Name:
Dr Wong Bee Eng
Designation:
Associate Professor
Qualification:
PhD in Linguistics (1999).
Bachelor of Education (TESL) (Hons. First Class) (1992).
Bachelor of Education (TESOL) (1990).
Specialist Teachers' Certificate (TESL) (1986)
Organization:
Universiti Putra Malaysia
Email:
beeupm@gmail.com
Tel no. :
(+603) 89468677
Tel no.2 :
(+6017) 89471457
URL:
http://www.fbmk.upm.edu.my/~bee/
Profile
Involvement with UTAR in academic & research


Contact Person:
  - Mr Wong Kin Tat
(Faculty of Arts and Social Science)
Employment
  • Associate Professor, Universiti Putra Malaysia (July 2003 – Present)
  • Lecturer, Universiti Putra Malaysia (May 1999 – June 2003)
  • Tutor, Universiti Putra Malaysia (Dec 1994 – May 1999)
  • Part-time tutor, Universiti Putra Malaysia (1991)
Administrative Appointments and Other Responsibilities (From 2003)
1.    Coordinator of Graduate Programmes (English), Faculty of Modern Languages and Communication,                 UPM from 2003 – 2010
2.     Head of Support Services Division, Centre for the Advancement of Language Competence (CALC),
        UPM from 13 August 2012 – 12 August 2015

