SOAS University of London

School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics

Languages, Cultures and Linguistics Research Students

School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics

Sandra Sattler
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Cāmuṇḍā’s Glory:Representations of the Fierce Goddess in Puranic Literature and (Temple) Art

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Africa Section, School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics

Ying Cheng
Ying CHENG

Is Theatre Dying in Nigeria? Recycling Popular Theatre in Metropolitan Lagos

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Cristina Nicolini
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The evolution of communications in HIV / AIDS prevention – Research in South-East Tanzania

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Portia Owusu
Portia Owusu

Spectres from the Past: The Politics of 'History', Memory and Slavery in West African and African-American Literature.

Miriam Pahl
Miriam Pahl

Precarious Lives in the Postcolony – The Concept of the Human in Contemporary African Genre Fiction in English



Robin Steedman
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Nairobi-based Female Filmmakers and the ‘Creative Hustle’: Gender and Film Production between the Local and the Transnational



Department of Linguistics, School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics





Samantha Goodchild
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Multilingual repertoires and linguistic practices at the 'linguistic crossroads' of Brin, Djibonker and Mof Avvi, Casamance, Senegal [working title]


Takako Kawabata
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Choice of languages and scripts in the Japanese linguistic landscape (tentative title)

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Robert Laub
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A Comparison of the Portuguese Creoles of Malacca and Macau

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Lin Li
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Flexibility and Constraints in Lexical Meaning Construction in Mandarin Chinese

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Aiko Otsuka
Aiko Otsuka

Pragmatic strategies in face-to-face interactions and emails by Japanese speakers and Japanese Sign Language users: Focus on Japanese Sign Language users' use of Japanese and their perceptions



Martha Tsutsui
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A Documentation and Description of Disappearing Predicates in Southern Amami-Ōshima

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Wen Wang
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A Corpus-based Study of Subjunctivity in Shanghainese (as evidenced in the missionary linguistic and translation works on/in vernacular Shanghainese in the period 1843-1950)

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Miriam Weidl
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Loo wax!? [What did you say!?] The use of Wolof in multilingual conversations in the Casamance, Senegal¿ the dynamicity of linguistic 'systems'


Lu Xue
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Negation, Prediction and Thought-ascription — A Study of Quasi-logical Terms in Mandarin Chinese

Lingxia Zhou
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Hegemony and Counter-hegemony in Multilingual China: A case study of language policy and campaigns in Shanghai [WORKING TITLE]

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Near and Middle East Section, School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics

Yakoob Ahmed
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The Role of the Ottoman Ulama in the Second Constitutional Period During the Parliamentary Elections of 1908 -1912






Laura Hassan
Laura Hassan

Physical theory and Creation in the thought of Sayf al-Dīn al-Āmidī (d.1233): a study of the integration of falsafī methods and doctrines into Ash’arī kalām (Working Title)

Michael Hunter
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Neoplatonism in Hispano-Arabic and Spanish Golden Age Poetry

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Ayse Kara
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Istanbul through Moroccan Travellers’ Eyes from 16th to 18th Century: a Comparative Study of Moroccan-Ottoman Travel Writing


Amina Khatun
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Muslim women mystics: The faith stories of contemporary British Muslim women in the transnational Bani Alawiyya Tarīqa of Hadhramawt


Ummugulsum Kurukol
Ummugulsum Kurukol

Riḥla: Interpreting the Islamic city through Muslim Travellers by revisiting the meaning of travel from the medieval period to early modern times.


Paula Manstetten
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Knowledge and Power in Medieval Syria (mid-4th/10th – mid-6th/12th century): The transmission of learning in a period of institutionalisation



Seán Pieper
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Assessing the Impact of Greco-Roman Texts on British and German Writers’ Perception of Iran in the Qajar Period


Ghareeb Saedi
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Arabic Translations of English Poetry and Their Impact on Modern Arabic Verse

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South East Asia Section, School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics




South Asia Section, School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics



Sandra Sattler
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Cāmuṇḍā’s Glory:Representations of the Fierce Goddess in Puranic Literature and (Temple) Art

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