Dr. Muhammad Akbar Khan

Academic Position:

Assistant Professor

Teaching Interests:

Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse studies, Theory, Applied Linguistics, Research Methods

Fields of Research (FoR):

Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse studies, Sociolinguistics, Applied Linguistics

Keywords:

Meaning, mind, ideology, society, power

Department:

Contact Details:

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Student Advising Schedule:

10 AM-4PM (Monday-Friday)

BIOGRAPHY

I am a teacher and researcher with a wide range of experience in teaching Linguistics, Research Methodology, English as a Second Language, English Literature, Language and Communication Skills at graduate, post-graduate and PhD levels

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

No.  Designation School/Institute/University
  Associate Professor (28-05-2018 to date)   The University of Lahore, Gujrat Campus
  Associate Professor (HOD) (24-08-2016 to 27-05-2018)   University of Sargodha, Lahore Campus
  Assistant Professor (05-08-2014 to 23-08-2016)   Lahore Leads University
  Lecturer (09-02-09  to   04-08-2014)   Federal Govt. Post-graduate College

MY QUALIFICATIONS

No.  Degree / Program of Study Name Awarding Body/University/Institute
PhD  (English, Linguistics) (2013) National University of Modern Languages (NUML), Islamabad
MPhil (English, Linguistics) (2009) National University of Modern Languages (NUML), Islamabad
MA in English (2006) The University of the Punjab, Lahore
BA (2001) The University of the Punjab, Lahore
FA (1999) BISE, Lahore
Matriculation (1996) BISE, Lahore

MY RESEARCH ACTIVITIES: JOURNALS ARTICLES / BOOK CHAPTERS / PATENTS

No.  Title  Details
1. Students’ Perception towards Topic Selection for Research Studies: A Case Study of BS English Student in Lahore PalArch’s Journal of Archeology of Egypt/Egyptology, Vol.19 (1)
2. A Structuralist Study of Barthes’ Codes in Hanif’s a Case of Exploding Mangoes PalArch’s Journal of Archeology of Egypt/Egyptology, Vol. 18
3. Assimilation and Healing of War Trauma: A Study of Exit West by Mohsin Hamid Oeconomia Copernicana, Vol. 12 (4)
No.  Title  Details
4. Schematic Move Structural Analysis of Theses Abstracts in Social Sciences Turkish Online Journal of Qualitative Inquiry (TOJQI), Vol 12 (3)
5. Black Lives Matter: Critical Analysis of McCarthy’s The Road (2006) in the backdrop of George Floyd’s Murder Research Journal of social Sciences and Economic Review, Vol. 2(2)
6. Ambiguity as Discursive Strategy: A Critical Analysis of Pakistani Political League’s Selected Discourse Regarding Covid-19 Journal of South Asian Studies, Vol. 9(2)
7. Strategic Role of Pronominal Choices in Political Discourse: A Critical Analysis of Benazir Bhutto’s Daughter of the East Psychology and Education, Vol. 58 (5)
8. Women can be Destroyed but not Defeated: Undefeatable Struggle of Sisters in Toni Morrison’s Paradise Pakistan Social Sciences Review, Vol. 5 (3).
9. Impact of Authentic Material on ESL Learners’ Receptive Vocabulary Size European Online Journal of Natural and Social Sciences, Vol. 9(1)
No.  Title  Details
10. A Study On Urdu Speakers’ Use Of English Stress Patterns: Phonological Variation From Native Speakers Elementary Education Online, Vol.19(4)
11. CDA of Balochistan Newspaper Headlines – A Study of Nawabs’ Stereotyped Ideological Constructions Hanken, Vol. 11(1)
12. Translingual Repertoires of Multilinguals in Academic Writing Practices European Online Journal of Natural and Social Sciences, Vol. 8(4)
13. Subsistence of Patriarchal Social Orders through Musical Discourse: A Feminist Critical Study KAROONJHAR, Vol. 10
14. Parallelism and Pronouns in Political Discourse as Rationalization Devices International Research Journal of Arts and Humanities, Vol. 46
15. A critique of narrative teaching in Pakistani Universities in the backdrop of critical pedagogy Bulletin of Education and Research, Vol. 39
No.  Title  Details
16. Euphemized/Dysphemized Expressions as Power-shield: A Critique of Selected Political Discourse The Grassroots, Vol. 51
17. Sustenance of Patriarchal Social Orders: A Critique of the Discourse of Pakistani Drama Journal of Social Sciences, Vol. 08
18. Female Subalternity in Urdu Literature: A Feminist Critical Analysis of Umera Ahmed’s Meri Zaat Zara-e-Benishan Meyar, Vol. (18)
19. Ideological Discursivity in Pakistani Print Media Advertisements from CDA Perspective Erevna: The Journal of Linguistics & Literature, Vol. 1(1)
20. Fallacies as identity markers: A critical comparative analysis of the selected political discourse Sci. Int. (Lahore), Vol. 28(02)
21. Pronominal choices as rationalization tool: A political discourse analysis of General Musharraf’s autobiography Sci. Int. (Lahore), Special Isuue Vol. 28
No.  Title  Details
22. Rationalized rules: A critical metaphor analysis of selected autobiographical political discourse Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vol. 15
23. Evaluation of English Teachers’ Role in Public Sector Colleges from Direct Influence Perspective Accepted in Bulletin of Education and Research, Vol. 43

