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Name: Bahaa-Eddin  M. Mazid
Institution: United Arab Emirates University
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State and/or Country: United Arab Emirates   
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
General Linguistics
Pragmatics
Sociolinguistics
Ling & Literature
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  HateSpeak in Contemporary Arabic Discourse
Dissertation Abstract: Ideology and Control in Some Speech and Newspaper Genres: A politicolinguistics approach to discourse analysis
Academic Paper Abstract: Bush ...shshshshsh ...sheen: presuppositions and strategic functions in Bush's 20/9/01 speech
'... this unique distance from isolation': A stylistic analysis of Larkin's Talking in Bed
Metaphors of Desire in Arab Culture: Building bridges between linguistics, culture and translation
'Sharp wits and fine phrases': Euphemism and dysphemism in the war-on-Iraq discourse
Fixed expressions in Saudi Arabic: An introduction and a mini-dictionary
Arabic Subtitles on English Movies: Some linguistic, ideological and pedagogic issues
(Translating) Emirati Arabic Politeness Formulas: An exploratory study and a mini-mini-dictionary
Arabic Subtitles on English Movies: Some linguistic, ideological and pedagogic issues
A Sad Email from Baghdad: A narrative-discourse analysis



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