Faculty of English Nasir Abbas Profile

Dr. Nasir Abbas
Name  Nasir Abbas
Email  naisrabassla@gmail.com
Phone  +92 344 3695427
Research Area  Linguistics & Language
Number of Publications  35
Designation  Associate Professor
University  Luawms
 PhD  2013  Linguistics  Essex UK
 MA  2009  Language & Linguistics  Essex UK
 MA  1992  Language & Literature  BZU Multan
BA  1990  Literature & Political Science  GEC Multan
B.Ed 1994 Education BZU Multan
EAP 2006 EAP AKU Karachi
LTTS 2007 CCS Indiana. U, USA
  1. Nabi, A. and Syed, Nasir A. (2017). Gradient phonetic and categorical phonemic perception in adult language learning. Balochistan Journal of Linguistics V.
  2. Syed, Nasir, A. (To appear). Phonological Processes in Acquisition of Saraiki as L1. Kashmir Journal of Language Research.
  3. Atta, F., Syed, Nasir, A. & Bughio, F. (To appear). A phonological treatment of vowels in English loanwords by Saraiki speakers. EFL Annual Research Journal 18, pp Shah Abdul Latif University Khairpur.
  4. Atta, F. & Syed, Nasir, A. (To appear). Monophthongization of English Diphthongs in Loanwords by Pakistani Speakers. Journal of Social Sciences.
  5. Syed, Nasir, A.; Ansari, S., & Gopang, I. B. (2017). Perception and Production of Consonants of English by Pakistani Speakers. International Journal of English Linguistics, 7(3), 201-2014.
  6. Baloch, H.; Syed, Nasir, A. & Hasan, G. (2017). Metathesis in Balochi. The Dialogue XII (1), 91-106.
  7. Ahmad, R. & Syed, Nasir, A. (2016). Phonological processes in Brahvi child language acquisition. Kashmir Journal of Language Research.
  8. Syed, Nasir, A. (2016). A case study of attrition of Saraiki in Delhi. Balochistan Journal of Linguistics IV, 92-120.
  9. Nabi, S. A; Syed, Nasir, A; Khan, G. & Faiz, J. (2015). Relationship between language loss and attitude. Balochistan Journal of Linguistics III, 80-87.
  10. Syed, Nasir A. (2015). A constraint-based analysis of Persian loanwords in Saraiki. Kashmir Journal of Language Research XVIII(2) 159-174. University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Muzaffar Abad.
  11. Syed, Nasir, A., Hasan, G. Khan, D. (2015). A comparative study of Balochi and English voiced stops. Annual Research Journal HANKEN 07, 45-62.
  12. Syed, Nasir A. (2015). Learning Allophonic Variance of English Laterals. EFL Annual Research Journal 17, 107-124 Shah Abdul Latif University Khairpur.
  13. Syed, Nasir A. (2015). The Role of Teacher in Second Language Learning. The NUML journal of Linguistic Inquiry 13(1), 71-91.
  14. Syed, Nasir A. & Hasan, G. (2015). Role of perception in acquisition of a foreign or second language. The Sindh University Journal of Education 44 (1), 21-49.
  15. Syed, Nasir A; Rajkumar, Malik & Mangrio, R. A. (2014). Language attrition is a mirror image process of language acquisition. Kashmir Journal of Language Research. XVII (1), 13-32. University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Muzaffar Abad.
  16. Syed, Nasir A. & Hassan, G. (2014). An-acoustic analysis of speech of London-based Baloch learners of English. Balochistan Review XXX1 (2) 91-104, University of Balochistan Quetta.
  17. Syed, Nasir A. (2014). Why Pakistani learners cannot acquire voiced stops of English? Journal of Research and Social Sciences, 1(1), 19-30. NUML Islamabad.
  18. Syed, Nasir A. & Hasan, G. (2014). Trends of linguistic research in Sindh. Balochistan Journal of Linguistics (2) 41-66. LUAWMS
  19. Syed, Nasir A., Malik, R. & Hasan, G. (2013). Factors triggering language attrition. Balochistan Journal of Linguistics (1) 1-19. LUAWMS.
  20. Syed, Nasir A. (2013). Influence of L1 laryngeal contrast on acquisition of allophonic Variance in English plosives. Balochistan Journal of Linguistics (1) 41-66. LUAWMS.
  21. Syed, Nasir A. (2013). Role of equivalence classification in L2 acquisition. Language at the University of Essex (LangUE) 2012 Proceedings, Colchester, United Kingdom, 76-84.
  22. Syed, Nasir A. & Aldaihani, Sultan M. (2014). The emergence of the unmarked in loanword phonology: A harmonic serialism account. In (editors) Eugeniusz Cyran and Jolanta Szpyra-Kozłowska, Crossing Phonetics-Phonology Lines (pp 219-234) Newcastle-upon-Tyne (UK): Cambridge Scholars Publishing House.
