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Mr Attallah M. Alanazi BA, MSc

Postgraduate Research Student

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Mr Attallah Alanazi PhD candidate within Modern Languages and Linguistics at the University of Southampton, Faculty of Humanities.

The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.
(Robert Frost)






Academic qualifications:

After completing my undergraduate education, I had received a scholarship form the Ministry of Higher Education in Saudi Arabia and that gave an opportunity to gain a master’s degree of Second Language Learning from the USA. Recently, I received another scholarship to pursue my PhD degree in Applied Linguistics at the University of Southampton.

Prior pursuing my master degree abroad, I worked as an English language teacher at secondary schools. After gaining my master degree, I taught different English related modules at university level for three years through which my employee decided to sponsor my PhD studies abroad. This scholarship gave me an opportunity to seek my PhD at the University of Southampton in which the Centre for Global Englishes (CGE) is located. My current project is inspired by the research activities of CGE and particularly due to the expertise of my supervisory team, Dr Ying Wang and Dr Will Baker.

Research interests

My research interests include, but not limited to:

English as a Lingua Franca, Global Englishes, Language Ideologies, Identities, power relations in language use.

PhD research:

My thesis working title is “Language Ideologies and Identities: Saudi University Students’ Views of English as a Lingua Franca.” It seeks to understand Students' perceptions of English within the power relation that are surrounding their English practices. Also, it is an attempt to find the relationship between students’ identities and power relations through the use of English and other languages. Through understating this relationship, it can help to understand students’ views about English.

Affiliated research group(s):

Modern Languages and Linguistics (MLL)

Centre for Global Englishes (CGE)

Mr Attallah M. Alanazi
Building 65, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Southampton, Avenue Campus, Southampton SO17 1BF

Room Number: 65B

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