Conference Program

Program — ICLAP 2020

6th International Conference of the Linguistic Association of Pakistan to be held online
19 to 21 November 2020
(Pakistan Standard Time has been mentioned in all slots)

1st Day, 19 November 2020, Thursday
9:00 — 9:15 Warmup
Inaugural ceremony (Moderator: Dr. Mutee U Rahman)
9:15 — 9:20 Recitation from the Holy Quran
9:20 — 9:25 National Anthem
9:25 — 9:35 Welcome Note: Dr. Tafseer Ahmed Khan, Convener ICLAP 2020
9:35 — 9:45 LAP President's Address: Dr. Ghulam Raza, President, Linguistic Association of Pakistan (LAP)
9:45 — 10:15 Parallel Discussion Sessions I
10:30 —11:00 Parallel Discussion Sessions II
11:15 —11:45 Parallel Discussion Sessions III
12:00 —12:30 Parallel Discussion Sessions IV
Plenary Session I (Moderator: Dr. Muhammad Shakir Aziz)
14:00 — 15:00 Dr. Maciej Eder, University of Kraków, Poland
Style Variation: From Authorship Attribution to Language Change
15:00 — 16:00 Prof. Dr. Christian Mair, University of Freiburg, Germany
Variability and change in the global 'English Language Complex': new facts, new corpora, new concepts
16:15 — 16:45 Parallel Discussion Sessions V
Workshop I (Moderator: Dr. Muhammad Shakir Aziz)
19:00 — 20:00 Dr. Qandeel Hussain, University of Toronto, Canada
Quantitative and experimental phonetics: Resources and tools
2nd Day, 20 November 2019, Friday
9:00 — 9:30 Parallel Discussion Sessions VI
9:45 — 10:15 Parallel Discussion Sessions VII
10:30 — 11:00 Parallel Discussion Sessions VIII
11:15 — 11:45 Parallel Discussion Sessions IX
12:00 — 12:30 Parallel Discussion Sessions X
Plenary Session II (Moderator: Dr. Nasir Abbas Syed)
14:00 — 15:00 Prof. Dr. Claus Peter Zoller, University of Oslo, Norway
Some reflections on Indo-Iranian and the linguistic history and prehistory of northern South Asia
Panel Discussion I (Moderator: Mr. Zubair Torwali)
15:15 – 17:00 Panelists: Mr. Muhammad Zaman Sagar (FLI), Mr. Aftab Ahmad (IBT, Bahrain, Swat), Mr. Zubair Saeed (IAL, Karachi), Mr. Gul Muhammad (Director Indus Kohistani MLE Program), Mr. Farid Ahmad Raza (Director Khowar MLE Program), Mr. Naseem Haider (Director Palula MLE Program)
Theme: Mother Tongue curriculum and teaching in a multilingual context: opportunities and challenges
Plenary Session III (Moderator: Dr. Ghulam Raza)
18:45 – 19:45 Prof. Dr. Miriam Butt, University of Konstanz, Germany
Case in Indo-Aryan: A Historical Perspective
20:00 – 21:00 Prof. Dr. Douglas Biber, North Arizona University, USA
Using Multi-Dimensional analysis to explore cross-linguistic universals of register variation
3rd Day, 21 November 2020, Saturday
9:00 — 9:30 Parallel Discussion Sessions XI
9:45 — 10:15 Parallel Discussion Sessions XII
10:30 — 11:00 Parallel Discussion Sessions XIII
Plenary Session IV (Moderator: Dr. Mutee U Rahman)
11:00 – 12:00 Dr. Vincent B Y Ooi, National University of Singapore
Lexical Priming Theory, Corpus Evidence, and the Changing Nature of the Dictionary
Workshop II (Moderator: Dr. Mutee U Rahman)
13:30 – 15:00 Dr. Huma Batool, Air University, Islamabad
Cognitive Linguistics: from sensory experiences to conceptualization
Panel Discussion II (Moderator: Dr. Muhammad Kamal Khan)
