Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Dr Leong Ping, Alvin

Senior Lecturer, School of Humanities

Dr Leong Ping, Alvin

Alvin has been teaching at the Language & Communication Centre since 2009. He previously taught at the National University of Singapore (1999-2001) and the National Institute of Education (2001-2008). He has research interests in systemic functional grammar/linguistics, discourse analysis, and literacy studies.

Alvin was the recipient of a PhD research scholarship from NUS (1997-1999), and two commendation awards from NIE (2005, 2008) for excellence in teaching. He also won the Lecturer Excellence Award (School of Humanities & Social Sciences) in 2016.
Research Interests
Systemic functional linguistic/grammar (particular theme and rheme), discourse analysis, literacy studies
Selected Publications
  • Kathpalia SS, Ong KWK, & Leong PA. (2019, March). Needs analysis: Graduate students’ communication concerns. Paper presented at 54th RELC International Conference and 5th Asia-Pacific LSP and Professional Communication Association Conference, Singapore.
  • Kathpalia Sujata, S, Kenneth K. W. Ong, and Alvin P. Leong. (2018). Communication needs of science graduate students. RELC Journal, Doi: 10.1177/, 003368822152.
  • Leong PA, Toh LLA, & Chin SF. (2018). Examining structure in scientific research articles: A study of thematic progression and thematic density. Written Communication, 35(3), 286–314.
  • Leong PA, & Lee HH. (2018, June). Teacher feedback and feedback practice: The views of teachers and students. Paper presented at 16th Asia TEFL, 1st MAAL & 6th HAAL 2018 International Conference, University of Macau, China.
  • Leong PA, & Lee HH. (2018). From both sides of the classroom: Perspectives on teacher feedback on academic writing and feedback practice. Journal of Teaching English for Specific and Academic Purposes, 6(1), 151–164.

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