Alice Marikan


I am a Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA) scholar specialising in sociolinguistic dialectology. My research approach is variation study drawing from traditional dialectology.


Bachelor of Applied Language Studies (Hons.)

  • 2015 - 2018 : Universiti Teknologi MARA
  • Final Year Project Title: The Use of English as the Language for Learning: A Dilemma Between English and Malay

Master of Science (MSc) in Applied Linguistics

  • 2019 - 2020 : The University of Edinburgh
  • Dissertation Title: Kedah Dialect: Dialect Loss and Variation Amongst Kedahans of Different Generation

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Linguistics and English Language (Ongoing)

  • 2021 - 2024 : The University of Edinburgh
  • Working Thesis Title: Variation within the Northern Malay Dialects

Research summary

  • Sociolinguistic Dialectology
  • Variation Study
  • Austronesian Linguistics