Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Dr Wee Wei Ling, Constance

Lecturer, College of Business (Nanyang Business School)

Phone: +65 67904652
Office: S3 B1B 52
Dr Wee Wei Ling, Constance

Constance Wee joined NTU in May 1992 as a lecturer in Business Communication at the then School of Accountancy and Business. She holds a degree in accounting from the University of Adelaide and a Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics from the University of Sydney where she studied under M.A.K. Halliday, founder of Systemic Functional Linguistics. In February 2009, Constance was awarded a PhD from the University of New South Wales; her thesis entitled ‘Mobilising action through management emails’ is positioned at the interface of management and linguistics.
Research Interests
Systemic Functional Linguistics provides a theoretically principled framework for Constance Wee's research into the texts produced within business contexts.
Her research interests include:
interpersonal meaning-making resources;
impression management and communicating to the public;
the management of expectations by stakeholders
Selected Publications
  • Wee, Constance. (2009). Mobilising Action through Management Email Texts:The Negotiation of Evaluative Stance through Choices in Grammar and Discourse,PhD Thesis, Department of Linguistics, University of New South Wales.
  • Wee, Constance. (2005, December). The Semantics of Negotiation: Grammar and Discourse in the mobilization of action in management email texts. Paper presented at 'Discourses of hope: peace, reconciliation, learning and change', University of Sydney.
  • Wee Wei Ling, Constance. (1988). The Teaching of English for meeting the needs of Business and Technology (United Nations Development Programme ),Vol.1, Dept of English Language and Literature, National University of Singapore.
  • Wee Wei Ling, Constance. (1984). The Nativisation of English: a model and pedagogical applications, M.A. Project, University of Sydney.

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