Selected Publications
Journal Articles
1. Wong, B. E. (2012). Acquisition of English Tense and Agreement Morphology by L1 Malay and L1
Chinese Speakers. In 3L: Language, Linguistics, Literature – The Southeast Asian Journal of
English Language Studies, 18(3), 5-14.
2. Lilliati Ismail, Arshad Abd. Samad, Wong, B. E. & Nooreen Noordin. (2012). Effects of Task  
Reasoning Demand and Task Condition on Learner Written Output in ESL Classrooms. In International Journal of Education, 4(4), 157-175.
3. Wong, B. E. & Teo, P. H. L. (2012). Elicited Imitation as a Measure of L2 English Learners’
Interlanguage Representation of Relative Clauses. In Electronic Journal of Foreign Language 
Teaching (e-FLT), 9(1), 91-107.
4. Soo, C. K. Y. & Wong, B. E. (2012). Acquisition of Third Person Personal Pronouns by L1 Malay
Speakers. In Pertanika Journal of Sciences and Humanities, 20(2), 519-538. (Corresponding author)
5. Karim Hajhashemi & Wong, B. E. (2012). MI as a Predictor of Students’ Performance in Reading
Competency. In English Language Teaching, 5(3), 240-251.
6. Wei, L. & Wong, B. E. (2012). A Corpus-Based Study on Snake Metaphors in Mandarin and British
English. In GEMA Online Journal of Language Studies, 12(1), 311-324.
7. Muneera Yahya Ali Muftah & Wong, B. E. (2011). English Verb Movement Parameter in the
Interlanguage of L1 Arabic Speakers. In The Linguistics Journal, 5(1), 25-168. (Corresponding author)
8. Muneera Yahya Ali Muftah & Wong, B. E. (2011). The Acquisition of English ‘BE’ Auxiliary and
Thematic Verb Constructions by Adult Arab ESL Learners. In International Journal of English
Linguistics, 1(2), 91-105.
9. Karim Hajhashemi & Wong, B. E. (2010). A Validation Study of the Persian Version of   
McKenzie’s Multiple Intelligences Inventory to Measure Profiles of Pre-University Students. In
Pertanika Journal of Social Science and Humanities, 18(2), 343-355.
10. Yap, N. T., Wong, B. E. & Adi Yasran Abdul Aziz (2010). Representation of English Front
Vowels by Malay-English Bilinguals. In Pertanika Journal of Social Science and Humanities,
18(2), 379-389. 
11. Shameem Rafik-Galea, Afida Mohamad Ali & Wong, B. E. (2010). Language Use and Choice in
Selected Agricultural related Organisation. In Jurnal Bahasa Jendela Alam, 6, 789-799.
12. Pramela Krish & Wong, B. E. (2009). Malaysian Learners and their Perceptions towards Online
English Language Course. In The Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 10(2), 203-224.
13. Wong, B. E. (2008). Wh-Questions in Malay: An Explanation for the Restriction of Extraction to
Subject Position with Yang. In 3L: Language, Linguistics, Literature – The South East Asian
Journal of Language Studies, l4, 81-94.
14. Wong, B. E. & Chan, S. H. (2008). The Acquisition of English Articles by Non-native Speakers. In
Jurnal Bahasa Jendela Alam, 5, 700-714.
15. Wong, B. E. & Quek, S. T. (2007). Acquisition of the English Definite Articles by Chinese and
Malay ESL Learners. In Electronic Journal of Foreign Language Teaching (e-FLT), 4, 210-234.
16. Wong, B. E. & Lim, S. N. (2007). The Learning of French Pronouns by L1 Chinese Speakers.
In Language: In the Realm of Social Dynamics, 83-97.    
17. Chan, S. H. & Wong, B. E. (2006). Insights into a Distance Learning Programme: Participatory
Reflections and Reactions. In Malaysian Journal of Distance Education, 8(2), 37-50.   
18. Mardziah Hayati Abdullah & Wong, B. E. (2006). Listening to the Ethnic Voice in ESL Learning.
In The English Teacher, XXXV, 15-26.
19. Wong, B. E. & Lim, S. N. (2006). Literacy in a Foreign Language: The Learning of French
Pronouns by ESL Learners. In 3L Journal of Language Teaching, Linguistics and Literature, 12,
107-128.
20. Wong, B. E. & Lim, S. N. (2006). The Acquisition of the French Passé Composé and the Imparfait
by L1 Malay Speakers. In Jurnal Bahasa Jendela Alam, 4, 552-573.   
21. Pramela Krish & Wong, B. E. (2006). Teaching in the Virtual language Classroom: A Malaysian
Experience. In The AsiaCall Online Journal, 1(1), 34-49.
22. Wong, B. E. & Soong, L. C. (2005). The Nature of Auxiliary BE in the Interlanguage English of
Chinese Speakers. In Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 9(1), 97-116.
23. Wong, B. E. & Chan, S. H. (2005). English Relative Clauses: What Malay Learners Know and Use?
In Pertanika Journal of Social and Humanities, 13(1), 105-113.    
24. Chan, S. H., Wong, B. E. & Teo, P. H. L. (2004). The Acquisition of the English Inflectional –s
Morphemes by Young L1 Chinese Speakers. In GEMA Online Journal of Language Studies, 4(2),
1-16. 
25. Wong, B. E., Soo, K. Y. & Chong, L. (2004). The Acquisition of English Prepositions by L1
Chinese Speakers. In English Language & Literature Teaching, 9(2), 35-70.   
26. Wong, B. E. & Mardziah Hayati Abdullah. (2003). The Effects of Vocabulary Development on
Text Comprehension. In The English Teacher, XXXII, 86-92.   
27. Muhammed Shahriar Haque & Wong, B. E. (2003). Do They really Use More Tag Question? In
Journal of Language Teaching, Linguistics & Literature, 8, 40-62.    
28. Wong, B. E. (2002). Acquisition of English Relative Clauses by Malay Speakers. In Journal of Pan-
Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 6(1), 61-77.
29. Chan, S. H. & Wong, B. E. (2002). The Malaysian English Language Competency Dilemma:
Recovering Lost Grounds through MUET. In Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied
Linguistics, 6(1), 31-41.   
30. Chan, S. H. & Wong, B. E. (2001). Understanding the Pronoun Paradigm in an L2 Context: The
 Malaysian Experience. In Studies in Language and Language Teaching, 10, 25-37.
           
