Position:

Assistant Professor
Programme of English Language Literature Studies

Office: T2-502-R5
Tel: (756) 3620814
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                     ELLS Dr. Seino Van Breugel   
Academic & Professional Qualifications
  • Ph.D. Linguistics (La Trobe University, Australia)
  • M.A. Tibeto-Burman Comparative Linguistics (Leiden University, The Netherlands)
  • B.A. Russian Language and Literature (Leiden University, The Netherlands)
Research Interests

         Tibeto-Burman and Austroasiatic languages and cultures; cultures of Meghalaya (Northeast India); phonology; morphology; syntax;  
         pragmatics; linguistic typology; linguistic fieldwork; language documentation; language description/grammar writing; orthography
         development; lexicography; literacy development; language revitalization and maintenance and social media; linguistic anthropology

 Selected Research Project / Grants
  • 2013-2017. Firebird Foundation for Anthropological Research. Principal Researcher. “The Lyngam language of Meghalaya”. Type: language documentation and description through fieldwork. Amount: US$9550.
  • 2009, April-June. La Trobe University: Research Centre for Linguistic Typology. Principal Participant. “Writing-up award” A grant to write papers for publication. Amount: Aus$9234.
  • 2004. Leiden Univeristy Fund: Janneke Fruin-Helb Award.  Amount €3000
 Selected Publications
  • forthcoming a. A culturally informed description of Lyngam kinship terms In: Q. Marak & Sarit K. Chaudhuri (eds.). Cultural heritage of Meghalaya. Bhopal: Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya.
  • forthcoming b. A new description of Atong kinship terms. In: Q. Marak & Sarit K. Chaudhuri (eds.). Cultural heritage of Meghalaya. Bhopal: Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya.
  • 2019. Atong Texts: Glossed, translated and annotated narratives in a Tibeto-Burman language of Meghalaya, Northeast India. Leiden, Boston: Brill.
  • 2015. Journey to the Lyngams: a people of Meghalaya, Northeast India. Humanities Journal 22(1). Bangkok: Kasetsart University. 252-290.
  • 2014. A grammar of Atong. Leiden, Boston: Brill. (Published in January. Radically different from my PhD thesis in both analysis and contents.)
  • 2010. No common argument, no extraction, no gap: Attributive clauses in Atong and beyond. Studies in Language 34(3). 493-531.
 Courses Taught

     2019-current   United International College, Zhuhai, China: Assistant Professor in DHSS

     1) Introduction to the Study of Language
     2) Lexis and Morphology
     3)English as a World Language

     2018-2019      Leiden University Academic Language Centre:

     1)  Dutch as a Second Language
     2)  EFL (English as a Foreign Language)
     3)  EAP (English for Academic Purposes)

     2018     University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK. June – September

     EAP (English for Academic Purposes)

     2016–2018     Stamford International University, Bangkok, Thailand: Laureate Languages Program.

     1)  EFL (English as a Foreign Language)
     2)  EAP (English for Academic Purposes)

     2010‑2015      Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand. Lecturer in Linguistics

     1)  Linguistic Fieldwork Methods
     2)  Analysis of English Words and Sentences (English morphology and syntax)
     3)  Analysis of Words and Sentences (general morphology and syntax)
     4)  Varieties of English
     5)  (Non-)Verbal Communication
     6)  Analytical Reading in Linguistics
     7)  Language and Gender
     8)  Language and Social Interaction
     9)  Language and communication

     2009    La Trobe University, Australia, Lecturer in Linguistics

     1)  Languages in Asia
     2)  Semantics and Pragmatics