Associate Professor Ismail S. Talib: Publications

"Conrad's Nostromo and the Reader's Understanding of Anachronic Narratives," Journal of Narrative Technique 20 (1990): 1-21

"Local Literary Theories for the Analysis of Malay Literature" [in Malay] Dewan Sastera 21.7 (July 1991): 28-9.

"Singaporean Literature in English and a Dictionary of Singaporean English," in Words in a Cultural Context ed. by Anne Pakir (Singapore: UniPress, 1992), pp. 188-201.

"Why Not Teach Non-Native English Literature?" The English Language Teaching [ELT] Journal 46 (1992): 51-5.

"Hallidayan Transitivity and the Malay Language" [in Malay], Jurnal Dewan Bahasa 37 (1993): 928-32.

"The Development of Singaporean Literature in English," Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development 15 (1994): 419-29;

"Hallidayan Transitivity and the Stylistic Analysis of Malay Poetry" [in Malay], in Linguistik Melayu: Festschrift Tinta Kenangan Sempena Persaraan Azhar M. Simin dan Farid M. Onn, ed. by Zaharani Ahmad (Bangi: Jabatan Linguistik, Fakulti Sains Kemasyarakatan dan Kemanusian, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 1994), pp. 109-116.

"Orientalism and the Semiotics of Non-Representation: Some Social-Semiotic Connections," Social Semiotics, 4.1-2 (1994): 197-216.

"Responses to the Language of Singaporean Literature in English," in Language, Education and Society in Singapore--Issues and Trends, ed. by S. Gopinathan, Anne Pakir, Ho Wah Kam, & Vanitha Saravanan (Singapore: Times Academic, 1994), pp. 153-174. (Note: The second edition of this book has been published)

"Singaporean Short Stories and English Language Teaching," Guidelines: A Periodical for Classroom Language Teachers, 16.2 (1994): 124-36.

"Critical Discourse Analysis: Barriers to Research in the Third World," Discourse and Society 6 (1995): 566-7.

"Hallidayan Transitivity," SAAL Quarterly 36 (November 1996): 2-5.

"Notes on Systemic Functional Grammar: System and Function," SAAL Quarterly 34 (May 1996): 2-4.

"Linguistics in Literary Criticism and Literature in Linguistics," in Institutions in Cultures: Theory and Practice, ed. by Robert Lumsden and Rajeev Patke (Amsterdam: Rodopi, 1996), pp. 339-63.

"Nonnative English Literature and the World Literature Syllabus," in No Small World: Visions and Revisions of World Literature, ed. by Michael Carroll (Urbana, Illinois: National Council of Teachers of English, 1996), pp. 81-90.

"The Child, the Masochist and the Actor: The Use and Abuse of History in the Recent Festival of Asian Performing Arts," The Arts Magazine (September-October 1997): 68-9.

"Eastern Criticisms, Western Perceptions: The Singaporean Writer, The Western Press, and the Image of Singapore,"  Harvard Asia Pacific Review 1.2 (Summer 1997): 78-81.

"Emigration as a Resistant Factor in the Creation of a National Literature: Rex Shelley's The Shrimp People," in Ideas of Home: Literature of Asian Migration, ed. by Geoffrey Kain (East Lansing, Michingan: Michigan State University Press, 1997), pp. 101-14.

"Information Technology and the Challenge Facing Education Today," Trends 79 (March 1997): 2.

"Interview with Prof Syed Hussein Alatas," World Literature Written in English 36.2 (1997): 6-15.

"Pillars of Postmodernity," in 9 Lives: 10 Years of Singapore Theatre 1987-1997, ed. by Sanjay Krishnan (Singapore: The Necessary Stage, 1997), pp. 247-250.

"After the (Unwritten) 'Postcolonial' in Southeast Asia: What Happens Next?" in "The Silent Word": The Role of the Unwritten in the Production of Meaning, edited by Robert Young et al. (Singapore: Singapore University Press & World Scientific Publishing, 1998), pp. 59-70.

