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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics


Samantha Sie

College: Newnham College


Supervisor: Prof Ianthi Tsimpli

Research Topic: Investigating the role of an indigenised language variety in the morphosyntactic acquisition of its standard variety: The case of English in Malaysia



Samantha is a PhD candidate in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics. Her research aims to bridge the fields of Language Acquisition and World Englishes by focusing on the use of Malaysian English varieties in different social contexts.

Prior to her PhD, Samantha completed her BA in English Language and Linguistics at the University of York in 2016 and MPhil in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics at the University of Cambridge in 2017.



Language Acquisition


World Englishes                  


Other activities and roles   

2017-2018: Co-organiser of the poster session at the Cambridge Language Sciences Annual Symposium

2018-2019: Graduate representative of the Cambridge University Malaysia Society