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Dr.Najib Ismail Jarad Associate Professor-Department of Foreign Language Academic RankAssociate Professor

Specialization:

  • PhD in Linguistics (syntax), University of Wales/Bangor, 1997.

Research Interests:

  • My main research interests lie in the field of English and Arabic synchronic and diachronic syntax using the linguistic framework of generative grammar and its most recent offshoot (Minimalism). With respect to syntactic change, some topics that particularly interest me are grammaticalization, reanalysis, and the impact of internal factors on syntactic change (and language change in general). But having been heavily involved in teaching over the last 20 years, I also have developed an interest in vocabulary learning and teaching, learner autonomy, and teacher training.

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PhD in Linguistics (syntax), University of Wales/Bangor, 1997.
2007-to-date University of Sharjah, UAE 2000 to 2007 Ajman University of Science & Technology, UAE 1999-2000 University of Qatar, Qatar 1986-1998 University of Aleppo, Syria.
2013 Certificate in English Corpus Linguistics University College of London, UK. 2007 to 2011: Managing, maintaining & updating the Department Website. 2005 TESOL Arabia Certificate in “Fundamentals of Language Assessment.” Ajman University of Science & Technology Network, Ajman, 14th April. 2005 TESOL Arabia SIG Certificate in “Teacher Observation: A Non-threatening Model.” Ajman University of Science & Technology Network, Ajman, 24th March. 2004 Reviewer, Natural Language & Linguistic Theory 2004 TESOL Arabia Certificate in “Fundamentals of Language Assessment.” Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi, 12th February. 2003 TESOL Arabia SIG Certificate Programme in “Designing Materials for Instruction & Assessment”, MLI T2T Conference, Abu Dhabi, 7th-8th May.
Arabic Linguistics Society 2013 to date (USA) TESOL Arabia 2003 to date (UAE). The Association of Professors of English & Translation at Arab Universities (APETAU) 2007 to date.
1. 2017 “Idioms in the Arabic-English Dictionary”, forthcoming in International Journal of Arabic-English Studies (IJAES), vol. 16: 111-128 (co-author: Abdul Fattah Abu Ssaydeh) 2. 2016 “Complex Sentences in English Legislative Texts: Patterns and Translation Strategies”. International Journal of Arabic-English Studies (IJAES), vol. 16 (co-author: Abdul Fattah Abu Ssaydeh) 3. 2015 “From Bodily Posture to Aspect Marker”. Lingua Posnaniensis 15, 1. 4. 2015 “Morphemic Analysis Increases Vocabulary and Improves Comprehension”, forthcoming in Glottodidactica: An International Journal of Applied Linguistics. 5. 2015 “From Locative to Existential: The Grammaticalization of “fī” in the Spoken Arabic of Aleppo”. Romano-Arabica 15, 235-254. 6. 2014 “The Grammaticalization of the Motion Verb ‘rah’ as a Prospective Aspect Marker in Syrian Arabic”. Al-cArabiya 47: 101-118. 7. 2013 “A Corpus-based Study of the Pragmatic and Syntactic Functions of Cleft Constructions in Newspaper Editorials”. International Journal of Arabic-English Studies (IJAES), Vol. 14. 8. 2013 “The Evolution of the b-Future Marker in Syrian Arabic”. Lingua Posnaniensis 13 (1) 69-85. DOI: 10.2478/linpo-2013-0005 9. 2010 “On the Relationship between Grammaticalization and Reanalysis”. Studia Anglica Posnaniensia 46/1, 1-20. 10. 2009 “The Effect of Communicative Competence on Classroom Interaction”. International Journal of Arabic-English Studies (IJAES), 10: 219-236.
2016: Certified Sentinel of Science Award (being one of the top ten per cent of researchers contributing to peer review) presented by Publons, UK. 2012: Award of Distinction for Excellence in Teaching, presented by the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, University of Sharjah. 2011: Award of Distinction for Excellence in Teaching, presented by the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, University of Sharjah.
I like to teach because I have the passion to share my knowledge with my students and love the satisfaction that results from making them understand a difficult but interesting concept. In addition to helping students learn, the act of teaching also benefits my research and my intellectual development. I feel that teaching is the best way for me to thoroughly study, understand, and absorb ideas. I strongly believe that respect for my students is one of the most important things I can show - not only to guide students through the learning process, but also to inspire them to respect each other.
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