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أ.د. محمود وردات

Name   Prof. Dr. Mahmud Husein Salih (Wardat).

Title, Professor of Linguistics.

Department English Language & Literature

Faculty of Arts, Dean

Yarmouk University

IRBID – JORDAN

Phone :  Office 7211111, ext. 2631 or 4105: Home 7247330.

Mobile : 00962 - 777315086

E-mail : maward98@yahoo.com

 


Education

 

Degree   Institution   Area of Study lang of Study Year of Grad.

1.  B.A.   Damascus Univ., English Lang. &Lit. English    1974

  Syria

2.  Diploma  American Univ.   Education   English    1979

  of Beirut

3.  M.A. American Univ. Education-TEFL  English 1980

  of Beirut

4.  M.A. State Univ. of  Linguistics   English 1983

  N.Y. at Buffalo

  (SUNY), USA

5.  Ph.D.   SUNY – Buffalo,  Linguistics English  1985

USA

 

Ph.D.   1985, State Univ. of  N .Y. at Buffalo (SUNY)

 

Dissertation Title:  Aspects of Clause Structure in Standard Arabic:  A Study

    in Relational Grammar.  Ph.D. Dissertation.

  Emphasis:     Syntax.

 

M.A.    1983, SUNY-Buffalo.

  Thesis Title:   An Introduction to the Morphology of Assamese.

  Emphasis: Morphophonemics.

M.A.     1980, American Univ. of Beirut, Lebanon.

Thesis Title:   The Relationship Between the Attitudes and Proficiency in

EFL of Public School Students in Amman. M.A. Thesis

Emphasis: TEFL – Applied Linguistics

B.A.   1974, Damascus University, Syria.

Major:  English Language & Literature.

 

 

Professional Experience:

 

1.  Teaching English to high school students in Jordan from 1974-1977.

2. Teaching English to and training teachers of English in Community Colleges in Jordan from 1980 – January 1982.

3.  Teaching English as a part-timer at Yarmouk University from 1980 – January 1982.

4.  Teaching English Language and Linguistics in the Department of English of Yarmouk University from February 1985 – present.

5. Teaching English Language and Linguistics in the English Department of Mu’tah University 1991/1992.

6.  Teaching English Language and Linguistics at King Faisal University (KFU) in Saudi Arabia, September 1998 – Sept. 2000.

7.  Supervisor of the English teaching program and curriculum at the Model School of Yarmouk University 2002/03 – 2003/04.

8.Chairman of the English Department of Yarmouk University from September 2005 – September 2007, and February 2009 – August 2009 .

9.Vice dean of the Faculty of Arts from August 24, 2008 – June 22,2010.

10. Acting Dean of the Faculty of Arts from June 23,2010 – September 12,2010.

11. Secretary General of the Society of Arab Universities Faculties of Arts, June 23,2010 – September 12,2010.

12. Director of the Language Center of Yarmouk University, October 1  , 2012- Septemper 15, 2013.

13. Dean of the Faculty of Arts from September 15 , 2013 – till now.

14. Secretary General of the Society of Arab Universities Faculties of Arts , September 15 , 2013- till now.

15. Chair of various committees of Yarmouk University.

 

 

 

 

 

Research Interests:

General Linguistics

 

Publications:

Journal Articles

1.  Salih, M.H. 1986.  “Raising in Universal Grammar”.  In Proceedings of the Second Eastern Conference on Linguistics.  Ohio: The Ohio State University.

2.  Salih, M.H. 1987.  “The 1-AEX and Impersonal Passive in Standard Arabic”. Damascus University Journal, 3(10): 25-48.

3.  Salih, M.H. 1987.  “A Sociolinguistic Analysis of Arab Students’ Attitudes in America”.  Damascus University Journal, 3(12): 15-34.

4.  Salih, M.H. 1987.  “Snow’s Analysis of Double Object Clauses in Standard Arabic”.  Damascus University Journal, 3(11): 39-62.

5.  Salih, M.H. 1988.  “Non-Nominative Subjects in Standard Arabic”.  Abhath al- Yarmouk Journal, Yarmouk University, 6(1):31-44.