15:15 – 17:00 Panelists: Prof. Dr. Raja Nasim Akhtar (Foundation University Rawalpindi), Prof. Dr. Sarmad Hussain (CLE Lahore), Prof. Dr. Sajida Zaki (NED University Karachi), Prof. Dr. Rafique Ahmed Memon (University of Sindh Jamshoro), Prof. Dr. Nazir Ahmed Malik (University of Lahore, Gujrat), Prof. Dr. Muhammad Asim Mahmood (GCU Faisalabad), Dr. Maria Maldonado (University of Lahore), Dr. Riaz Ahmed Mangrio (SMIU Karachi), Dr. Imdad Ullah Khan (University of Swat)
Theme: Linguistics Education and Research in Pakistan
Plenary Session V (Moderator: Dr. Tafseer Ahmed Khan)
18:15 – 19:15 Prof. Dr. Rajesh Bhatt, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, USA
Crosslinguistic variation in Agreement
19:15 – 19:30 Conference overview/declaration by Dr. Mutee U Rahman
Detail of Parallel Discussion Sessions
1st Day, 19 November 2020, Thursday
Discussion Session I-A (Language Learning and Teaching)
Chair/Moderator: Dr. Alia Amir/Dr. Tafseer Ahmed Khan
9:45 — 10:15 The Traumatic Impact of Online Teaching of ELT in Universities of South Punjab during COVID-19: The Post Humanist Paradigm for New Pedagogical Practices
Abdul Rashid
Improving Students' English language Skills Through Activity-based Method in Punjab Primary Schools
Dr. Samia Tufail Lone
Reading Comprehension through Picture-Word Inductive Model for EFL Primary Students in Pakistan
Dr. Azhar Pervaiz and Iram Zulfiqar
Managing Unwanted behaviors in Large Classroom
Binod Duwadi
Discussion Session I-B (Discourse Analysis)
Chair/Moderator: Dr. Lubna Umar/Dr. Ghulam Raza
9:45 — 10:15 A Discourse Analysis of Email Subject Lines
Zahida Rizvi, Zanib Asghar and Huma Iqbal
Ideological and Power Discrepancies in Western and Eastern Selected Political discourse at United Nations
Ammara Aman
Kashmir Issue: A Comparative Framing Analysis OF English Newspaper Editorials
Javed Iqbal, Hajira Tahir and Dr. Sadia Irshad
The Truth about Mendacity: A Study of Linguistic Evidence from Impeachment Trials
Saima Mubashra and Dr. Ghazala Kausar
  Discussion Session II-A (Language Learning and Teaching)
Chair/Moderator: Dr. Maria Maldonado/Dr. Tafseer Ahmed Khan
10:30 — 11:00 The Technological enhanced online Education of English Amid COVID 19:A Case Study
Sana Hussain
Role of Motivation in Second Language Learning Process in Adolescents
Ammara Afzaal and Tabassum Saba
Comics: An Effective Way of Teaching Reading Comprehension
Mehr Afroz, Shafaq Shakeel, Javeria Zulfiqar and Shahid Hussain
Enhancing English Language Skills through Auto-didacticism Using Technology for Learning: An Investigation of Opportunities and Challenges
Iftikhar Khan and Dr. Sadia Irshad
Discussion Session II-B (Discourse Analysis)
Chair/Moderator: Dr. Ayyaz Qadeer/Dr. Mutee U Rahman
10:30 — 11:00 Representation of Women in Pakistani Academic Discourse: A Corpus Based Study
Sumera Abbas and Zill-E-Huma Khan
Dirilis Ertugrul: The Asclepion Discourse in Covid 19 Pandemic
Ghazala Tabbassum
Legitimization in social media discourse: An Analysis of COVID-19 Rhetoric
Maryam Arshad
Discourse of Fear and Sinophobia in the Social Semiotics Representation of the Novel Coronavirus by English Newspapers
Shahzad Nabi
1st Day, 19 November 2020, Thursday
Discussion Session III-A (Language Learning and Teaching)
Chair/Moderator: Dr. Maria Maldonado/Dr. Ghulam Raza
11:15 — 11:45 Essay Writing and its Problems: A Study of ESL Students at Secondary Level
