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Curriculum Vitae

VONG MENG
House #292, Road 23 BT, Group 6, Phom Khbal Tumnop, Sangkat Boeung
Tumpon, Khan Meanchey, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
P.O. Box 540, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Tel: (855-012)446 416, Fax: (855-023) 889 180
E-mail: meng_ifl@yahoo.com, blog: inl-rac.blogspot.com

PERSONAL DATA
Sex: Male
Date of Birth: June 04, 1978
Place of Birth: Takeo province, Cambodia

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
Royal Academy of Cambodia
Ph.D. Candidate in Linguistics, 2007-2010
Dissertation: Infixes /-m-/ and /-n-/ in the Modern Khmer Language

Royal Academy of Cambodia


M.A. in Linguistics, 2002
Thesis: Compound Words in the Modern Khmer Language

Faculty of Social Science and Humanities, Royal University of Phnom Penh


B.A. in Khmer Literature, 2000
Thesis: Reduplicative Words in the Modern Khmer Language

Institute of Foreign Languages (IFL), Royal University of Phnom Penh


B.A in English (TEFL), 2007

Department of Law, Faculty of Law and Economics


Diploma in Law Professional, 1998

FELLOWSHIP IN SOCIAL SCIENCE


Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore (NUS)
ASEAN Research Fellow
Http//: www.ari.nus.edu.sg
01 May-31 July, 2008
Research topic: Infixes /-m-/ and /-n-/ in the Modern Khmer Language

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Activities: Attending weekly workshop on “Academic Writing for Graduate
Students” lectured by Dr. Kay Mohlman”

http//: www.thepracticewriting.com.sg

Research work at the Central library, National University of Singapore, Institute


of South East Asia Studies (ISEAS) Library, National University of Singapore
via both E-resources and book materials

http//:www.nus.edu.sg

WORK EXPERIENCES
Institute of National Language (INL), Royal Academy of Cambodia
E-mail: inl_rac@yahoo.com
Website: inl-rac.blogspot.com

As a researcher and assistant-editor of the Dictionary Project


02 September 2003-Present
- A member of Khmer Orthographic Dictionary project (publication in
September, 2005)
- Assistant-editor to prepare Khmer compound words input and output new
Khmer Encyclopedic Dictionary Project (publication expected by the end of
2011)
- Khmer Language Program Coordinator, teaching Khmer Language for
foreigners focus on writing, speaking, reading, listening, social work, culture,
and community.
Project Implementation
As a research team
Grant funded by the Royal Government of Cambodia
Topic: Language and culture of Stieng, Kratie province, Cambodia
Project period: 01 January-December, 2009

As a research team
Grant funded by the Asia Research Center, Royal Academy of Cambodia
Grant amount: 2,500 USD
Topic: Tampuan Language in Ratanakiri, Cambodia
Project Period: January 2-November 30, 2008

Council of Ministers
National Commission for Khmer Language
Member of Committee of Medical, biological, and agricultural terms

Ministry of National Assembly-Senate Relations and Inspection


General Department of General Administrative Affairs,
Department of Administration and Personnel,
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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As an administrator
10 Sept 1999-03 June 2003
Office of International Relations and ASEAN
I was in charge of
- preparing documents related to the embassy for Ministry
- translating documents related to corruption from English into Khmer
- doing further research on corruption issues
- maintaining good relationship with NGOs in sending the officials to train in
short courses
- discussing with other officials to prepare documents taken a course in NGOs
or national and international organization
- participating in a national and international conference, symposium,
congress, and seminar

Community Activities
Cooperation with Center for Khmer Studies (CKS)
Website: www.khmerstudies.org
Translator
01 August 2007-30 January 2008
- To translate “The Erosion of Patron-Client Bonds and Social Change in Rural
Southeast Asia” by James C. Scott p5-37, in Journal of Asian Studies, Vol. 32,
No.1 (Nov., 1972) into Khmer language
Peer reviewers
01 November, 2006- 30 January 2007
- Member of peer reviewers on the history of Contemporary of Southeast Asia

Royal University of Phnom Penh


Department of English, Institute of Foreign Languages (IFL)
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
As a part-time lecturer
Private program
December 2002- Present
- To give a lecture on Khmer grammar compared with English grammar to get
the students understand both grammatical systems
- To give a lecture on Khmer literature and its role in our life and society,
focusing on literature theory, historical evolution and origin of the Khmer
literature compared with English literature to enable the students to
improve their writing of both English and Khmer stories
- To give a lecture on Khmer culture, focusing on Cambodian religion,
tradition, national ceremony, national music, dance, national art, and
architecture
- To assist the Director with student’s theses:
1. Noun Formation in the Modern Khmer Language
2. Transitive and Intransitive Verbs in the Modern Khmer Language

As a Contract Lecturer of the Advanced Study of Khmer (ASK)


program
The cooperation between the Institute of Foreign Languages (IFL),
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Royal University of Phnom Penh and the University of Hawaii, USA
Supported by Fulbright Fund

June 13-July 29, 2005


- To teach advance Khmer to foreigners; to develop intensive and immersion
language curriculum program; to provide service and coordination between
morning teaching for 4 morning hours per day; 5 days per weeks as well as
54 afternoon hours of informal applied practice. In addition, three hours of
volunteer work for afternoon activities with NGOs, government agencies,
and larger Cambodian community. Related activities include, but are not
limited to, maintaining at least 3 hours of office hour per week for course
taught; participating in teacher training/administrative committees, and in-
service fleshing workshop.

