Ludwig Tan

Associate Professor Ludwig Tan

Dean

School of Humanities and Behavioural Sciences

Tel: +65 6248 5290

Email: bHVkd2lndGFuQHN1c3MuZWR1LnNn

Educational Qualifications

  • 2007

    PhD (Linguistics), University of Cambridge, UK

  • 2004

    PGDE, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

  • 2000

    MPhil (Linguistics) (Distinction), University of Cambridge, UK

  • 1998

    BA (1st Class Hons) English Language & Linguistics, University of Lancaster, UK

  • 1995

    Diploma with Merit (Mass Communication), Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore

Academic and Professional Experience

  • 2019 - Present

    Dean, School of Humanities & Behavioural Sciences, Singapore University of Social Sciences, Singapore

  • 2016 - 2018

    Chair, Internal Audit Committee, Singapore University of Social Sciences, Singapore

  • 2011 - 2018

    Vice Dean, School of Humanities & Behavioural Sciences, Singapore University of Social Sciences, Singapore

  • 2008 - 2011

    Assistant Professor, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

  • 2004 - 2008

    Teaching Associate, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Aman, N. & Tan, L. (2018)
The Nuts and Bolts of English Grammar. Singapore: Marshall Cavendish.

Tan, L. (2011)
Divergences from Standard English in the English-language News Media in Singapore. Asian Englishes, 14(2).

Tan, L. (2011)
Topic and null arguments in Singapore colloquial English. In L. J. Zhang, R. Rubdy & L. Alsagoff (Eds.), Asian Englishes: Changing perspectives in a globalised world (pp. 67-75). Singapore: Pearson.

Leong, P.A. & Tan, L. (2008)
English Grammar FAQs: 100 Questions Teachers and Students Frequently Ask. Singapore: McGraw-Hill.

Tan, L. A.-K. (2007)
Null arguments in Singapore colloquial English. Unpublished PhD Dissertation, Department of Linguistics, University of Cambridge.

Tan, L. A.-K. (2003)
Topic-prominence and null arguments in Singapore Colloquial English. In D. Deterding, E. L. Low & A. Brown (Eds.), English in Singapore: Research on grammar (pp. 1-10). Singapore: McGraw-Hill Education.

Fricker, J., Neville, F., & Tan, L. (Eds.). (2002)
Dance of the Pen: Celebrating Fifty Years of the Society for Italic Handwriting, 1952–2002. London: The Society for Italic Handwriting.

1999
Member, Singapore Association for Applied Linguistics (SAAL)

2000
Executive Committee Member, Society for Italic Handwriting, UK

2008 - 2011
Consultant and adviser, Speak Good English Movement, Singapore

2012
Member, Steering Committee, Speak Good English Movement, Singapore

  • Syntax and phonology of Singapore English
  • English as a lingua franca
  • Phonetics & phonology
  • Pedagogical grammar & English usage
  • Corpus linguistics
  • Western calligraphy
  • Photography
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