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

  • 2011–2018

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

  • 2011

    Head, English Programmes, School of Arts & Social Sciences, SIM University, 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

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.

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.

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 Unpublished PhD Dissertation, Department of Linguistics, University of Cambridge.

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

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.

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

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

1999
Member, Singapore Association for Applied Linguistics (SAAL)

2000
Executive Committee Member, Society for Italic Handwriting, UK

2008
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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