Waheed Shahzad, Luqman Shah and Majid Rashid
A Study to Examine Hidden Curriculum in Primary English Textbooks in Pakistan
Sumera Ismail
Difficulties in Online Teaching Evaluation and its Effectiveness in Teacher's Perception During Covid-19
Hajra Butt and Faiza Dar
Language Learners' Strategies to Enhance Communicative Competence: A Study of English Language tertiary Level Learners
Joza Batool, Farhana Siddique and Dr. Sadia Irshad
Discussion Session III-B (Stylistics)
Chair/Moderator: Dr. Azhar Pervaiz/Dr. Tafseer Ahmed Khan
11:15 — 11:45 Structural Move Analysis of Book Review Genre: A Proposed Model
Zubair Ali, Shafaq Shakeel, Tayyaba Saharoof and Shahid Hussain
A Textual Analysis through Modern Writing Techniques Used in A Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man
Shanila Aziz
Use of Suspended Quotations in Kamila Shamsie's Novel "Burnt Shadows": A Corpus Driven Stylistic Analysis
Maroof Bashir and Dr. Sajid Ahmad
Mind-modelling of Characterization in Sara Suleri's Meatless Days: A Corpus-driven Stylistic Analysis
Muhammad Asif and Muhammad Asghar Malik
Discussion Session IV-A (Language Learning and Teaching)
Chair/Moderator: Dr. Huma Batool/ Dr. Mutee U Rahman
12:00 — 12:30 Code-Switching and Students Perceptions in English Classrooms: A Case Study of Elementary Level Students
Mariya Javed and Zakia Aslam
The Impact of Technology On English Language Learners Under the scenario of COVID-19
Nasim Talib and Muhammad Nadeem Chohan
"Pedagogical Practices in Terms of Communicative Settings: Teachers' Perception Approach."
Ghulam Hafsa
Effectiveness of Communicative Activities to Promote Emotional Intelligence in ESL Learners
Aniqa Rafique and Tayyaba Binte Mehmood
Discussion Session IV-B (Stylistics)
Chair/Moderator: Dr. Zia Ullah/Dr. Tafseer Ahmed Khan
12:00 — 12:30 A Feminist Stylistics Study of Qaisra Shahraz' "The Holy Woman"
Muhammad Farhat Abbas
Transitivity Analysis of Women of Colour's Oppression (s) in Angelou and Durrani's Autobiographies
Mahnoor Zahra, Munazzah Rabbani and Dr. Deeba Shahwar
Textual Metafunction of Private Schools: A Critical Analysis of a TV Talk show
Muhammad Imran and Ali Haider
Discourse of Fear: The Global Pandemic and Margaret Atwood's Speculative Fiction
Ifrah Afzal
1st Day, 19 November 2020, Thursday
Discussion Session V-A (Language Learning and Teaching)
Chair/Moderator: Dr. Ayesha Perveen/Dr. Ghulam Raza
16:15 — 16:45 Teaching languages and linguistics during a pandemic: Findings from a global survey
Michał B. Paradowski, Magdalena Jelińska and Andrzej Jarynowski
Applying computational Social Network Analysis to second language acquisition research
Andrzej Jarynowski, Magdalena Jelińska and Karolina Czopek, Michał B. Paradowski
Enhancing English Language Writing Skill through Teaching Synonyms
Dr. Afsheen Salahuddin
Culture influence on foreign language learning motivation
Charifa Eddahani
Learning a Second Language: A Vehicle to Another Self
Muneerah Al Shuhail
Discussion Session V-B (Sociolinguistics)
Chair/Moderator: Dr. Arshad Ali Khan/Dr. Mutee U Rahman
16:15 — 16:45 Quantitative Sociolinguistic Analysis for the Linguistic Profiling of Catalan-speaking Adolescents
Roser Giménez García
A Socio-linguistic Perspective of Kalasha Language
