Mark Fifer Seilhamer


English Language & Literature (ELL)

Office Location
NIE 3-03-112


Ph.D. (Language Studies) National University of Singapore, AGCERT (Second Language Studies) University of Hawai`i at Manoa, M.A. (English/TESOL) San Francisco State University


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Research Interests
Language & Identity, Language Ideologies/Attitudes, Language Planning & Policy, Social Positioning

  • Mark Fifer Seilhamer is a lecturer in the English Language and Literature Academic Group. His background is in TESOL and he taught English in a variety of Asia-Pacific contexts – San Francisco, Guam, Hawai`i, Taiwan, and Japan – before getting his Ph.D. from National University of Singapore and turning his attention to language & identity, language ideologies/attitudes, and language planning & policy. While sociolinguistic issues dominate his research agenda, he has also published articles on prepositional verb collocation and L2 processing of grammatical constructions.

  • Language Ideologies/Attitudes, Language & Identity, Language Planning & Policy, Social Positioning

  • ALS10A Academic Discourse Skills

    AAE23K The Role of Language in Education

    AAE10B Language in Context

    AAE08A The Language that Surrounds Us

    AAE30A Research Methods (Qualitative part of the course)

    QUE503 Pedagogical Grammar of English

    MMM800 Critical Inquiry

    MCLT811 Professional English for TCIL Instructors