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Mohd Mukhlis Bin Abu Bakar

67903567
mukhlis.abubakar@nie.edu.sg
NIE3-03-26C

Introduction

Dr Mukhlis Abu Bakar was appointed the post of Assistant Professor of Asian Languages and Cultures Academic Group, NIE on 1 July 2004.

Education

Dr Mukhlis received his Bachelor of Arts from the National University of Singapore in 1987.

He obtained his MA in Applied Linguistics and PhD in Linguisticsfrom the University of Wales, UK, in 1989 and 1995 respectively.

Research Interests

His teaching and research interests have been concerned primarily with

linguistics, language and literacy education, critical literacy, bilingualism and Islamic religious education.

Professional Contributions

Dr Mukhlis has taught Malay language and lingustics at the Department of Malay Studies of the National University of Singapore from 1995 to 2002.

He served as Higher Degree External Examiners of the National University of Singapore and the University of Malaya, and as Reviewer for a number of internationally refereed journals.

With the Ministry of Education, Dr Mukhlis served as Member in the Malay Language Curriculum and Pedagogy Review Committee in 2005 and again in the Malay Language Review Committee in 2010. He is also a member of the Malay Language Learning and Promotion Committee since 2007. In addition, he also served as Consultant in Action Research for Malay Language teachers in a number of school clusters.

Dr Mukhlis' other contributions include serving as a member of the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (MUIS) Postgraduate Scholarship Committee and aLIVE Curriculum Review Panel.

Publications

The following is a sample of Dr Mukhlis' publications:

Books

Mukhlis Abu Bakar (2010). Struktur dan Makna dalam Bahasa  [Structure and Meaning in Language]. Singapore: Pustaka Nasional Pte. Ltd.

Journals

Mukhlis Abu Bakar (2008). Pengalaman Literasi dan Wacana Sekolah: Memahami Isu-isu Pendidikan Melalui Etnografi Komunikasi [Literacy Experience and School Discourse: Understanding Issues in Education through Ethnography of Communication]. E-Utama, Vol. 1(1), 43-59.

Book Chapters

Mukhlis Abu Bakar (2009). Islamic Religious Education and Muslim Religiosity in Singapore. In J. A. Banks (Ed.), The Routledge International Companion to Multicultural Education. New York: Routledge. p.437-448.

Mukhlis Abu Bakar (2007). "One Size Can't Fit All": A Story of Malay Children Learning Literacy. In V. Vaish, Gopinathan S. & YB Liu (Eds.), Language, Capital, Culture: Critical Studies of Language in Education in Singapore. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers. p.175-205.

Conference Presentations

Mukhlis Abu Bakar (2009, June). Integrating Language and Culture in Academic Processes: The Case for Malay Children. Paper presented at the 3rd Redesigning Pedagogy International Conference: Designing New Learning Contexts for a Globalising World, National Institute of Education, NTU.

Mukhlis Abu Bakar (2008, October). Cultural Capital and Family Involvement in Children's Literacy Learning. In Proceedings of the 3rd International Language Learning Conference (ILLC) 2008. Penang, Malaysia: Universiti Sains Malaysia. p.386-397

Mukhlis Abu Bakar (2007, November). Bilingualism and the Literacy of Young Singapore Children. Paper presented at the 2nd International Conference on Language, Education and Diversity, The University of Waikato, New Zealand.

Mukhlis Abu Bakar (2006, November). Penggunaan Bahasa dan Amalan Literasi: Kes Tiga Keluarga Melayu [Language Use and Literacy Experience: The Case of Three Malay Families]. In Puteri Roslina Abd. Wahid (Ed.), Prosiding Persidangan Antarabangsa Pengajian Melayu 2006. Kuala Lumpur: Akademi Pengajian Melayu. p.509-520.

Awards

Fulbright American Studies Institute Program on 'Religion in Contemporary America: Church, State and Society' at the Centre for Religion and American Public Life, Boston College, USA, 2003.

