Completion of PhD by Richard Powell

Richard Powell has recently passed his PhD with flying colours. His topic was on language use in Malaysian courts and the politics of de facto bilingualism (English-Malay) in a legal regime where Malay is the official language, but litigants often speak (only) a third or fourth language. Richard was co-supervised by Dr Amanda Whiting (Associate Director (Malaysia), ALC) and Professor Joseph Lo Bianco (Education / Linguistics).