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Zahariah Bt Pilus

Academic Qualification

  • Ph.D in Linguistics - Doctor of Philosophy, University of Wisconsin
  • Master in English Language Teaching - Masters Degree, University of Warwick
  • Bachelor in Linguistics - Bachelor Degree, Monash University, Melbourne
  • Postgraduate Cert. in Education - Certificate, Maktab Perguruan Lembah Pantai, Kuala Lumpur
  • Certificate in Australian H.S.C - Certificate, Highett High School, Melbourne

Zahariah Bt Pilus (Assoc. Prof. Dr.)

Associate Professor
IIUM Gombak Campus

KULLIYYAH OF ISLAMIC REVEALED KNOWLEDGE AND HUMAN SCIENCES


zahariahp@iium.edu.my
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Expert Profile









Associate Professor Dr. Zahariah Pilus
Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences 
                                                              



Academic/Professiona
l Qualifications
PhD (and M.A)  in Linguistics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA                                                                  
M.A. in English Language Teaching. University of Warwick, UK
Diploma in Translation, Persatuan Penterjemah Malaysia/
Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, Kuala Lumpur
Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching, Maktab Perguruan Lembah Pantai, Kuala Lumpur
B.A (Hons) in Linguistics, Monash University, Australia

Expertise Phonetics, English Language Teaching and Learning, Sociolinguistics,    

Research Interests Phonetics, ESL, Sociolinguistics, Interlanguage Phonology, Pragmatics, World Englishes. CALL and Discourse
Analysis.


E-mail
: zahariahp@iium.edu.my

Profile  
Dr. Zahariah Pilus is an associate professor at the Department of English Language and Literature, Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences, IIUM.  She has taught English language proficiency courses at secondary and tertiary levels as well as linguistics courses to undergraduate and postgraduate students. She is an editor of the Asian EFL Journal and an editorial committee member of Asiatic, an online journal of the English Department, IIUM.    

Zahariah’s main area of research is phonetics, focusing on second or foreign language speech. She is fascinated by sounds and rhythm, and how they move, delight and orchestrate  lives. Her most recent research concentrates on English accents, language attitudes and identity in an ESL context. Zahariah has also developed special interests in sociolinguistics, pragmatics, discourse analysis and all aspects of English language teaching and learning. Zahariah has supervised research related to phonetics, loanwords, translation, and ESL such as pronunciation learning strategies, listening, speaking anxiety and computer mediated communication in language learning.
She has written a number of articles and presented papers at conferences in her areas of interests. Outside her teaching and research, Zahariah enjoys experimenting with natural herbs and alternative healing methods, all of which her two children and several colleagues can testify to. 








