Professor Dr. Maya Khemlani David (Ph.D)

Honorary Professor
Asia-Europe Institute
University of Malaya
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Honorary Fellow Chartered Institute of Linguists

Member of the International Advisory Board of Linguapax

Areas of Specialisation

• Cross-Cultural Communication

• Discourse Analysis

• English for Specific Purposes

• Language and Human Rights

Areas in Which Dr. David Conducts Workshops

  • Supervisory Skills

  • Research Methodology (Qualitative Analysis)

  • Writing the Literature Search Chapter

  • Networking Skills

  • Mentoring

  • Building Relationships

Professor Maya Khemlani David is a former member of the Faculty of Languages and Linguistics, University of Malaya She served as the Head of the Section Co-Curricular, University of Malaya (SKET) from 2006 to 20013 and  has been and is a consultant and adviser to several institutions of higher education in Malaysia, Pakistan and UK. Maya David is an Honorary fellow of Foundation of Endangered Languages (FEL), Chartered Institute of Linguists (UK) and Linguapax winner 2007 for her work on language maintenance and shift.

Her intellectual interests centre on Discourse Analysis, Critical Discourse Analysis, Legal Discourse and Language and Human Rights. She is the author of 28 books and her publications include works in the fields of Sociolinguistics and Sociocultural issues. Publishers of her books include Peter Lang, University of Amsterdam Press, University of Malaya Press, University Putra Press, University Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Strategic Institute of Research and Development Malaysia, The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), University Publication Centre (UPENA), and Federal Publications Sdn. Bhd.

Sociolinguist Maya Khemlani David is the author of 185 journal articles and book chapters and is on the editorial boards of many journals including International Journal of Social Sciences, The European Journal of Applied Linguistics and TEFL, International Journal of Cross-Cultural Studies, International Journal of Research Studies in Language Learning, and the Philippine Journal of Linguistics.  Her publications have been cited over 413 times (Research Gate). She is currently engaged in several research projects including a study on identity and ethnicity of a minority diaspora community and Politeness as manifest in the questioning discourse of western and Asian academics.

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