Faculty Research Projects

Faculty Research Projects

ULAB Research Grant 2015-2016

1. Syntactic Analysis of Tripura-Bangla Code-switching: A Case Study of Internal Colonization in Indigenous Community of Bangladesh

Chief Investigator: Md. Muntasir Mamun, Assistant Professor
Co-Investigator: Tanzia Siddiqua, Lecturer

Status: Ongoing

ULAB Research Grant 2014-2015

1. Literature on the Side: A Conditional and Historical Study of Little Magazines in English and the Literary Supplements of English Language Newspapers

Chief Investigator: Dr. Kaiser Haq, Professor and Dean
Co-Investigator: Dr. Shamsad Mortuza, Professor
Co-Investigator: Arifa Ghani Rahman, Assistant Professor

Status: Ongoing

This research investigates the influential role of various little magazines, literary supplements, and occasional journals in English published in the sub-continent, particularly “Bengal.” The objective is to trace the first generation Bengali/Bangladeshi writers writing in English. South Asian writers writing in English have already found their niche in a global platform. By archiving the efforts of the previous generation, the research wants to locate the contemporary writers in a literary tradition and the place of Bangladeshi writers writing in English.

2. Lost in Translation: Making Sense of Bangla Proverbs and Idioms

Chief Investigator: Arifa Ghani Rahman, Assistant Professor
Co-Investigator: Dr. Shamsad Mortuza, Professor

Status: Ongoing

This research purports to collect proverbs and idioms in Bangla to be translated into English and published as a dictionary as a translation aid for Bangla to English translators. The investigators aim to fill the gap in the translation scenario in Bangladesh by compiling as complete a list as possible of Bangla proverbs and idioms that will be translated into their closest equivalents in a dictionary format that will function as a translator’s aid.

3. A Study of Adaptations of Foreign Texts by the Major Theater Groups in Bangladesh (2004-2014)

Investigator: Nadia Rahman, Assistant Professor
Investigator: Tahmina Zaman, Senior Lecturer

Status: Ongoing

The objective of this research is to focus on three leading theater groups of Bangladesh, Nagarik Nattya Sampraday, Theater (Bailey Road) and Nattyakendra as well as departments offering academic programs on theater and drama studies in two public universities, to investigate their adapted texts to find the reasons behind choosing particular texts for adaptation, its cultural implications, and relevance.

4. Professional Development for English Language Teachers in Bangladesh: Opportunities and Challenges

Chief Investigator: Md. Shayeekh-Us-Saleheen, Assistant Professor

Status: Complete

This research addresses whether encouraging English language teachers’ professional development contributes to ELT at universities in Bangladesh. More precisely, the research investigates the potential opportunities and challenges of the teachers’ professional development at Bangladeshi universities.

The Universityof Liberal Arts Bangladesh and its curricula are accredited by the University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh, and approved by the Ministry of Education, Government of People's Republic of Bangladesh.