6.  Salih, M.H. 1988.  “English Students and Word Order in Standard Arabic”.  Aleppo University Research Journal, 13:9-28.

7. Salih, M.H. 1988.  “English Relativization and Arab Learners’ Strategies”.  Damascus University Journal, 4(14): 25-51.

8.  Salih, M.H. 1988.  “The Inadequacy of the Lexical Approach to Jordanian Arabic Passives”.  Aleppo University Research Journal, 13:51-78.

9.  Salih, M.H. 1989.  “The Stratal Uniqueness Law and Double Object Constructions in Standard Arabic”.  Arab Journal for the Humanities, Kuwait University, 9(36):421-438.

10.  Salih, M.H. 1989.  “From Language to Literature in University English Departments”.  English Teaching Forum, 27(2): 25-28.

11.  Salih, M.H. 1989.  “Agreement in English and Standard Arabic”.  Damascus University Journal, 5(19): 35-64.

12.  Salih, M.H. 1989.  “Generalization in English Acquisition”.  Damascus University Journal, 5(17): 29-43.

13.  Salih, M.H. 1990.  “Morpheme-Based Lexicon: Further Evidence from Arabic”.  Current Issues in African Linguistics 7, ed. By J. Hutchison and V. Manfredi.  Dordrecht: Foris.

14.  Salih, M.H. 1992.  “Do University English Majors Have Interest in Literature?”  Damascus University Journal, 8:49-67.

15.  Salih, M.H. 1993.  “English Majors’ Inadequate Standard in Arab Universities”.  Mu’tah Journal for Research and Studies, Mu’tah University, 8(2):263-72.

16.  Salih, M.H. 1994.  “Students’ Attitudes toward Coordinated vs. Non-Coordinated English Language Exams”.  Abhath al-Yarmouk Journal, Yarmouk University, 10(1):61-78.

17. Salih, M.H. and Mohammed K. El-Yasin.  1994.  “The Spread of Foreign Business Names in Jordan:  A Sociolinguistic Perspective.”  Abhath al-Yarmouk Journal, Yarmouk University, 12(2): 37-50.

18. Wardat, M.H.  and Mohammed K. El-Yasin.  1994.  “Myths about Arabic Revisited.”  Language Forum, 20(1-2): 38-48.

19.  Salih, M.H. 1994.  “Islamic Images in Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea.”  Revue des Sciences Humaines, Universite de Constantitne, Algerié, 5:5-14.

20.  Salih, M.H. 1994.  “American Students’ Attitudes and Motivations toward Arabic.”  Language Forum, 20(1-2):49-61.

21.  Salih, M.H. 1995.  “Function of Loanwords in Arabic”.  Indian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 21(1):35-43.

22.  Salih, M.H. 1995.  “The English Word to: A Problem for University Arab English Majors.”  Research Journal of Tishreen University, Latakia, Syria, 17(8): 207-28.

23.  Salih, M.H. and Nasser Athamneh.  1995.  “Silence in Arabic-English Translation: The Case of Salih’s Season of Migration to the North.”  Babel, 41 (4):216-233.

24.  El-Yassin, M.K. and Mahmud H. Salih.  1995.  “The Translatability of Arabic Greetings into English.”  Babel, 41(3): 140-148.

25.  Abdul-Fattah, H. and M.H. Salih.  1995.  “Bilingual Writing Competence: An Assessment of the Transferability of Macro-Level Skills.”  al-Abhath, American University of Beirut, 43: 69-98.

26.  Salih, M.H. and Mohammed Al-Saraireh.  1995.  “English Teachers’ Perceptions of Coordinated vs.  Non-Coordinated English Language Exams.”  Mu’tah Journal for Research and Studies, Mu’tah University, 10 (4): 65-75.

27.  Salih, M.H. and Yousef Bader.  1995.  “The Communicative Function of Silence in the Classroom.”  Abhath al-Yarmouk Journal, Yarmouk University, 13(2): 17-25.

28.  Saraireh, M.A. and M.H. Salih.  1996.  “Wh-Questions in Rural Jordanian Arabic: A GB Perspective.”  ADAB, Journal of the Faculty of Arts, University of Khartoum, 17: 25-52.

