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SYED SHAHRIER RAHMAN

Chairman & Professor, Department of Linguistics, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 01/12/1977
  • Place of Birth: Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Nationality: Bangladeshi
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                                       Email:     ss.rahman@du.ac.bd

Education

2010 - 2014

Doctor of Philosophy in Syntactic Acquisition (Linguistics), University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. (Title: ‘Analyzing the Syntax-Information Structure Interface of Focus Constructions in Bengali’)

2008 - 2010

Master of Philosophy in Theoretical Linguistics, University of Tromso, Norway. (Title: ‘Wh-question and Focus Construction in Bengali: Word Order Variation and Acquisition’,

2006

Master of Philosophy in Semiotics, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.(Title: ‘The Semiotic and Aesthetic Analysis of Simile Image and Metaphor Used in the Novels of Bankimchandra Chatterjee and Rabindranath Tagore’)

1998 (held in 2000)

M A degree in Bengali Language & Literature, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. (Position: First class first, Special Achievement: Gold Medal for obtaining Highest Marks)

1997 (held in 1998)

B A degree in Bengali Language & Literature, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. (Position: second class first, Special Achievement: Gold Medal for obtaining Highest Marks)

1994

Higher Secondary School Certificate, Dhaka Board, Bangladesh. (Division: First, Group: Science, Special Achievement: With distinction)

1992

Secondary School Certificate, Dhaka Board, Bangladesh. (Division: First, Group: Science, Special Achievement: With distinction)

 

Work experience as a language professional

March 2013 – Present 

Data Validation Coordinator, Ontology based Bangla Localization, under UKC project, University of Trento, Italy. 

March 2013 – January 2014

Panel Author and Compiler, National Curriculum and Textbook Board, Bangladesh

September 2011 – August 2012  

Language Editor, Encyclopedia of Dhaka, 400 Years Celebration of the Capital Dhaka Project, Asiatic Society of Bangladesh

July 2006 – May 2007

Panel Translator, Language and Literature, Cultural Survey of Bangladesh Project, Asiatic Society of Bangladesh

 

Work experience

April 2015 – Present     Chairman, Department of Linguistics, University of Dhaka

Sept 2016 – Present     Professor, Department of Linguistics, University of Dhaka.

Nov 2012 – Sept 2016  Associate Professor, Department of Linguistics, University of Dhaka.

Jan 2007 – Nov 2012    Assistant Professor, Department of Linguistics, University of Dhaka.

May 2003 – Jan 2007    Lecturer, Department of Linguistics, University of Dhaka.

Oct 2010 – Present       Visiting Faculty, GED, University of Liberal Arts, Dhaka.

May 2005 – July 2008   Visiting Faculty, Department of Speech and Language Therapy,   Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralyzed (CRP), Dhaka.

 

Training

Certificate Course in Application Design     28th Feb 2007 – 12 April 2007                                                   (An Application Software and Database Management Course) Conducted By: TATA CONSULTANCY CENTRE (TCS), New Delhi, India.

 

Research publications & Book Chapters

Wh-question and Focus Construction in Bengali: Word Order Variation and Acquisition (2010), Publisher: University of Tromso, Norway, URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10037/2780

‘The Code of River Life: “Padma Nodir Majhi” and “Ganga”’, In Commemorative Essays on the Birth-centenary of Manik Bandopaddhay, (2008) Ed. by  Bhishmadeb Choudhury & Syed Azizul Huq, Dhaka: Abosar publishing

The Semiotic and Aesthetic Analysis of Simile Image and Metaphor Used in the Novels of Bankimchandra Chatterjee and Rabindranath Tagore, (2008), Bangla Academy, Dhaka.

 

Research Articles

2016

(co-author) Influence of motivation in learning English grammar by the school going Bengali learners of English, Vol: 3, THT Journal, Japan Association for Language Teaching (In press).