  23. Syed, Nasir A. & Rajkumar Malik. (2013). Why L1 attrition? In (Ed) M. Ganesan, Language Endangerment in India (Vol 1)(pp 303-316). Annamali Nagar, Tamil Nadu India: Centre of Advanced Study in Linguistics Annamali University.
  24. 3. Syed, Nasir A. (2013). Acquisition of English [r] by adult Pakistani learners. In (eds.) Lorenzo Spreafico & Alessandro Vietti,  Rhotics: New data and perspectives. Bozen-Bolzano, Italy: BU Press, pp 41-54.
  25. 2. Syed, Nasir A. (2013). Acquisition of a new sound without separate category formation. Proceedings of CECIL’s 2. Peter Pazmany Catholic University,Piliscaba, Budapest, Hungary, 230-245.
  26. Syed, Nasir A. (2013). Voice Onset Time (VOT) for Voiceless Plosives in Pashto (L1) and English (L2). Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences. XXI (3), 79-94. Department of English, University of Peshawar, Peshawar.
  27. Syed, Nasir A. (2013). Learning is a function of perceived phonetic distance between two sounds. Kashmir Journal of Language Research 16(1) 115-139, University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Muzaffar Abad.
  28. Syed, Nasir A. (2013). Voice onset time for plosives in Saraiki: Implications for acquisition of English aspiration contrast. EFL Annual Research Journal 2012  (14), 1-15. Shah Abdul Latif University Khairpur.
  29. Syed, Nasir A. (2013). Acquisition of alveo-palatal fricative [ʒ] by Pakistani learners of English. Journal of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Research, 2(1) 39-50, NED  University, Karachi.
  30. Syed, Nasir A. (2013). Age and language variation: A study of voice onset time for plosives in Essex English. Essex Graduate Students Papers in Language and Linguistics  (EGSPLL 14) 78-87, University of Essex United Kingdom.
  31. 1. Syed, Nasir A. (2013). Acquisition of dental fricatives by adult Pakistani learners. Newcastle Working Papers in Linguistics (19) 59-73. Newcastle University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom.
  32. Syed, Nasir A. (2012). A Feature-based Analysis of Interlanguage Phonology of Pakistani Learners of English. Language in India 12 (6), 162-179.
  33. Syed, Nasir A. (2012). Perception and production of English [d] by Pakistani L2 learners. Essex Graduate Students Papers in Language and Linguistics (EGSPLL 13), University of Essex, United Kingdom, 134-157.
  34. Syed, Nasir. A. (2012). Nasals & Nasality in Saraiki. Language in India 12 (7), 323-347.
  35. Syed, Nasir A. (2011). Perception and production of consonants of English by Pashto speakers. Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences XIX (1), 119-146. Department of English, University of Peshawar, Peshawar.
  1. Influential factors in language attrition and change. Paper presented in 7th Cambridge conference on language endangerment, at Cambridge University, United Kingdom, on 4 July, 2017. (co-authored by Dr Rajkumar Malik)
  1. Metathesis in Indo-Aryan. Paper presented in ‘Workshop on typological profile of language families of South Asia, 15-16 Sept, Uppsala University Sweden. (Funded by HEC).
  2. Phonetic and phonological factors in L2: On the emergence of new features. OCP 13, University of Budapest, 16 January, 2016. (Co-authored by Professor Nancy C. Kula of University of Essex, United Kingdom).
  3. ‘Dimensions of h-metathesis and phonetic adjustment. 2nd Edinburgh Historical Phonology Symposium, University of Edinburgh, 4 December, 2015.
  4. ‘Grapes are sour’. 22 Manchester Phonology Meeting, arranged by Edinburgh University & Manchester University UK 29 May, 2014 (Co-authored with Professor Nancy C. Kula, , University of Essex, UK). Funded by Higher Education Commission of Pakistan.
  5. ‘Learning is a function of the perceived phonetic distance between two sounds: Phonetics phonology interface’ OCP 10 at Bogazici University Istanbul 16-19 January 2013.
  6. ‘Learning L2 consonants without formation of a separate category’. Central European Conference in Linguistics for Students (CECIL’S 2). 24 August 2012 at Peter Pazmany Catholic University (PPCU), Piliscaba, Budapest, Hungary. (Funded by Visegrad 4 Organization of Eastern European Countries).
  7. ‘Acquisition of allophonic variance in English laterals’. 45th Annual Meeting of the British Association of Applied Linguistics at Southampton University,  UK. 7 September 2012 (Funded by British Association of Applied Linguistics UK).
  8. ‘Acquisition of separate categories for two allophones of one L2 phoneme’. International conference on ‘Categories and Gradience: Neural Systems for Speech Communication’. Department of Theoretical & Applied Linguistics, Cambridge University, 26 June 2012.
  9. ‘Acquisition of a new L2 phonological feature’: in Second Language Phonology (SLP) 2012 Conference at University of York UK 6 July, 2012.
  10. ‘The role of equivalence classification in acquisition of an L2 sound’. International conference ‘LangUE’ at the University of Essex UK 13 June 2012.
