Ms. Farhat Abdullah

Ms. Farhat Abdullah

Lecturer

Department of English

Ms Farhat Abdullah holds a MPhil degree in Applied Linguistics from Kinnaird College for Women.She joined UCP in 2013 as a Lecturer, and previously, she was teaching at University of Education.
She has also served as Research Associate at UET, Lahore. Her paper ‘Developing Urdu WordNet Using Merge Approach” was published in the proceeding of International Conference on Language and Technology (CLT12). She is a member of Society of Natural Language Processing in Pakistan (SNLP). She has been awarded by Alkhawarizimi Institute of Computer Sciences, Center for Language Engineering (UET) for conducting workshop on natural language processing. Her main research areas of interest are semantics, syntax, phonetics and phonology.

  • English for Specific Purposes
  • Communication Skills
  • Language, Culture & Society

Education

  • M.Phil. (2012) Applied Linguistics      Kinnaird College for Women, Lahore
  • Masters (2000) Applied Linguistics      Kinnaird College for Women, Lahore
  • Graduation (1998) English Literature    University of the Punjab
  • Intermediate Pre-medical               BISE, Lahore(1996)
  • Matriculation Science                     BISE, Lahore(1994)

Experience

  • June-July, 2016 Completed Collaborative Language Research Program CoLang 2016 University of Alaska, Fairbanks, USA
  • Feb-2013 to date Lecturer at  the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Central Punjab Lahore, Pakistan https://www.ucp.edu.pk/
  • Sept-2012 to Feb -2013 Visiting Lecturer at the University of Education Lahore, Pakistan http://ue.edu.pk/beta/
  • September 2011- Feb2013 Research Assistant at the Centre for Language Engineering, Al-Khwarizmi Institute of Computer Sciences. University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore. http://www.cle.org.pk/
  • August 2011-March  2012   Lecturer at Government Gulberg College for Women, Lahore.

Honors and Awards

Offered an award for conducting a workshop on “Developing Urdu WordNet” in Conference on Language Technology 12 (CLT12) UET Lahore which was attended by linguists from Germany (University of Konstanz,) and all over Pakistan

Memberships

  • Have been an editor of the Kinnaird Literary Society
  • Member of Nazaria-I Pakistan Trust (www.nazariapak.info/)
  • Member of The Society for Natural Language Processing (SNLP) www.snlp.org.pk) and Linguistic Association of Pakistan (LAP)
  • Independent  Member of International Federation of University Women (www.ifuw.org/)  (Global Women International now)
  • Applied for the membership of Linguistic Society of America

Brief statement of Research Interest

Want to continue my research on semantic relations which is a specialized field of Linguistics.

Publications

  • “Development of Urdu WordNet Using the Merge Approach”, is published in the peer review proceedings of Conference on Language Technology 12 (CLT12, UET, Lahore
  • “The Use of E-Contents for Teaching Language Subjects” is published in the online proceedings of International Conference on Language, Literature & Linguistics 2013 (LLL 2013) 2-3 Dec, 2013, Grand Oriental Hotel, and Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • “Production, Delivery and Sharing of E-Contents: New Paradigm in Language Pedagogy” is submitted to the journal of  Linguistics and Language Teaching, Bahawalpur, Pakistan
  • “A Comparative Study of Spoken English on Pakistani and Indian TV Channels” in the online proceedings of Second International Conference on Language, Literature & Community (LLLC2015). February 21-22, 2015. Bhubaneshwar,India.
  • “Hyponymy Noun Hierarchies in Urdu WordNet” unpublished

Research Grants and Contracts

  • Travel Grant to Present a Paper, 2013 (source/sponsor: Higher Education Commission of Pakistan,  Amount: PKR 110,870/-
  • Travel Grant to Present a Paper, 2016 (source/sponsor: Punjab Higher Education Commission of  Pakistan,  Amount: Around three lac Pakistani rupees/-

Other Research or Creative accomplishments

I have been a part of a research team at Center for language Engineering (UET) Lahore which developed “Urdu WordNet”, an electronic lexical database.

Selected Professional Presentation

  • Conducted a workshop on “Developing Urdu WordNet” in Conference on Language Technology 12  (CLT12)  UET Lahore which was attended by  linguists from Germany (University of Konstanz,) and  all over Pakistan
  • A Paper, “Development of Urdu WordNet Using the Merge Approach”, is published in the proceedings of Conference on Language Technology 12 (CLT12) held at Center for Language Engineering ,UET Lahore, Pakistan http://www.cle.org.pk/research/papers.html
  • Presented a research paper titled “The Use of E-Contents for Teaching Language Subjects” in the proceedings of International Conference on Language, Literature & Linguistics 2013 (LLL 2013) 2-3 Dec, 2013, Grand Oriental Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka. http://theicrd.org/Proceeding%20LLL%202013.pdf
  • Presented a research article titled “Production, Delivery and Sharing of E-Contents: New Paradigm in Language Pedagogy” in 1st International Conference on Linguistics and Language Teaching, 25-26 November 2013, Bahawalpur, Pakistan. http://linguisticsconferenceiub.blogspot.com/p/tentative-detailed-programme-day-l_3030.html
  • Presented a research paper titled “A Comparative Study of Spoken English on Pakistani and Indian TV Channels” in the proceedings of Second International Conference on Language, Literature & Community (LLLC2015). February 21-22,2015. Bhubaneshwar, http://www.languages3000.com/
  • Presented a research paper titled “Hyponymy Noun Hierarchies in Urdu WordNet”  in 2nd Kashmir International Conference on Linguistics, May 04-05, 2015. Muzaffarbad, Azad Kashmir. http://www.ajku.edu.pk/icl.php
  • Presented a research paper titled “Use of Computational Analysis of the Borrowed Words for Translation Studies” in International Conference of the Linguistic Association of Pakistan, October 07–09, 2015. Kinnaird College, Lahore http://www.iclap.org/ICLAP2015/
  • Presented a work titled “Construction of Hyponymy Relations in the Urdu WordNet”; furthermore, attended credited courses at CoLang2016 (alaska.edu/colang2016/), Fairbanks, Alaska, USA in (June20-July 01), 2016
  • Conducted a workshop on “ Project Development” in the Faculty Development Program 2016 at University of Central Punjab

farhat.abdullah@ucp.edu.pk
042-35880007 Ext: 639
Faculty of English, University of Central Punjab