A Study on Bangla-English Code Alternation : Bangladesh Perspective, Matribhasha (A journal of International Mother Language Institute), Year: 2, Vol: 1, 2016

2015

‘Syllabification in Bengali: A Structural Overview’, The Arts Faculty Journal, University of Dhaka, Vol 4, April 2015

‘Revisiting the Linguistic Thought of Pramatho Choudhury’, Shahittya Patrika (A journal of the University of Dhaka, Year 52, Vol. 2, February 2015

2014

‘Ontology Localization: Bangla Language’, The Dhaka University Journal of Linguistics, Vol: 4, Number 7-8, November 2014

‘Bangla Language Development: Unresolved Issues’, Journal of Humdard Univeristy Bangladesh, Vol 1, September 2014

‘The Syntactic Analysis of “Antarjali Yatra”, Shahittya Patrika (A journal of the University of Dhaka, Year 51, Vol. 3, June 2014

‘The Status of Bangla Language in the Privately-owned Universities of Bangladesh’, Bangladesh Asiatic Society Journal, June 2014

2013

‘An Analysis of Bangla Indirect Speech Act’, Shahittya Patrika (A journal of the University of Dhaka, Year 50, Vol. 2-3, June 2013

2012

‘The Semiosis of Tagore’s Story Writing Style: Ghater Katha’, Shahittya Patrika (A journal of the University of Dhaka, Year 49, Vol. 3, June 2012

‘Introduction to Corpus Linguistics: A Corpus linguistic Analysis of Dhaka-dialect’ Shahittya Patrika (A journal of the University of Dhaka, Year 49, Vol. 2, February 2012

2011

‘Wartime Discourse: An Analysis of Metonyms’, Bangladesh Asiatic Society Journal, December 2011

‘Bangla Proverbs: Linguistic Philosophy of Signifides’, Shahittya Patrika (A journal of the University of Dhaka, Year 48, Vol. 3, June 2011

2010

‘Acquisition of Wh-movement in L2 Learning: A Cross-linguistic Analysis’, The Dhaka University Journal of Linguistics, Year 2, Vol. 4, August 2010

2008

‘The Study of Linguistics in Bangladesh: A Survey on Awareness and Prosperity’, (co-author: Dr. Feroza Yasmin), The Dhaka University Journal of Linguistics, Year 1, Vol. 1, February 2008

2007

‘A Stylistic Analysis of Simile-Image in Bankimchandra’s Novels’, Bangla Academy Patrika, October 2007

‘Semiotic Analysis of Simile-Image and Metaphor in the Language of Novels’, Asiatic Society Journal, June 2007

2006

‘Semiotics and Mythology : The Semiotic Analysis of Rishshosringa Myth’, Bhasha Shahittya Patra (A journal of the University of Jahangir Nagar, Savar, Dhaka), Vol: 32, June 2006

‘Folk-language and the Language of Folk Literature: An aspect of Folk-linguistics’, Arts Faculty Journal, University of Dhaka, Vol: 1, June 2006.

2004

‘Bangla Spell Checking Process in Computer’: A Computational-Linguistic Analysis’, Dhaka Bishshobiddalaya Patrika (A journal of Dhaka University), Vol. 79, June 2004

 

Academic Interests and other activities

Teaching Linguistics — Syntax, Articulatory Phonetics, Generative Phonology, Corpus linguistics, Language acquisition and Semiotics.

Student advisor, Department of Linguistics, DU            15th July 2003 - 14th Jan 2007

Coordinator, Linguistic and  Computer Lab, DU            July 2005  -  July 2008   

Associate Editor, DUJL                                                 July 2007 - July 2008, Aug 2013 - Mar 2015

Editor, DUJL                                                                  April 2015 -  Present

 

Languages

Bengali (Native Speaker)

English (Good, Medium of study was English in higher level)

German (Beginner, with a working knowledge)

Hindi (Beginner, with a working knowledge)