Saudi Sadiq

Saudi Sadiq
Minia University · Department of English Language

PhD

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2 Research Items
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Introduction
I am a Lecturer in linguistics and translation studies. My interests include linguistics, language variation and change, sociolinguistics, Arabic dialects, translation studies, the Qur'an translation, audiovisual translation (esp. subtitling), and teaching English and Arabic as foreign languages.
Additional affiliations
June 2012 - present
The University of York
Position
  • PhD Student
September 2002 - present
Minia University
Position
  • Research Assistant
September 2002 - August 2017
Minia University
Position
  • Lecturer
Education
June 2012 - June 2016
The University of York
Field of study
  • Language and Linguistics
September 2003 - November 2007
Minia University
Field of study
  • Language and Linguistics
September 1999 - June 2002
Minia University
Field of study
  • English Language, Literature, Linguistics and Translation Studies

Publications

Publications (13)
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طالما عُرف عن مصطلح "العربية الوسيطة Middle Arabic" استخدامه المتضارب في الدراسة الأكاديمية المتأنية للغة العربية. وتتعرض هذه الورقة البحثية لكيفية استخدام هذا المصطلح بصور غير كافية، وغير ملائمة، ومتضاربة، كما تهدف في الوقت ذاته إلى تعريف العربية الوسيطة من حيث نشأتها التاريخية والمستوى اللغوي، والتحليل الدقيق لتعقيدها المبني على أشكال لغوية متعدد...
Presentation
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Can language perception be used as a tool to validate language investigation as conducted in language variation and change (LVC) studies? The present paper attempts to answer this question and offers evidence from the researcher’s doctoral project (Sadiq, forthcoming). Very often, LVC researchers use frequency tables, graphs and/or apply statistica...
Research
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This poster reports the results of how Minia Arabic speakers converge from the traditional variant of /q/ in Minia, which is [g], to the supra-local/Cairene form [ʔ]. Results show that gender and age do not have a big impact on the sound change going on in Minia. It is education that has the biggest impact as it involves destroying the social netwo...
Technical Report
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This is a portfolio that I created to serve as a showcase for my work on the Preparing Future Academics Programme (PFA) 2014-2015 (now The York Teaching Award) organised by the RDT at the University of York, UK. Here I show how I benefitted from the workshops I attended and the pedagogical reading I undertook to develop my academic practice. I taug...
Conference Paper
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Students are usually asked for their feedback on the teaching offered at the end of the course when there is no room for teachers to improve teaching during the academic year. The muddiest-point technique is a better way that can be administered during lectures or discussion groups and depends on asking students to think about the muddiest point, w...
Conference Paper
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One manifestation of dialect contact in contemporary Egypt is dialect convergence, where a large number of dialects converge towards prestigious Cairene Arabic (CA) either inside Cairo (Miller, 2005) or outside it (Ornaghi, 2010) Over the last four decades, the region of Minia (250 km south of Cairo) has witnessed profound changes regarding mobil...
Book
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The present book was originally an M.A. thesis submitted to English Department, Faculty of Al-'Alsun (Languages), Minia University, Egypt in 2007. Through combining a knowledge of translation theory and application, it aims at holding a semantic comparison of four English translations attempted by Muhammad Marmaduke Pickthall, Abdullah Yusuf Ali, A...
Article
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This paper deals with some lexical and syntactic problems of translation and offers modest solutions to each. Among the lexical problems offered are the absence of direct TL counterparts, the different function of the TL counterpart, words with opposite meanings, eponyms, acronyms, abbreviations and proper names. The syntactic problems include: ten...
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This paper deals with some semantic, stylistic and cultural problems of translation and offers modest solutions to each. Among the semantic problems discussed are homonymy; polysemy; and little knowledge of semantic change and its types including semantic generalization, specification, melioration and pejoration. The stylistic problems offered incl...

