(MAAL APC 2022)

The Role of Languages in the Pursuit of Global Sustainability

10 – 11 AUGUST 2022, Kuala Lumpur MALAYSIA

Subcommittees of the Registration

Mr. Saabdev Kumar Sabapathy

Saabdev Kumar Sabapathy obtained his Bachelor of Education (TESL) and Master of Education (TESL) from Universiti Putra Malaysia. He is currently the HOD and Lecturer at the Center of Language Studies, City University Malaysia. He has presented papers at local and international conferences. His areas of interest include ESP, Discourse Studies, Literature in ESL, and Professional Development. 

Dr. Daniel Chow Ung T’chiang

Daniel Chow Ung T’chiang (PhD) is the Deputy Dean of Research and Development at the Faculty of Languages and Linguistics, Universiti Malaya.  His areas of interest include English for Specific Purposes and Critical Genre Analysis. He is currently involved in research projects on Professional Discourses and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  He is the Treasurer of MAAL.

Dr Zarina Othman

Dr Zarina Othman is an Associate Professor at the School for Liberal Studies, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. She is currently the Deputy Dean for Language Competency. She obtained her PhD in Linguistics (Discourse Analysis) at Lancaster University, United Kingdom. Her research interests include the study of written and spoken discourse, linguistics sexism, language teaching and communication.

Dr Cecilia Cheong Yin Mei

Cecilia Cheong Yin Mei (PhD) is a Senior Lecturer in the English Language Department, Faculty of Languages and Linguistics, Universiti Malaya.  Her research interests include Critical Genre Analysis, Multimodal Discourse Analysis, ESP, and Communication and Professional Discourse.   Currently, she is the Secretary of the Malaysian Association of Applied Linguistics (MAAL).

Aliyyah Nuha Faiqah Azman Firdaus

Aliyyah Nuha Faiqah Azman Firdaus is a recipient of the Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Postgraduate Scholarship 2020. She is pursuing her PhD studies at the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Hiroshima University, Japan in applied linguistics and environmental discourse. She has been involved in capacity building projects in Malaysia, Cambodia and Laos. She has also conducted some research in discourses of expert views on obesity in Malaysia and Sweden, environmental and professional communication and higher educational leadership policies in ASEAN.