Ali Muhammad Al Shangity

Ali Muhammad Al Shangity

Department of Modern Languages
Doctoral researcher

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PhD Title: A linguistic analysis of humour theories in satirical political articles written by two famous Arab female authors
Supervisor: Dr Anissa Daoudi 
PhD Italian Studies


  • Master of Arts in Linguistics, from North Eastern Illinois University
  • Bachelor of Arts in European Languages- English, from King Abdulaziz University

Doctoral research

PhD title


The study focuses on the Arab World's most significant contribution to theories regarding humour as a genre, not only as a standalone genre but also as a component of the South Global. There will also be an investigation into the methods used to study humour in the South and North Global. It also includes a discussion of how humour is used in Arabic literature. Furthermore, this study explains and analyses the evolution of the satirical writing style and the use of humour as techniques by which Arab writers raise awareness of social and political issues in their cultures. The data for this study was gathered from twenty novels that are representative of the e-Arabic genre. The proposed research will examine certain well-known Arabic humorous novels written in vernacular from a linguistic and discursive standpoint. Novels will be chosen based on their popularity in their various nations, as well as their similarity in terms of target audience and themes addressed. The use of language-based humour, which is defined by the use of puns and metaphor in the novels' language, will be examined and explained.