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Dr Salbrina binti Haji Sharbawi

salbrina.sharbawi@ubd.edu.bn

Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

          

I first joined UBD in 2001 as a tutor. I was appointed as a lecturer in 2003, and then as a senior lecturer in 2012. I have a BA from University College London, an MA from the University of York, and a PhD from Singapore's Nanyang Technological University. I have taught various modules ranging from linguistics to English for professional / academic purposes, some of which include World Englishes, Phonology in Language Teaching, Intensive English Language Bridging Course for Filipino Diplomats, and English for Business, Economics, and Policy Studies. Administratively, I held the positions of the UniBridge Programme Coordinator (May - December 2010), the UniBridge Programme Leader (January - December 2011), the Director of the Continuing Education Centre (January 2012 - June 2013), and the Project Executive for the Brunei - U.S. English Language Enrichment Project for ASEAN (May 2012 - March 2017).

EDUCATION

BA (Hons) Linguistics (London); MA Applied Linguistics (York); PhD Applied Linguistics (NTU, Singapore)

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Sociophonetics
World Englishes
Brunei English
English as a lingua franca

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RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Azam, O., & Salbrina, S.. (2015). Brunei’s role in ASEAN integration: Language education as capital. In R. Stroupe, & K. Kimura (Eds.), ASEAN integration and the role of English language teaching (pp.72-87). Cambodia: IDP Education

Bigalke, T., & Salbrina, S. (2015). (Eds). English for ASEAN Integration: Policies and Practices in the Region. Brunei: Universiti Brunei Darussalam.

Deterding, D., & Salbrina, S. (2013). Brunei English: A New Variety in a Multilingual Society. Dordrecht, the Netherlands: Springer

Haji Suhaila, H.A.K., & Salbrina, S. (2015). Overview on the state of English policy and practice in Brunei Darussalam. In T. Bigalke, & Salbrina, S. (Eds.), English for ASEAN integration: Policies and practices in the region (pp.69-77). Brunei: Universiti Brunei Darussalam.

Salbrina S. (2012). Revisiting the vowels of Brunei English. World Englishes, 31(2): 177-197.

TOP PUBLICATIONS

Bigalke, T., & Salbrina, S. (2015). (Eds). English for ASEAN Integration: Policies and Practices in the Region. Brunei: Universiti Brunei Darussalam.

Deterding, D., & Salbrina, S. (2013). Brunei English: A New Variety in a Multilingual Society. Dordrecht, the Netherlands: Springer.

Salbrina S., and Deterding, D. (2010). Rhoticity in Brunei English. English World-Wide, 31 (2): 121-137.

Salbrina S. (2006). The vowels of Brunei English: An acoustic investigation. English World-Wide, 27, 247-264.

Salbrina S. (2012). Revisiting the vowels of Brunei English. World Englishes, 31(2): 177-197.

GRANT DETAILS

• Investigating English use in Brunei: Building and researching a corpus of English as a lingua franca (ACE)
UBD Research Grant: UBD/PNC2/2/RG/1(160)

Project Leader & Principal Investigator for the Brunei team.

• The Americanisation of the English in Brunei
UBD Research Grant: UBD/PNC2/2/RG/1(225)

Project Leader & Principal Investigator

CONSULTANCY

1. Brunei – U.S. English Language Enrichment Project for ASEAN
Role: Project Executive / Team leader
Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD); East West Center, Hawai’i; Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Brunei; and State Department, U.S.A

A five-year, USD25 million project comprising various programmes and initiatives aimed at enhancing English language capacity in ASEAN as well as harnessing people-to-people linkages within the ASEAN population. May 2012 – March 2017.

2. Initiative for ASEAN Integration (IAI) for CLMV Countries
Role: Leader and Lead Coordinator
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD)

Writing Project Proposals and Reports for Officials from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam, 30 May – 10 June 2011


3. Executive Development Programme for Middle Management Officers
Role: Module facilitator
Civil Service Department and Institute of Leadership, Innovation, and Advancement (ILIA) Universiti Brunei Darussalam

Report Writing and Presentation Skills for Effective Communication, March 2015 – March 2017.