• Senior Lecturer

  • SLAS-Department of Liberal Arts & Humanities
    Faculty of Social Sciences & Leisure Management
  •   mary.varghese@taylors.edu.my

Dr Mary Varghese

Academic Qualification

  • Doctor of Philosophy, UNIVERSITY OF MALAYA, Malaysia
  • Master of English as a Second Language, UNIVERSITY OF MALAYA, Malaysia
  • Bachelor of Arts (English), UNIVERSITY OF MADRAS, India
  • Diploma in English as a Second Language, UNIVERSITY OF MALAYA, Malaysia
  • Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL), REGIONAL LANGUAGE CENTRE, Singapore

Professional Qualification

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Areas of Expertise

  • Humanities, Linguistics And Literature, Linguistic Structures(Incl. Grammer,Phonology, Lexicon,Semantics)
  • Humanities, Art And Culture, Multicultural, Intercultural And Cross-Cultural Studies
  • Humanities, Linguistics And Literature, Language In Culture And Society(Sociolinguistics)
  • Humanities, Linguistics And Literature, Applied Linguistics
  • Humanities, Linguistics And Literature, Discourse And Pragmatics

Research Interest

  • English as Lingua Franca
  • Media Discourse
  • Discourse and Social Cohesion


  • Representations of inclusiveness in social assistance programmes of the 10th Malaysia Plan, 2011 2015 (SCOPUS-Indexed), National Identities - Article in Journals
  • Online interactions across three contexts: An analysis of culture and technological affordances. (SCOPUS-Indexed), Journal of Intercultural Communication Research - Article in Journals
  • EMI in Malaysia: Student Voices. - Book Chapter
  • Think about all the Schoolkids, The Star Newspaper - Mass Media(Newspaper,Radio,Tv,Popular Magazine)
  • The 'separate but equal' fallacy, The Star Newspaper - Mass Media(Newspaper,Radio,Tv,Popular Magazine)
  • State contestations in constructions of 1Malaysia: Saying it different to different people (ISI-Indexed), Language Problems and Language Planning - Article in Journals
  • Identity politics of being and becoming of the Chetti Melaka in Singapore (SCOPUS-Indexed), Pertanika Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities - Article in Journals
  • Talking 'Race' Through 1Malaysia in Editorials: A Critical Discourse Analysis (ISI-Indexed), Journal of Language and Politics - Article in Journals
  • Who s that Guy? A Discourse Representations of Social Actors in a Death., Language In India - Article in Journals
  • Voices of a Rape Victim. - Book Chapter


  • Rejuvenating forgotten waterfront settlements in Malaysia, with specific reference to the Royal Town of Klang,  Co-researcher2017 to 2020, Taylor's University
  • The Bilateral Relationship between Malaysia and China: The Role and Impact of Media,  Co-researcher2015 to 2017, Taylor's University
  • Impact of cross-cultural diversity on work performance in Malaysian Small and Medium Enterprises dealing in Information and Communication Technology,  Co-researcher2014 to 2015, National

Awards and Stewardship

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Paper Presented

  • Discourses of space among urban poor children in Malaysia, Salzburg Conference in Interdisciplinary Poverty Research, Austria. (CONFERENCE), ORAL PRESENTER , 13/09/2018 to 14/09/2018
  • Debating the Dual Language Programme (DLP): an analysis of articles and letters to the editor, 6th University of Malaya Discourse and Society International Conference: Discourse, Culture and Identity (CONFERENCE), ORAL PRESENTER , 05/12/2017 to 06/12/2017
  • Malaysia-China Diplomacy in the Media: Negotiating Relationships and Maintaining Positions, 5th International SEARCH Conference (CONFERENCE), ORAL PRESENTER , 18/05/2017 to 19/05/2017
  • Under the Roof of 1Malaysia: the constructions of inclusiveness, 5th International Conference on Discourse and Society 2015 (CONFERENCE), ORAL PRESENTER , 14/11/2015 to 16/11/2015
  • Identity Crisis of the Endangered Minority Community of the Chettis of Melaka, 4th International SEARCH Conference (CONFERENCE), ORAL PRESENTER , 28/05/2015 to 29/05/2015
  • Representations of a Death, International Conference on Political Linguistics, Poland (CONFERENCE), ORAL PRESENTER , 17/09/2009 to 19/09/2009
  • Legitimisation Strategies in the Media, 2nd International Free Linguistics Conference (CONFERENCE), ORAL PRESENTER , 11/10/2008 to 12/10/2008
  • Voices of a Rape Victim, International Conference on Language, Culture and Communication (CONFERENCE), ORAL PRESENTER , 28/11/2006 to 30/11/2006
  • Factuality Speaking: What the Ed Said, "3rd New Zealand Discourse Conference "" Engaging with Discourse Analysis""" (CONFERENCE), ORAL PRESENTER , 05/11/2011 to 07/12/2011