M.A. in Translation and Interpretation

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Faculty

The MTI faculty consists of NTU full-time faculty from different schools, NTU part-time lecturers, and professional interpreters and translators from public and private sectors. They each have a unique background with specialised training in the disciplines that include translation studies, linguistics, literature, multilingual studies, Chinese studies, English literature, language and communication, broadcast and cinema studies, media, marketing, community and public services, information and technology, science, Western and Chinese medicine. They teach and/or co-teach the MTI courses by integrating their distinctive expertise and state-of-the-art research into the professional training. ​


MTI Course Coordinators and Members of Board of Examiners​

 
 
 

- Director, MTI Programme

- Senior Lecturer, Chinese Programme, NTU

- NTU-USP Faculty Fellow

 

Education: PhD (General Linguistics), Lund University, Sweden

 

Research Interests and/or expertise:

- Bilingual Development

- L1 and L2 acquisition

- Psycholinguistics

- Cognitive linguistics

 

- Lecturer, Chinese Programme, NTU

 

Education: PhD (Translation Studies), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

 

Research Interests and/or expertise:

- History of translation

- Translation theories

- Criticism of translation skills

- Comparative literature
 

- Assistant Professor, Chinese Programme, NTU

 

Education: PhD (Translation Studies), Imperial College London, UK

 

Research Interests and/or expertise:

- Audio-visual translation

- Translator training

- Translation quality assessment

- Cross-cultural communication

- Translanguaging

- Translation and ideology
  

NTU Faculty Members (School of Humanities)

 

- Assistant Professor, English Programme, NTU

 

Education: PhD (English Literature), University of East Anglia, UK

 

Research Interests and/or expertise:

- The contemporary novel

- Narratives of photograph and text

- Creative writing: research-led teaching

- WG Sebald​
 

- Senior Lecturer, Language and Communication Centre, NTU

 

Education: PhD (Applied Linguistics), National University of Singapore, Singapore

 

Research Interests and/or expertise:

- English as a medium of instruction in higher education

- Literary Stylistics, Stylistics in Translation

- Language and discourse of science and engineering

- Associate Professor, English Programme, NTU

 

Education: PhD (English), Macquarie University, Australia

 

Research Interests and/or expertise:

- Contemporary Irish Poetry

- Modern American and British Poetry

- Asian Australian Poetry

- Tang Dynasty Poetry

- Associate Professor, Linguistics and Multilingual Studies Programme, NTU

 

Education: PhD (English), University of Queensland, Australia

 

Research Interests and/or expertise:

- Machine Translation

- Deep Parsing

- Word Sense Disambiguation

- Computational Lexicography
 
 

- Associate Professor, English Programme, NTU

 

Education: PhD (English and Comparative Literary Studies), University of Warwick, UK

 

Research Interests and/or expertise:

- Singapore literature and culture

- Postcolonial literature and theory

- Sinophone studies

- Comparative literature

- Southeast Asian studies
 

NTU Faculty Member (Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine)

 
 
 
 
 
 
Dr Hong Huaqing

- Research Scientist, Centre for Research and Development on Learning (CRADLE), NTU

- Senior Assistant Director and Head of eLearning Research & Development, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, NTU

 

Education: PhD (Corpus Linguistics), National University of Singapore, Singapore

 

Research Interests and/or expertise:

- e-Learning technology

- Learning analytics

- Data-driven learning

- Education data mining

- Corpus linguistics

- Computational linguistics

- Computer-assisted language learning
  

NTU Faculty Member (Nanyang Business School)​



Dr Wong King Yin

- Lecturer, College of Business (Nanyang Business School), Division of Marketing, NTU

 

Education: PhD (Hotel Administration), Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA

 

Research Interests and/or expertise:

- Digital Marketing

- Tourism and Services Marketing

- Consumer Behaviour 
  

NTU Faculty Members (Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information)​




Dr Andrew Michael Duffy

- Assistant Professor, Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, NTU

 

Education: PhD (Communication and New Media), National University of Singapore, Singapore

 

Research Interests and/or expertise:

- Mobilities and media in news distribution and consumption

- Media and mobilities in travel and tourism


Prof Kuo Chen-Yu, Eddie

- Emeritus Professor, Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, NTU

 

Education: PhD (Sociology), University of Minnesota, USA

 

Research Interests and/or expertise:

- Communication policy and planning
- New media and globalization
- Cultural policy and national integration
- Sociology of multilingualism
- Perspectives in Asian communication


Mr Tim Clark

Senior Lecturer, Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, NTU

 

Education: MA (Comm Management), University of South Australia, Australia

 

Research Interests and/or expertise:

- Advertising

- Copywriting

- Creative writing

- Communication studies​
  

Course Instructors​




Dr Ho Chee Lick

- Adjunct Senior Lecturer, NUS

 

Education: PhD (Linguistics), Kansas University, USA

 

Research Interests and/or expertise:

