Feng Dezheng was a research scholar in the Department of English Language and Literature at the National University of Singapore, pursuing his PhD at the Multimodal Analysis Lab. He received his Master’s Degree in English Linguistics and Language Teaching from Shandong University in China and he has been teaching EFL (English as Foreign Language) and General Linguistics as a part-time teacher during his MA candidature. His main research interests are Systemic Functional Linguistics, Multimodal Discourse Analysis, multimodality in educational contexts and Critical Discourse Analysis. Feng Dezheng held a NUS PhD Research Scholarship and he graduated in 2012.
Victor Lim Fei
Victor Lim Fei was a PhD Research Scholar with a Ministry of Education (MOE) Postgraduate Scholarship in the Multimodal Analysis Lab. He previously held a Public Service Commission Scholarship for his BA (Hons) and completed the Accelerated Masters Programme under the NUS Research Scholarship. He joined MOE in 2004 as a General Paper Lecturer and held concurrent positions as Level Head and School Staff Developer. He was also awarded the Outstanding Contribution Award in 2005 and 2006 as well as the Teacher Researcher Award in 2006 and 2007. Victor’s research interests include multimodal discourse analysis, multimodal literacy, applied linguistics and language pedagogy. He has also published several papers in these areas. Victor Lim Fei was awarded his PhD in 2011.
Liu Yu was a research scholar in the Department of English Language and Literature in National University of Singapore. He received his MA (Language Studies) from NUS in 2005. He was a lecturer at Sichuan International Studies University, China and taught in the area of TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language). His main research interests are Multimodal Discourse Analysis from Systemic Functional Perspectives (SF-MDA), multimodality in educational contexts and comparative studies of grammar with a cognitive approach. Liu Yu held a NUS PhD Research Scholarship and he also received funding for his PhD project from the Multimodal Analysis Lab. He graduated in 2011.
Loh Boon Liang
Boon Liang was a Masters candidate from NUS Department of English Language and Literature. In 2008, he received his Research Scholarship and joined the team at Multimodal Analysis Lab. He is interested in all theoretical aspects of multimodal and semiotics research and was involved in a project on modelling social-cultural phenomena with Systemic Functional Theory. Boon Liang has a B.Sc.(Hons) in Physics from NUS and he graduated with MA (English Studies) in 2010.
Monica Owyong was a research scholar pursuing her postgraduate degree in the Multimodal Analysis Lab at the National University of Singapore. Her main research interests include the construction, enactment and communication of multimodal semiotic meaning in animation film texts and digital gaming texts. She is particularly interested in examining how various ideological constructs are created in these texts and how these affect and influence animation viewers and gamers. Monica Owyong held a NUS PhD Research Scholarship and she will graduate in 2013.
Sabine Tan was a Research Scholar in the Multimodal Analysis Lab. She graduated with an MA in English Studies (2005) and PhD (2012), both from the National University of Singapore. Her primary research interests include (critical) multimodal discourse analysis, social semiotics, and visual communication. She is particularly interested in the application of multidisciplinary perspectives within social semiotic theory to the analysis of institutional discourses involving traditional and new media. Sabine Tan is now a Research Associate in the Multimodal Analysis Lab.
Contact: Sabine Tan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Zhang Yiqiong was a research scholar in the Department of English Language and Literature at National University of Singapore, pursuing her PhD at the Multimodal Analysis Lab. She received her Bachelor of Arts in English for Science and Technology in 2002 and Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics in 2005 at Xi’an Jiaotong University in China. Prior to joining the lab, she was a lecturer of English at Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, where she won the “Annual Teaching Excellence Awards” in 2006 and 2007. Her research interests include cross-cultural issues in multimodal discourse analysis, multimodality in language teaching, and genre analysis of academic discourse. She has published several journal articles in these areas in China and Hong Kong. Zhang Yiqiong was awarded an NUS PhD research scholarship and she will graduate in 2013.