Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Asst Prof Werner Botha

Assistant Professor, School of Humanities

Asst Prof Werner Botha

After his PhD focusing on English in China's higher education, Werner now works as Assistant Professor in the division of Linguistics and Multilingual Studies at Nanyang Technological University. His main areas of research include world Englishes, language variation, and sociolinguistics.
Research Interests
Dr. Botha's research interests include the use of English in Asian higher education, educational linguistics, multilingualism, and language variation, with particular reference to the Asian region. Recent publications include articles on English in higher education and sociolinguistic variation.
Current Projects
  • An Investigation into the English-language Communication Skills of University Students in Singapore
  • Investigating the multilingual worlds of university students in Singapore and South Africa: A comparative study
  • The Use of English as a Medium of Instruction in South Korean Universities
Selected Publications
  • Bolton, Kingsley and Werner Botha.(2019). Multilingualism and language mixing among Singapore university students. Multilingual Education Yearbook(In press). Dordrecht: Springer.
  • Botha, Werner. (2019). 'Technically wrong leh': Leh as a feature of Singapore Colloquial English. English Today, Early View, 1-10.
  • Botha, Werner. (2018). A social network approach to particles in Singapore English. World Englishes, 37(2), 261-281.
  • Botha, Werner. (2017). The use of English in the social network of a student in South China. English Today, 33(4), 19-29.
  • Bolton, K., & Botha, W. (2017). English medium instruction in Singapore higher education: Policy, realities and challenges. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 38(10), 913-930.

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