Independent University, Bangladesh
Mr. Towhid Bin Muzaffar
Mr. Towhid Bin Muzaffar
Assistant Professor
Department of English and Modern Languages,
School of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
Room No: 8006
Email Address: towhid@iub.edu.bd
Phone Number: 2442

    Research Profile




Legends:
Patent,
Journal Paper,
Conference Paper,
Book Chapter,
Others

Towhid Bin Muzaffar and Haroonuzzaman

, "Deciphering the Verbal Morphology of the Mahale Language. Vol. 3, Issue 1, June 2020 (pp 61-75). ", International Journal of Language, Literature, Culture and Education, , 2020, (Link)

Towhid Bin Muzaffar and Haroonuzzaman.

, "A Morphosyntatic Analysis of Some Transitive And Intransitive Mahale Verbs.", Proceedings from the 17th International Conference on Language, Literature, Culture and Education, Bali 2020. Vol. 3, Issue 3, (pp 17-25), , 2020, (Link)

Haroonuzzaman and Towhid Bin Muzaffar

, "Preservation, Protection and Promotion of the Mahale Language. No. 156. October-December 2017. (pp 59-83). ", The Journal of Social Studies, Center for Social Studies , 2017,

Towhid Bin Muzaffar, Haroonuzzaman and Talim Hossain

, "Preserving Indigenous Cultural Wealth: Linguistics meets Gerontology. No. 149. January-March 2016. (pp 23-36). ", The Journal of Social Studies, Center for Social Studies , 2016,

Towhid Bin Muzaffar, Haroonuzzaman and Talim Hossain , "The Condition of the Elderly People in Bangladesh: A Case of Plainland Indigenous Community", Putrajaya International Conference On Children, Women, Elderly And Disabled People 2016 (PICCWED), December 3-4, 2016. Malaysia, , 2016,

Towhid Bin Muzaffar

, "Preservation of Endangered Languages of Bangladesh", Preservation of Endangered Languages of Bangladesh: LAHRA, Adorn Publication. , 2015,

Haroonuzzaman, Talim Hossain and Towhid Bin Muzaffar

, "Lahra Lexicon: Reversing the Attrition. No. 145. January-March 2015. (pp 49-73). ", The Journal of Social Studies, Center for Social Studies , 2015,

Talim Hossain, Haroonuzzaman and Towhid Bin Muzaffar

, "Lahra Life and Living: An Ethnographic View. No. 142. April-June 2014. (pp. 1-16). ", The Journal of Social Studies, Center for Social Studies , 2014,

Towhid Bin Muzaffar, Haroonuzzaman and Talim Hossain

, "Lahra: Preserving the Endangered Language and Its Literature. No. 140. October-December 2013. (pp. 24-34). ", The Journal of Social Studies, Center for Social Studies , 2013,

Towhid Bin Muzaffar

, "L1 Interference in Learning and Using English: the Bangla Case Morphemes.", BELTA International Conference 2005: ELT in Context: Future Directions. September 15, 2005, The British Council, Dhaka , 2005,

Towhid Bin Muzaffar

, "L1 Interference in Learning and Using English: Two Instances of the Bangla Causative.", The Effective Teaching of English in Bangladesh: Pedagogy and Best Practices. July 9, 2005., Stamford University, Dhaka , 2005,

Towhid Bin Muzaffar

, "On gees and zees: A Comparative Phonological Study Towards Better English Pronunciation", International and Regional Issues in ELT: International Perspectives, January 31—February 2, The British Council, Dhaka, Bangladesh , 1999,

Towhid Bin Muzaffar

, "Computer Simulation of Shawnee Historical Phonology ", Proceedings from the Canadian Linguistic Association: 1996 Conference, May 25-28. Brock University, St. Catherine’s, Ontario, Canada, Calgary Working Papers in Linguistics , 1996,
  1. Project Title: Preservation of Endangered Languages of Bangladesh
    Project Manager: Towhid Bin Muzaffar
  1. ELT 301 : Intorduction to Linguistics
  1. ELT 501 : The History of English Language Teaching
  1. ELT 502 : Linguistics and Language Teaching
  1. ELT 517 : Semantics and Pragmatics
  1. ENG 102 : English Reading Skills
  1. ENG 105 : Business English
  1. LIN 311 : Phonetics and Phonology
  1. LIN 314 : Semantics

2014 to 2020 - Head Department of English, SLASS Independent University, Bangladesh

1998 to Present -- Assistant Professor, Department of English, SLASS, Independent University, Bangladesh

06/1993 – 04/1998 Research Assistant to Dr. John Hewson Department of Linguistics Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada

2004 to present IELTS Examiner, IDP Australia

2015 to present Examiner Trainer IELTS, IDP Australia

 

Mr. Towhid Bin Muzaffar has completed his Master’s degree in Linguistics from Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada. He also did his BA from the same university in English Literature and Linguistics. He worked for several years as a Research Assistant at the Department of Linguistics, Memorial University before returning to Bangladesh in 1998.


He has been teaching in the Department of English at Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) from June 1998. He has been the Head of the Department of English since 2014.  His areas of interest include Historical Linguistics with special emphasis on Algonquian and Indo-European languages; endangered languages; and computational linguistics.  He has been working as an IELTS Examiner since 2004 and Examiner Trainer since 2015.

 

He has been working with his colleague, Mr. Haroonuzzaman, on a project funded by IUB entitled Preservation of Endangered Languages of Bangladesh since 2012.  He has jointly published several papers on two endangered languages – Lahra and Mahale.  They have published a book on Lahra and are now working on a dictionary of the Mahale Language.

 



Canadian Linguistic Association

Linguistic Society of America

Bangladesh English Language Teachers Association

 


  • M.A. in Linguistics, 1997
    Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
  • B.A. in Linguistics and English Literature, 1993
    Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada