Dr Phyllis Chew

Professor, Department of English Language and Literature, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University


Previous position(s):

Leverhulme Professor 2012

Research interests:

Language, sociolinguistics, comparative religion, world Englishes


Buang, S. & Chew, P.G.L (eds.). (2014). Muslim Education in the 21st Century: Asian perspectives. Abingdon: Routledge

Chew, P. G-L. (2014) Language choice and religious identities in three Singaporean madrasahs. International Journal of the Sociology of Language, 229:49-65

Chew, P.G. L. (2011) Metaphors of Change: Adolescent Singaporeans Switching Religion in T. Omoniyi, (ed.) The Sociology of Language and Religion. Change, Conflict and Accommodation. London: Palgrave Macmillan: 156-190.

Chew, P. G. L (2008) Daoist Youths in Singapore: Attitudes, Beliefs and Language Choice in T. C. Wong  (ed.) Research of Taoism and Culture. Singapore: World Scientific: 262:291

Conference papers:

Chew, P.G.L. (2010). Chinese Family Religion: Prospects for the 2lst Century.. In Family as a value in terms of religion, tradition and modernity. Selected Papers (pp. 75-89). Antalya: http://www.idpfamilyconference.org.

Chew, P. G. L. (2009, August). Study Mothers in Singapore. Paper presented at Second International Conference on Philology, Literature and Linguistics, Athens.


Past President of various NGO’s in Singapore .



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