Shujauddin, Dr. Uzma Anjum and Shafaq Shakeel
Ana Analysis of Gender Stereotypes Using Role Nouns
Zainab Ikram and Hajra Butt
Hindi Medium: A Sociolinguistic Analysis and Irony
Dr. Talat Qamry
2nd Day, 20 November 2020, Friday
Discussion Session VI-A (Semiotics)
Chair/Moderator: Dr. Sadia Irshad/Dr. Tafseer Ahmed Khan
9:00 — 9:30 Decrypting the Semiotic Aspects of Emoticons used in Pakistani Social Media
Aneela Habib
Portrayal of Modi Using Visual Imagery and Language in the Light of Article 370 Revocation in Indian-Administered Kashmir
Sajjad Rasool and Tehmina Farrukh
Are Language and Thoughts Complementary: Analysis of COVID-19 Memes
Uzma Abid, Huma Batool and Ayesha Jan
Laughter and COVID-19: An analysis of online jokes through GTVH
Lubna Akhlaq Khan, Aadila Hussain and Khadija Noreen
Online resources to support Indigenous language teaching: case studies of Torwali, North Pakistan and Ngarigu, south eastern Australia
Mujahid Torwali and Prof. Dr. Jakelin Troy
Discussion Session VI-B (Language Learning & Teaching)
Chair/Moderator: Dr. Alia Amir/Dr. Muhammad Shakir Aziz
9:00 — 9:30 Facilitating Lexical Development for The Deprived Apprentices; Utilizing Inquiry-Oriented Approach
Sidra Shaikh
Improving Writing Skills Through 'Think Aloud'
Ammara Kalsoom, Hafsa Mumtaz, Shanze Toor and Dr.Huma Batool
Perceptions of Teachers Regarding Literacy Drive Policy for Teaching and Learning of English Language Skills and its Implementational Effectiveness
Umaira Aleem, Dr. Sadia Irshad and Dr. Muhammad Sheeraz
Developing Writing Skills of English Language Learners through Journal Writing
Kanwal Fatima
Understanding the Demand of Argumentative Essay Writing: Functional Analysis of Nominal Groups
Shahbaz Haider and Dr. Ayesha Asghar Gill
Discussion Session VII-A (Critical Discourse Analysis)
Chair/Moderator: Dr. Ayyaz Qadeer/Dr. Tafseer Ahmed Khan
9:45 — 10:15 The Pulwama Attack: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Indian And Pakistani English Newspaper Editorials
Shabana Kausar, Sania Khan and Farzana Masroor
A Critical Discourse Analysis of WHO's Tweets about COVID-19 and Discourse of Fear
Syeda Iqra Amjad and Sadia Rafique
Pakistani Budget FY 2020-2021: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Newspaper Headlines
Muhammad Arshad and Nazish Khan
"Rabbit Proof Fence" a discourse about Racism in Light of Fairclough's Model
Ezzah Khalid, Maryam Sabir and Atifa Binte Zia
Discussion Session VII-B (Sociolinguistics & Language Learning)
Chair/Moderator: Dr. Huma Batool/Dr. Mutee U Rahman
9:45 — 10:15 A Socio- Onomastic Study of Nicknaming Among University Students in Pakistan
Nida Khan and Rao Jaleel Ahmed
Students Perceptions about the Teachers' Use of Humor in ESL Classroom
Amina Asghar
Exploring the Impact of Jigsaw Technique on the Reading and Writing skills of EFL College Students in Pakistan
Iram Zulfiqar and Dr. Azhar Pervaiz
Sociolect and the Cognitive Development of Youth
Shumaila Ahmad, Sidra Haroon and Dr. Mahmood Ahmad Azhar
2nd Day, 20 November 2020, Friday
Discussion Session VIII-A (Sociolinguistics)
Chair/Moderator: Dr. Tehseen Zahra/Dr. Ghulam Raza
10:30 — 11:00 A Study of Code-Switching Patterns of Pakistani Punjabi Youth
Sadaf Fatima
A Discursive Approach Towards 'Azadi' Slogans for Women's Rights in 'Aurat Azadi March'
