Name: Ms. Shazia Akbar Ghilzai
Designation: Lecturer
Department: Linguistics

Qualifications: M.A Psycho Linguistics & Neuro Linguistics
The Universitry of Essex, UK

Phone: +92-51 9064-3046
Status: On Job
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Research Interests Publications Conferences Research Projects

My  research interests include :

  • Language Processing, Sentence Processing.
  • Language Disorders, Aphasia, Down/William syndrome, SLI
  •  Experimental  Techniques and Analysis
  •  Word Comprehension and Production
  •  Adult Second Language Acquisition
  • Case, Agreement, and Possessive Constructions.
  • Collecting and Analysing Multi-media Corpora.

  • Ghilzai, S.A. (2010). Acceptability Judgement in Non-Native Speakers of English in Sentence Processing. Research Group Project conducted at the University of Essex.
  • Ghilzai, S.A. (2010). The  Role  of  Transfer  in  the  Acquisition  of  L2  Possessive by German, Greek, Japanese and Chinese speakers. MA Dissertation, the University of Essex.
  • Ghilzai, S.A. (2012) Sensitivity to Morphosyntactic Violations of Gender Agreement in Second Language Processing. (PKR 1.20, 000). University Research Funded Project (URF). Q.A.U.
  • Ghilzai, S.A. and siddiqi, Humera (2014). On Coming Back?  The Impact of Expectations onRepats’ Psychosomatic State. Paper Presented in International Conference on Migration, Education and Development in South Asia held at Q.A.U under HEC - British Council’s INSPIRE Program on 27-28 March.

  • L2 Performance-Non-native like Young learners and Native like Adult learners- Evidence from the Acquisition of English Genitives by L2 Chinese  Speakers. in process
  • The Influence of Cognitive and Psychological Factors on the Syntactic variation of Genitive Constructions: A comparison of English & Greek language. in process
  • Sensitivity to Morphosyntactic features in L2 sentence processing: Evidence from Persian, Urdu and Japanese. in process
  • Interruptions-A device to establish control and authority? An analysis of the Psychological function of Interruptions to assert dominancy. in process
  • Conversational Analysis of Turn taking Behavior and Gender Differences in Multimodal Conversation.  in process 
  • Over-generalization- the Subset Principle or Parameter Setting in SLA? Evidence from Japanese. in process



  • Seminar on field Linguistics   (30/11/11)          

Iinvited speaker: Dr. Henrik Liljegren       

Stockholm University Sweden

  • Seminar on Linguistics  sans Languages  (14/03/11)                      

  • Code mixing        (20/02/12) 

Invited speaker :  Qaisra Shahraz

(writer of Holy woman, pair of jeans & typhoon)

  • Typological Linguistics (12/05/12)

            Invited speaker: Dr. Henrik Liljegren

Stockholm University Sweden
  •   The learning mind 2020               (2012)

Invited speaker: Dr. Abbas Hussain

Experienced Corporate and Educational Trainer,

International Speaker and Director at School of Intelligences

  • Seminar on Pakistani Languages   ( 2013)

      Invited speaker: Dr. Henrik Liljegren

Stockholm University Stockholm University Sweden

Seminars/ workshops attended

Application of statistics and data analysis                               (24-04-13)

Immerging issues on social sciences at Q.A.U. Pakistan         (27-04-12)

Corpus Linguistics at  IIUI,  Pakistan                                     (03/12/12)

14th international American Studies conference                       (06/11/12)







Ghilzai, S.A. (2012) Sensitivity to Morphosyntactic Violations of Gender Agreement in Second Language Processing. (PKR 1.20, 000). University Research Funded Project    (URF), Quaid-e-Azam University. 

Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad, 45320, Pakistan.
Tel: +92-51 9064 0000,