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Dr. Kenneth Ong is Senior Lecturer in Language and
Communication at the Language and Communication Centre. He received his Ph.D.
degree in Education (Applied Linguistics) from The University of Auckland, New
Zealand. He has published articles in System, Journal of
Psycholinguistic Research, Discourse Studies, Language and
Education, English Today and World Englishes. His main
research interests centre around codeswitching, English for academic purposes,
and computer-mediated communication. His doctoral thesis was shortlisted for
the prestigious Christopher Brumfit Thesis Award by the editorial board of
Language Teaching [SSCI-Indexed] and Cambridge University Press in 2015. He has
received the School of Curriculum and Pedagogy Postgraduate Research Award from
The University of Auckland in 2014 and two consecutive Dean’s Commendation on
Research from the National Institute of Education (2010 & 2011). His recent
co-authored book is titled "Guide to Research Projects for Engineering
Students: Planning, Writing & Presenting" (CRC Press, Taylor and
Francis, 2015). A project he leads as Principal Investigator entitled “Mobile
Education Networked Tutoring on Request (MENTOR)” was awarded the prestigious
Singapore Millennium Foundation Grant and the CRADLE@NTU grant with a combined
grant value of $701,250.
Ong, Kenneth Keng Wee & Lawrence Jun Zhang. 2018. The effects of code-switched reading tasks on late-bilingual EFL learners' vocabulary recall, retention and retrieval. System, 72(1). 13-22.
Ong, Kenneth Keng Wee. 2017. Textese and Singlish in
multiparty chats. World Englishes. 36(4). 611-630. doi:10.1111/weng.12245
Ong, Kenneth Keng Wee. 2017. Raising and assessing second
language vocabulary fluency. Contact, 43(3). 25-29.
Ong, Kenneth Keng Wee. & Sujata Surinder Kathpalia.
2016. The role of argumentation in floor management of multi-party task-based
online discussions. In C. S. Guinda & R. Breeze (eds.), Essential
competencies for English medium university teaching. New York: Springer.
Leong, Eng Choon, Carmel Lee-Hsia Heah & Kenneth Keng
Wee Ong. 2015. Guide to research projects for engineering students:
Planning, writing and presenting. Abingdon: CRC Press, Taylor and Francis.
Kathpalia, Sujata Surinder & Kenneth Keng Wee Ong. 2015.
The use of code-mixing in Indian billboard advertising. World Englishes,
34(4). 557-575. doi: 10.1111/weng.12159 [SSCI-Indexed]
Serwe, Stefan Karl, Kenneth Keng Wee, Ong & Jean Franҫois,
Ghesquière. 2013. “Bon appétit, Lion City”: The use of French in naming
restaurants in Singapore. In C. Gerhardt, S. Ley & M. Frobenius (eds.), Culinary
Linguistics: The Chef’s Special, 281-304. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
Ong, Kenneth Keng Wee, Jean Franҫois, Ghesquière &
Stefan Karl, Serwe. 2013. Frenglish shop signs in Singapore. English Today,
29(3). 19-25. doi: 10.1017/S0266078413000278 [SSCI-Indexed]
Ong, Kenneth Keng Wee, Lawrence Jun Zhang & Isabel
Pefianco Martin. 2013. Code-switching in universities in Singapore and the
Philippines. In. R. Barnard & J. McLellan (eds.), Codeswitching in
university English-medium classes: Asian perspectives, 163-185. Clevedon:
Ong, Kenneth Keng Wee. 2012. Review of the book Cognitive
bases of second language fluency by N. Segalowitz. Language and Education,
26(3). 263-265. doi: 10.1080/09500782.2011.629026 [SSCI-Indexed]
Ong, Kenneth Keng Wee. 2011. Disagreement, confusion,
disapproval, turn elicitation and floor holding: Actions as accomplished by
ellipsis marks-only turns and blank turns in quasisynchronous chats. Discourse
Studies, 13(2). 211-234. doi: 10.1177/1461445610392138 [SSCI-Indexed]
Ong, Kenneth Keng Wee & Lawrence Jun Zhang. 2010.
Metalinguistic filters within the bilingual language faculty: A study of young
English-Chinese bilinguals. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 39(3).
243-272. doi: 10.1007/s10936-009-9137-z [SSCI-Indexed]