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Name: Kenneth  Keng Wee  Ong
Institution: Nanyang Technological University
Email: click here to access email
State and/or Country: Singapore   
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
Language Acquisition
Specialty: Bilingualism, Codeswitching, Discourse Analysis, Second Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin
Selected Publications: Ong, Kenneth Keng Wee. (2017). Textese and Singlish in Multiparty Chats. World Englishes, Advance Online Publication. [SSCI-Indexed]

Ong, Kenneth Keng Wee, & Kathpalia, Sujata S.(2017). Argumentation and floor management in Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning. In Ruth Breeze and Carmen Sancho Guinda(Ed), Essential competencies for English medium university teaching(201-218). New York: Springer.

Kathpalia, Sujata S. & Ong Kenneth Keng Wee. (2015). The use of code-mixing in Indian billboard advertising. World Englishes, 34(4), 557-575.[SSCI-Indexed]

Leong, Eng Choon, Heah, Carmel L. H., & Ong, Kenneth Keng Wee. (2015). Guide to Research Projects for Engineering Students: Planning, Writing and Presenting. CRC Press (Taylor and Francis).

Serwe, Stefan. K., Kenneth K. W. Ong & Jean F. Ghesquiere. 2013. “Bon appétit, Lion City”: The use of French in naming restaurants in Singapore. In C. Gerhardt, S. Ley & M. Frobenius (eds.), Culinary Linguistics: The Chef’s Special, 281-304. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Ong, Kenneth Keng Wee, Jean F., Ghesquière & Stefan K. Serwe. 2013. Frenglish shop signs in Singapore. English Today, 29(3). 19-25. doi: 10.1017/S0266078413000278 [SSCI-Indexed]

Ong, Kenneth Keng Wee, Lawrence Jun Zhang & Isabel Pefianco Martin. 2013. Code-switching in universities in Singapore and the Philippines. In. R. Barnard & J. McLellan (eds.), Codeswitching in university English-medium classes: Asian perspectives, 163-185. Clevedon: Multilingual Matters.

Ong, Kenneth Keng Wee,. 2012. Review of the book Cognitive bases of second language fluency by N. Segalowitz. Language and Education, 26(3). 263-265. doi: 10.1080/09500782.2011.629026 [SSCI-Indexed]

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 [SSCI-Indexed]

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 [SSCI-Indexed]
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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