EDUCATION

 

September 2013          Ph.D. in Linguistics, University of Alberta.

Dissertation title: A corpus study of basic motion verbs in Modern Standard Arabic.

 

Summer 2010              Doctoral candidate in Linguistics, University of Alberta.

 

Summer 2009              Three-week course at the Linguistic Society of America summer institute, University of California at Berkeley.

 

Fall 2007-

Spring 2010                 PhD student in Linguistics, University of Alberta.

 

June 2006                    Masters of Arts in Applied English Language Studies, University of Bahrain.

Thesis title: Formal Schema and L2 Reading Comprehension.

 

June 2002                    Bachelor of Arts, University of Bahrain. Major in English Language and Literature, and minor in French language.

 

June 2002                    Le Diplôme Approfondi de Langue Française (DALF) and 2nd degree of le Diplôme d’Etudes en Langue Française (DELF) from the French Ministry of National Education (le Ministère de l’Education Nationale de la République Française).

 

June 2000                    1st degree of le Diplôme d’Etudes en Langue Française (DELF)from the French Ministry of National Education (le Ministère de l’Education Nationale de la République Française).

 

PRINCIPAL INSTRUCTOR

 

 

Winter 2014-present   Linguistics, and English as a second language. Department of English Language and Literature. University of Bahrain.

 

Fall 2013                     Beginners’ Arabic (ARAB 111). Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies. University of Alberta.

 

Winter 2013                Intermediate Arabic (ARAB 212). Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies. University of Alberta.

 

Fall 2012                     Intermediate Arabic (ARAB 211). Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies. University of Alberta.

 

Summer 2012              Introduction to Linguistic Analysis (LING 101). Department of Linguistics. University of Alberta.

 

Winter 2010                Introduction to Human Language (LING 100). Department of Linguistics. University of Alberta.

 

2006-2007                   English as a second language. English Language Centre. University of Bahrain.

 

2002-2004                   English as a second language. English Language Centre. University of Bahrain.

 

 

TEACHING ASSISTANT

 

Winter 2012                TA and tutorial instructor for Introduction to Linguistic Analysis (LING 100). Department of Linguistics, University of Alberta

 

Fall 2011                     TA and tutorial instructor for Introduction to Linguistic Analysis (LING 100). Department of Linguistics, University of Alberta

 

Winter 2010                TA for English Syntax (LING 204). Department of Linguistics, University of Alberta

 

2004-2006                   TA at the English Language Centre and Department of English Language and Literature. University of Bahrain

 

 

RESEARCH ASSISTANT

 

Fall 2010                     Time-stamped selected texts from ICE-Canada corpus in order to release their audio files for phonological analysis. Project supervisor: Prof. John Newman. Department of Linguistics, University of Alberta.

 

Winter 2009                Developed and administrated an eye-tracking experiment for a reading related research. Project supervisor: Dr. Patrick Bolger. Department of Linguistics, University of Alberta.

 

Fall 2008                     Developed an experiment in cognitive semantics (spatial biases) and analyzed data. Project supervisor: Prof. Sally Rice. Department of Linguistics, University of Alberta.

 

2007-2008                   Transcribed audio files and edited written texts for the International Corpus of English (ICE)-Canada project.  Project supervisor: Prof. John Newman. Department of Linguistics, University of Alberta.

 

 

GUEST LECTURES

 

 

Using Corpora for Language and Linguistic Research. March 2017. Department of English Language and Literature, University of Bahrain.

 

Semantics: Contextualized Meaning. May 2014. In Semantics class for undergraduate students. University of Bahrain.

 

Hierarchical Configural Frequency Analysis of COME verbs in Modern Standard Arabic. Winter 2012. In advanced corpus linguistics class (LING 619). University of Alberta.

 

Tense and Time. Fall 2011. In Semantics class (LING 401/683). University of Alberta.

 

Bahrain. Winter 2011. In Political Movements in the Arab World class. University of Alberta.

 

Spatial Biases. Summer 2010. In Introduction to Human Languages class (LING 100). University of Alberta.

 

Spatial Biases. Spring 2009. In Introduction to Human Languages class (LING 100). University of Alberta. 

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