Teaching Responsibilities


(PEAS II)PRE-SESS.ENG.FOR ARABIC EXEMPTED II 1994/1995
(PEAS III)PRE.SES.ENG.FOR ARABIC EXEMPTED III 1994/1995
ADVANCED ENGLISH FOR HUMAN SCIENCES 1994/1995
ADVANCED ENGLISH II 1995/1996
ADVANCED ENGLISH WRITING 1994/1995 1993/1994
CCU FOR ARABIC EXEMPTED 1995/1996
COMPUTER ASSISTED LANGUAGE LEARNING 2019/2020 2018/2019
CORE COMPETENCE LOWER 1995/1996
CORE COMPETENCE UPPER 1995/1996
ENGLISH PHONETICS & PHONOLOGY 2005/2006 2004/2005 2009/2010 2008/2009 2007/2008 2006/2007 2003/2004 2010/2011
ENGLISH PHONETICS AND PHONOLOGY 2012/2013 2011/2012 2014/2015 2013/2014 2017/2018 2015/2016 2016/2017
FINAL YEAR PROJECT I 2020/2021
FINAL YEAR PROJECT II 2020/2021
INTEN.REMEDIAL PRE.SES.ENG.FOR ARABIC EXE.III 1994/1995
INTRODUCTION TO LINGUISTICS 2003/2004
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLINGUISTICS 2010/2011 2011/2012 2015/2016 2016/2017
PCC/CCL FOR ARABIC EXEMPTED 1995/1996
PHONETICS & PHONOLOGY OF ENGLISH 2003/2004 2005/2006 2004/2005 2006/2007 2007/2008 2002/2003
PHONETICS AND PHONOLOGY 2008/2009 2012/2013 2017/2018 2006/2007 2009/2010 2013/2014 2007/2008 2018/2019 2020/2021 2014/2015
PHONOLOGY FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHER 2007/2008 2010/2011 2008/2009
PRE-SESSIONAL ENGLISH LEVEL II 1993/1994
PRE-SESSIONAL ENGLISH LEVEL III 1993/1994 1994/1995
PSYCHOLINGUISTICS 2004/2005 2003/2004
REMEDIAL PSES ENGLISH FOR POSTGRADUATE 1995/1996
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 2021/2022 2020/2021
RESEARCH PAPER 1 2017/2018
RESEARCH PAPER 1 (LANGUAGE STUDIES) 2017/2018
RESEARCH PAPER 2 2018/2019
RESEARCH PAPER I (APPLIED LINGUISTIC 2015/2016 2016/2017
RESEARCH PAPER II (APPLIED LINGUISTIC) 2013/2014 2015/2016 2018/2019
SEMANTICS AND PRAGMATICS 2020/2021 2019/2020 2021/2022
SOCIAL AND CULTURAL DISCOURSE 2018/2019
SPECIAL ENGLISH FOR ARABIC MAJOR II 1993/1994
SPECIAL ENGLISH FOR ARABIC MAJOR III 1993/1994
SPECIAL ENGLISH FOR ARABIC MAJOR IV 1993/1994
SPEECH AND ARTICULATORY SYSTEM 2018/2019 2019/2020
TEACHING LISTENING AND SPEAKING 2010/2011 2004/2005
TEACHING LISTENING AND SPEAKING IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS 2005/2006


Research Projects


Completed
2016 - 2020 Tone Choices in the Speech of Malay ESL Learners
2016 - 2020 Tone Units, Stress and Prominence in the Speech of Malay ESL Speakers
2014 - 2019 The Development of English Proficiency by English Majors in an Intensive ESL Environment
2012 - 2014 Spelling and Decoding Skills of Arab ESL Learners
2010 - 2015 Pronunciation Learning of Malay as A Second Language Learners
2010 - 2011 Pronunciation Learning Strategies of ESL Learners: A Case Study Sek. Men. Keb. Tanah Merah
On-Going
2016 - Present Profiling the Malaysian English Accent: Evidence from the Vowel Space
2015 - Present Applying the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and Islamic Anxiety Reduce Technique (I-ART) to Reduce Communication Apprehension (CA) Experienced by Malaysian Undergraduates in Delivering Oral Presentation
2011 - Present A Protracted Study of the Effect of Reading-Listening on English Language Proficiency Among Students from Rural Schools in Malaysia


Publications


Article

2020 #WelcomeRefugees: a critical discourse analysis of the refugee resettlement initiative in Canadian news. GEMA Online® Journal of Language Studies, 20 (4) pp. 30-54
2019 International students' perspectives of Malaysian English teachers' spoken English. Indonesian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 8 (3) pp. 555-566
2019 International students’ perspectives of Malaysian English teachers’ spoken English. Indonesian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 8 (3) pp. 554-566
2019 Stretching the boundaries: Malaysian ESL learners' evaluative reactions to inner circle English accents. Journal of Asian Pacific Communication, 29 (2) pp. 300-321
2019 Stretching the boundaries: Malaysian ESL learners’ evaluative reactions to inner circle English accents. Journal of Asian Pacific Communication, 29 (2) pp. 300-321
2018 Metadiscourse in the academic writing of local and international students at a university in Malaysia. International Journal of Education and Practice, 6 (4) pp. 227-238
2017 –Ed Allomorphs and linguistic knowledge of Malay speakers of English: a descriptive and correlational study. Indonesian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 7 (2) pp. 445-454
2017 Learning English in a Third Space? Malay Students in an English-Speaking University in Malaysia. Pertanika Journal of Social Science and Humanities, 25 (3) pp. 1167-1180
2016 Validation study of the Malay version of the Myasthenia Gravis Quality of Life (MGQOL)15 and Myasthenia Gravis Activities of Daily Living (MGADL) questionnaires. Neurology Asia, 21 (1) pp. 33-39
2013 Exploring ESL learners' attitudes towards English accents. World Applied Sciences Journal 21 (Special Issue of Studies in Language Teaching and Learning) 2013, 21 () pp. 143-152
2013 Phonological assimilation in the English of native and non-native speakers’ reading and spontaneous speech. Journal of Modern Languages, 23 (1) pp. 57-67
2005 Perception of voicing in English word-final consonants: examining the perceptual assimilation model. Malaysian Journal of ELT Research, Inaugr () pp. 1-12
2000 Voicing contrast in word-final stops: A preliminary study of Malay English. LSO Working Papers in Linguistics, 1 () pp.
Conference or Workshop Item