June 28- July 23, 2004


- To teach Khmer Language to foreigners in summer course for the Advanced
Study of Khmer (ASK). This is an intensive four week module with (a) three
hour and 30 minutes of formal learning in the morning; (b) volunteer for
three hours of informal learning with a focus on social on social and cultural
learning with hands on the activities at the NGOs in the afternoon; (c)
volunteer for weekend fieldtrips.

Royal University of Phnom Penh


Department of Korean, Institute of Foreign Languages (IFL)
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
As a part-time lecturer
B.A. in Korean Language
February 2009-July 2009
To give a lecture on General Linguistics

Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia (PUC)


Paññāsāstra Faculty of Polytechnics
November 2005-January 2007
Part time in Khmer Studies Lecturer, B.A in English program
- To teach History of Cambodia and Khmer literature for year 2, history focuses
on history of Angkor era up to 1997 and literature focuses on Inscription,
folktale, the modern literature and novel writings

University of Technology Phnom Penh


November 2004-March 2005
Part time in Khmer Studies Lecturer, B.A in English program
Khmer Studies Lecturer, B.A in English program
- To teach Khmer literature for year 3 focused on theory of literature and
historical Khmer literature from Funan period up to the present time

Department of English, Institute of Management and Economics


Sihanouk Ville, Cambodia
Lecturer of English
Weekend Program, B.A. in English
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September 2004-July 2005
- To teach Writing Skill, year one
- To teach Writing Skill, year two
- To teach Khmer Literature, year one

Attending conferences
- The 4th International Conference on Southeast Asian Cultural Values:
Angkor, A Symbol of Cultural Prestige in Southeast Asia, speaker of A
Culture of Peace and Sustainable Development in Cambodia, December 15-
16, 2008, Phnom Penh Hotel, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

- The Third Singapore Graduate Forum on Southeast Asia Studies, Asia


Research Institute (ARI), National University of Singapore (NUS), Speaker
of the Infixes /-m-/ and /-n-/ in the Modern Khmer Language, Singapore,
July 28-29, 2008
- South and Southeast Asian Association for the Study of Culture and Religion
(SSEASR) http://www.sseasr.org, Syncretism in South and Southeast Asia:
Adoption and Adaptation, Speaker of the Evolution of Khmer Language in
the Globalization Era, Bangkok, Thailand, May 24-27, 2007
- 1st CAMTESOL Conference on English Language Teaching: Practical Issues
in Teaching, Institute of Foreign Languages (IFL), Royal University of
Phnom Penh, and Hotel Inter-Continental, 12-13 March 2005, this
conference was supported by IDP Education Australia:
http://www.camtesol.org, Certificate of Attendance
- 7th National Socio-Cultural Research Congress on Cambodia. Speaker of
Language of Literature: An Essay on the Modern Cambodian Syntax, Royal
University of Phnom Penh, 15-17 November 2004
- Regional Conference on: Democracy in Southeast Asia: Opportunities,
Challenges and Future Direction, University of Cambodia, Phnom Penh, 7-8
April 2004
- 6th National Socio-Cultural Research Congress on Cambodia. Speaker of the
Khmer Literature in the 21st Century. Royal University of Phnom Penh, 18-
20 November 2003
- 5th National Socio-Cultural Research Congress on Cambodia. Speaker of the
criteria of Compound Words in the Modern Khmer Language. Royal
University of Phnom Penh, 12-14 November 2002
- National Conference on Preservation and Development of Khmer Fine Arts.
Speaker of A Vision of a Culture of Peace on Cambodia. Royal Academy of
Cambodia. 4-5 April 2001
- 3rd National Socio-Cultural Research Congress on Cambodia. Speaker of
Reduplicative Words in the Modern Khmer Language. Royal University of
Phnom Penh, 15-17 November 2000

Attending short training courses


- Center for Khmer Studies (CKS)
Building Institutional Capacity Building Higher Education Program
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A Program Funded by the Rockefeller Foundation
Bridging Cultures: Setting a Translation Curriculum and Program in
Cambodia, 09 August 2007-30 January 2008
- Center for Khmer Studies (CKS)
CKS-Building Institutional Capacity of Higher Education Program
A Program Funded by the Rockefeller Foundation
Cambodia and Mainland Southeast Asia and its Margins: Minority Groups
and Borders
By Professor: Peter Hammer
- Chamroeun University of Poly-Technology, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Pedagogy course for higher education, 01 March-14 June 2003
Subject included: educational psychology, teaching methodology,
professional morality and educational quality, training lecturer, and
educational administration

- A Cambodia Singapore Organization


Information Computer School Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Internet and E-mail Course, Certificate of Attendance, 29-31 Aug 2001

