Awards & Recognition

Professor Dr. Maya Khemlani David (Faculty of Languages and Lingusitics, University of Malaya) received the Linguapax Award in 2007 and   is an Honorary Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Linguists, United Kingdom and an Honarary Member of the Foundation of Endangered Languages. As a sociolinguist, Dr. David has a special interest in discourse analysis, languages in Malaysian minority communities, and the role of language in establishing and maintaining national unity within and across cultures.

She is a Visiting Scholar, College for Women and also consultant (ELT) for Kinnaird College, both in Lahore, Pakistan. She also is Hon. Academic Consultant, London College of Clinical Hypnosis. She holds an Executive Diploma in Coaching and also in Counselling.


(Name of Award), (Awarding Institution), (Year Awarded), (Level).

Visiting Professor, Jaipuria Institute of Management, Lucknow, India 2017-2020.

Certificate of Recognition (Enhancement Program for Research), Faculty of Dentistry , 2013, (UNIVERSITY)

Letter of Commendation, SPELT Conference, 2013, (INTERNATIONAL)

Appointment as Chief Managing Editor, IARS International Research Journal , 2013, (INTERNATIONAL)


Certificate of Recognition, University of Malaya, 2011, (UNIVERSITY)

Honorary Editor, International Journal of Cross-Cultural Studies (IJCCS), 2011, (INTERNATIONAL)

UniCC, Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia, 2011, (INTERNATIONAL)

Award for Excellent Service , University of Malaya, 2008, (NATIONAL)

Entry in Who’s in Science and Engineering, Marquis Who’s Who, America, 2007, (INTERNATIONAL)

Anugerah Khas Penerbitan Jurnal Terujuk (Special Award for Best Journal), Universiti Malaya, 2007, (UNIVERSITY)

Perdana Research Foundation Research Scholar Grant 2007, Perdana Foundation, 2007, (NATIONAL)

Linguapax Award 2007, UNESCO BARCELONA, 2007, (INTERNATIONAL)

Honarary Membership Foundation of Endangered Languages , Foundation of Endangered Language, 2007, (INTERNATIONAL)

Toastmasters Badge, Toastmasters, 2007, (INTERNATIONAL)

Bronze Award, Expo Penyelidikan, Rekacipta dan Inovasi (Research and innovation Expo), University of Malaya, 2006, (UNIVERSITY)

Recognition: Speaking invitations

Esteemed Conference Key Speaker : Second Asia Pacific Conference on Managing Business Sustainability during 15th December, 2017 to 17th December, 2017 in Lucknow, India by Jaipura Institute of Management

April 2017: Invited Keynote Speaker 1st International Conference on Revitalization of Indigenous and Minoritized Languages Barcelona, Vic, Spain, 19-Apr-2017 – 21-Apr-2017

August 2016: Invited Speaker to International Conference at National Institute of Education Management, Ha Noi, Vietnam

June 2016: Keynote Speaker: 5th Annual International Conference on Language, Literature & Linguistics (L3 2016)

June 2016: ICELL 2016  Conference on English Language and Literature: invited speaker

February 2016: Sponsored Speaker – Mandalay Conference on Language Policy


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