|Asst Prof Tan Ying Ying |
Division of Linguistics and Multilingual Studies
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
College of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences
- PhD(Linguistics) National University of Singapore 2003
- BA(Hons) National University of Singapore 1999
- BA(Eng Lang & Philosophy) National University of Singapore 1998
|Tan Ying Ying is Assistant Professor in Linguistics and Multilingual Studies, School of Humanities and Social Sciences.|
|Tan Ying Ying is trained as a phonetician. Her research in phonetics has focused largely on the prosody (stress, intonation, rhythm) of Singapore English and other languages in Singapore, with particular attention to social-indexical variation, ethnic differentiation and substrate influence. Her current research inquiry concerns the constitution of the Singaporean accent. Besides Singapore English, she is also interested in the tonology of Southern Min languages such as Teochew and Hokkien. A firm believer in interdisciplinarity, she is engaged in understanding and analyzing language policy and planning through the lenses of cultural theory and contemporary thought. She has published in areas as phonetics, pragmatics, sociolinguistics and cultural theory.|
|Research Grant |
- Academic Research Fund Tier 1 (2008-2013)
- Academic Research Fund Tier 1 (2010-)
- Academic Research Fund Tier 1 (2013-)
- CoHASS Incentive Scheme (2011-)
|Current Projects |
- A Pilot Study of a Computer Assisted Pronounciation Evaluation (CAPE) system for English Learners in Singapore
- Attitudes to Singaporean English
- Discriminating Accents
- Speaker Profiling: The Sound of Ethnicity
- Tan Ying Ying, Christina Castelli. (2013). Intelligibility and attitudes: How American English and Singapore English are perceived around the world. English World-Wide, 34(2).
- Tan Ying Ying. (2012). To r or not to r: social correlates of /ɹ/ in Singapore English. International Journal of the Sociology of Language, 218, 1-24.
- Tan Ying Ying. (2012, December ). “English is my mother tongue”: the new role of English in Singapore. Paper presented at 18th International Conference for World Englishes, Hong Kong.
- Tan Ying Ying. (2012, November ). The r-index and social identities. Paper presented at Workshop on Interdisciplinary Approaches to Multilingualism and Identity, NTU, Singapore.
- Tan Ying Ying. (2012). Age as a factor in ethnic accent identification in Singapore. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 33(6), 569-587.