Associate Professor Alexander Robertson Coupe
|Address:||School of Humanities
Nanyang Technological University
HSS Building Level 3 Room 56,
14 Nanyang Drive
|Phone:||+65 6592 1567 (office)|
|Fax:||+65 6795 6525|
|2004||PhD, Linguistics Program, La Trobe University
Dissertation: The Mongsen Dialect of Ao: a language of Nagaland
Supervisor: Prof. David Bradley
(revised and published as Coupe 2007a)
|1999||MA by research, Department of Linguistics, The Australian National University
Thesis: A Phonetic and Phonological Description of Ao: a language of Nagaland, north-east India
Supervisor: Dr. Phillip Rose
(revised and published as Coupe 2003)
|1995||B. Asian Studies (Thai) (Hons), National Thai Studies Centre and Department of
Linguistics, The Australian National University
Thesis: Transitivity Relations in Thai
Supervisors: Dr. Anthony V.N. Diller and Dr. Ulrike Mosel
- Focus on documentation and typology of minority languages of South Asia/Southeast Asia: including grammars, dictionaries and collections of linguistically annotated texts.
- Awarded an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship for Experienced Researchers 2016–2018, affiliated to the University of Cologne.
- PI of a total of SGD $697,901 in research grant funding since joining NTU in 2009, including a 2012 Singapore Ministry of Education AcRF Tier 2 grant and a 2016 Tier 1 grant.
- Co-PI of a Tier 2 grant awarded in 2013.
- PI of a total of AUD $303,668 in competitive research grant funding for the period 2004-2009.
- Two single-authored books.
- Two special issues (as editor and co-editor) of leading linguistics journals.
- Four research articles and chapters published/accepted for publication in the last year.
- Growing citation counts of books and papers demonstrating increasing international recognition and impact on the field.
- Successful PhD supervision of two students in Linguistics & Multilingual Studies, (2015 and 2018); current supervision of one MA by research; supervisor of 19 completed Honours theses.
- Very active record of teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level.
- Very good/excellent student evaluations and feedback.
- Division of Linguistics & Multilingual Studies’ nomination for teaching award in 2011.
- Member of NTU’s Institutional Review Board.
- Solid record of service in the School of Humanities & Social Sciences, including serving as chair of hiring and reappointment committees and other important portfolios, and membership of management and curriculum committees at the Programme level.
- Excellent record of service to the profession internationally – chair of two international conferences, one workshop, and a regular reviewer for top-ranked journals.
- Editorship of an international linguistics journal (Linguistics of the Tibeto-Burman Area) published by John Benjamins 2012–2017.
- Regular assessor of grant applications for the National Science Foundation (USA), The Endangered Languages Documentation Project (UK), the Swiss National Science Foundation, and recently, the Research Grants Council (HK).