Abdullah Alzahrani

Doctoral Researcher

Faculty:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Language and linguistics

Abdullah's research interests are in interlanguage pragmatics and cultural communication issues such as misunderstanding and breakdown in communication. Speech act theory is a key theory in pragmatics and his current work lies within it.


Abdullah holds an MA degree in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), and learning and teaching a second language and curriculum design is always part of his work and research, though the focus of his PhD research lies under the "big" umbrella of interlanguage pragmatics.

Spoken Languages

  • Arabic (first language)
  • English (second language)

Research interests

  • Interlanguage Pragmatics
  • Second Language Learning and Teaching


  • BA in English, King Abdul Aziz University, Saudi Arabia
  • MA in TESOL, Murray State University, USA
  • Currently: PhD researcher, Interlanguage Pragmatics, Anglia Ruskin University