones, G. (2015). Maintaining and revitalising the indigenous endangered languages of Borneo: Comparing 'top-down' and community-based policy initiatives and strategies. In M. Jones (ed.), Policy and planning for endangered languages (pp. 18–30). Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-1-10709-922-7.
McLellan, J., & Campbell, Y. M. (2015). Bidayuh as a subject at pre-school and primary levels. Towards a greater role for a Borneo indigenous language in the Malaysian education system. In C. Volker & F. Anderson (Eds.), Education in languages of lesser power: Asia-Pacific perspectives (pp. 131–151). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
McLellan, J. (2016). Idioms across languages, and implications for ESL in Mother-tongue based multilingual education contexts. Asian Journal of English Language Teaching 3.
McLellan, J. (in press, 2016). English and other languages in the online discourse of East Malaysians. To appear in T. Yamaguchi & D. Deterding (Eds.), English in Malaysia: Current use and status. Leiden, Netherlands: E. J. Brill.


CONSULTANCY

Yes, provides consultancy


INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

Has industry experience


SOCIAL, ECONOMIC, or ACADEMIC BENEFITS

All my research, published and unpublished, has social and academic benefits. Some may have commercial benefits.


Scopus Publications