"The Language of Speech in Singapore Fiction," in Interlogue. Studies in Singapore Literature. Volume 1: Fiction, ed. by Kirpal Singh. (Singapore: Ethos Publishers, 1998), pp. 157 - 166.

"Literary Stylistics – Theoretical Frameworks" in Society, Style and Structure in Language (1998), pp. 109-212.

"Responses to the Language of Singaporean Literature in English," in Language, Education and Society in Singapore--Issues and Trends, second edition, ed. by S. Gopinathan, Anne Pakir, Ho Wah Kam, & Vanitha Saravanan (Singapore: Times Academic, 1998), pp. 203-18. (Originally published in 1994)

"Singaporean Literature in English," in English in New Cultural Contexts: Reflections from Singapore, ed. by Lubna Alsagoff, Bao Zhiming, Wendy Bokhorst-Heng, Anthea Fraser Gupta, Ho Chee Lick, Thiru Kandiah, Ismail S. Talib, & Lionel Wee. (Singapore: Oxford University Press, 1998), pp. 270-86.

(With Lubna Alsagoff, Bao Zhiming, Anne Pakir and Lionel Wee.) Society, Style and Structure in Language. Linguistics for Students and Teachers of English vol. 2 (Singapore: Prentice Hall, 1998).

(with Koh Tai Ann) "Singapore 1994-96: Bibliographies" Journal of Commonwealth Literature 33.3 (1998): 134-153.

(with Lionel Wee). English Structure & Meaning (Singapore: Prentice Hall, 1998).

"From Settlement to Super Mall," in Reclaiming the Past: Essays on Cultural Transformation in Southeast Asia ed. by Muhammad Fuad (Jakarta: ASEAN Committee on Culture and Information, 1999), pp. 103-116.

"The Language of Singapore Poetry," in Interlogue. Studies in Singapore Literature. Volume 2: Poetry, ed. by Kirpal Singh. (Singapore: Ethos Publishers, 1999), pp. 119 - 129.

"Singapore Literature," in Encyclopedia of World Literature in the 20th Century, Vol 4: S-Z, Third Edition, ed. by Steven R. Serafin (Farmington Hills, MI: St. James Press, 1999), pp. 113-5

"Tradition: Looking at the 'Other' Side," in Our Place in Time: Exploring Heritage and Memory in Singapore, edited by Kwok Kian Woon, Kwa Chong Guan, Lily Kong and Brenda Yeoh (Singapore: Singapore Heritage Society, 1999), pp. 66-75.

"Singapore, 1997-98" Journal of Commonwealth Literature 34.3 (1999): 101-123.

"Singapore" Journal of Commonwealth Literature 35.3 (2000): 95-123.

"IT, Educational Policy and Language Policy," in Singapore Inc.: Public Policy Options in the Third Millenium, ed. by Linda Low & Douglas M. Johnston (Singapore: Asia Pacific Press, 2001), pp. 335-56.

"Malaysia, Singapore and Migration," in Malaysian Literature in English: A Critical Reader, ed. by Mohammad A. Quayum & Peter C. Wicks (Kuala Lumpur: Longman/Pearson Education, 2001), pp 136-143.

"Singapore" Journal of Commonwealth Literature 36.3 (2001): 109-40.

The Language of Postcolonial Literatures: An Introduction. London: Routledge, 2002.

"Robert Yeo's Politics and Poetics" in Singaporean Literature in English: A Critical Reader, ed. by Mohammad A. Quayum & Peter Wicks (Serdang: Universiti Putra Malaysia Press, 2002), pp 322-330.

"Singapore" Journal of Commonwealth Literature 37.3 (2002): 121-42.

"Problems in the Analysis of Language in Singapore Literature" in English in Singapore: Research on Grammar, ed. by David Deterding, Low Ee Ling and Adam Brown (Singapore: McGraw-Hill Education, 2003), pp. 145-52.

