Language Research Center

Vision:

Attaining excellence across the Arab World in scientific research in the field of linguistic studies.

Mission:

Excellence in linguistic research

Overview of the Center:

The Language Research Center shoulders the responsibility of bridging an enormous gap in the field of Language & Translation Studies through its various units. The center’s role is not confined to the university level; rather it goes far beyond to cover regional and national levels. This need has emerged as a result of the high impact that such studies and research have on raising the awareness of the important role language plays in the different fields of education, literature, and economics.

Goals:

  1. Establishing a stable relationship between researchers and research-supporting bodies inside and outside the university.
  2. Defining beneficiary organizations that benefit from our research, consultative, and scientific cadres.
  3. Providing technical and administrative support to researchers.
  4. Connecting researchers with their peers in other universities and cooperation means among them.
  5. Assembling and documenting all materials possible that fall into the center’s interest and embarking on conducting research on new fields in need.
  6. Participating in developing the currently-adopted research methodologies.
  7. Holding seminars, workshops, and symposia.
  8. Staging such events as book fairs in cooperation with concerned authorities inside and outside the university.
  9. Conducting studies on the role of the faculty and its programs, and suggesting means for development.
  10. Taking part in developing and evaluating the college curricula.
  11. Providing scientific and vocational consultancy to bodies interested in benefiting from the center’s capabilities.
  12. Holding training sessions for the teaching staff in the area of education and academic research methodology.
  13. Establishing electronic and hard-copy documents to be used by teachers in research and teaching.
  14. Linking up the center with other similar centers, regionally and worldwide.

 

Units of the Center

A-Publication Unit:

This unit is concerned with the process of publishing the center’s scientific production in the different scientific fields.

B- Consultation & Training Unit:

This unit is concerned with:

  1. Supervising academic and training sessions.
  2. Holding symposia and scientific forums to meet the community and the university needs in the field of the center’s specialization.
  3. Providing the necessary consultation to the bodies seeking guidance in the faculty’s research and scientific fields.

C- Technical Assistance & Database Unit:

This unit is concerned with:

  1. Gathering, documenting and organizing the center’s data and statistics.
  2. Creating an integrated database to include the teaching staff’s scientific production, and making it available for all those who need it.
  3. Creating a database listing all researchers’ names and their areas of interest.
  4. Providing technical assistance to researchers.

D- Translation Unit:

This unit is concerned with translation-related research and studies in addition to facilitating translation projects conducted by the center. This unit also provides translation training sessions.

E- Language Planning Unit:

This unit is concerned with language planning- related research studies. It is also concerned with the language role in the various fields of life.

F- Linguistic Research and Studies Unit:

This unit sheds light on language-related studies regarding:

  1. Structural and functional nature.
  2. Methodologies and curricula
  3. Literature
  4. Language acquisition and learning theories

Dr. Ismail  Al Refaai

Director

Office No. A/0/33

Phone: 017-241-7609

Email: ikalrefaai@kku.edu.sa


 

Mr. Mohammad Adil Mohammad Siddique

Coordinator of LRC Seminars

Office No. A/3/156

Email: msedeaq@kku.edu.sa