I am the Postgraduate Coordinator for English Language in the department. I completed my BA (Hons), MA and PhD in Linguistics at Aligarh Muslim University - a reputed university in India. My areas of expertise are multilingualism, language in education, language maintenance and shift, language, religion and the media, political discourse, and South Asian popular culture. At undergraduate level I share first year lectures and tutorials with colleagues and teach the 'Language in Context' element. Most of my teachings are in the final year where I share the 'Sociolinguistics' element of the course and lead two honours seminars on 'Language and Culture' and 'Multilingualism'. At Postgraduate level I teach two modules - Language Issues in Multilingual Societies and Language and Diversity.
My publications include three monographs, some book chapters and a number of journal articles on language in education and bilingualism.
Some of my recent publications are given below:
Religion in the Media: A Linguistic Analysis. Palgrave Macmillan. 2016.
Language of Advertising in Bangladesh. Open House Press, UK. 2007.
Language Maintenance and Shift among the Bangladeshis in Manchester. ICDES, Edge Hill University, UK. 2005.
"Saratchandra’s Devdas: A Comparison Between the Original Bengali Text and its Two Hindi Film Adaptations". In Shakur, T. and Highet, K (Eds.) South Asian Cultural Studies, Special Issue 2018. pp. 62-71.
“Ethnic minority language use at home and in schools: An investigation into Somali children’s bilingualism in Manchester”. In Warner, A.D. (Ed.), Ethnic and Cultural Identity: Perceptions, Discrimination and Social Challenges, Nova Science Publishers, USA. 2015. pp. 103-120
“Grandmothers as orchestrators of early language and literacy lessons” in Lytra, V. and Martin, P. (Eds.) Sites of Multilingualism: Complementary Schools in Britain Today, Trentham Books. 2010. pp 57-68.
“Language Variation and Change among the Bangladeshis in Manchester” in Warsi, J. (Ed.) Linguistic Dynamism in South Asia. Gyan Publishers, India. 2008. pp. 143 - 162.
“From Bengali to English: Sequential Bilingualism of a second generation British Bangladeshi”. In International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism. Routledge. Vol. 17, Issue 4, 2014. pp. 484 - 497.
"Transliteration as a bridge to learning for bilingual children”. In International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism. Routledge. Vol. 13, Issue 6, 2010. pp. 683-700.
“Bilingual poetry: expanding the cognitive and cultural dimensions of children’s learning” in Literacy (journal of UKLA, the United Kingdom Literacy Association). 2008. Vol. 42, Issue 2, pp. 92-100.
“Bilingual Learning for Second and third generation Children” in Language, Culture and Curriculum. 2008. Volume 21, Issue 2, pp. 120-137.