"Divisions, Sub-Divisions, Linkages, Mixtures" in Complicities: Connections and Divisions, ed. by Chitra Sankaran, Leong Liew Geok and Rajeev Patke (Bern: Peter Lang, 2003), pp.335-45.

"Singapore" Journal of Commonwealth Literature 38.4 (2003): 101-124.

"Malaysia and Singapore" Journal of Commonwealth Literature 39.4 (2004): 71-96.

"Like Splashing Water in the Tray: Postcolonial Criticism as the Criticism of One's Displayed Self" [in Malay] in Pascakolonialisme dalam Pemikiran Melayu, ed by Mohamad Daud Mohamad and Zabidah Yahya (Kuala Lumpur: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, 2005), pp. 126-38.

"Malaysia and Singapore" Journal of Commonwealth Literature 40.4 (2005): 139-156.

"Preface" to Tamara Wagner's Occidentalism in Novels of Malaysia and Singapore, 1819-2004: Colonial and Postcolonial “Financial Straits” (New York: Edwin Mellen, 2005), pp. xiii-xvii.

"Malaysia and Singapore" Journal of Commonwealth Literature 41.4 (2006): 121-139.

"Language and Nation" Theory, Culture and Society 23.2-3 (2006): 66-67.

"Malaysia and Singapore" Journal of Commonwealth Literature 42.4 (2007): 109-126.

"Malaysia and Singapore" Journal of Commonwealth Literature 43.4 (2008): 123-142.

"Foreword" to Rosaly Puthucheary's Different Voices: The Singaporean/Malaysian Novel (Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2009), pp.viii-xii.

"Malaysia and Singapore" Journal of Commonwealth Literature 44.4 (2009): 119-138.

"The Malay Language in the Singaporean Novel in English" in Reading the Malay World, ed. by Rick Hosking, Susan Hosking, Noritah Omar & Washima Che Dan (Kent Town, South Australia: Wakefield Press, 2010) pp. 150-157.

"Malaysia and Singapore" Journal of Commonwealth Literature 45.4 (2010): 603-622.

後 殖民文學的語言. Translated by Li Khinhuann. (Taipei: Bookman Books, 2011). [This is the Chinese translation of my book, The Language of Postcolonial Literatures (2002)].

"Introduction" to Goh Poh Seng's The Immolation (Singapore: Epigram Books, 2011) pp. vii-xiii.

"Malaysia and Singapore" Journal of Commonwealth Literature 46.4 (2011): 655-672.

"Ghosh, Language and The Hungry Tide," in History, Narrative, and Testimony in Amitav Ghosh's Fiction ed. by Chitra Sankaran (Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2012) pp. 133-144.

"Introduction" to Robert Yeo's The Best of Robert Yeo (Singapore: Epigram Books, 2012) pp. ix–xxviii.

"Malaysia and Singapore" Journal of Commonwealth Literature 47.4 (2012): 535–545.

"Postcolonial Studies" The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics, ed. by Carol A. Chapelle (Oxford: Blackwell, 2012) pp. 4485–4490.

"Malaysia and Singapore" Journal of Commonwealth Literature 48.4 (2013): 529–540.

"The Encroachment of English in Malaysian Cultural Expression," in The Politics of English: South Asia, Southeast Asia and the Asia Pacific, ed. by Lionel Wee, Robbie Goh and Lisa Lim (Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2013) pp. 145–166.

"Malaysia and Singapore" Journal of Commonwealth Literature 49.4 (2014): 569–584.

"Malaysia and Singapore" Journal of Commonwealth Literature 50.4 (2015): 521–536.

"Malaysia and Singapore" Journal of Commonwealth Literature 51.4 (2016): 617–630.

"Malaysia and Singapore" Journal of Commonwealth Literature 52.4 (2017): 681–697.


n.b.: The above list only includes studies which have been published in print; conference papers and talks which are not printed are excluded.

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