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Ming Chew Teo

Ming Chew Teo, Assistant Professor

Ming Chew Teo, Visiting Assistant Professor
Ming Chew Teo, Assistant Professor

Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures
121 Major Williams
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-5361 |

Ming Chew Teo is an assistant professor in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures. 

  • Chinese Linguistics
  • Contact Linguistics
  • Singapore English
  • B.A., National University of Singapore
  • M.A., National University of Singapore
  • Ph.D.,  Stanford University 


Crosslinguistic influence in Singapore English: Linguistic and social aspects. Under contract with Routledge.

Sun, Chaofen and Ming Chew Teo. 2017. “Temporally closed situations for the Chinese perfective LE.” Doing pragmatics interculturally: cognitive, philosophical, and sociopragmatic perspectives, Rachel Giova and Michael Haugh (eds.). Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton.   

Journal Articles

“Cross-linguistic influence between genetically unrelated languages: A synchronic study of ‘already’ in Colloquial Singapore English.” Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages. Forthcoming.

“How language use shapes meaning: A case study of Singapore Southern Min loanword ‘balu’.” Journal of Chinese Linguistics43.2: 548-585. 2015.  

“Transferability of semantic functions in contact-induced grammaticalization: The case of Singapore Colloquial English ‘one’.” Studies in Language38.4: 836-863. 2014.

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