Profile of Tawhida Jahan

Profile of Tawhida Jahan

Tawhida Jahan
Assistant Professor & Chairperson
Department of Communication Disorders
Faculty of Social Sciences
Email: tawhida.jahan@du.ac.bd
Phone: Mobile: 01797-341457, 9661920, Ext: 6860/6417
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Short Biography:

Currently I am working as chairperson at the Department of Communication Disorders, University of Dhaka. Before joining Dept. of Communication Disorders, I also served as a lecturer in the Dept. of Linguistics, University, Bangladesh since 2013. Besides my academic duty, I am also working as a moderator in Dhaka university debating society and as a supervisor for Gender and development wing at Dhaka university research society. I worked as a Linguist at the project of Google translate for the Bengali Language. And worked as Bengali language consultant in what3words in London, UK. Currently I am also working as Linguistics Expert at Sentiment analisis project (EBLICT) under the direct supervision of ICT ministy, Bangladesh goverment.

I completed my BA (hons.) & Masters from Department of Linguistcs, University of Dhaka with Deans award 2012. I did my second MSc. in Cognitive Science at the Technical University of Kaiserslautern, Germany with Deutschland Stipendium award.

Degree Name Group/Major Subject Board/Institute Country Passing Year
M.Phil. Cognitive Science TU Kaiserslautern Germany 2019
Masters Linguistics University of Dhaka Bangladesh 2011
Bachelor Linguistics University of Dhaka Bangladesh 2010
Award Type Award Title Year Country Description
International Deutschland Stipendium 2017 Germany

Deutschlandstipendium is a German government

Local Begam Saida Afjal Memorial Award, University Of Dhaka 2015 Bangladesh

Research Interest
Subject Description
Cognitive Science- Human cognition, knowledge & language
Pshycholinguistics
Neuro-Linguistics
Autism, Down Syndrome, Aphasia
Linguistics and language processing
Speech and Language pathology
Communication Disorders
Clinical Linguistics
Project/Research Supervision
Level of Study Title Supervisor Co-Supervisor(s) Name of Student(s) Area of Research Current Completion
No project/research supervision is found
Project/Research Work
Subject Project Name Source of Fund From Date To Date Collaboration
Analysis of perlocutionary effects performed by Bengali High Functioning Autistic children. 01-07-2015 01-12-2015
A proposed multilingual therapy model for Bengali Aphasic patients. 01-01-1970 30-07-2015
An analysis of pre-verbal skills performed by low functioning autistic children. 01-01-1970 01-07-2011
A proposed pre-verbal therapy model for Bengali low functioning autistic children.
An analysis of pre-verbal skills performed by low functioning autistic children.
Theory of Mind (TOM) and identifying the nature of emotional expression performed by Bengali children with Down Syndrome.
Gesture as sign: A semiotic analysis of Bengali emblematic hand gestures
The Input Hypothesis and cognitive approach to L2 acquisition: A study of L2 vocabulary acquisition by Bengali children.
The Influence of Visual Association Field on the Helmholtz illusion
P3b amplitudes differences in ultra-rapid visual categorization task of food and non-food items.
Anticipatory eye movements while processing WH-dependencies in a second language
A brief introduction of EBLICT (Enhancement of Bengali Language in ICT) A project for creating Bengali Language Corpus.
Communication Sciences and Language Disorders (Book)
Invited Talk
SL Invited Talk
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  • SL Collaboration & Membership Name Type Membership Year Membership Expire Year
    1 Linguistics Summer School, Prag, Chech Republic Alumni member 2018 Life Time
    2 Psycholinguistics in Flanders, Gent, Belgium Alumni Member 2019 Life Time
    3 Center for Cognitive Science, TUK, Germany Associate member 2018 Life Time
    4 Germany Scholarship, Education Ministry, Germany Scholar 2017 Life Time
    5 Birmingham corpus linguistics summer school Alumni 2018 Life Time
    Title Organization Location From Date To Date Description
    Linguistics Expert GigaTech - Sentiment Analysis Project (EBLICT) Dhaka 01-08-2020 Currently Working
    Chairperson Department of Communication Disorders University of Dhaka 02-02-2020 Currently Working
    Bengali Language Consultant What3words London, United Kingdom 01-03-2018 31-03-2019
    Assistant Professor Dept. of Communication Disorders, University of Dhaka Dhaka, Bangladesh 01-09-2016 Currently Working
    Lecturer Dept. of Communication Disorders, University of Dhaka Dhaka, Bangladesh 30-04-2015 31-08-2019
    Lecturer Dept. of Linguistics, University of Dhaka Dhaka, Bangladesh 11-11-2013 15-03-2019
    Book
    1
    Tawhida Jahan Communication Sciences and Language Disorders. Dhaka: Nabajug prokashon, 2015 .
    Book Section
    1
    Tawhida Jahan "Analysis of perlocutionary effects performed by Bengali High Functioning Autistic children.." Language Problem of Bengali Autistic childrens. Dr. Hakim Arif Dhaka: Annesha prokason, 2015 57-80 .
    2
    Tawhida Jahan "A proposed multilingual therapy model for Bengali Aphasic patients." Aphasia and Bengali Language: Linguistic Analysis. Dr. Hakim Arif Dhaka: Dhaka Book fair, 2015 149-166 .
    Journal Article
    1
    Tawhida Jahan : P3b amplitudes differences in ultra-rapid visual categorization task of food and non-food items., South Florida Journal of Development, vol.2, no.1 pp.440-457, 2021 .
    2
    Tawhida Jahan : Theory of Mind (ToM) and analyzing how Bengali children with Down syndrome identify human faces expressing emotions, Faculty of Social Science, vol.Vol.13, no.No.13 pp.29-36, 2019 .
    3
    Tawhida Jahan : The Input Hypothesis and cognitive approach to L2 acquisition: A study of L2 vocabulary acquisition by Bengali children., The Journal of the Institute of Modern Language, vol.Vol.28, no.No.28 pp.71-83, 2017 .
    4
    Tawhida Jahan : An analysis of pre-verbal skills performed by low functioning autistic children, The Dhaka University Journal of Linguistics, vol.Vol.4, no.No.7 pp.63-78, 2014 .
    Conference Proceedings
    1
    Tawhida Jahan "A brief introduction Enhancement of Bengali Language in ICT- A project for creating Bengali Language Corpus." Corpus Linguistics Summer School, University of Birmingham United Kingdom: Bangla Corpus, 2019 .
    2
    Tawhida Jahan "Anticipatory eye movement while processing WH-dependencies in a second language.." Psycholinguistics in Flanders-PIF 2018, Belgium. Gent, Belgium.: 2018 .
    3
    Tawhida Jahan "Gesture as sign: A semiotic analysis of Bengali emblematic hand gestures.." Summer School of Linguistics, August’ 2017 Litomyšl, Czech Republic: 2017 .