Balochistan Journal of Linguistics <p>Balochistan Journal of Linguistics (BJL) is an open access and double-blind peer reviewed <strong>HEC Recognized "Y" Category</strong> National Journal published by Faculty of Languages and Literature, Lasbela University of Agriculture, Water and Marine Sciences, Uthal, Balochistan. The main objective of BJL is to provide a platform for national scholars, academicians, and researchers to share the contemporary thoughts in the fields of theoretical and applied linguistics. BJL aims to promote studies more specifically in the fields of Phonology, Syntax, Discourse Analysis, Genre Analysis, Corpus Linguistics, English for Specific Purposes, language and gender, sociolinguistics, Pragmatics, Semantics, English Language Teaching, and use of literature for teaching of English Language.</p> <p>The journal is published in both print and online.</p> <p><a href=";id=1021549#journal_result" target="_blank" rel="noopener">HEC Recognized Category "Y" Journal</a></p> <p>ISSN: 2312-5454 (Print)</p> Lasbela University of Agriculture, Water and Marine Sciences (LUAWMS), Uthal, Balochistan, Pakistan en-US Balochistan Journal of Linguistics 2312-5454 LANGUAGE CONTACT AND ITS IMPACT ON THE PHONOLOGICAL EVOLUTION OF BALOCHI <p><em>In this paper, the language contact trend and its impact on the phonological evolution over time of Balochi an Indo - Iranian language spoken in Balochistan was explored. The interaction of Balochi with various Iranian languages such as Old Persian, Middle Persian, Parthian, and Avestan has also been studied. The research brought to light that the language has undergone phonetic changes during distinct periods, influenced by various languages such as Median, Avestan, Old Persian, Middle Persian, Parthian, Eastern and Western Iranian languages, Modern Persian, and Arabic. Balochi continues to borrow and assimilate foreign words, particularly due to its geostrategic location in Balochistan. However, the origins of these borrowed words remain unclear. The research also addresses the decline of Balochi's significance as a lingua franca and the reasons for its assimilation in some regions while retaining its originality in others. Furthermore, it addresses the contemporary challenges faced by Balochi, including its assimilation into other languages and the impact of English as a global language. The study concludes by emphasizing the need for further research on language contact in Balochistan and its consequences for Balochi's preservation and development.</em></p> Dr. Hamid Ali Prof. Dr. Gul Hasan Prof. Dr. Abdul Razzak Sabir Copyright (c) 2023 Dr. Hamid Ali, Prof. Dr. Gul Hasan, Prof. Dr. Abdul Razzak Sabir 2023-07-03 2023-07-03 11 22 22 TECHNOLOGICAL ACCEPTANCE AMONG PAKISTANI PUBLIC-SECTOR UNIVERSITY TEACHERS: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES OF TEACHING LITERATURE ONLINE <p><em>In the context of the pandemic, teaching and learning in higher education shifted greatly towards the online mode of learning. Having moved on from the scenario, we have looked at the perceptions of teachers regarding challenges and opportunities provided by online teaching and learning of literature. Five teachers from two public-sector institutions were interviewed using a semi-structured interview schedule. The interviews were analysed using thematic analysis. The analysis showed that teachers faced a number of challenges such as lack of connectivity, lack of competence and training. They also believed that students tended to become rather passive in online classes. However, they not only pointed out the challenges but also focussed on how literature teaching had become more fun due to the use of online learning platforms. We recommend that online teaching of literature should be continued to some extent post- Covid 19 as well.</em></p> Sehrish Shafi Dr. Ghazal Shaikh Tania Shaikh Copyright (c) 2023 Sehrish Shafi, Dr. Ghazal Shaikh, Tania Shaikh 2023-11-29 2023-11-29 11 14 14