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Abrar Bazerbay

Doctoral Student in Linguistics - Abrar’s thesis is entitled ‘Migrant Workers’ Variety in Hijaz; Madina’.

Research project title

Migrant Workers’ Variety in Hijaz; Madina


Dr Heike Pichler and Dr Daniel Duncan

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Research interests

  • Arabic sociolinguistics
  • pidgin languages
  • language variation and change
  • second language acquisition
  • interlanguage
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A brief outline of the research project

The main aim of my study is to establish whether the variety of Arabic that is spoken by migrant workers in Hijaz, Madina (Saudi Arabia) is an interlanguage or a pidgin.

Research activities

Academic background

  • MA Linguistics, Bangor University
  • BA English Language, Taibah University