            Refereed Proceedings
1. Wong, B. E. & Chong, S. Y. L. (2006). Non-Native Grammars: L2 Representation of English
Locational and Directional Prepositions. In Allan, K. (Ed.) Selected Papers from the 2005 Conference of
the Australian Linguistics Society.   http://au.geocities.com/austlingsoc/proceedings/als2005/wong-chong-prepositions.pdf (26 pages).
2. Chan, S. H. & Wong, B. E. (2005). Assessing Oral Skills of Pre-Tertiary Students: The Nature of the
Communicative Art. In Post-Conference Proceedings of 2004 International Conference on English
Language Assessment and Instruction, pp. 33-47. Taiwan: Crane Publishing.
3. Wong, B. E. & Hawkins, R. (2000). An Unexpected Wh-phrase Extraction Asymmetry in the
Advanced L2 English of Malay Speakers. In Juffs, A., Talpas, T. W., Mizera, G. & Burtt, B. (Eds.).
Proceedings of Proceedings of GASLA VI (Vol. 4), pp. 226-241. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh
Working Papers in Linguistics.

               Books
1. Jacobson, R., Wong, B. E., Chan, S. H., Rosli Talif, Noritah Omar, Ain Nadzimah Abdullah &
Sabariah Md Rashid (2006). Language and Language Use: Directions and Development of a BA
English Programme.  Petaling Jaya, Malaysia: Pearson Prentice Hall. 
2. Wong, B. E., (2005). Second Language Acquisition: Selected Readings.   Petaling Jaya: Sasbadi.
3. Rosli Talif, Chan, S. H., Wong, B. E., Ain Nadzimah Abdullah & Rohimmi Noor (2005). Beyond
Barriers Fresh Frontiers: Selected Readings on Languages, Literature, and Cultures. Serdang: Universiti
PutraMalaysia Press.  

