MUFLEH SALEM M. ALQAHTANI

Bio: 
Associate professor in Theoretical Linguistics (Phonology) at King Saud University, Saudi Arabia

Curriculum Vitae
Personal Information:
 

Name: ALQAHTANI, MUFLEH SALEM M.
Academic Rank: Associate Professor.
Marital Status: married
Date of birth: 23/07/1984
Languages: Arabic, English, little French and Persian.
Country of birth: Saudi Arabia
Address: Saudi Arabia, Riyadh- P.O box: 112141. 
Email: 
          mqahtani1@ksu.edu.sa 

          ssll2009@live.co.uk

          mufleh2015.phd@gmail.com
 

Qualifications: 

 

  • Ph.D. in Theoretical Linguistics-Phonology in 2014 from The University of Newcastle Upon Tyne in the United Kingdom. Thesis entitles “Syllable Structure and Related Processes in Optimality Theory: An Examination of Najdi Arabic”.
  • Master in Applied Linguistics from Sussex University in the United Kingdom in 2011. 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in English from King Saud University in 2006 with second class honour.

Certificates:  
 

  • The Certificate of Teaching English Training from Sussex Coast College in Hastings (Previously Hastings College of Arts and Technology) in the UK. 
  • The certificate of using multimedia for electronic learning from Technical and Vocational Training Corporation in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • The certificate of training methods from Technical and Vocational Training Corporation in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • The certificate of skills of communication and interaction with others from Technical and Vocational Training Corporation in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • The certificate of INTEL for Education from INTEL Company with the corporation of Riyadh Teachers College.
  • The certificate of Gamification - lessons from game theory that enhances learning from King Saud University.
  • The certificate of Basics in Information Security from King Saud University.
  • The certificate of Using SPSS for statistical purposes from King Saud University.
  • The certificate of Critical Thinking and Active Learning from King Saud University.
  • The certificate of establishing the course syllabus from King Saud University.
  • The certificate of skills of effective academic learning from King Saud University.
  • The certificate of the evaluation of learning outcomes from King Saud University.

 

 

Research interests:  

  • Theoretical Phonology.
  • Descriptive Phonology.
  • Phonological Acquisition.
  • Phonological Derivations.
  • Sociophonology.
  • Morphophonology.
  • Diachronic Phonology.
  • Synchronic Phonology.
  • I am also interested in Optimality Theory in terms of the analysis of phonological aspects of English (Old, Middle, and Modern English), French, Hebrew, Standard Persian, and Vernaculars. 
  • Pragmatics.
  • Syntax.
  • Morphology.
  • Language Acquisition.
  • History of English Language.     

Experience: 
 

  • I spent two years teaching English at Al-Karj Technical College after obtaining my first degree.
  • After teaching English at Al-Karj Technical College, I was employed by King Saudi University to work at the department of English in Teachers College as a teacher assistant for two years. 
  • In 2012 and 2013, I taught Phonetics and Phonology course for undergraduate students at the University of Newcastle in the United Kingdom. 
  • I was appointed as an assistant professor at the Department of English Language and Literature, College of Arts, King Saud University from 17/03/2015 to 23/04/2019.
  • I have been recently appointed as the head of the department of English Language and Literature in the College of Arts, King Saud University.
  • I taught MA level in Translation and Interpretation at Naif Arab University for Security Sciences plus English courses at both Arab Open University and the College of Applied Studies and Community Services at King Saud University.
  • I am still teaching some courses in MA and Ph.D. level in Applied Linguistics at King Saud University.
  • I have been recently promoted to associate professor at King Saud University. 

 

Committees:

  • A former member of Qiyas committee at the National Centre for Assessment.
  • A former member of the BA program committee in the department of English Language and Literature at the College of Arts, King Saud University.
  • A former member of the MA program committee in Theoretical Linguistics in the department of English Language and Literature at the College of Arts, King Saud University. 
  • A member of the HR committee in the department of English Language and Literature at the College of Arts, King Saud University. 
  • A member of the comprehensive exam committee for Ph.D. students in Applied Linguistics in the department of English Language and Literature at the College of Arts, King Saud University.
  • A member of the student’s right committee in the department of English Language and Literature at the College of Arts, King Saud University. 

