Hammal Al Balushi
Documentation of Modern South Arabian Langauge (Harsusi); Acoustic Phonetics; Phonology, Morphology; Translation; Teaching of English
After studying my BA in Education/Teaching of English at Sultan Qaboos University, I moved to University of Hawaii, Manoa to study MA in Second Language Studies. Then, I moved to University of Texas, Austin and obtained my MA in Linguistics. Currenlty, I am pursuing my PhD in Linguistics (Language Documentation) at the University of Leeds.
I have been working as a faculty member at Sultan Qaboos University since 2008. I also worked as a Teaching Assistant at the University of Texas, Austin from 2015-2018. I also taught courses at The Arab Open University (Oman) and Al-Zahra College for Women (Oman).
My main research interest currently is at the documentation of the Modern South Arabian Harsusi Language. I am particularly looking at the Phonology and Morphology of Harsusi trying to provide a descriptive analysis of its features. I am also interested in Acourstic Phonetics and looking at the ‘Emphatic’ sounds of Harsusi and their effect.
- Provisional PhD in Linguistics and Phonetics (Language Documentation) University of Leeds
- MA in Linguistics, University of Texas, Austin
- MA in Second Language Studies, University of Hawaii, Manoa
- BA in Education/Teaching English, Sultan Qaboos University