2020 The rise tone in short story narration: A case study of Malay ESL learners. In: International Conference on Language and Literature 2020,
2018 Level tones in the speech of Malay ESL learners. In: International Conference on Language, Culture & Society 2018 (ICLCS 2018),
2018 The functions of the level tone in Malay ESL learners’ speech. In: 2nd International Connect Malaysia (Connect’M) Conference 2018,
2018 The representation of Syrian refugees in Canadian online media: a corpus-assisted CDA. In: International Conference on Language, Culture & Society (ICLCS) 2018: Asia and Beyond,
2018 Tone choices in the speech of Malay ESL learners. In: Postgraduate Colloquium Presentation 2018,
2018 Use of interactional markers by Malay and native writers of English in the results and discussion section of English language studies research articles.. In: International Conference on Language, Culture & Society 2018,
2016 Language vitality: Insights from young speakers of the Bidayuh Language. In: DELL Postgraduate Research Symposium 2016,
2016 Native English: ESL learners’ perceptions of female speakers’ accents. In: 2nd International Conference on the Institutional Leadership, Learning and Teaching (ILLT),
2016 The –ed allomorphs of Malay speakers of English and linguistic knowledge types. In: Third International Conference on Language, Literature & Society 2016,
2016 The use of hedges by Malay writers: a study on the discussion section of theses in English language and applied linguistics. In: 10th International Language for Specific Purposes Seminar (LSP 2016),
2016 Use of verbs in museum exhibition texts. In: DELL Postgraduate Research Symposium 2016,
2015 International students’ perceptions of classroom Malaysian English variety. In: DELL Postgraduate Research Symposium 2015,
2015 Listening to the accents of male native English speakers: ESL learners’ perceptions. In: International Conference on Languages (ICL 2015),
2015 The effects of listening-reading programme on the pronunciation of English words by form one students from a secondary school in Pahang. In: DELL Postgraduate Research Symposium 2015,
2014 Attitudes of Malaysian university students towards six English accents. In: TESOL ACTA 2014 Meeting the Challenge International Conference,
2014 Spelling and pronunciation skills of Arab ESL learners . In: 3rd International Language Conference (ILC) 2014,
2013 Politeness in request forms as perceived by Malay second language learners of English. In: International Language for Communication Conference,
2012 Pronunciation learning strategies of Malay ESL learners. In: EWRF Education Conference,
2011 Novice ESL learners' perception of English accents: an exploratory study. In: The 2nd International Language Conference, 2011,
2009 If snakes ‘hiss’ and cows ‘moo’ when they are awake, what sounds do gorillas and chickens make? : creating learners’ awareness of four English vowels. In: 18th MELTA International Conference,
2008 Creating awareness of the orthographic representations of [i] and [ɪ]. In: English and Asia 2008, First international conference on language and linguistics,
2004 The perception of voicing in English word-final consonants: examining the perceptual assimilation model. In: MELTA Conference - Focus on Oracy,
Book

2014 Discourse analysis in Malaysian English Language Teaching. August Publishing Sdn. Bhd., ISBN: 9789833317844
Book Section

2014 A study of teachers' questioning techniques and its implications for teaching literature in English. In: August Publishing Sdn Bhd (665084-U), ISBN: 978-983-3317-84-4, pp. 137-156
2013 Chapter 1: Introduction. In: IIUM Press, ISBN: 978-967-418-287-8, pp. 1-8
2013 Chapter 1: Introduction. In: IIUM Press, ISBN: 978-967-418-287-8, pp. 1-8