Faculty and Staff


Sujata S. Kathpalia



​Senior Lecturer


Office:           HSS-02-34


Telephone:   6790 4811 

E-mail:           msskath@ntu.edu.sg



Dr Kathpalia is a Senior Lecturer in the Language and Communication Centre (LCC). At present, she is a member of the Management Committee of LCC and Curriculum Planner of the College of Science writing courses. She has been teaching for the last 25 years and has taught foundation courses in linguistics at NUS as well as academic writing courses at NTU. Her research interest is in the areas of genre analysis, academic writing and world Englishes. Her Ph.D. thesis is on the genre analysis of promotional texts and her publications are on the genre analysis of academic, internet, legal and media discourses. 


Selected publications ​

Kathpalia, S. S. (2018). Neologisms: Word creation processes in Hindi-English code-mixed words. English World-Wide 39(1), 34-59.

Kathpalia, S. S. (2017). [Review of the book Critical genre analysis: Investigating interdiscursive performance in professional practice, by V. K. Bhatia]. Journal of English for Academic Purposes 28, 50-51.

Winder, R. V., Kathpalia, S. S., & Koo, S. L. (2016). Writing centre tutoring sessions: Addressing students’ concerns. Educational Studies 42(4), 323-339.

Kathpalia, S. S., & See E. K. (2016). Improving argumentation through student blogs. System 58, 25-36.

Ong, K. K. W., & Kathpalia, S. S. (2016). Argumentation and floor management in computer-supported collaborative learning. In C. S. Guinda & R. Breeze (Eds.), Essential competencies for English medium university teaching (201-217). New York: Springer.

Kathpalia, S. S., & Ong, K. K. W. (2015). The use of code-mixing in Indian billboard advertising. World Englishes 34(4), 557-575.

Kathpalia, S. S., & Koo, S. L. (2014). The changing landscape for business communication. In V. K. Bhatia & S. Bremner (Eds.), The Routledge handbook of language and professional communication (274-286). New York/London: Routledge.

Kathpalia, S. S. (2012). Is arbitration being colonized by litigation? – Practitioners’ views in the Singapore context. In V. K. Bhatia, C. N. Candlin, & M. Gotti (Eds.), Discourse and practice in international commercial arbitration: Issues, challenges and prospects (263-282). London: Ashgate.

Kathpalia, S. S., & Heah, C. (2011). Metaphorical competence in ESL student writing. RELC Journal 42(3). 273-290.

Heah, C., & Kathpalia S. S. (2010). Integrating product, process and team teaching in writing instruction. Asian ESP Journal 6(1). 59-71.