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 Publications in 2021

• Alas, Y., & Anshari, M. (2021).Initiating Brunei Cross-Border Tourism (BCBT) as a Gateway to Borneo. International Journal of Asian Business and Information Management 12(3):15-25. (Link

• Boye, S., Gardiner, I. A., & Littlejohn, A. (2021). ‘Makes head hurt’: School-aged learners’ perceptions in the language classroom. System, 100. [Published online] (Link

• Gardiner, I. A., Littlejohn, A., & Boye, S. (2021). Researching learners’ perceptions: The use of the repertory grid technique. Language Teaching Research. [Published online] (Link)  

• Huszka, B., Yusof, N., Mohiel-Din Ahmed, M. ., & Jun, T. K. (2021). English, Arabic, and Chinese Loanwords in Brunei Malay . LingPoet: Journal of Linguistics and Literary Research2(3), 1-12. (Link)

• Yusof, N., & Alas, Y. (2021). Benefits and Students’ Perception on Role-Play Teaching Technique: Progressive & Fun Learning Experiences in Brunei. Indonesian Journal on Learning and Advanced Education (IJOLAE) 3 (3):225-234. (Link

•Yusof, N., & Alas, Y. (2021). Using Role-Play to Teach Minority Ethnic Languages: A Case Study at Universiti Brunei Darussalam. in Phan, L.H., Kumpoh, A., Wood, K., Jawawi, R., Said, H. (Eds.), Globalisation, Education, and Reform in Brunei Darussalam (pp. 177-196). Palgrave Macmillan. (Link)


• Dr. Ishamina Gardiner interview with Dr Chris Haswell of Kyushu University about one of her recent publications with Dr. David Deterding – ‘The Features of Asian English: Phonology’ (Link)

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)

• 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)

• 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)

• 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)

• 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)

• 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. (Link)

• 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)

• Boye, S. (2019). Diagnostic tool and miracle cure? The potential of tongue twisters in Pronunciation Instruction. In P. Rauschert, D. Ruisz & E. Thaler (Eds.), Living Language Teaching: Lehrwerke und Unterrichtsmaterialien im Fremdsprachenunterricht. (pp. 83 – 98). Tuebingen, Germany: Narr. (Link)

• Boye, S. & Byram, M. (2018). Language Awareness and the Acquisition of Intercultural Communicative Competence. In P. Garrett & J. M. Cots (eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Language Awareness. (pp. 435 – 449). London: Routledge. (Link)

• 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)

• 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)

• 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)

• Deterding, D., & Ishamina, A. (2017). Brunei Malay. Journal of the International Phonetic Association, 47(1), 99–108. DOI: (Link)

• 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)

• 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)

• 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)

• 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)

• 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)

• Boye, S. (2016). Intercultural Communicative Competence and Short Stays Abroad: Perceptions of Development. Muenster, Germany: Waxmann Verlag. (Link)

• Ishamina Athirah (2016). TH in misunderstanding in Brunei English. South East Asia: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 16, 1–7. (Link)

• 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)

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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