Farzana Masroor and Mahwish Shamim
Critical Discourse Analysis of Gendered Language in Media: An Overview
Urooj Yahya and Kishwer Nazli
A comparative study of the linguistic Homophone in Punjabi and English Languages
Saba Rafi, Waheed Shahzad and Haris Kabir
Discussion Session VIII-B (Language Learning & Teaching)
Chair/Moderator: Dr. Saira Maqbool/Dr. Muhammad Shakir Aziz
10:30 — 11:00 Misuse of Punctuation marks in Academic Writing
Maeeda Aqeel Aqeel Ahmed, Anum Karim and Dr. Tehseen Zahra
Vocabulary Learning Strategies of ESL Learners: A Case Study of Undergraduate Students
Amir Hamza and Dr. Raza E Mustafa
Causes of Mass Failure in English Language at College Level: A Qualitative Study
Umar Farooq Akram, Sadia Shakir and Kiran Fatima
Teachers' Perceptions on Integration of Technology in Communication Skills
Zanib Asghar, Syeda Zahida Rizvi and Huma Iqbal
Discussion Session IX-A (Cognitive Linguistics)
Chair/Moderator: Dr. Usma Azhar/ Dr. Ghulam Raza
11:15 — 11:45 Conceptualization Of Sadness In Khadija Mastoor's 'Angan': The Analysis of emotion metaphors using CMT
Museerah Nisar, Rabbia Noreen and Dr. Huma Batool
Metaphorical Analysis of Political Slogans Used by Pakistani Politicians during Election Campaign (2018)
Tehmina Farrukh, Sajjad Rasool and Dr. Huma Batool
Use of 'Eye' Metaphor in Idioms: A Comparative Analysis in English and Urdu Language.
Ayesha Jan, Aimun Noor and Dr. Huma Batool
Analyzing Gender Divergence in Conversational Interruptions with respect to the Conversational Partners Role-relationship
Shazia Akbar Ghilzai, Aneela Sultana and Mahwish Zeeshan
Discussion Session IX-B (Morphology & Syntax)
Chair/Moderator: Dr. Riaz Ahmed Mangrio/Dr. Mutee U Rahman
11:15 — 11:45 Preliminary Study on Khowar Compounding
Afsar Ali Khan
Morphological structure of reduplication in Pahari/Pothowari language
Samabia Tanveer and Dr. Uzma Anjum
An Evaluation of Narrow Hypothesis: Evidence from Punjabi/English Code-Switching
Riffat Hanif and Prof. Dr. Nazir Ahmed Malik
Study of Syntactical ambiguity emerging from English borrowed words and phrases in Pahari/Pothowari Language
Khalil Ahmad and Dr. Uzma Ajum
2nd Day, 20 November 2020, Friday
Discussion Session X-A (Language Learning & Teaching)
Chair/Moderator: Dr. Bushra Khurram/Dr. Muhammad Shakir Aziz
12:00 — 12:30 A Correlative Study of Silent Letters and Mispronunciation of EFL Learners
Sana Ullah
Teachers' Perceptions on Incorporation of Corpus-based Teaching Methodology in ESL Classrooms
Javeria Jamal and Asmara Shafqat
Needs Analysis of IELTS Students at International Islamic University Islamabad
Abbas Ali, Joza Hussain, Aneela Habib and Shafaq Shakeel
A study on APSACS Karachi Zone ESL teachers' notion about assessment and its numerous employments in English pedagogy
Dr. Samina Sarwat, Waheed Shahzad and Muhammad Anwar Farooq
3rd Day, 21 November 2020, Saturday
Discussion Session XI-A (Language Change)
Chair/Moderator: Dr. Malik Ajmal Gulzar/Dr. Tafseer Ahmed Khan
9:00 — 9:30 Retronyms: The Karuk Language Telling the Story of Linguistic Colonialism and Contact
Irene Yi
Lexical Borrowing: A Literature Review for Comparative Analysis in Punjabi and Pahari
Maryah Khalfan Chaudry and Dr. Uzma Anjum
Lexical Borrowing in Urdu And Pashto: A Comparative Study
