James McLellan

Dr. James McLellan is a Senior Assistant Professor in English Language and Linguistics at the University of Brunei Darussalam. He has also taught at secondary and tertiary levels in Brunei, UK, France, Malaysia, Australia and Aotearoa (New Zealand).

He received his PhD from Curtin University of Technology, Australia in 2005.

His current research areas include language alternation (code switching, translanguaging) in social media, multilingual education, Borneo indigenous languages (especially Bidayuh), and language policy and planning in education.

Dr. McLellan has authored and co-authored numerous research articles and book chapters. He is co-editor of The Use and Status of Language in Brunei Darussalam: A Kingdom of Unexpected Linguistic Diversity (2016, Singapore: Springer) and Codeswitching in University English-Medium Classes: Asian Perspectives (2014, Bristol: Multilingual Matters). 

His current research projects include language choice and interaction patterns and identities across Borneo and Mindanao.

For the ICE project he has a particular interest in the spread of English-medium instruction across Asia and elsewhere.

For more information, please visit Dr. McLellan’s faculty web page.