29.  Salih, M.H. 1996.  “A Sociopragmatic Analysis of Invitations in English and Jordanian Arabic.”  al-Abhath, American University of Beirut, 44: 113-130.

30.  Salih, M.H. and M.K. El-Yasin.  1996.  “The Translatability of Arabic Minor Sentences into English.” Mu’tah Journal for Research and Studies, Mu’tah University, Jordan, 11(5) 145-155.

31.  Salih, M.H.  1996.  “University Students’ Reactions to English Quizzes.”  Mu’tah Journal for Research and Studies, Mu’tah University, 11(5): 103-117.

32.  Salih, M.H. 1997.  “Sociolinguistic Functions of Code-Mixing in Jordanian Arabic.”  Ajman University of Science and Technology Journal, United Arab Emirates, 3(1): 69-88.

33.  Wardat, Mahmud.  1997.  “Nicknaming in Jordanian Arabic:  A Sociolinguistic Perspective.”  Interface, 12(1): 45-58.

34.  Bader, Y. and M.H. Salih.  1997.  “A Diachronic Analysis of Personal Names in Jordan.”  Interface, 12(1): 3-13.

35.  Salih, M.H. 1998.  “A Sociolinguistic Analysis of Chechen Personal Names.”  Umm Al-Qura University Journal, Saudi Arabia, 16(2): 17-56.

36.  Salih, M.H. 1998.  “Students’ Perceptions of Writing English Term Papers.”  Interface, 13(1): 45-55.

37.   Salih, M.  and H. Abdul-Fattah.  1998.  “English and Arabic Oath Speech Acts.”  Interface, 12(2): 113-124.

38.  Salih, M. 1999.  “Foreign Personal Name-Giving to Arab Girls:  Attitudes and Factors Among Arab Youths.”  Abhath al-Yarmouk Journal, Yarmouk University, Jordan, 17(2): 9-28.

39.  Salih, M. and Y. Bader.  1999.  “Personal Names of Jordanian Arab Christians:  A Sociocultural Study.”  International Journal of the Sociology of Language, 140: 29-43.

40. Salih, M.  2001.  “A Pragmatic Analysis of Certain Interactional Units in Jordanian Arabic.”  Zeitschrift für Arabische Linguistik (ZAL), 39:90-96.

41.  Wardat, M.H.  2001.  “Shopping Center Names in Saudi Arabia: A Pragmatic Analysis.”  Zeitschrift für arabische Linguistik (ZAL), 40: 25-31.

42. Wardat, M. and H. Abdul-Fattah. 2003. "On Apologies in Spoken Jordanian Arabic". Interface, 17 (2):57-79.

43.  Salih, M.H.  Forthcoming.  “The Inadequacy of Case Grammar: Further Evidence from SA Passives.”  Damascus University Journal, Syria.

44. Salih, M.H.  Forthcoming.  “Nouns Derived from Body Part Terms in Jordanian Arabic.”  Journal of Afroasiatic Linguistics.

45. Salih, M.H.  Forthcoming.  “Metaphorical Extensions of Body Part Terms in Jordanian Arabic.”  Journal of the Faculty of Arts, University of Sanaa.

46.  Salih, M.H.  Forthcoming.  “Derived Adjectives from Body Part Terms in Jordanian Arabic.”  Journal of Afroasiatic Linguistics.

47.  Bader, Y. and M.H. Salih.  Forthcoming.  “The Functions of Silence in the Jordanian Society.”  Research Journal of Tishreen University, Latakia, Syria.

48. Wardat, M.& S. Al-Ahmad. Forthcoming. "Disagreement in Arabic Discourse as Exhibited in Unscripted Televised Debates". Journal of the Faculty of Arts, King Saud Uiversity, Saudi Arabia.

 

Conference Articles

1.  Symposium on Grammatical Relations and Relational Grammar held at SUNY-Buffalo, April 12-14, 1984, at which I presented a paper entitled “Double Accusatives in Arabic”.

2.  2nd Annual Eastern States Conference on Linguistics (ESCOL ’85) held at SUNY-Buffalo, October 3-5, 1985, at which I presented a paper entitled “Raising in Universal Grammar”.

