List of Members Research Activities Summary of Report
Centre Name: Centre for Modern Languages and Literature
Chairperson: Dr. Nadya Supian (UTAR profile)
Description of Centre: The Centre for Modern Languages and Literature seeks to study and develop knowledge of the application of modern languages in society, media and discourse. It also aims to develop Malaysian literary works aimed at furthering our cultural and linguistic heritage.
Its mission is to:
  • Conduct applied research in high impact projects
  • Share research and other forms of knowledge across disciplines and education systems
  • Extend, exchange, and apply this knowledge in the wider society and local community
  • Develop research and enterprise partnerships with other institutions and communities
  • Engage in collaborative links with other institutions of higher learning and think-tanks to produce academic studies that contribute positively towards nation-building
Research area:
  • Language Acquisition
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Language and Identity
  • Language and Media
  • Cross-cultural communication
  • Language and gender 
  • Youth culture and language
  • Malaysian-Singaporean Literature in English
  • Sci-fi and Fantasy Literature
  • Creative Writing
  • Language and Globalization
  • Strategic Communication in the Workplace
  • Early Childhood Literacy