|Assoc Prof Francesco Paolo Cavallaro|
Associate Chair (Graduate Studies), School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Division of Linguistics and Multilingual Studies
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
College of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences
- PhD(Linguistics) Monash University 1998
- Cert TEFLA Royal Melbourne University of Technology 1996
- BA(Hons) La Trobe University 1988
- BA(Linguistics) La Trobe University 1985
|Francesco Cavallaro is an Assistant Professor in Linguistics and Multilingual Studies in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. His Ph.D. in Sociolinguistics from Monash University looked into the maintenance of minority languages in Australia. He has worked at various Universities in Australia and he joined NTU in 2001. He has published in the fields of sociolinguistics, bilingualism, second language acquisition and in how technology can be integrated into the language classroom. His main research focus is the survival of minority languages and the factors that influence both language maintenance and shift.|
|Francesco Cavallaro is primarily a sociolinguist, but also conducts research in applied linguistics. His training in analysing linguistics issues in multilingual communities has been put to use in the fertile context of Singapore where bilingualism is a norm and multilingualism influences every aspect of the society. Hence, his current research direction involves exploring language attitudes, identity and language shift in this multilingual context.|
|Research Grant |
- Academic Research Fund Tier 1 (2008-2013)
- Academic Research Fund Tier 2 (2013-)
- NTU Internal Funding - New Initiative Funding - New Silk Road (2011-)
|Current Projects |
- Attitudes to Singaporean English
- Digital Intangible Heritage Asia (DIHA)
- Exploring the crossroads of linguistic diversity: language contact in S.E. Asia
- The Archive of the Indigenous Languages and Cultures of South East Asia (AILCSEA)
- Cavallaro, Francesco. (2010). From Triligualism to Monolingualism? Sicilian-Italians in Australia. International Journal of the Sociology of Language, 2010(206), 109-154.
- Cavallaro, Francesco and Stefan Serwe. (2010). Language use and shift among the Malays in Singapore.. The Review of Applied Linguistics, 1(1).
- Cavallaro, Francesco and Rahman, Tania. (2009). The Santals of Bangladesh. The Linguistics Journal, Special Issue, 192 - 220.
- David, Maya K., Cavallaro, Francesco and Coluzzi, Paolo. (2009). Language Policies – Impact on Language Maintenance and Teaching: Focus on Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei and the Philippines. The Linguistics Journal, Special Issue, 155 - 191.
- Cavallaro, Francesco and Stefan, Serwe. (2009, April ). Religion and language shift: The Malay community in Singapore. Paper presented at Symposium on Language and Diversity, Nanyang Technological University.