BOOK CHAPTERS

Mukhlis Abu Bakar (IN-PRESS). Transmission and Development of Literacy Values and Practices: An Ethnographic Study of a Malay Family in Singapore. IN Silver, R. E., & Bokhorst-Heng, W. D. (EDS.), Quadrilingual Education in Singapore: Pedagogical Innovation in Language Education (PP. xx-xx). Singapore: Springer Press.
Mukhlis Abu Bakar (2012). Cognitive, Affective, Spiritual: Transformative Learning in an Islamic Education Programme. IN Fowler, M., Weiss, M., & Hochheimer, J. L. (EDS.), Spirituality: New Reflections on Theory, Praxis and Pedagogy (PP. 101-112). Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press.
Mukhlis Abu Bakar (2009). Islamic Religious Education and Muslim Religiosity in Singapore. IN Banks, J. A. (ED.), The Routledge International Companion to Multicultural Education (PP. 437-448). New York: Routledge, Taylor & Francis.
Mukhlis Abu Bakar (2008). Sanah in Singapore: Early Biliteracy at Home. IN Gregory, E. (ED.), Learning to Read in a New Language: Making Sense of Words and Worlds (PP. 29-34). London: Sage Publications Ltd.
Mukhlis Abu Bakar (2007). "One Size Can't Fit All": A Story of Malay Children Learning Literacy. IN Liu, Y.B., Vaish, V. & Gopinathan, S. (EDS.), Language, Capital, Culture: Critical Studies of Language and Education in Singapore (PP. 175-205). Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.
Mukhlis Abu Bakar (2006). Between State Interests and Citizen Rights: Whither the Madrasah. IN Noor Aisha Abdul Rahman & Lai, A. E. (EDS.), Secularism and Spirituality: Seeking Integrated Knowledge and Success in Madrasah Education in Singapore (PP. 29-57). Singapore: Institute of Policy Studies & Marshall Cavendish Academic.
Mukhlis Abu Bakar, & Chater, N. (1995). Time-warping tasks and recurrent neural networks. IN Levy, J., Bairaktaris, D., Bullinaria, J., & Cairns, P. (EDS.), Connectionist Models of Memory and Language (PP. 269-288). London: University College London Press.

BOOKS

Hadijah Rahmat, Mukhlis Abu Bakar, Roksana Abdullah (ED.). (2011). MASURI SN - Sasterawan Melayu di Persada Antarabangsa [Masuri SN - A Malay Poet Laureate in the International Arena] (PP. 179). Singapore: ALC, NIE.
Mukhlis Abu Bakar (2010). Struktur dan Makna dalam Bahasa [Structure and Meaning in Language] (PP. 215). Singapore: Pustaka Nasional Pte Ltd.

CONFERENCE PAPERS PUBLISHED IN PROCEEDINGS

Mukhlis Abu Bakar (2012, November). Language Use and Language Preference in the Learning of Religion. IN (EDS.) Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Linguistics, Literature and Culture (ICLLIC) 2012, 1, 1-4.
Suryani Atan & Mukhlis Abu Bakar (2008, November). Classroom Interactions: When Students Elicit and Inform. IN (EDS.) APERA 2008 Proceedings, 1, 8-06.
Mukhlis Abu Bakar (2008, October). Cultural Capital and Family Involvement in Children's Literacy Learning. IN (EDS.) Proceedings of the Third International Language Learning Conference (ILLC) 2008, 1, 386-397.
Mukhlis Abu Bakar (2006, November). Penggunaan Bahasa dan Amalan Literasi: Kes Tiga keluarga Melayu [Language Use and Literacy Practice: The Case of Three Malay Families]. IN Puteri Roslina Abd. Wahid (ED.) Persidangan Antarabangsa Pengajian Melayu, 1, 509-520.
Sajlia Jalil & Mukhlis Abu Bakar (2006, May). Learning from Each Other: The Role of Siblings in Literacy Learning. IN (EDS.) Educational Research Association of Singapore Conference 2006, 1, 7-7.
Azma Abu Basri & Mukhlis Abu Bakar (2006, May). Emulating What's Valued: Family Practices in Literacy Learning. IN (EDS.) Educational Research Association of Singapore Conference 2006, 1, 7-8.
Mukhlis Abu Bakar (2005, November). Early Home Literacy: Some Insights into the Cultural and Linguistic Worlds of a Malay Child. IN Chew, L. C. (ED.) Innovation and Enterprise: Education for the New Economy, 1, 756-764.
Mukhlis Abu Bakar & Chater, N. (1994, January). Distribution and frequency: Modelling the effects of speaking rate on category boundaries using recurrent neural networks. IN Ram, A. & Eiselt, K. (EDS.) Proceedings of the 16th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 1, 3-8.
Mukhlis Abu Bakar & Chater, N. (1994, January). Phonetic prototypes: Modelling the effects of speaking rate on the internal structure of a voiceless category using recurrent neural networks. IN (EDS.) Third International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, 511-514.
Mukhlis Abu Bakar & Chater, N. (1993, January). Processing time-warped sequences using recurrent neural networks: Modelling rate-dependent factors in speech perception. IN (EDS.) Proceedings of the 15th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 1, 191-196.

