Dr. D. R. Rahul

Assistant Professor of English

Dr. Rahul D R

MA, PGDTE, PhD

Assistant Professor of English

 

         Rahul D R is Assistant Professor of English in the School of Science and Humanities at the Shiv Nadar University Chennai. He earned his Ph.D. from the National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli. He also holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in the Teaching of English from the English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad and a Masters in English from Pondicherry University. His research interests span Second Language Acquisition and Biolinguistics. He publishes in reputed peer-reviewed journals that are SCI and Scopus indexed. He also serves as a member of the Editorial Board of the Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities (Indexed in Web of Science and Scopus).

 

Professional Experience

· Assistant Professor of English, School of Science and Humanities, Shiv Nadar University, Chennai

April 2022 onward

· Assistant Professor, Department of English, Don Bosco College, Yelagiri Hills

June 2015 – June 2017

 

Education

· Ph.D – English – National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli – 2022

· PGDTE – The English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad – 2015

· MA – English and Comparative Literature – Pondicherry University – 2014

· BA – English – Sacred Heart College – Thiruvalluvar University – 2012

 

GIAN course

· Human Genomics: Computational Methods and Applications – Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India

 

Publications

· Rahul, D. R., & Ponniah, R. J. Incidental vocabulary acquisition of Indian ESL learners through reading. The Journal of Asia TEFL. (Accepted)

· Ismail, S. M., Rahul, D. R., Patra, I. & Rezvani, E. Formative vs. Summative Assessment: Impacts on Academic Motivation, Attitude toward Learning, Test Anxiety, and Self-regulation Skill. Language Testing in Asia. (Accepted)

· Rahul, D. R., & Ponniah, R. J. (In Press). Incidental vocabulary acquisition through listening. MEXTESOL journal.

· Rahul, D. R., & Ponniah, R. J. (2022). A systematic review of associations between genetic polymorphism and dyslexia in the Indian population. Journal of Biosciences, 47(3), 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12038-022-00276-5

· Rahul, D. R., & Ponniah, R. J. (2021). Educational Insights into Dyslexia. Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities, 13(4), 1-12. https://dx.doi.org/10.21659/rupkatha.v13n4.35

· Rahul, D. R., & Ponniah, R. J. (2021) The modularity of dyslexia. Pediatrics and Neonatology, 62(3), 240-248. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pedneo.2021.03.001

· Rahul, D. R., & Ponniah, R. J. (2020) Understanding the robustness of incidental vocabulary acquisition through reading: Qualitative insights from biolinguistics. Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities, 12(5), rioc1s23n2.
https://10.21659/rupkatha.v12n5.rioc1s23n2

· Rahul, D. R., & Ponniah, R. J. (2019). Language impairment in primary progressive aphasia and other neurodegenerative diseases. Journal of genetics, 98(4), 95. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12041-019-1139-5

· Rahul, D. R., & Ponniah, R.J. (2019). Decoding the biology of language and its implications in language acquisition. Journal of Biosciences, 44 (1), 25. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12038-018-9832-8

· Sriganesh, R., Rahul, D. R., & Ponniah, R. J. (2018). Genetics of Reading Ability and Its Role in Solving Reading Difficulties. In The Idea and Practice of Reading (pp.125-139). Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-8572-7_8

· Rahul, D. R., & Surya, S.S. (2016). Language, Literature: Newer Perspectives. Bodhivanam Publishers. (ISBN 978-93-80690-35-3)

· Rahul, D. R. (2015). A Critique on Dogme ELT. The Journal of English Language Teaching, 57(6), 29 – 33 http://eltai.in/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Journal_November_December_2015.pdf

 

Submissions Under Review

· Rezai, A., Rahul, D. R., Asif, M., Omar, A. & Jamalyar, A. R. The Contribution of E-portfolios Assessment to the Development of EFL Learners’ Vocabulary, Motivation, and Attitudes. Education Research International.

 

Invited Talks

· The salience of free voluntary reading at the Annual Webinar Series on Language, Literature: Newer Perspectives (Virtual mode) conducted by the Department of English, Don Bosco College, Yelagiri Hills on 13 May 2022

 

Events Organized

· Member of the Organizing Committee of 2nd Rupkatha International Open Conference on Recent Advances in Interdisciplinary Humanities Organized by Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities in collaboration with The University of Arizona, Tucson, USA, The University of Talca, Chile, and Chitrolekha Journal on Art and Design between 28 and 30 August 2021.

· Member of the Organizing Committee of a Two-Week FDP on Continuing Professional Development: Practising, Researching and Publishing Organised by the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, National Institute of Technology-Trichy (NIT-T), between 12 and 20 July 2021.

· Convener of a Two-Day National Conference on Language, Literature: Newer Perspectives. Department of English, Don Bosco College, Yelagiri Hills, Tamil Nadu, between 4 and 5 February 2016.

 

Paper Presentations in Conferences

· Listening contributes to the incidental acquisition of vocabulary at the Annual CAMTESOL conference, held on 18-20 Feb 2022, Cambodia.

· Reading and incidental vocabulary acquisition at ALTAANZ online research Forum 2021, organized by The Association for Language Testing and Assessment of Australia and New Zealand, held on 2-3 December 2021, Australia.

· Reading contributes to the incidental acquisition of vocabulary at the International Conference on Humanities and Social Sciences, 2021 (ICHSS 2021), organized by the Faculty of Humanities, President University, Indonesia, on 26 and 27 October 2021.

· Educational Insights into Dyslexia at the 2nd Rupkatha International Open Conference on Recent Advances in Interdisciplinary Humanities organized by the Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities in collaboration with the Department of German Studies, University of Arizona, USA and the Institute of Humanistic Studies, University of Talca, Chile between 28 and 30 August 2021.

· Understanding the robustness of incidental vocabulary acquisition through reading: Qualitative insights from biolinguistics at the 1st Rupkatha International Open Conference on Recent Advances in Interdisciplinary Humanities organized by the Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities in collaboration with

the Departments of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Patna and Siksha’ O’ Anusandhan, Bhubaneswar between 20 and 22 August 2020.

· A review on the biology of language acquisition at The International Conference cum Workshop on Rhythm in Speech and Music from Neuro-Cognitive Perspectives organized by the School of Languages and Linguistics in collaboration with the School of Physics and Music, Jadavpur University, between 16 and 18 of January 2020.

· A biological perspective on language acquisition at The International Conference on Languaging and Translating: Within and Beyond hosted by the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Patna in association with CIIL Mysuru and Yonphula Centenary College, Royal University of Bhutan, between 21 and 23 of February 2020.

· Decoding the Genetics, Neural and Environmental contributions to Language Acquisition at the International Conference on Language, Literature: Newer Perspectives organized by the Department of English, Don Bosco College, Yelagiri Hills in collaboration with the Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research on 1 February 2019.

· Biolinguistics: Insights into the language genes at the International Conference on Language, Literature and Society organized by the Department of English, Islamiah Women’s Arts and Science College, Vaniyambadi in collaboration with the Shanlax International Journal of English on 17 and 18 February 2018.

· A Reading on Kamala Das’ My Story in the International Seminar on New Feminist Writings: Emancipation to Representation organized by the Department of English, Pondicherry University on 16 and 17 March 2017.

· Alternative Pedagogies in the English Classroom at the National Conference on Instructional Methods and Materials for Outcome-Based Education in English Language Teaching organized by the Department of English, B.S.Abdur Rahman University, Chennai on 10 and 11 October 2013.

· Common errors made by second language learners in the English language at a seminar organized by the Department of English, Sacred Heart College, Tirupattur on 12 January 2010.