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Bal Krishna Sharma Associate Professor


I am interested in the role of English in multilingual contexts. I look into the dynamics of teaching, learning and use of English in order to examine the topics of language ideology, intercultural communication, identity, and pedagogy. My current project examines issues of culture, representation, and the economy of language from the perspectives of tourism workers in the context of Nepal’s tourism industry. I investigate what English, other international languages, and minority languages mean for a workplace context where the commodification and representation of languages and cultures is a major driving force. As another project, I am working on research that investigates language-related ideologies and identities of non-native English speaking faculty in US universities.

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education and training

  • Ph.D. in Second Language Studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa , Dissertation: Multilingualism in Nepal's tourism Industry 2016
  • M.A. in Second Language Studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa , Scholarly paper title: Conceding in disagreements: A sequential analysis of group work interactions in academic writing class 2011
  • M.Ed. in English Education, Tribhuvan University , Thesis: A Linguistic analysis of translation strategies in textbook translation 2003
  • B.E. in English Education, Tribhuvan University , First Class 2001


full name

  • Bal Krishna Sharma