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Hjh Suciyati binti Hj Sulaiman


Noor Azam Haji-Othman
Ayrine Jammes
Frieda Marie Bonus Adeva
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Liyana Putri Abd Ghani
Melinda Gleeson
Min Shen
Dr Mohamed Mohi El-Din Ahmed
Mohd Norazmie bin Mohd Yusof
Datin Hajah Rosnah binti Haji Ramly
Saidai bin Hj Hitam
Sakuya Homma
Sarah Boye
Hjh Suciyati binti Hj Sulaiman
Vladan Kajgo
Yabit bin Alas
Yoon Yeohee
Yuki Akita
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Noor Azam Haji-Othman


Room Director's Office, 3rd Floor, Language Centre / University Technology Hub (UTH) Building
Phone 246 3001 x2541
Email azam.othman (at) ubd.edu.bn


Director of Language Centre / Associate Professor of Linguistics

Director of Centre for Advanced Research, UBD (CARe)

Academic Qualifications

BPhD (Leicester), MA Applied Linguistics (Cardiff)

Teaching Areas

  • Sociolinguistics
  • Language issues in Brunei
  • Professional communication
  • Media studies
  • Political economy of the media
  • Trends in New Media

Research Areas

  • Language policy, Language education, Indigenous languages

Selected Publications

Noor Azam Haji-Othman. (2012). ‘Is it always English? Duelling Aunties in Brunei Darussalam’. In V. Rapatanaha & P. Bunce (eds.), English Language as Hydra. Clevedon: Multilingual Matters.
McLellan, J. & Noor Azam Haji-Othman. (2012).  ‘Features of the Brunei Darussalam variety of English’. In Azirah Hashim & Low Ee Ling (eds.), English in Southeast Asia. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
Noor Azam Haji-Othman, Hjh Zurinah Hj Yakub, Dk Liyana Putri Pg Abd Ghani, Hjh Suciyati Hj Sulaiman & Saidai Hj Hitam.  (2013). ‘Codeswitching practices at Universiti Brunei Darussalam’s Language Centre.’ In R. Barnard & J.M.A.H. McLellan, Codeswitching in higher learning institutions. Waikato, NZ: Waikato university press.
Noor Azam Haji-Othman. (2014). ‘Teaching an endangered language: Issues and Challenges.’ In M. Boutin, P. Sercombe & A. Clynes, A Memorial Publication for P.W.Martin. Borneo Research Council.
Noor Azam Haji-Othman & Wood, K.J. (2015). ‘Learner autonomy in Higher education in Brunei Darussalam.’  In R. Barnard, Language Learner autonomy in Asian Contexts. Special Issue of Learner Education in Asia. CamTESOL.
Noor Azam Haji-Othman & Salbrina Sharbawi. (2015).  ‘Brunei’s role in ASEAN Integration: English as Capital’. In R. Stroupe & K. Kimura (eds.), ASEAN integration and the role of English language teaching. Phnom Penh, Cambodia: IDP Education (Cambodia).


Services & Consultancy

• Reviewer for World Englishes (2009-present)
• International Association of World Englishes (IAWE, 2012), Lifetime Member
• Brunei English Language Teachers Association (BELTA, 2012), Member
• Erasmus-Mundus Consortium MULTI- Strand 2 (Language & Culture) (2011, 2014) Steering committee
• International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) English Language Proficiency, Country Examiner for Negara Brunei Darussalam (2008, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015)
• Language Consultant for NEDTECH, Bangkok, ASEAN Machine Translation Project (2012-2015)
• Member of Brunei Malay Language Council (April 2014)
• Editorial Board Member for “Annals of Social Science Research” International Journal, Trilogy (2014).


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