3.  Second Biennial Symposium on Relational Grammar and Grammatical Relations held at Ohio State University, Columbus, May 2-4, 1986, at which I presented a paper entitled “The 1-Advancement Exclusiveness Law and Impersonal Passives in Standard Arabic”.

4.  North American Conference on Afroasiatic Linguistics (NACAL) held at the University of California, Los Angeles, March 25-27, 1987, at which I presented a paper entitled “Non-Nominative Subjects in Arabic”.

5.  First Annual Symposium on Arabic Linguistics held at Utah University, Salt Lake City, April 23-24, 1987, at which I presented a paper entitled “Snow’s Analysis of Double Object Clauses in Standard Arabic”.

6.  XIV International Congress of Linguists held in Berlin, August 10-15, 1987, at which I presented a paper entitled “The Stratal Uniqueness Law and Double Object Constructions in Standard Arabic”.

7.  Colloquium on English Teaching at the school level in Jordan organized by Bani Kanaaneh Directorate of Education, Division of Supervision and Training, February 11, 1988, at which I presented a paper entitled “The Role of Literature in Language Learning”.

8.  19th Annual African Linguistics Conference held at Boston University, April 14-17, 1988, at which I presented a paper entitled “Lexical Representation”.

9.  Panel Discussion about the Problems of Teaching and Learning English in Jordan organized by the Faculty of Arts of Yarmouk University in its Sixth Cultural Week, December 12, 1989, at which I presented a paper entitled “English Majors’ Inadequate Standard in Arab Universities”.

10.  Colloquium on the Teaching and Learning of Foreign Languages organized by the Language Institute of the Jordanian Armed Forces, March 12, 1990, at which I presented a paper entitled ‘The Role of Motivation and/or Attitudes in EFL”.

11. Colloquium on Arabic Linguistics held at Bucharest University, Romania, August 29 – September 2, 1994, at which I presented a paper entitled “Functions of Loanwords in Arabic”.

12.  13th International Conference on Language, Linguistics, Literature and Translation held at Yarmouk University, Jordan, April 1-4, 1996, at which Naser Athamneh and I presented a paper entitled “Silence in Translation”.

13. 17th International Conference on Language, Linguistics, Literature and Translation held at Yarmouk University, Jordan, April 12-14, 2005, at which I presented a paper entitled “Chechen Personal Naming: A Sociocultural Study”.

14. The Winter 2007 CDLC conference on teaching and learning to near native levels of language proficiency in America, December 2007, in which a paper entitled "Presupposition in Arabic" was read on my behalf.

 

15. The winter 2009 conference on teaching and learning to near native levels of language proficiency in America, December 2 – 3, 2009  in which I presented a paper entitled "Agreement in English and Arabic" .

16.The 8th annual symposium on teaching and learning languages to native-like levels of proficiency in America, December 3-4,2010, in which I presented a paper entitled “ Listening Comprehension Strategies in Arabic”.

 

Postgraduate Supervision:

·   I have been supervising and examining a large number of theses and dissertations on language, linguistics and translation.

 

Grants and Awards:

A. I was given a grant sponsored by the American Agency for International Development (AID) to get an M.A. in Teaching English as a Foreign/Second Language at the American University of Beirut in Lebanon from 1977 – 1980.

 

  B. Graduate Fellowship:  Being exempted from university fees and  tuition for the Spring Semester 1983/1984 at the State University of New York at Buffalo in America.

C. Recipient of the CDLC's "Friend of Distinguished Language Proficiency Award 2010" in America.

Membership of Committees and Boards:

 

1.  Member of the Department of English Council at Yarmouk Univ.

2.  Member of the Extra-curricular Committee of the Department of English at Yarmouk University, 1986/1987.

3.  Member of the Appointments Committee of the Department of English at Yarmouk University, 1987/1988, 1996/1997 and 1997/1998.

4.  Consultant of the English Students’ Society in the Department of English at Yarmouk University, 1987/1988  and  1996/1997.

5.  Member of the M.A. Graduate Committee of the Department of English at Yarmouk University, 1989/1990, 1992/1993, 1994/1995, 2000/2001, 2003/2004 , 2009/2010.