Questions

Questions (32)
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I have been using APA that comes installed in MS Word. Now, I need to switch to the Unified style sheet for linguistics. Any ideas on how to install it Word?
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Experts in mixed effects analysis (in R), what is wrong with this code as you can understand from the error messages?
model1 <- lmer (better ~ gender + age + education + WF + (1 | part), data=sub_data)
Error: number of levels of each grouping factor must be < number of observations (problems: part)
Model2 <- glmer (better ~ gender + age + education + WF + (1 | part), data = sub_data, family='binomial')
Error in mkRespMod(fr, family = family) :
response must be numeric or factor
Model3 <- glmer (better ~ age + gender + education + WF + (1 | part), data = sub_data, family='binomial', control=glmerControl(optimizer=c("bobyqa")))
Error in mkRespMod(fr, family = family) :
response must be numeric or factor
All the best
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Experts in mixed effects analysis (in R), what is wrong with this code as you can understand from the error messages?
model1 <- lmer (better ~ gender + age + education + WF + (1 | part), data=sub_data)
Error: number of levels of each grouping factor must be < number of observations (problems: part)
Model2 <- glmer (better ~ gender + age + education + WF + (1 | part), data = sub_data, family='binomial')
Error in mkRespMod(fr, family = family) :
response must be numeric or factor
Model3 <- glmer (better ~ age + gender + education + WF + (1 | part), data = sub_data, family='binomial', control=glmerControl(optimizer=c("bobyqa")))
Error in mkRespMod(fr, family = family) :
response must be numeric or factor
All the best
Question
Hi everyone,
I am evaluating two Arabic subtitles of a humorous English scene and asked 260 participants to evaluate the two subtitles (named FS and EG) via a questionnaire that asked them to rank the two subtitles in terms of how much each subtitle is 1) easier to understand (Und), 2) more humorous (Hum), 3) more expressive of the actors’ emotions (Exp), 4) easier to read on screen (Read) and 5) closer to Arab culture (Cul). The questionnaire contained five 1-10 linear scale questions regarding the 5 points clarified, with 1 meaning the most and 1 meaning the least. Also, the questionnaire had a general multiple-choice question regarding which subtitle is better in general (Better). General information about the participants were also collected concerning gender (Gen), age (Age) and educational level (Edu).
Two versions of the questionnaire were relied on: one showing the FS subtitle first and another showing the EG subtitle first. Nearly half the participants answered the ‘EG subtitle first’ (egf) questionnaire and the other half answered the ‘FS subtitle first’ (fsf) questionnaire.
I am focusing on which social factor/s lead/s the participants to evaluate one of the two subtitles as generally better and which one is more understandable, more humorous, more expressive, easier to read, and closer to Arab culture. Each of these points alone can be the dependent factor, but the results all together can be linked.
Although descriptive stats reveal some results, a statistical model would yield a more accurate result.
So, what is the best statistical model that can achieve the goal of the experiment? I guess it is mixed effects that can be suitable. I hope there is an easier way, though. Should Participants (Part) and the sequence of showing the EG or FS subtitles first (Wat_1st) be considered random factors?
I hope for a detailed answer (showing the packages and codes required).
Part of the dataset is attached.
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I am looking for a professor of sociolinguistics to host me as a post-doctoral researcher at a US university. I am supposed to start a project on language attitudes towards Arabic dialects; so, it would be great if the university has an Arabic program as well.
Do you recommend any professor?
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Dividing words into morphemes could be problematic for EFL learners, especially of the words are not frequent or loanwords. Is there any tool to divide words into morphemes online?
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I am considering publishing an article in an open-access journal and have come across this journal
IMPACT : International Journal of Research in Humanities, Arts and Literature (available at http://www.impactjournals.us/journals.php?jtype=2&id=11). I looked for any citation from the journal at Google Scholar but have not found any? How good is this journal?
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What is/are the best Arabic textbook/s to teach to GCSE students (Stage 3-5)?
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Is there any good Arabic corpus focusing on the language of newspapers?
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There are many English corpora. What is the best one focusing on the language of newspapers?
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There are many external (social/cultural) reasons for semantic change. Are there any internally linguistic motivators of semantic change?
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What is the importance of linguistics?
A student of mine asked me this question yesterday and I am going to teach him and his class linguistics this term. I want to choose a coursebook or some articles/material that pinpoint/s the importance of linguistics in real life. Do you suggest/recommend any topics/updated coursebooks/websites that I should focus on? 
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I have used O'Conor's Better English Pronunciation for 5 years in teaching English phonetics, but I feel that it is outdated now. It also avoids commenting on real-life English varieties (including non-standard features) and this causes a shock for the non-native speaker when he/she speaks to native speakers with non-standard dialects/accents. Do you recommend an up-to-date coursebook that offers engaging exercises on different English accents (at least English English and American English) plus information/multimedia on non-standard accents? 
If there is no coursebook like this, do you recommend any good book on teaching English phonetics (especially for speakers of Arabic)? 
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Is there an Android app for Researchgate?

Projects

Project (1)
Project
The aim is to investigate how and why Minya Arabic speakers converge on Cairo Arabic. I am focsuing on four social factors that are supposed to be responsible for the convrgence; that is, gender, age, education and residence place.