Muhammad Azizul Hoque

Muhammad Azizul Hoque
International Islamic University Chittagong | IIUC · Department of English language and Literature

PhD in English Studies (Malaysia); BA/MA(ELL)/MA(ELT) (BD)
Associate Prof. at IIUC, BD; Expert/Linguist, Switzerland; exploring research on language contact & translingual issues

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Introduction
Muhammad Azizul Hoque currently working at the Department of English Language & Literature, International Islamic University Chittagong, focuses his teaching attention on linguistics, sociolinguistics, psychology of language learning, English for Professional Purposes, and 17th century Literature. His research interests lie in dialectology, endangered languages, language contact & translingual phenomena, pantheism from theological perspectives & Nazrul's humanitarian literature.
Additional affiliations
March 2018 - present
International Islamic University Chittagong
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
Description
  • Teaching: Business Writing/English for Professional Purposes, Introduction to Research Methodology, Sociolinguistics, Psycholinguistics, English Romantic poetry, English epic & mock-epic; Preparation & moderation of questions; Research promotional activities, etc.
January 2012 - March 2018
International Islamic University Chittagong
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Description
  • Teaching: Basic Writing, Business Writing/English for Professional Purposes, Sociolinguistics, Psycholinguistics, English Romantic poetry, English epic & mock-epic; Preparation & moderation of questions; Research promotional activities; scrutinizing research papers, etc.
August 2006 - January 2012
International Islamic University Chittagong
Position
  • Lecturer
Description
  • Conducting classes, preparing question papers, moderating question papers, etc.
Education
March 2015 - August 2020
USIM | Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia
Field of study
  • English Studies (Sociolinguistics)
April 2008 - May 2011
University of Dhaka
Field of study
  • ELT
December 2004 - December 2005
International Islamic University Chittagong
Field of study
  • Language & Literature

Publications

Publications (16)
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On observation of the importance and necessity of communication in English, like many other ESL/EFL countries, Bangladesh launched the Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) approach for teaching English. After many years of its inception, students' lack of proficiency raises the question on the effective implementation of the approach. Hence, we th...
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Although lexical borrowing from the English language into Bangla has been reported in the literature, not many studies have investigated the nature and the extent to which this borrowing has taken place in relation to Bangla short stories. This study examined five Bangla short stories, which were selected based on purposive sampling. Our analysis o...
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English has turned to be a vehicular language for international and intercultural communications. The language is no longer owned solely by the English, but shared by bilingual and multilingual users all over the world in different locations and for different purposes. Likewise, in Bangladesh, the use of the language is displayed in various forms,...
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The use of English lexis in the signposts has become a very common phenomenon in Bangladesh. The phenomenon has motivated the present researchers to explore the diversified natures and extents of English lexical use in the signposts and their impacts on Bangla. Following a descriptive methodology, the present study employs a qualitative content ana...
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This study examined how Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) is applied to English Language Classrooms in secondary education in Bangladesh. In conducting this study, the researchers used a mixed-method approach. The study used quantitative data collected from a questionnaire conducted with ninety-one students of secondary level and qualitative da...
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English lexical borrowings are a common manifestation in Bangla. Modern Bengali literary texts like novels and short stories, likewise, display a wide range of English lexis. The observation of the phenomenon has motivated the present researchers to move forward with the study of five modern Bengali novels and five short stories in order to explore...
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There is no denying that writing is quite tiresome in both second language teaching and learning situations. And so, selecting an appropriate strategy to provide the learners with necessary feedback in their writings seems to be a complicated task in language pedagogy. The present researchers observe that despite the writing practice of English for...
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p>The main concern of this paper is to explore the status of Chittagonian variety- a language spoken by the people of Chittagong in Bangladesh-with a view to considering whether it is a dialect of Bangla or a language or a semi-language. Though it is closely related to Bangla, its distinctive features like a different sound system, mutual unintelli...
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It is quite natural that the learners of English as a second or foreign language encounter problems in their pronunciation. This paper analyzes some problems concerning pronunciation of English learners in Bangladesh. Using mixed methods methodology, the paper provides some problematic English vowel and consonant sounds the tertiary students make,...
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Commercial signs (signboards, billboards, banners, posters, and the like) are powerful tools for drawing attention of buyers, visitors and passersby at home and from abroad. They also reflect certain aspects of any society's values and structure. Therefore, choice of language or expression in them is of crucial importance. In one hand, catchy and r...
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In present western civilization, poverty and begging have always been neglected at both micro and macro-economic levels. The picture of poverty and, at its extremity, begging is one of the most tragic scenarios across the world. However, in Islamic tenets, begging as a profession and action is discouraged since men are created by Allah as the best...
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Islam encompasses every aspect of life-spiritual, individual, social, political, cultural, and economic. It provides guidelines by which the flow of money is made sure making Zakaah and other charitable activities operational so that goods are purified by being channeled from those who have much of it to those who have little. Kazi Nazrul Islam (18...
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This paper aims to explore whether Chittagonian is a dialect of Bangla or a distinct language. In spite of its closeness to Bangla, its distinctive features place it in a separate position. So we feel encouraged to rethink about the existing idea of its being a dialect of Bangla and to try to present some arguments in favour of its being a separate...
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William Wordsworth, a literary icon in romantic poetry, has impressed us with his pantheism and therefore, encouraged us to think of doing research into the concept with some modifications from Islamic perspective. It is, indeed, difficult to analyse the idea from Islamic perspective, because holding multidimensional concepts of God, and contradict...
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This paper is an outcome of the study that was directed to investigate the influence of the local varieties on the sound patterns of English of Bangladeshi tertiary students. The study deals with the existing pronunciation style and tries to identify the problems in the light of the rural background of the students. The study is qualitative by natu...
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The study focuses on the scenario of English pronunciation of the speakers at the tertiary level at International Islamic University Chittagong in Bangladesh, dealing with existing pronunciation style of the students of Chittagong background and tries to identify the influence of the Chittagonian variety in this regard. The study is qualitative by...

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Questions (7)
Question
Bangladesh adopted the Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) approach for teaching English. After many years of its launch, learners' unsuccessful proficiency level raises the question on its effective implementation in English language teaching at the primary level. Therefore, on recognizing a real picture of CLT approach in the level, for its proper implementation is required for effective pedagogy.
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The trend of hybridization has received substantial scholarly attention in the global researches. In Bangla, too, combining Bangla-English elements has been reported as reflected in modern Bangla creative writings. To investigate the phenomenon of English lexico-morphological elements embedded into Bangla creative writings, a strong theoretical framework is to be developed.
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Usually, a mistake is accidental, whereas an error  is made due to the lack of knowledge. But how can they be distinctly identified in students' writings?
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We are generally confused of these two models when we like to develop any research paper. A clear idea between these two models can guide us to develop our research works.
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Worldwide Influence of English lexical elements is evident.
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The spread of English is quite observable in the third world countries like Bangladesh.
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My personal observation shows that ESL/EFL classes can be made interesting if they are conducted in line with the study of sociolinguistics.

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Projects (6)
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To understand the nature of errors and mistakes in the writings of Bangladeshi English users & suggest necessary steps to rectify the phenomenon
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To understand how Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) is applied to English Language Classrooms in Bangladesh
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To develop & encourage researches dealing with Bangladeshi national poet Kaziz Nazrul Islam's works based on humanity, poverty & magnanimity of Islam.