Research & Publications

Language Centre Staff are actively involved in research in the area of language education. Findings are published in a wide range of journals and presented at conferences


New Trends and Issues in Teaching Filipino to Non-Native Speakers: The Case in Malaysia and Brunei Darussalam

Adveva, F.M. ‘New Trends and Issues in Teaching Filipino to Non-Native Speakers: The Case in Malaysia and Brunei Darussalam.’ February, 2016. (Read More)


Teaching Arabic Language Skills for Beginners According to the Objectives of Common European Framework Reference (CEFR), Through Computer Based Language Learning Games

Mohamed Mohieldin Ahmed. ‘Teaching Arabic Language Skills for Beginners According to the Objectives of Common European Framework Reference (CEFR), Through Computer Based Language Learning Games.’ Second International Conference for teaching Arabic, University of Jordan April 21st to 23rd, 2015. (Read More)


The Filipino Language Programme in Brunei: Challenges and Updates.’ Language, Culture, Multiculturalism, Multilingual Education, and the K-12 Curriculum: Trends, Issues, Challenges, Practices

Adveva, F.M. ‘The Filipino Language Programme in Brunei: Challenges and Updates.’ Language, Culture, Multiculturalism, Multilingual Education, and the K-12 Curriculum: Trends, Issues, Challenges, Practices. University of the Philippines-Diliman. November 20 – 22, 2014. (Read More)


Publications by Year


• Huszka, B., Akita, Y., Shen. M., & Yunus, N. (2020). Language economy and its implications for language teaching: Data and evidence. LingPoet: Journal of Linguistics and Literary Research, 2(1). 33-40. (Link: https://talenta.usu.ac.id/lingpoet/article/view/5536)

• Gardiner, I. A., & Deterding, D. (2020). The features of Asian Englishes: Phonology. In K. Bolton, W. Botha, & A. Kirkpatrick (Eds.), The Handbook of Asian Englishes (pp. 189–207). Wiley-Blackwell. (Link: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/344151706_The_features_of_Asian_Englishes_Phonology)

• Yusof, N. & Alas, Y. (2020) Sungai Si Amas: Terjemahan Bahasa Dusun Brunei. Bandar Seri Begawan, Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka.

• Huszka, B. (2020). Metaphors of Anger in Contemporary Bahasa Indonesia: A Preliminary Study. LingPoet: Journal of Linguistics and Literary Research, 1(1). 26-30. (Link: https://talenta.usu.ac.id/lingpoet/article/view/4694/3293)

• Huszka, B. (2020). Asal Usul Sungai Siamas: Terjemahan Bahasa Jerman. Bandar Seri Begawan, Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka.



• Gardiner, I. A., Deterding, D., & Yabit Alas. (2019). The pronunciation of Dusun. South East Asia: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 19, 14–21. (Link: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/332413152_The_Pronunciation_of_Dusun)

• Gardiner, I. A., & Deterding, D. (2019). Language selection and assessment in Brunei Darussalam. In F. Fang & H. P. Widodo (Eds.), Critical perspectives on Global Englishes in Asia: Language policy, curriculum, pedagogy and assessment (pp. 45–63). Multilingual Matters. (Link: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/333746272_Language_selection_and_assessment_in_Brunei_Darussalam)

• Gardiner, I. A. (2019). Intelligibility of an L2 variety in ELF interactions: Brunei English and vowel pronunciation. Journal of Second Language Pronunciation, 5(2), 247–268. https://doi.org/10.1075/jslp.17049.gar (Link:https://www.researchgate.net/publication/330523168_Intelligibility_of_an_L2_variety_in_ELF_interactions_Brunei_English_and_vowel_pronunciation)

• Gardiner, I. A. (2019). Student perspectives of English Medium Instruction (EMI) in Brunei: Attitudes towards language use in the classroom. Paper presented at the 20th English in Southeast Asia Conference (ESEA): Re-thinking Paradigms and Approaches to Researching, Teaching and Learning English. Raffles Town Club, Singapore. 6th – 7th December 2019.

• Yusof, N. & Saidatul NHM (2019) Pengaruh Bahasa Melayu dalam Bahasa Dusun Brunei. Jurnal Bahasa, 19 (1), 96-116. (Link: http://www.myjurnal.my/public/article-view.php?id=140106)



• Deterding, D., & Gardiner, I. A. (2018). New pronunciation en route to World Englishes. In O. Kang, R. Thomson, & J. M. Murphy (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary English Pronunciation (pp. 218–231). Routledge. (Link: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/322266825_New_pronunciation_en_route_to_world_Englishes)

• Gardiner, I. A., Boye, S., Salleh, S. M., & Yusof, N. (2018). English teacher preparation in Brunei Darussalam: An overview of the Master of Teaching programme from multiple perspectives. In S. Zein & R. Stroupe (Eds.), English Language teacher preparation in Asia: Policy, research and practice (pp. 129–149). Routledge. (Link: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/327236681_English_teacher_preparation_in_Brunei_Darussalam_an_overview_of_the_Master_of_Teaching_programme_from_multiple_perspectives)

• Huszka, B., Lee Hui Ling (2018). Gender Differences in Motivations of Learning Chinese: A Case Study of Undergraduate Students in Malaysia. Bahas, 29(1). 18-25.

