Name: Ms. Umaima Kamran
Designation: Lecturer
Department: Linguistics


PhD in English Linguistics

Got 3.41CGPA out of 4 in course work

PhD thesis in the field of ‘Phonetics and Phonology’ on ‘Stress Patterns in Pakistani Standard English’. International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan 

MPhil English (Linguistics)
Got 3.94 CGPA out of 4.

Research in the field of ‘Pragmatics’ on’ Presupposition and Implicatures in the language of advertising’

Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan. Pakistan 

M.A English Language and Literature

Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan. Pakistan 

M.A Urdu Language and Literature

Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan. Pakistan.


Phone: +92-51 9064-3056
Status: On Job
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Research Interests Publications Conferences Research Projects

  • Phonology of Pakistani Languages
  • Metrical Phonology
  • Optimality Theory
  • Pakistani English Variety
  • Spectrographic Analysis
  • Pragmatics
    • Comparing consonantal Phoneme of Pakistani standard English with British standard English’ Kashmir Journal of Language Research. p29-48,Vol 14, issue 1. 
    • ‘Optimality theory analysis of Syllable Structure of Pakistani English’ in Kashmir Journal of Language Research (upcoming vol. 20, 2017)

    ·          Neologisms in Pashto and their Currency in the Kandahari Dialect spoken in Quetta and Kandahar’ in 1st Social Sciences Conference 4-5 November 2015 at AIOU

    ·         Article titled as: ‘Historical Background of Saraiki Language and Phonological Comparison of its Varieties’ is presented at 3-Day1st International Conference of Linguistic Association of Pakistan held at Kennaird Women College, Lahore. (October 7-9, 2015)

    • Phonology/Morphology/Syntax Interfaces in Pakistani Languages’ is presented at ‘2nd Kashmir International Conference on Linguistics’ (May 4-5, 2015)
    • Research article on ‘Teaching English Pronunciation by focusing on Pakistani English phonology’ is presented in 4-day (2nd - 5th Dec, 2014) International conference organized by ‘International Journal of Sciences and Arts (IJAS) held at Freiburg, Germany

    ·         A Paper ‘Effects of English Language Hegemony on Pakistani Languages and Culture’ is presented in a 3 Day Interactive International Writers Conference in Islamabad from 15 to 17 June 2014. The Theme of the Conference was: "Designs of Global Hegemony and Writers Role in Defense of Heritage, Culture and Peace".

    • ‘Syllable Structures of Saraiki Language’ is presented in two-day national conference on “Deconstructing the Wasaib understanding of Saraiki” at Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan. (13-14 May,2014)
    • ‘Analyzing Stress Patterns in Pakistani English’ presented at Ist Kashmir International Conference on Linguistics (May 15-16, 2013) University of Azad Jammu & Kashmir, Muzaffarabad.

    ·          Research article ‘Comparative Study of Phonemic Inventory of Hindko and Saraiki’ on the 2nd International Hindko Conference, (17-18 Nov, 2012) Gandhara Hindko Board Pakistan.

    ·          ‘Identifying presupposition and implicature in the language of advertising’ on the International Conference of Social Sciences, (27th-29th April 2012) at Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan.


    Consultant as Language expert for project of description of Seraiki, Center of Advanced study of Language, University of Maryland, USA. (May, 2015-December, 2016)


    Collaborative Researcher at the Department of Language and Linguistic Studies, University of York, UK in the research project on ‘CDI of Urdu Language development’ since spring semester, 2014


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