              Book Chapters
1. Wong, B. E., Ain Nazimah Abdullah & Rosli Talif (2011). The Use of Important of English in
Malaysian Workplace. In Faiz Santhi Abdullah, Zalina Mohd Kaism & M. Y. Chan (Eds.), Recent
Research Topics in Malaysian English Language Studies (pp. 50-69). Serdang: Universiti Putra
Malaysia Press.
2. Yap, N. T. & Wong, B. E. (2011). Interlanguage Representation of Copula-BE and Auxiliary-BE. In
Faiz Santhi Abdullah, Zalina Mohd Kaism & M. Y. Chan (Eds.), Recent Research Topics in
Malaysian English Language Studies (pp. 236-249). Serdang: Universiti Putra Malaysia Press.
3. Shameem Rafik-Galea & Wong, B. E. (2011). Vocabulary Learning Strategies among Adult Foreign
Language Learners. In W. M. Chan, K. N. Chin & Titima Suthiwan (Eds.), Foreign Language
Teaching in Asia and Beyond: Current Perspectives and Future Directions (pp. 145-188). New York:
De Gruyter Mouton.  
4. Wong, B. E. & Chan, S. E. (2010). Acquisition of English Articles by L1 Speakers of [-article]
Languages. In L. Scliar-Cabral (Ed.), Psycholinguistics: Scientific and Technological Challenges
(pp. 208-219). Brasil: Editora Universitária da PUCRS.
5. Vijay Kumar Mallan & Wong, B. E. (2009). Negotiating Appropriateness in the Second Language
within A Dual Language Education Classroom Setting. Take 2. In R. Barnard & M. E. Torres-
Guzman, (Eds.), Creating Classroom of Learning: International Case Studies and Perspectives (pp.
70-87). Clevedon: Multilingual Matters.
6. Wong, B. E. & Vijay Kumar Mallan (2009). Constructing Meaning in a Bilingual Learning
Environment: Two Primary Classrooms in Malaysia. Take 1. In R. Barnard & M. E. Torres-Guzman
(Eds.), Creating Classroom of Learning: International Case Studies and Perspectives (pp. 127-139).
Clevedon: Multilingual Matters.
7. Wong, B. E. & Chan, S. H. (2008). Test Innovation & Implementation: A Critical Examination of
the MUET Impact. In Faiz Sathi Abdullah, Mardziah Hayati Abdullah & B. H. Tan (Eds.), Critical
Perspectives on Language and Discourse in the New World Order (pp. 252-274). Newcastle:
Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
8. Wong, B. E. (2008). Acquisition of the English Past Simple and Present Perfect by L1 Chinese and
L1 Malay Speakers. In H. Gaudart (Ed.), Teaching of Grammar (pp. 39-55). Petaling Jaya: Sasbadi.
9. Wong, B. E. & Liu, J. C. (2008). The Acquisition of Gender, Number and Case in English Personal
Pronouns. In R. Jacobson (Ed.), The Pulse of a Malaysian University (pp. 101-119). New York:
Peter Lang. (Reprinted)
10. Wong, B. E. & Tan, H. (2007). English as a Second Language Revisiting the Learning Domains. In
Jayakaran Mukundan, S. Menon & Anealka Aziz Hussin (Eds.), ELT Matters 3: Development in
English Language Learning and Teaching (pp. 361-372). Serdang: Universiti Putra Malaysia Press.
11. Wong, B. E. & Chan, S. H. (2007). Contemporary Malaysian English: Word Innovation through
Morphological Processes. In J. Arabski (Ed.), Challenging Tasks for Psycholinguistics in the New
Century (pp. 307-317). Katowice: Poland University of Silesia.
12. Lim, S. N. & Wong, B. E. (2007). The Acquisition of French Verbs and Tenses by L1 Chinese
Speakers. In Rosli Talif, S. H. Chan, Ain Nadzimah Abdullah, Washima Che Dan, Mohd Zariat
Abdul Rani, Narimah Ismail & Ahmad Yusoff Buyong (Eds.), Research in Language Literature
and Communication, Vol. 1, (pp. 122-138). Serdang: Universiti Putra Malaysia Press.
13. Wong, B. E. (2006). Introduction to General Linguistics. In R. Jacobson (Ed.), Language and Language
Use (pp. 1-11). Malaysia: Pearson Prentice Hall.   
14.Wong, B. E. (2006). English Syntax and Morphology. In R. Jacobson (Ed.), Language and Language
Use (pp. 22-32). Malaysia: Pearson Prentice Hall.
15. Chan, S. H. & Wong, B. E. (2005). Functional Grammar Perspectives in ESL Learning. In Arshad
Abd. Samad (Ed.), Perspectives on Grammar in Language Education (pp. 106-125). Serdang:
Universiti Putra Malaysia Press.   
16. Soong, L. C. & Wong, B. E. (2005). The Nature of Copula BE in the Interlanguage English of L1
Chinese Learners. In B. E. Wong (Ed.), Second Language Acquisition: Selected Readings (pp. 19-46).
Petaling Jaya: Sasbadi.   
17. Megawati Omar, Chan, S. H. & Wong, B. E. (2005). The Parameters of Adjunct Language
Instruction in ESL Writing. In Rosli Talif, S. H. Chan, B. E. Wong, Ain Nadzimah Abdullah &
Rohimmi Noor (Eds.), Beyond Barriers Fresh Frontiers: Selected Readings on Languages,
Literatures, and Cultures (pp. 89-104). Serdang: Universiti Putra Malaysia Press.
18. Pramela Krish & Wong, B. E. (2004). Language Learning in the Virtual Classroom: the Instructors’
Perspectives. In Jayakaran Mukundan, Dzeelfa Zainal Abidin & Anealka Aziz Hussin (Eds.), ELT
Matters 1: Issues in English Language Learning and Teaching (pp. 165-172). Serdang: Universiti
Putra Malaysia Press.  
19. Wong, B. E. (2003). Acquisition of English Wh-Questions by L1 Speakers of Malay. In E. Morais
(Ed.), Language Learning and Cognition (pp. 101-114). Kuala Lumpur: Universiti Malaya
Press.


