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Understanding global dialects

An expert on English dialects in Southeast Asia is putting on a workshop for University students.

David Deterding

Dr David Deterding

Dr David Deterding, of Universiti Brunei Darussalam, will teach students in English Language and Applied Linguistics how to analyse the accent and grammar of English-speaking people from Southeast Asia.

In addition, he will help students understand the triumphs and challenges of people communicating in English from different countries in Asia.

Dr Deterding is a well-known expert in the field, having published widely on how English is spoken in Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei and China.

The workshop will take place on March 2.

This workshop is a great opportunity for students to enjoy hearing from Dr Deterding. It will help them understand why varieties of Southeast Asian English have the features that they do.

Dr Claire Cowie

University of Edinburgh

Linguistics at Edinburgh

Edinburgh is one of Europe's largest centres for research in linguistics.

The University has the largest concentration of university language scientists in the UK, and ranked top in the UK in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise.

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