Nazim Alqahtani

Nazim Alqahtani

Department of English Language and Linguistics
Doctoral researcher

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PhD title: The role of English in Saudi Vision 2030: A Critical Discourse Analysis
Supervisors: Dr Petra Schoofs and Dr Gareth Carrol
PhD English Language and Applied Linguistics


  • Bachelor of Arts in English Language
  • Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics


I finished my MA study at the department of English Language and Linguistics at UoB in 2018 and started my PhD in the same department in 2019.

I am interested in Sociolinguistics in general and both English as a Global Language and Critical discourse analysis in particular.


The current study analyses two different discourses in the Saudi context: the Saudi Vision 2030 (SV2030) document, an overview of the strategic framework put forward by the Saudi government, and a set of statements about the Vision from University English language departments. These represent a political and institutional discourse, respectively. This CDA mainly seeks to uncover the potential role of English, namely English Language Teaching (ELT) and English as a Global Language (EGL), in realising the national SV2030 programme.