 
 
 
 

Scientific Experience: 

 I was a member of the VIVA committee for the following MA dissertations:
 

  • Al-Ahmed, G. (2017). Use of Vocabulary Learning Strategies by Saudi Female EFL Learners and its Relationship with Their Receptive Vocabulary Size. MA dissertation. King Saud University.
  • Therwi, A. (2017). The Effect of Using YouTube Video Clips on Saudi Secondary School Students Listening Skill. MA dissertation. King Saud University.

Conferences:  
 

  • 'Sonority and Epenthesis in Najdi Arabic (NA): An OT analysis', Poster Presentation, 8th Newcastle-Upon-Tyne Postgraduate Conference in Linguistics, 2013.
  • 'Sonority and Epenthesis in Najdi Arabic (NA): An OT analysis', Poster Presentation, 9th Phonetik und Phonologie conference, University of Zurich, Switzerland, 2013.
  • 'Non-final Superheavy Syllables in Najdi Arabic (NA)', Manchester Forum in Linguistics, Manchester University, 2013.

Publications: 
 

  • Alqahtani, M. (forthcoming) Sonority Sequencing Principle in Sabzevari Persian: A Constraint-Based Approach. Open Linguistics (ISI index).
  • Alqahtani, M. (on Progress) The Status of Initial Gemination in Qassimi Arabic: A Harmonic Serial Approach. Lingua (ISI index).
  • Alqahtani, M. (2018) Phonological Derivations of Synchronic Metathesis in Modern Persian. Advances in Language and Literacy Studies.
  • Alqahtani, M. (2018) Phonological Adaptation of Arabic Loanwords in Sabzevari Persian: Metathesis and Vowel Epenthesis. Linguistics and Literature Studies.
  • Kesavan, V. E. & ALQAHTANI, M. (2018) Proposing a Customised Method for Extratextual Documentative Annotation on Written Text Corpus. Internation Journal of English Linguistics (ISI index).
  • Alqahtani, M., Kesavan, V. E. (2018) WHATSAPP  in University Level English Education. Arab World English Journal (ISI index).
  • Alqahtani, M. (2017) The treatment of Vowel-Initial Syllables in Somali Syllable Structure: A Constraint-Based Approach. The Linguistics Journal.
  • Alqahtani, M. (2017) Spirantization and Phonological Derivation in Sabzevari Persian: Parallelism or Stratalism in Optimality Theory. Journal of Arts at King Saud University.
  • .Alqahtani, M & Musa, R. (2015) Vowel Epenthesis in Arabic Loanwords in Hausa. International Journal of Linguistics.

 
 
 

Qualifications

University: 
King Saud University
From Date: 
Wednesday, September 11, 2002
To Date: 
Wednesday, September 14, 2005
Specialization: 
English
Degree: 
Bachelors degree
University: 
The University of Sussex in the UK
From Date: 
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
To Date: 
Monday, September 27, 2010
Specialization: 
Applied Linguistics
Degree: 
Master of Arts
University: 
The University of Newcastle Upon Tyne in the UK
From Date: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
To Date: 
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Specialization: 
Theoretical Linguistics (Phonology)
Degree: 
PhD

Experiences

Affiliation: 
AlKharj College of Technology
From Date: 
Tuesday, July 4, 2006
To Date: 
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Position Title: 
Teacher of English
About Experience: 
I was employed as a teacher assistant in Phonetics and Phonology at the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne while I was doing my PhD at the same university.
Affiliation: 
King Saud University, Teachers College
From Date: 
Sunday, August 10, 2008
To Date: 
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Position Title: 
Teacher Assistant
About Experience: 
Affiliation: 
School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics,The University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, the UK
From Date: 
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
To Date: 
Monday, September 23, 2013
Position Title: 
Teacher Assistant
About Experience: 
Affiliation: 
Department of English Language and Literature, College of Arts, King Saud University
From Date: 
Monday, January 19, 2015
To Date: 
Monday, April 22, 2019
Position Title: 
Assistant Professor in Theoretical Linguistics (Phonology)
About Experience: 
Affiliation: 
Department of English Language and Literature, College of Arts, King Saud University
From Date: 
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
To Date: 
Position Title: 
Associate Professor in Theoretical Linguistics (Phonology)
About Experience: 

Languages

Language: 
English
Level: 
Excellent
Language: 
French
Level: 
Good
Language: 
Arabic
Level: 
Official