  11. ‘Why an L1 phonological contrast does not prime a perceptual contrast in L2 VOT’ (co-authored by Dr Nancy C. Kula Senior Lecturer University of Essex, United Kingdom) 18 Manchester Phonology Meeting (18 MFM) Manchester University, Mancehster, UK. 26 May 2012.
  12. ‘The Influence of Pakistani English (PE) on acquisition of British English (BE)’. International Conference on English in Asia’s Languages Habitats and Europe’s Asia Competence, Free University (Freie Universitat) Berlin, Germany, 10 May 2012. 
  13. ‘Acquisition of dental fricatives by adult Pakistani learners of English’ International conference at Newcastle University, UK 26 March 2012. (Funded by Newcastle University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne UK).
  14. ‘Age and VOT’ International DGfS (Phonology) Conference at Goethe University, Frankfurt Main, Germany March 7, 2012.
  15. ‘Voice Onset Time for plosives in Essex English’ International Conference on Phonology of Contemporary English, University of Toulouse, Toulouse France, March 1, 2012.
  16. ‘Perception and production of English [ɹ] by Pakistani learners’. International Conference ‘Ratics-3’ at Free University Bolzano, Italy. December 1, 2011.  (Funded by University of Essex, Colchester, UK & Free University of Bolzano, Italy).
  17.  ‘Perception of L2 consonants by Pakistani learners of English’. LangUE 2011, International Conference in linguistics at the Department of Language and Linguistics, University of Essex, UK 16 June 2011.
  18. ‘Acquisition of aspiration contrast by Pakistani learners of English’. 4th Bloomsbury Conference in Applied Linguistics 2011 at Birkbeck College University of London. 4 June 2011.
  19. ‘A study of Arabic loanwords in Saraiki in optimality theory (OT) perspective’.  International conference on Phonetics and Phonology of Arabic, (10 June 2011) at University of York, UK (Co-authored by Sultan M. Aldehani of University of Essex).
  20. ‘An optimality theoretic account of contextual nasalization in Saraiki’. EGS Conference in Linguistics 2010 at the Department of Language and Linguistics University of Essex, UK 5 May 2010.
  1. Acoustic Cues are more effective than Universal Grammar or L1 in L2 learning. International conference of language association of Pakistan (ICLAP 2017) at NED University Karachi, 12 October 2017. (Invited Keynote Speaker).
  1. Development of Indo-Aryan and Romani Language. First national conference on language and linguistics shaheed benazir bhutto university Benazir Abad (24-25 November, 2016). (Invited Speaker)
  2. Quantity sensitivity and left-headedness: A case of Arabic loanwords in Saraiki. Presented at the 2nd ICLAP held in the University of the Punjab on 18-20 October, 2016. (Invited Plenary speaker)
  3. Phonological features of Pakistani English. 4th International Conference on Education in Pakistan: Connecting Research and Practice Across Contexts. Education University Lahore, 25 March. 2016.
  4. Asymmetry in Perception and Production of Consonants of English: Negative Interference of an already Acquired Dialect. Presented in 2-Day International Conference: Emerging Trends of Researching Language, Linguistics and Literature, 15-16 December 2015. Air University Islamabad. (Invited Speaker).
  5. Adult Pakistani learners’ difficulties in acquisition of British English consonants. Invited talk in a seminar at the Department of Humanities, NED University Karachi.
  6. ‘Pak-Indian English: A common legacy of British colonialism’. First International conference of Linguistic Association of Pakistan (LAP) at Kinnaird College for Women University Lahore on 10 October, 2015 (Invited presentation).
  7. ‘A constraint-based analysis of Persian loanwords in Saraiki’ 2nd International Kashmir conference in linguistics, on 5 May, 2015.
  8. Developing corpus for phonology of Pakistani languages. 3-Day International Workshop on Developing Corpus Linguistics in South Asia, Islamic International University Islamabad, on 3rd March, 2015.
  9. ‘The influence of teacher on students’ pronunciation’. First International conference on higher education reforms and lessons to be learnt’, Department of Education, GC University, Faisalabad on 21-22 October, 2014. (Keynote speaker).
  10. ‘Direction and reasons of convergence of Saraiki to Hindi in Delhi.’ National conference on ‘Deconstructing the understanding of Saraiki Wasaib.’ Saraiki Department, BZU Multan 13 May, 2014. (Co-authored by Dr Rajkumar Malik) (Invited presentation).
  11. ‘Problems in acquisition of [v w] contrast faced by adult Pakistani learners of English’. First International conference on linguistics and English language Teaching, Department of English, Islamia University Bahawalpur, 26 November, 2013.
  12. ‘Language attrition is a mirror image of language acquisition.’ 1st International Kashmir conference in linguistics on ‘Language endangerment in South Asia’ University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Muzaffarabad, on 15 May, 2013. (Co-authored by Dr Rajkumar Malik).

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