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Zahariah Bt Pilus
Associate Professor

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Associate Professor Dr. Zahariah PilusKulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences Academic/Professional Qualifications PhD (and M.A) in Linguistics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA M.A. in English Language Teaching. University of Warwick, UK Diploma in Translation, Persatuan Penterjemah Malaysia/ Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, Kuala Lumpur Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching, Maktab Perguruan Lembah Pantai, Kuala LumpurB ... show more

  • Ph.D in Linguistics - Doctor of Philosophy, University of Wisconsin
  • Master in English Language Teaching - Masters Degree, University of Warwick
  • Postgraduate Cert. in Education - Certificate, Maktab Perguruan Lembah Pantai, Kuala Lumpur
  • Bachelor in Linguistics - Bachelor Degree, Monash University, Melbourne
  • Certificate in Australian H.S.C - Certificate, Highett High School, Melbourne
  • Humanities ~ Humanities ~ Linguistics and Literature ~ Applied Linguistics - TESL, language acquisition
  • Humanities ~ Humanities ~ Linguistics and Literature ~ Phonetics and Phonology (Including Prosody) - Acoustic phonetics
  • Humanities ~ Humanities ~ Linguistics and Literature ~ Sociolinguistics (Including Language, Culture and Society, Language Change, Social Dialects, Regional Dialects, Multilingualism, Language Maintenance and Shift) - phonetics, psycholinguistics
  • Humanities ~ Humanities ~ Linguistics and Literature ~ Sociolinguistics (Including Language, Culture and Society, Language Change, Social Dialects, Regional Dialects, Multilingualism, Language Maintenance and Shift) - Sociolinguistics
(PEAS II)PRE-SESS.ENG.FOR ARABIC EXEMPTED II 1994/1995
(PEAS III)PRE.SES.ENG.FOR ARABIC EXEMPTED III 1994/1995
ADVANCED ENGLISH FOR HUMAN SCIENCES 1994/1995
ADVANCED ENGLISH II 1995/1996
ADVANCED ENGLISH WRITING 1993/1994 1994/1995
CCU FOR ARABIC EXEMPTED 1995/1996
COMPUTER ASSISTED LANGUAGE LEARNING 2018/2019 2019/2020
CORE COMPETENCE LOWER 1995/1996
CORE COMPETENCE UPPER 1995/1996
ENGLISH PHONETICS & PHONOLOGY 2003/2004 2004/2005 2005/2006 2006/2007 2007/2008 2008/2009 2009/2010 2010/2011
ENGLISH PHONETICS AND PHONOLOGY 2011/2012 2012/2013 2013/2014 2014/2015 2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018
FINAL YEAR PROJECT I 2020/2021
INTEN.REMEDIAL PRE.SES.ENG.FOR ARABIC EXE.III 1994/1995
INTRODUCTION TO LINGUISTICS 2003/2004
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLINGUISTICS 2010/2011 2011/2012 2015/2016 2016/2017
PCC/CCL FOR ARABIC EXEMPTED 1995/1996
PHONETICS & PHONOLOGY OF ENGLISH 2002/2003 2003/2004 2004/2005 2005/2006 2006/2007 2007/2008
PHONETICS AND PHONOLOGY 2006/2007 2007/2008 2008/2009 2009/2010 2012/2013 2013/2014 2014/2015 2017/2018 2018/2019 2020/2021
PHONOLOGY FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHER 2007/2008 2008/2009 2010/2011
PRE-SESSIONAL ENGLISH LEVEL II 1993/1994
PRE-SESSIONAL ENGLISH LEVEL III 1993/1994 1994/1995
PSYCHOLINGUISTICS 2003/2004 2004/2005
REMEDIAL PSES ENGLISH FOR POSTGRADUATE 1995/1996
RESEARCH PAPER 1 2017/2018
RESEARCH PAPER 1 (LANGUAGE STUDIES) 2017/2018
RESEARCH PAPER 2 2018/2019
RESEARCH PAPER I (APPLIED LINGUISTIC 2015/2016 2016/2017
RESEARCH PAPER II (APPLIED LINGUISTIC) 2013/2014 2015/2016 2018/2019
SEMANTICS AND PRAGMATICS 2019/2020 2020/2021
SOCIAL AND CULTURAL DISCOURSE 2018/2019
SPECIAL ENGLISH FOR ARABIC MAJOR II 1993/1994