- Khmer Writers’ Association, Phnom Penh, Cambodia


Poetry and Novel Writing Skills, Certificate of Completion, 01 July - 30 Sept
1999

- Pacific Technical School, Phnom Penh, Cambodia


Computer Course: MS Window 95, MS Word 7.0, MS Excel 7.0, and
Antivirus Certificate of Achievement, July 21- Oct 13, 1997

Attending workshop

- Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore (NUS)


Workshop on Academic writing, 01 May-10 July 2008

- Center for Khmer Studies


Training Workshop on Translation, February 7-10, 2007
Workshop includes: Translation from the point of view of linguistics,
Techniques in translation, Organization of Translation, Peer review process,
Editorial process and Proof reading, Converting MS word to Quark Express,
Sharing experiences from the translation of David Chandler’s book and the
Rockefeller Digest Readings

- CKS Khmer Teacher Training Workshop, October 10-14, 2005


Presenter: Frank Smith from University of Wisconsin, Southeast Asian
Studies Summer Institute
Workshop includes: brief overview of language teaching methodologies;
communicative language teaching; outcome-based language teaching; Goal
language-setting in language teaching; skill-based instruction; and examples
of four macro-skills instruction.

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- Task-based Proficiency Activities Teaching Strategies Assessment, the
Advanced Study of Khmer (ASK) Teacher Training workshop. Presented by
Dr. Robert Vicars. Institute of Foreign Languages, Royal University of
Phnom Penh, June 16-18, 2005.

- The Distinguished Public Lecture Forum on “News, Media and Political


Leadership” Distinguished speaker: Dr. Christopher Arterton, Dean of
George Washington Universtiy’s Graduate School of Political Management,
The Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace, University of
Cambodia, 15 March 2005

- Workshop on “Consistency”, Institute of Foreign Languages, Royal


University of Phnom Penh. Presented by Mr. Hok Roth, M. A, Deputy-Head
of English Department, Institute of Foreign Languages, Royal University of
Phnom Penh, 21 August 2004
- Workshop on “Reconciliation on Cambodia”, presented by Dr. Craig
Etcheson, visiting scholar of Southeast Asian Studies, The Paul H. Nitze
School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Center
for Khmer Studies, Phnom Penh, Cambodia 08 September 2004

PUBLICATIONS

- A History of Contemporary Southeast Asian: Comparative on social,


political and economic issues, peer reviewers. Publisher: Phnom Penh,
Center for Khmer Studies, 2007
- Khmer Orthographic Dictionary, co-authors. Publisher: Phnom Penh, IIC,
Institute of National Language, Royal Academy of Cambodia, 2005.
- Khmer inscriptions before 1975, Phnom Penh, 2000
- Phenomena in Khmer Phonetics, Phnom Penh, 2001
- Language use in AnlongVeng, Oddormeanchey province. Phnom Penh:
Institute of National Language. INL magazine—Nº3, 2002
- The Criteria of Compound Words in the modern Khmer language. Phnom
Penh: Institute of National Language. INL magazine--Nº 4, 2003

LANGUAGE SKILLS
Khmer: Native
English: Proficient

INTERESTS
Reading, writing, research, teaching, communication, and sport

REFEREES

Dr. Sorn Samnang


President,
Royal Academy of Cambodia
P.O. Box 2070, Phnom Penh 3, Russian federation Blvd, Cambodia
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Tel/Fax: (855-023) 890 180
Mobile: (855-012) 838 010
E-mail: racademy@camnet.com.kh

Dr. Iv Chan
Director,
Institute of National Language, Royal Academy of Cambodia
P.O. Box 2070, Phnom Penh 3, Cambodia
Tel/Fax: (855-023) 890 180
Mobile: (855-012) 836 040
E-mail: inl_rac@yahoo.com

Dr. Mao Sokan


Vice-Rector,
Royal University of Phnom Penh
P.O. Box 416, Russian federation Blvd, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Tel: (855-023) 885 419
Fax: (855-023) 884 154
Mobile: (855-016) 850 540
E-mail: sokan@everyday.com.kh

Dr. Thel Thong


Advisor to Institute of National Language, Royal Academy of Cambodia, and
Advisor of Cambodian Buddhist Association, Vic. Inc., Canberra, Australia
3 Jardine Tce, Braeside (waterways),
3195, Vic. Australia
Phone: (03) 9769 1229
Mobile: 0413 298 164
E-mail: thelthong@net2000.com.au

Dr. Chhany Sak-Humphry


Advanced Study of Khmer (ASK) Project Director
University of Hawaii, Department of Ido-Pacific Languages and Literatures
Spalding Hall, Room 255
Phone: (808) 956-7080
Fax: (808) 956-5978
E-mail: sak@hawaii.edu or askuhm@hawaii.edu
Websites:http://manoa.hawaii.edu/ask
http://www.hawaii.edu/Khmer
http://khmer.hawaii.edu

Roth Hok
Deputy Director of Institute of Foreign Languages
Royal University of Phnom Penh
E-mail: hokroth@gmail.com
Mobile: (855) 12 729 119
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