6.  Member of the English Language and Linguistics Conference Committee held at Yarmouk University, 1989/1990.

7. Member and Convener of the Library Committee of the Department of English at Yarmouk University,  1990/1991.

8.  Member of the Department of English Council at Mu’tah University, 1991/1992.

9.  Member of the Council of the Language Center at Yarmouk University, 1995/1996,  2005/2006,and 2010/2012.

10.  Member of the Department of English Council at King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia, September 1998/September 2000.

11.  Chairman of the Translation Committee of the Study Plans of the College of Education at King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia,  1999/2000.

12.  Member of the KFU Committee for Formulating the Laws and By-Laws of Private Educational Institutions in the Eastern Province in Saudi Arabia, 1998/1999.

13. Member of the Graduate Committee of the Faculty of Arts at Yarmouk University, 2000/2001 and Sept. 2005 – now.

14. Member of the Council of the Faculty of Arts at Yarmouk University, 2000/2001 and Sept. 2005 – Sept. 2006.

15. Member of the Committee of the English Language Proficiency Test at Yarmouk University, 2000/2001- 2002/2003.

16.  Chairman of all the committees in the English Department of Yarmouk University, Sept. 2005 – September 2007.

17. Member of the higher committee for Promoting Quality Assurance  at Yarmouk University, 2006/2007.

18. Chairman and member of committees of the faculty of Arts at Yarmouk University, August 2008 – Aug. 2010.

19. Member of the General Board of the CDLC in America, 2005 – 2011.

20. Member of the higher committee of the English National Test of the Ministry of the Higher Education and Scientific Research in Jordan, October 1, 2012 – September 15, 2013.

 

21.  Director of the Language Center of Yarmouk University, Jordan, October 1, 2012- September 15, 2013.

22. Chair of all committees of the Faculty of Arts of Yarmouk University , Jordan.

23. Member of the Students' Affairs of Yarmouk University , Jordan, September 15 , 2013 – till now.

24. Member of the Scholars' Affairs of Yarmouk University , Jordan September 15, 2013.

 

Editorship and Refereeing Activities:

·   Editor – in – Chief of the Association of Arab Universities Journal for Arts, June 23,2010 – September 12, 2010; September 15, 2013 – till now.

·   Examining articles from different universities for publication and promotion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teaching Experience:

 

  At Yarmouk University, I have been teaching the following English language and linguistics courses in various semesters starting 1985 – present :

 

E 101, E 102 English Language Skills

E 103, E 104 Language through Literature

E 105 Language Skills

E 202, E 206 Writing

E 203, E 271 Phonetics and Pronunciation

E 310 Introduction to Linguistics

E 312 History of the English Language

E 313 Advanced Grammar and Usage 1

E 314 Advanced Grammar and Usage II

E 315 Syntax and Morphology

E 316 Contrastive Linguistics

E 371 Advanced Writing

E 374 Functional Grammar

E 375 Classroom Interaction

E 403 Translation

E 417 Semantics

E 418 Applied Linguistics

E 470 Discourse Analysis

E 491 Special Topics in Linguistics

E 499 Independent Study/Research in Linguistics

E 511 Research Methodology (Graduate course)

E 512 English Syntax & Morphology(Grad. Course)

E 517 English Syntax (Graduate course)

E 524 Contrastive Linguistics (Graduate course)

E 530 & 551 Advanced Writing and Research Methodology  (Graduate course)

E 611 Research Methodology (Graduate course)

E 622 Advanced English Syntax (Graduate course)

 

At Mu’tah University, I taught the following courses:

 

E 206 Writing II

E 222 Syntax II

E 224 Pronunciation and Speech

E 321 Advanced English Grammar

E 323 History of English

E 332 Translation I

E432   Translation II

 

At King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia, I taught the following courses:

E 101 General English

E 256 Introduction to Phonetics

E 343 English Syntax II

E 344 English Syntax and Morphology

E 357 Phonology

 

 

 

 

References:

 

1.  Prof. Betty Leaver

Email: leaver@aol.com

2.  Prof. Fahmi Ghazwi

Sociology Department

Yarmouk University

Irbid , Jordan

 

 

 

3.  Prof. Abdulla Al – Jarrah

  Vice President

Yarmouk University

Irbid, Jordan