Aimun Noor, Museerah Nisar and Dr. Uzma Anjum
Innovative Methodologies for Second Language Classroom Settings
Ana Paula Huback
Discussion Session XI-B (Translation Studies)
Chair/Moderator: Dr. Muhammad Kamal Khan/Dr. Muhammad Shakir Aziz
9:00 — 9:30 Speech Act Analysis: A Pragmatic Study of Quranic Verses and Hadith on Khatam-e-Nabuwat (Finality of Prophethood)
Abida Anwar, Tahira Jabeen, Nadeem Haider and Aqib Javed
A Comparative Study of the English Translations of Surah Al-Imran (The Qur'an)
Ali Haider and Muhammad Imran
Can English Carry the Weight of My Pakistani Experiences?: An Appraisal Perspective
Naima Batool and Hafiz Ahmad Bilal
Analysing A. J. Arberry's English Translation of Iqbal's Shikwa under the parasol of Post- Structuralism
Khalid Ahmed, Ruqia Saba Ashraf and Arfan Akram
Discussion Session XII-A (Semantics)
Chair/Moderator: Dr. Khalid Mehmood/Dr. Mutee U Rahman
9:45 — 10:15 Metaphorical capacity of TREES in Chinese
Anastasia Politova
Formation, Categorization & Deployment of Grammatical Metaphor in Saraiki & English –A Cross-linguistic Comparison
Sobia Malik
Linguistic Analysis of Neologism Related to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Muhammad Asif, Maria Nisar and Shumaila Roohi
Interdisciplinary Scientific Concept
Kumon Tokumaru
3rd Day, 21 November 2020, Saturday
Discussion Session XII-B (Corpus Linguistics)
Chair/Moderator: Dr. Akhtar Abbas/Dr. Muhammad Shakir Aziz
9:45 — 10:15 Organizational Involvement and Semantic Orientation as Realized in Threatening Terrorist Public Statements
Awni Etaywe
Variation Across Language of Pakistani And British Obituaries: A Multidimensional Analysis
Fiza Zareef, Sajid Ahmad and Isna Maryam
Linguistic Variation Across Pakistani And British Pharmaceutical Texts: A Multidimensional Analysis
Isna Maryam and Sajid Ahmad
The Corpus-Based Study of Collocations and Semantic Prosody in Pakistani Islamic Studies Research Papers
Javeria Maqsood, Dr. Tehseen Zahra
A Corpus-based Study of Constructing Social Meaning in Political Discourse: Halliday's SFL Perspective
Zain Raweem, Mahnoor Aamer and Tahir Saleem
Discussion Session XIII-A (Phonology)
Chair/Moderator: Dr. Muhammad Kamal Khan/Dr. Ghulam Raza
10:30 — 11:00 Acoustic Analysis of English Vowel Sounds Produced by Sindhi Speakers
Shahid Hussain, Dr. Uzma Anjum and Shafaq Shakeel
Voice Onset Time: Acoustic Analysis of Two Pakistani Accents of English
Shafaq Shakeel, Dr. Uzma Anjum and Shahid Hussain
Epenthesis in Urdu
Mahwish Farooq
Morphological Reduplication in Pakistani Languages
Zaira Khawar and Dr. Uzma Anjum
Discussion Session XIII-B (Critical Discourse Analysis)
Chair/Moderator: Dr. Rashida Imran/Dr. Tafseer Ahmed Khan
10:30 — 11:00 The Gendered Ghost: A Feminist Critical Discourse Analysis of Animated Ghost Stories of Children
Mirha Imran and Iqra
Critical Discourse Analysis of Paranormalities Redefining Pakistani Consciousness in The Last Metaphor by Usman Ali
Hurriya Zahra and Aasma Iram
Critical Action-Implicative Discourse Analysis of COVID-19 Awareness Campaigns on Pakistani Media
Hafiz Nauman Ahmed and Muhammad Islam
A Comparative Critical Decoding of Trump's and Clinton's Speeches: A Corpus Based Study
Rehana Yasmin Anjum, Ayesha Munir, Anab Shabbir, Sadia Azam and Rizwan Ilyas