- Contrastive analysis of English and Chinese

- Translation between English-Chinese and Chinese-English

- Cross Cultural Communication and Translation

- Language and Ideology

- Sociolinguistics



Ms Shelly Bryant

- Owner and Managing Director, Tender Leaves Translation, Shanghai and Singapore

- A poet, writer, and translator

 

Education: MA English Studies (Literature and Culture), National University of Singapore, Singapore

 

Research Interests and/or expertise:

- Literature translation

- Poetry translation

- Creative writing




Dr Tham Wai Mun

- Associate Professor, Beijing Foreign Studies University

- Guest Lecturer, Confucius Institute, NTU

- Freelance Translator and Interpreter

 

Education: PhD (Chinese Linguistics), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

 

Research Interests and/or expertise:

- Community Interpretation between English-Chinese and Chinese-English

- Translation history, theory and practice

- Contrastive linguistics

- Chinese language and culture​

Dr Wang Shengyu

- Freelance Translator and Interpreter

- Part-time Lecturer, Centre of English Language Communication, NUS

- Adjunct Faculty, School of Social Sciences, SMU

 

Education: PhD (English Literature), National University of Singapore, Singapore

 

Research Interests and/or expertise:

- Literature translation between English-Chinese and Chinese-English

- Interpretation between English-Chinese and Chinese-English​
  

Visiting Professor


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Prof Theo Hermans

- Professor, Dutch and Comparative Literature, University College London

 

Education: PhD (Comparative Literature), University of Warwick, UK

 

Research Interests and/or expertise:

- Theory of translation: translation and social system theories; cross-cultural study of concepts and practices of translation

- History of translation: historical conceptions and practices of translation in Early Modern Europe and since

 

Visiting Period: March 2016

 

Teaching Topics:

TI6001 Translation Theories 

- A different perspective on equivalence

- Translation Norms: Conventions, Norms and Translation as Social Practice

 

TI6002 Specialised Translation I (Literature)

- Charlie Chan and Sinophone transculturation

- Harry Potter or “Hairy” Potter (I): Sacred or secular transformation?
 

Guest Lecturers​








Prof Li Haizhou

- Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, NUS

- Area Director (System Analysis & Machine Intelligence), NUS

- Bremen Excellence Chair Professor, University of Bremen, Germany

- IEEE Fellow

- ISCA Fellow

 

Education: PhD (Electrical and Electronic Engineering), South China University of Technology, China

 

Research Interests and/or expertise:

- Speech information processing

- Natural language processing

- Human-robot interaction

- Machine translation









Mr Lee Hui Huan

- Adjunct Senior Lecturer, NUS

- Former Chief Interpreter of Parliament (retired)

- Interpreted for “live” telecast of National Day Rally speeches of all the 3 Prime Ministers of Singapore at since 1987.

- Official Interpreter for Prime Minister and Ministers for official visits to China, and visits to Singapore by top leaders of China.

- Accredited Free-lance Interpreter for United Nations (ESCAP, FAO, UNDP, UNESCO, World Bank)

- Conference Interpreter at international conferences: APEC, World Economic Forum, Forbes Global CEO Summit, etc.

- The first Singaporean Professional Member of International Association of Conference Interpreters (AIIC), admitted 1989.

 

Education: BA (with Distinction) (Chinese Language & Culture), Beijing Language University, China​


Research Interests and/or expertise:

- Parliament interpreting

- Conference interpreting

- Characteristics of Interpreting Political Speeches in Singapore

- Best practice in Interpreting between English and Mandarin/Hokkien/Cantonese




Dr Loh Cheng Toa Steven

- Senior Physician, Chinese Medicine Clinic, NTU

- Registered TCM physician/acupuncturist, Singapore

- Registered Doctor (Chinese Medicine), China

 

Education: PhD (Chinese Medicine, Clinical Medicine), Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China

 

Research Interests and/or expertise:

- Traditional Chinese medicine (Research: Coronary heart disease, Clinical Practice: Internal Medicine/ Acupuncture)

- Bilingual traditional Chinese medicine consultation service
 

Guest Instructors for Localisation




Mr Richard T. Singer

- Director, Eureka Translations Pte. Ltd.

- Member, National Translation Committee

 

Education: MA (Translation and Interpretation), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

 

Research Interests and/or expertise:

- Freelance translation specialising in manufacturing, legal and medical

- Project Management and Consulting

- Business Consultant for Start-ups and Factory Automation

- Sony Six Sigma Green Belt (Lean Manufacturing)

- Quadrilinguist (English, Chinese, Japanese and Malay)​


M​s Teo Kah Hui

- Global Localisation Manager, Keywords Studios

 

Education:

- MA (Translation and Interpretation), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

- Master of Business Administration, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

 

Research Interests and/or expertise:

- Audio-visual Translation

- Game Localisation

- Project Management

Mr Yuen Kum Cheong

- Business Owner, Yuen Studio

 

Education:

- MA (Translation and Interpretation), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

- Asia-Pacific Executive MBA, National University of Singapore, Singapore

 

Research Interests and/or expertise:

- C-E and E-C translation/editing/proofreading
 
 
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