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Name: Shanthi  Nadarajan
Institution: Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
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State and/or Country: Malaysia   
Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition
Specialty: Second Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): English
Indonesian
Language Family(ies): New English
Selected Publications: Nadarajan, S. (2011). The challenges of getting L2 learners to use Academic words in their writings. Electronic Journal of Foreign Language Teaching.8(2) 184-200.
Nadarajan, S (2010). The Language Errors of Malay Learners in Malaysia: A Matter of Losing the Wood for the Trees. Teaching and Learning in Diverse Contexts: Issues and Approaches or Forging Unity Amidst Diversity, USM Publishers
Nadarajan, S. (2011). The Challenges of getting L2 learners to use academic words in their writings. EFLT, 8(2) 184-200.

Nadarajan, S. (2010). L2 Vocabulary Acquisition: Learning Vocabulary with L1 and L2 Learners.
In Language and Literacy Education in a Changing World. Thao & Megan Shorts(ed).Nova Scotia Publishers.

Nadarajan, S. (2009). The Effect of Instruction and Context on L2 Learners' Vocabulary Development. EFLT. 6(2), 177-189.

Nadarajan, S. (2009). Understanding the English Language Errors of Sarawakian Malay Speakers. Sarawak Developmentl Journal. 9(2), 55-66.

Nadarajan, S. (2008). Assessing In-depth Vocabulary Ability of Adult ESL Learners. The International Journal of Language, Society and Culture. 26, 93-106.

Nadarajan, S. (2008). Undergraduate Language Teaching: The E-Portfolio way. The International Journal of Student Reserach and Development. 1(1), 1-11.

Nadarajan, S (2007) The Use of Repetitive Structures Among Malaysians, The International Journal of Language, Society and Culture, 22, 29- 38.
Nadarajan, S. (2006) A Crosslinguistic Study of Reduplication, Arizona Working Papers in SLAT, 13.

Nadarajan, S. (October, 2005) The Second Language Teacher (Malay) Journal Bahasa.
Courses Taught: ESP courses
English for Specific Purposes
English for Media
English for Workplace communication
Foundations of Bilingual Education



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