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Assistant Professor
Dr Jaspal Singh
MA Mainz; MA, PhD Cardiff
Assistant Professor
Dr Jaspal Singh
MA Mainz; MA, PhD Cardiff
PROFILE
PROFILE

Dr Jaspal Naveel Singh is a sociolinguist and linguistic ethnographer. His PhD thesis explored voice and narrative in hip hop dance, music and art in Delhi, India. Prior to coming to the University of Hong Kong, he taught at Cardiff University in Wales, UK, and at Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany. He disseminated his research at numerous academic conferences and lectures across the world and through academic publications. Jaspal works ethnographically and is interested in the complex interconnections between language (languaging) and culture (transculturation). He takes inspiration from sociolinguistics, discourse studies, classic western and eastern philosophy, hip hop and other Black diasporic traditions, to arrive at a type of research that complexifies standard approaches in the social sciences and problematises research ethics and common-sense writing strategies.

Courses offered in 2020-2021     
COURSE CODE   PROGRAMME
CCHU9053   Contested words, disputed symbols 
ENGL7101   Introduction to language and communication
ENGL7998   Capstone experience: Final research project
LCOM2005   Language, communication and globalization
LCOM3001   Cultural dimensions of language & communication
PUBLICATIONS
TEL
3917-7281
OFFICE
Room 863, 8/F, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus
Discourse analysis; Global Hip Hop Linguistics; Linguistic Ethnography; Sociolinguistics; World Englishes