Division of Linguistics and Multilingual Studies


As one of the best-known examples of a modern, vibrant and successful multilingual society, Singapore is uniquely positioned to promote academic studies of language and multilingualism. As no other tertiary institution in Singapore offers such an undergraduate programme, the Division of Linguistics and Multilingual Studies (LMS) at NTU is well placed to take on this challenge.

The curriculum of the Division of Linguistics and Multilingual Studies allows students to explore the many interesting facets of language and communication, from the properties of speech sounds to grammatical and discourse structure, from children's language development to communication in bilingual and multilingual societies.

​It encompasses a very wide range of topics: how a finite inventory of basic linguistic units is deployed to express an infinite variety of meanings, how we create meaning in interaction with others, how the bilingual and multilingual mind is structured, and how technology impacts upon people's everyday use of language, to mention just a few. ​  


News and Events 

Seminar: Is learning two languages the same as learning one? Bilingual language acquisition in the first years of life, 31 Oct 2016

TGIF Seminar: What the little languages of Northeast India can teach us about linguistic diversity, 21 Oct 2016

Congratulations Associate Professor Alexander Coupe on be awarded the MOE AcRF Tier 1 grant for his project titled 'Archeological linguistics and the prehistory of Northeast India: reconstructing the past through ancient technologies and practices, and correlating the results with migration histories'

Congratulations to Professor Kingsley Bolton on being awarded the MOE AcRF Tier 1 grant for his project titled 'An investigation into the English-language communication skills of university students in Singapore'

LMS welcomes Visiting Professor Denis Burnham