SPECIAL ENGLISH FOR ARABIC MAJOR III 1993/1994
SPECIAL ENGLISH FOR ARABIC MAJOR IV 1993/1994
SPEECH AND ARTICULATORY SYSTEM 2018/2019 2019/2020
TEACHING LISTENING AND SPEAKING 2004/2005 2010/2011
TEACHING LISTENING AND SPEAKING IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS 2005/2006
In Progress
2016 - Present Tone Units, Stress and Prominence in the Speech of Malay ESL Speakers
2016 - Present Tone Choices in the Speech of Malay ESL Learners
2016 - Present Profiling the Malaysian English Accent: Evidence from the Vowel Space
2015 - Present Applying the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and Islamic Anxiety Reduce Technique (I-ART) to Reduce Communication Apprehension (CA) Experienced by Malaysian Undergraduates in Delivering Oral Presentation
Completed
2016 - 2020 Tone Units, Stress and Prominence in the Speech of Malay ESL Speakers
2016 - 2020 Tone Choices in the Speech of Malay ESL Learners
2014 - 2019 The Development of English Proficiency by English Majors in an Intensive ESL Environment
2012 - 2014 Spelling and Decoding Skills of Arab ESL Learners
2010 - 2015 Pronunciation Learning of Malay as A Second Language Learners
2010 - 2011 Pronunciation Learning Strategies of ESL Learners: A Case Study Sek. Men. Keb. Tanah Merah
Article
2016 Validation study of the Malay version of the Myasthenia Gravis Quality of Life (MGQOL)15 and Myasthenia Gravis Activities of Daily Living (MGADL) questionnaires. Neurology Asia , 21 (1) pp.33-39
2013 Exploring ESL learners' attitudes towards English accents. World Applied Sciences Journal 21 (Special Issue of Studies in Language Teaching and Learning) 2013 , 21 pp.143-152
2013 Phonological assimilation in the English of native and non-native speakers’ reading and spontaneous speech. Journal of Modern Languages , 23 (1) pp.57-67
2005 Perception of voicing in English word-final consonants: examining the perceptual assimilation model. Malaysian Journal of ELT Research , Inaugr pp.1-12
1995 Teachers’ interest in CALL and their level of computer literacy. On-Call , 9 (3) pp.8-11
1992 Making writing activities more meaningful and interesting. Jurnal Pengajaran dan Pembelajaran Bahasa , 5 (1) pp.22-25

Conference or Workshop Item

2014 Attitudes of Malaysian university students towards six English accents. In: TESOL ACTA 2014 Meeting the Challenge International Conference
2014 Spelling and pronunciation skills of Arab ESL learners . In: 3rd International Language Conference (ILC) 2014
2013 Politeness in request forms as perceived by Malay second language learners of English. In: International Language for Communication Conference
2012 Pronunciation learning strategies of Malay ESL learners. In: EWRF Education Conference
2011 Novice ESL learners' perception of English accents: an exploratory study. In: The 2nd International Language Conference, 2011
2009 If snakes ‘hiss’ and cows ‘moo’ when they are awake, what sounds do gorillas and chickens make? : creating learners’ awareness of four English vowels. In: 18th MELTA International Conference
2008 Creating awareness of the orthographic representations of [i] and [ɪ]. In: English and Asia 2008, First international conference on language and linguistics
2004 The perception of voicing in English word-final consonants: examining the perceptual assimilation model. In: MELTA Conference - Focus on Oracy

Book

Book Section

2013 Chapter 1: Introduction. In: Language and Literature in Research and Education an Islamic Perspective IIUM Press . ISBN 978-967-418-287-8 , pp.1-8