Feng Dezheng is 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 holds an NUS PhD Research Scholarship.
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Victor Lim Fei, is currently on the prestigious Ministry of Education (MOE) Postgraduate Scholarship, with full-tuition fees waiver from NUS, for his PhD. He was previously on the 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.
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Liu Yu is 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). He was also a certified TOEFL IBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language, Internet-based Test) instructor.
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. He authored three journal papers on English teaching and learning in China and a paper for the Fourth International Conference on Comparative Studies of Chinese Grammar held in Wuhan, China, Oct. 2007.
Liu Yu holds an NUS PhD Research Scholarship.
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Boon Liang is 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 is currently 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 has done undergraduate research projects in electromagnetic wave propagation (Hons project), rotational dynamics of galaxies (Caltech SURF) and quantum cryptography (UROPS). He started his M.A. in 2007, specialising in Linguistics with a focus on syntax and semantics, and did a project on the coordinate structure constraint.
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Monica Owyong is a research scholar pursuing her postgraduate degree in the Multimodal Analysis Lab at the National University of Singapore. She is an alumna of Methodist Girls’ School. In her undergraduate days, Monica majored in Mathematics and graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Merit) degree, before completing a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in the English Language. Upon graduation, she taught General Paper in Hwa Chong Junior College and found her passion for teaching there. After completing her six-year teaching bond, she returned to NUS to pursue her graduate studies.
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 holds an NUS PhD Research Scholarship which was upgraded from MA degree.
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Sabine Tan is a research scholar in English Language Studies at the National University of Singapore, pursuing her PhD at the Multimodal Analysis Lab. She received her Master of Arts in English Studies from the National University of Singapore in 2005. Prior to joining the academic field, she worked in the finance sector.
Her main research interests include social semiotics, visual communication, and multimodal discourse analysis. She is particularly interested in applications of systemic functional theory and its derivatives to the analysis of business discourses, corporate television advertisements, corporate web-pages, televisual and internet-based news discourse, and other emergent multimodal discourse genres.
Sabine Tan has been awarded an NUS PhD Research Scholarship.
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Zhang Yiqiong is 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 mainland China and Hong Kong.
Zhang Yiqiong has been awarded an NUS PhD research scholarship.
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