MY RESEARCH SUPERVISION:

Areas of Supervision  Language and Literature

Currently Supervising

Student Name Research Topic Affiliation
Samra Mazhar Visual Representation of Rape Cases in Paskistani and Indian Media: A Critical Discourse Analysis The University of Lahore, Chenab Campus
Shazia Ahsan Resisting Patriarchy and Western Feminism: A Post-colonial Feminist Perspective on Arab Women’s Selected Writings  The University of Lahore, Chenab Campus
Uzma On Syntactic Explorations The University of Lahore, Chenab Campus

Completions

Student Name Research Topic Affiliation
Muhammad Abdul Qayyum Schematic Move Structural Analysis of the Abstracts of the Theses of M.Phil. in Social Sciences The University of Lahore, Chenab Campus
Mahmood Ahmad Sexuality and Death of Desire: A Psychoanalitical Study of Tennessee William’s Plays The University of Lahore, Chenab Campus
Rubab Laila The World of Nothingness: A Study of Existentialism in Adultery by Paulo Coelho and Sorry to Disrupt the Peace by Patty Yumi Cottrell” The University of Lahore, Chenab Campus
Saima Khan Bapsi Sidwa: A Marxist Voice in Anglophone Literature The University of Lahore, Chenab Campus
Hafiz Kaleem Ullah A Comparative Study of Unhomeliness in Lessing’s ‘The Grass is Singing’ and Roy’s ‘The God of Small Things’ From the Postcolonial Perspective The University of Lahore, Chenab Campus
Wasim Azam DECONSTRUCTING HANIF KUREISHI: INDETERMINATE MEANINGS IN THE BUDDHA OF SUBURBIA AND THE BLACK ALBUM The University of Lahore, Chenab Campus
Safa Mir A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THE TRAUMATIC NEUROSIS OF WAR IN SORRAYA KHAN’S NOOR AND MOHSIN HAMID’S EXIT WEST The University of Lahore, Chenab Campus
Sumaira Mir GYNOCIDE IS ECOCIDE: AN ECOFEMINIST READING OF ICE CANDY MAN BY BAPSI SIDHWA The University of Lahore, Chenab Campus
Syed Rizwan Ali BARTHES’ CODES AND NARRATIVE DEVELOPMENT: A STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS OF A CASE OF EXPLODING MANGOES BY MUHAMMAD HANIF The University of Lahore, Chenab Campus
Sumra Mussarat Jabeen Satti Digital Classroom Discourses in Pakistan:A Descriptive Study The University of Lahore, Chenab Campus
Iqra Aziz Tragic Wisdom in Verse: A thematic Analysis of Selected Poetry of Thomas Wyatt & Mirza Ghalib The University of Lahore, Chenab Campus

MY TEACHINGS:

Course Information (Name/Code) Year Taught Program (BS/MS/PhD) University /Institute
Pragmatics & Semantics Fall-19 MPhil The University of Lahore, Chenab Campus
Contemporary Literary Theory Fall-19 MPhil The University of Lahore, Chenab Campus
Discourse Analysis SP-2020 MPhil The University of Lahore, Chenab Campus
Research Methodology SP-2020 MPhil The University of Lahore, Chenab Campus
Research Methodology in Linguistics Fall-2020 BS English The University of Lahore, Chenab Campus
Research Methods Fall-2020 MA English The University of Lahore, Chenab Campus
Semantics SP-2021 BS English The University of Lahore, Chenab Campus
Discourse Analysis Fall-2021 BS English The University of Lahore, Chenab Campus
Research Methodology in Literature Fall-2021 BS English The University of Lahore, Chenab Campus
Research Methodology in Literature Spring-2022 BS English The University of Lahore, Chenab Campus
Semantics Spring-2022 BS English The University of Lahore, Chenab Campus