JOURNAL ARTICLES

Mukhlis Abu Bakar (2012). Learning and Spirituality in Young Muslim Children. Journal of Religious Education, 60,(3), 25-34.
Mukhlis Abu Bakar & Koh, G. H. (2009). Home and School: Children's Lived Experience of Literacy. E-Utama, 2,(), 119-134.
Mukhlis Abu Bakar (2008). Pengalaman Literasi, Wacana Bilik Darjah dan Pencapaian Akademik: Suatu Perspektif Sosiobudaya [Literacy Experience, Classroom Discourse and Academic Achievement: A Sociocultural Perspective]. E-Utama, 1,(), 43-59.
Mukhlis Abu Bakar (2001). Semantik dan Tatabahasa: Interaksi antara Morfologi dengan Semantik [Semantics and Grammar: The Interaction between Morphology and Semantics]. Dewan Bahasa, 1,(12), 45-53.
Mukhlis Abu Bakar (2000). Peranan Semantik dan Fungsi Sintaksis: Dua Hubungan Tatabahasa yang Bebas [Semantic Role and Syntactic Function: Two Independent Grammatical Relations]. Dewan Bahasa: Jurnal Pembinaan dan Pengembangan Bahasa, 44,(3), 318-329.
Mukhlis Abu Bakar (1999). Cerita dan Identiti dalam Percakapan [ Stories and Identities in Talk]. Dewan Bahasa: Jurnal Pembinaan dan Pengembangan Bahasa, 43,(10), 937-943.
Mukhlis Abu Bakar (1998). Hubungan Tatabahasa: Kes Kata Kerja dan Komplemennya [Grammatical Relations: The Case of the Verb and its Complements]. Jurnal Dewan Bahasa, 42,(12), 1129-1134.
Mukhlis Abu Bakar (1993). The effects of speaking rate and syllable structure on phonetic perception. The Irish Journal of Psychology, 14,(3), 410-425.

REVIEWS

Mukhlis Abu Bakar (2011). [REVIEW OF Gregory, E. Learning to Read in a New Language: Making Sense of Words and Worlds (2nd Ed.)]. Pedagogies, 265-267
Mukhlis Abu Bakar (2005). [REVIEW OF Gregory, E., Long, S., & Volk, D. Many Pathways to Literacy: Young children learning with siblings, grandparents, peers and communities]. Language and Education, 542-545
Mukhlis Abu Bakar (2003). [REVIEW OF Collins, J. Malay, World Language: A Short History]. Asian Journal of Social Science, 141-144

TECHNICAL REPORTS OR MONOGRAPHS

Mukhlis Abu Bakar & Koh G. H. (2009, August). Malay and Chinese Children's Literacy and Home-School Relationships , , 19.
Mukhlis Abu Bakar (2005, January). Learning to Read and Write: A preliminary report on the cultural practices of literacy of Malay families , , 43.