I am a senior lecturer in English Language at the School of Humanities. 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 the undergraduate level I share first-year lectures and tutorials with colleagues and teach the 'Language and Society' 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'. I also share the media theories lectures with colleagues in the first year.
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.
"Saratchandraâ€™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.
â€œEthnic minority language use at home and in schools: An investigation into Somali childrenâ€™s bilingualism in Manchesterâ€. In Warner, A.D. (Ed.), Ethnic and Cultural Identity: Perceptions, Discrimination and Social Challenges, Nova Science Publishers, USA. 2015. pp. 103-120
â€œGrandmothers as orchestrators of early language and literacy lessonsâ€ in Lytra, V. and Martin, P. (Eds.) Sites of Multilingualism: Complementary Schools in Britain Today, Trentham Books. 2010. pp 57-68.
â€œLanguage Variation and Change among the Bangladeshis in Manchesterâ€ in Warsi, J. (Ed.) Linguistic Dynamism in South Asia. Gyan Publishers, India. 2008. pp. 143 - 162.
â€œFrom Bengali to English: Sequential Bilingualism of a second generation British Bangladeshiâ€. 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 childrenâ€. In International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism. Routledge. Vol. 13, Issue 6, 2010. pp. 683-700.
â€œBilingual poetry: expanding the cognitive and cultural dimensions of childrenâ€™s learningâ€ in Literacy (journal of UKLA, the United Kingdom Literacy Association). 2008. Vol. 42, Issue 2, pp. 92-100.
â€œBilingual Learning for Second and third generation Childrenâ€ in Language, Culture and Curriculum. 2008. Volume 21, Issue 2, pp. 120-137.