Shams Obaid Almuzaini, BA, MA (Hons)

Department of Human Communication Sciences,
University of Sheffield,
362 Mushroom Lane,
Sheffield,
S10 2TS
United Kingdom


Tel: +44 (0) 114 22 22400


email: soalmuzaini1@sheffield.ac.uk

Biography

Being a prominent neurolinguist trained at a well-equipped, expert and motivating research environment is a dream. And I have found that the Department of Human Communication Sciences at The University of Sheffield with its uniquely specialized research cluster in neurolinguistics is the best place to attain such dream.

In 2008, I received a BA in English Language and Literature from The College of Languages and Translation in Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. During my BA years, linguistics was very interesting. To satisfy my eagerness for linguistics, I attended the MA program in linguistics at the same college after few months of graduation and completed it in 2011, with a first-class honours degree.

The field of neurolinguistics, in particular, fascinated me significantly. Thus, my MA thesis analyzed the morpho-syntactic features of Saudi Broca’s aphasics. As I acquired more research skills and more neurolinguistics knowledge through the MA thesis, my dream became greater. For this, I have decided to accomplish my dream besides expanding my knowledge and sharpening my research ability by joining the postgraduate research students in the department of Human Communication Sciences. In 2013, I was fortunate to be awarded a scholarship to The University of Sheffield by King Saud University, where I am a lecturer there.

Research Interests

  • Agrammatism
  • Generative syntax
  • Morpho-syntactic processing in Aphasia
  • Psycholinguistic processing in Aphasia

Research Project

My PhD topic handles the production and comprehension of plural and dual inflections (non-clausal functional elements) in noun phrases by Saudi-Arabic speaking agrammatics.

PhD Supervisors

  • Dr. Ruth Herbert (University of Sheffield)
  • Dr. Catherine Tattersall (University of Sheffield)
  • Dr. Lamya Alabdulkarim (King Saud University)