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Hannah Choi

Masters candidate
Division of Linguistics and Multilingual Studies
School of Humanities
Nanyang Technological University

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| Education | Research Experience | Other Work Experience | Skills | Leadership Roles and Project Management | Others |

Education

Master of Arts (Research) Aug 2016-present

Division of Linguistics and Multilingual Studies, School of Humanities,
Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore

Expected Graduation: August 2018 (GPA 5.0/5.0)

Bachelor of Arts, First Class Honours Aug 2011 - Aug 2015

Division of Linguistics and Multilingual Studies, School of Humanities,
Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore

Graduated: August 2015 (GPA: 4.5/5.0)

General Cambridge Examinations (GCE)
‘A’ Level Diploma Mar 2009 - Nov 2010

Pioneer Junior College, Singapore
Graduated: December 2010

General Cambridge Examinations (GCE)
‘O’ Level Diploma Jan 2005 - Dec 2008

Dunearn Secondary School, Singapore
Graduated: December 2010

Overseas Exchange Experience

Exchange Semester Jan 2014 - Jul 2014

Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark

Summer Session Jul 2013

University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, USA
Research/Work Experience

Communications Coach 2017-present

Language and Communication Cube, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
I received training to provide feedback and advice to fellow NTU students about their writing and oral communication skills. I helped students with different levels of English proficiency either in one-on-one consultations or group consultations. The areas I worked on were: the writing and communication process, awareness of audience and purpose; writing and communication strategies; content and organization; cohesion and coherence; language style and tone; grammar, vocabulary, and mechanics.

Fieldwork Researcher 2015-2016

NWO-VICI Project: Reconstructing the past through languages of the present: The Lesser Sunda Islands, Leiden University, Netherlands
I did linguistic field work on Alor Island, Indonesia under the direction of Professor Marian Klamer of Leiden University. There I studied five languages: Adang, Kula, Sawila, Klon, and Wersing over a period of 40 days. Work done included: project management, collecting language data (audio recordings, video recordings, interviews, elicitation), data management (recording metadata). I also transcribed the language data I collected, and translated the Indonesian data collected.

Summer Researcher 2014-2015

Gurindji Children and the Evolution of Gurindji Kriol, Conducted research for a period of 10 weeks under the supervision of Professor Felicity Meakins on the research project titled: Gurindji Children and the Evolution of Gurindji Kriol. Work done included: transcribing language data from Gurindji kriol, a language from the Northern Territory, and managing audio and video data. Tool used: Computerized Language Analysis (CLAN)

Undergraduate Research Experience
on Campus (URECA) 2013-2014

Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore Research Title: Morphosyntactic Properties of the Indonesian Verbal Prefix ter-
Conducted independent research for a period of 11 months under the supervision of Professor Frantisek Kratochvil on the Morphosyntactic Properties of the Indonesian Verbal Prefix ter-. Resulted in a research paper published in the URECA Student Journal Publications.

Student Research Assistant 2012-present

NTU Open Multilingual WordNet: WordNet Bahasa
Division of Linguistics and Multilingual Studies, School of Humanities,
Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore

I assisted Professor Francis Bond in the development and management of the Indonesian branch of the multilingual WordNet project. Work done included: Annotating word senses in Indonesian checking for errors in existing sense, and Part-of-Speech tags. This required a strong understanding of the structures found in the Indonesian language as well as familiarity of the WordNet ecosystem.
Other Work Experience

Freelance Editor and Proofreader 2016-present

  • Provided editing and proofreading services for PhD students' dissertations in NTU.
  • Provided editing and proofreading services for research papers written in Indonesian.

MasterCard Theaters - Usher Marina Bay Sands, 2013-2016

  • Provided customer service in English, Korean and Indonesian to patrons visiting the Theater
  • Ensured the safety of the patrons

Freelance Volunteer Medical Interpreter 2005-present

  • Provided live interpreting services from English to Indonesian for Medical officers for Yayasan Pendidikan Hidup Baru in various parts of Indonesia (Batam, Pekanbaru, Bandung, Medan)
Leadership Role and Project Management

School of Humanities Graduate Students’ Committee - Honorary Treasurer 2017-2018

Took responsibility over the financial accounts of the committee through bookkeeping and creating financial reports.

Linguistics and Multilingual Studies Student Committee - Treasurer 2011-2013

4th Annual College of Humanities Arts and Social Sciences Graduate Student Conference (CoHASS GSC)
- Head of Logistics 2017-2018

Organized and executed a student-led graduate student conference. Responsible for the logistics of the event such as sourcing and securing the venue, planning the food and drink as well as event and directional signs.
Skills
Languages
    Primary Languages
  • English, native language spoken at home
  • Indonesian, native language spoken at home
  • Korean, native language spoken at home
  • Secondary Languages
  • Mandarin Chinese, Completed Level 2 in NTU, Singpaore
  • French, Completed Level 3 in NTU, Singapore
  • Russian, Completed Level 2 in NTU, Singapore
Linguistic Tools
  • CLAN Software for Linguistic transcription and analysis
  • SIL Toolbox Data management and analysis tool for field linguists
  • PRAAT Software for Phonetic Analysis
  • Audacity Software for Acoustic Analysis
  • Audio and Visual recording and processing
Computer Skills
Basic knowledge of:
  • Microsoft office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Python 3
  • LaTeX
  • SQLite
  • HTML
Hobbies
Reading (Historical fiction), choral singing, dressmaking