• Huszka, B., Indah Aini, Siti Kudriyah, Stark, A. (2018). Are Homorganic Plosive-Fricative Clusters always Affricates in German? Allemania. Jurnal Bahasa dan Sastra Jerman, 7(2). 8-13.



• Akita.Y. (2017). Motivational and perception changes in learning Japanese in Brunei Darussalam. Border Crossing Vol.7, No2. 249-262 (Link: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/329748330_Motivational_and_perception_changes_in_learning_Japanese_in_Brunei_Darussalam)

• Deterding, D., & Ishamina, A. (2017). Brunei Malay. Journal of the International Phonetic Association, 47(1), 99–108. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0025100316000189 (Link: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/305624713_Brunei_Malay)

• Ishamina, A., & Deterding, D. (2017). English Medium Education in a university in Brunei Darussalam: Code-switching and intelligibility. In B. Fenton-Smith, P. Humphreys, & I. Walkinshaw (Eds.), English Medium Instruction in Higher Education in Asia-Pacific: From policy to pedagogy (pp. 281–298). Springer. DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-51976-0_15 (Link: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/315726523_English_Medium_Education_in_a_University_in_Brunei_Darussalam_Code-Switching_and_Intelligibility)

• Gardiner, I. A., & Deterding, D. (2017). Pronunciation and miscommunication in ELF interactions: an analysis of initial clusters. In J. Jenkins, W. Baker, & M. Dewey (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of English as a Lingua Franca (pp. 224–232). Routledge. (Link: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/320032388_Pronunciation_and_miscommunication_in_ELF_interactions_an_analysis_of_initial_clusters)

• Hjh Zurinah Hj Ya’akub. (2017). The challenges in empowering standard Malay language among Universiti Brunei Darussalam’s students: initial analysis. In Su-Hie Ting, Ai-Ping Ho, Joseph Ramanair, Kai-Chee Lam, Monaliza Sarbini, Wun-Chiew Pung, & Rokiah Paee (Eds), Sustaining Languages and Cultures: Borneo and Beyond: International Conference on Language Studies iCLS 2017 (pp. 85-90). Kota Samarahan: Universiti Malaysia Sarawak. (Link: http://publisher.unimas.my/ocs/index.php/iCLS2017/iCLS2017/paper/downloadSuppFile/29/16)



• Anshari, M., Alas, Y., Sabtu, N. I., & Yunus, N. (2016). A survey study of smartphones behavior in Brunei: A proposal of modelling big data strategies. International Journal of Cyber Behavior, Psychology and Learning, 6(1), 60-72. (Link: https://doi.org/10.4018/IJCBPL.2016010104)

• Anshari, M., Alas, Y., Yunus, N., Sabtu, N., & Hamid, M. H. S. A. (2016). Online learning: Trends, issues and challenges in the big data era. Journal of e-Learning and Knowledge Society, 12(1), 121-134. (Link: https://www.learntechlib.org/p/171433/)

• Ishamina Athirah (2016). TH in misunderstanding in Brunei English. South East Asia: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 16, 1–7. (Link: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/295405495_TH_in_Misunderstandings_in_Brunei_English)

• Ishamina Athirah (2016). The role of fast speech in misunderstandings in Brunei English. In Noor Azam Haji-Othman, J. McLellan, & D. Deterding (Eds.), The use and status of language in Brunei Darussalam: A kingdom of unexpected linguistic diversity (pp. 41–56). Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-981-10-0853-5_5
(Link: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/308773772_The_Role_of_Fast_Speech_in_Misunderstandings_in_Brunei_English)


Other Publications

  • Adeva, F. M., 'Filipino Language Teaching in Brunei: Acquisition and Retention.' 5th International Language Learning Conference 2013, Penang, Malaysia. 11-13 November, 2013.
  • Adeva, F. M., 'Filipino Language Teaching and Testing for Beginners: The Malaysia and Brunei Experience.' International Conference on Language Proficiency and Testing in Less Commonly Taught Languages, Bangkok, Thailand. 17 - 18 August 2012.
  • Nicol, M. and Elgar. A. 'Developing Academic Writing Skills in University Students: Current Practices and Problems at UBD. E4BT Conference. ITB 24 - 25 October, 2012.
  • Noor Azam Haji-Othman.'Foreign Language Teaching and Learning in Southeast Asia (SEA): Trends and Future Challenges.' 3rd Annual International Symposium of Foreign Language Learning (#rd AISOFOLL), Jakarta, Indonesia. 31 October - 1 November 2012

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LC Seminar Events
  • Hosted Public Talk, Curriculum Development Challenges and Opportunities at a Canadian Technical College in Qatar, by Mr Derrick Clifford Hann, College of North Atlantic, Qatar. 21 February, 2013.
  • Hosted Public Talk, English Education in Korea: Challenges Korean University Students Face in Acquiring English, by Mr Vladan Kajgo, Dankook University, Cheonam Campus, South Korea. 21 February, 2013.

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