Faculty and Staff


Randy LaPolla (Professor)

Telephone: 6592 1825
Email: randylapolla[at]ntu.edu.sg

Mailing Address
Nanyang Technological University
School of Humanities
48 Nanyang Avenue, HSS-03-45
Singapore 639818


Research Interest

  • Sino-Tibetan Linguistics
  • Austronesian Linguistics
  • Linguistic Typology
  • Pragmatics (Communication)


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Courses Taught

Undergraduate Courses

HG4041   Theories of Grammar
HG4042   How and Why Languages Differ
HG4047   Pragmatic Theory

Graduate Courses

HG7012   Topics in Theoretical Syntax
HG7022   Meaning in Context



  • LMS Management Committee Member
  • LMS Research Coordinator


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