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Name: Kenneth  Keng Wee Ong
Institution: Nanyang Technological University
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Homepage: http://nanyang.academia.edu/KennethKengWeeOng
State and/or Country: Singapore   
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
Pragmatics
Psycholinguistics
Language Acquisition
Specialty: BIlingual Processing, Netlinguistics, Second Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin
English
Selected Publications: Ong, K. K. W. (2011). Disagreements, Confusion, Disapproval, Turn Elicitation and Floor Holding: Actions as Accomplished by Ellipsis Marks-Only Turns and Blank Turns in Quasisynchronous Chats. Discourse Studies, 13(2), 211-234. doi: 10.1177/1461445610392138

Ong, K. K. W., & Zhang, J. (2010). Metalinguistic Filters Within the Bilingual Language Faculty: A Study of Young English-Chinese Bilinguals. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 39(3), 243-272. doi: 10.1007/s10936-009-9137-z
Courses Taught: English for Academic Purposes
English for Specific Purposes
Pragmatics and Semantics
Academic Paper Abstract: Disagreement, Confusion, Disapproval, Turn Elicitation and Floor Holding: Actions as accomplished by ellipsis marks-only turns and blank turns in quasisynchronous chats
Metalinguistic Filters Within the Bilingual Language Faculty: A Study of Young English-Chinese Bilinguals



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