Research (Selected Completed Projects)

Fundamental Research Grant (Short Term)/ Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS)
1.  Principal investigator.  Towards a General Theory of SLA: Incomplete Representations of Non-native Grammars.  Project No. 06-04-03-050J,  2004-2005.
*Won bronze medal at the Exhibition of Invention & Research, 2006 at Universiti Putra
  Malaysia organized by the Research Management Centre of UPM.
2. Principal investigator. The Acquisition of English: Towards a Model of L3 Acquisition among Malaysian Learners. Project No. 04-10-07-345FR, Nov 2007- Nov 2011.
3. Co-investigator.  Language Learning Behaviour among Multi-Ethnic Malaysian ESL Learners.  Project No. 06-04-03-094J, 2004-2005.
* Won bronze medal at the Exhibition of Invention & Research 2005 at Universiti Putra 
Malaysia organized by the Research Management Centre of UPM.
4. Co-investigator.  Defining the Construct of Reader Orientation in Post Graduate Writing. Project No. 03-01-07-186FR, 2007-2008.
5.  Co-investigator. The Domain of Metadiscoursal Features in the Theory of Writing. June 2008 – May 2010.

Research University Grant Scheme (RUGS)
1.  Principal investigator. Acquisition of English Tense and Agreement Morphology by L1 Malay and L1 Chinese Speakers. Project No: 06/01/07/0291RU,2007-2009.

University
1.  Principal investigator. Non-native Grammars: Evidence from L1 Chinese and L1 Malay Speakers of L2 English. Faculty of Modern Languages and Communication, UPM Research Grant. Project No. FBMK/0301-JBI 010, April 2004 – April 2005.
* Won bronze medal at the Exhibition of Invention & Research 2006 at Universiti Putra
Malaysia organized by the Research Management Centre of UPM.
2. Principal investigator. Learnability in a Second Language. Faculty of Modern Languages and Communication, UPM Research Grant. Project No. FBMK/0301-JBI 011, March 2004 – March 2005.
* Won bronze medal at the Exhibition of Invention & Research, 2005 at Universiti Putra
Malaysia organized by the Research Management Centre of UPM.
3. Principal Investigator. Theory and Evidence in Second Language Research: Definiteness and Indefiniteness in the English of L2 Learners. Faculty of Modern Languages and Communication, UPM Research Grant. Project No. FBMK/0501-JBI 014, 2005-2006.
* Won bronze medal at the Exhibition of Invention & Research, 2006 at Universiti Putra
Malaysia organized by the Research Management Centre of UPM.
4.  Principal investigator. Theoretical Implications in SLA: Development of the English Past Tense and Present Perfect among ESL Learners. Faculty Research Grant, Faculty of Modern Languages and Communication.  Project No. FBMK/0601/JBI010, 2006-2007.
5. Principal investigator. Language across the Curriculum: Challenges for ESL Learners in the Mathematics Classroom. Faculty Research Grant, Faculty of Modern Languages and Communication.  Project No. FBMK/0601/JBI016, 2006-2007.
* Won bronze medal at the Exhibition of Invention & Research 2008 at Universiti Putra
Malaysia organized by the Research Management Centre of UPM.
6.  Co-investigator. Assessing the MUET Impact: Its Connection to the Academic Needs of Tertiary Students and Effects on Instruction.  Faculty of Modern Languages and Communication, UPM Research Grant. Project No. FBMK/0501-JBI 02, 2005-2006.
* Won bronze medal at the Exhibition of Invention & Research, 2006 at Universiti Putra Malaysia
organized by the Research Management Centre of UPM.