Division of Linguistics and Multilingual Studies


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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 

Congratulations to Asst/P Alice Chan on her successful AcRF Tier-2 grant application. Her project on 'New sounds to better  brain health: The effects of language learning on aging' was awarded about $681,000.

Congratulations to Asst/P Stefanie Stadler on her successful AcRF Tier-1 grant application. Her project on 'Conflict Management in International Business Communication: Comparing Japanese and Singaporean Conflict Orientations, Attitudes and Management Strategies' was awarded $50,000.

LMS undergraduates selected to attend the 6th University Scholars Leadership Symposium in Hong Kong from 1-7 August 2015