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Name: Mai  Zaki
Institution: Middlesex University, UK
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State and/or Country: United Kingdom   
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Linguistic Theories
Pragmatics
Semantics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Specialty: Relevance Theory
Subject Language(s): Arabic, Standard
English
Selected Publications: Zaki, M. (2011). A Procedural Analysis of kadhalik in Modern Standard Arabic: Demonstrative or discourse marker? In V. Escandell-Vidal, M. Leonetti
and A. Ahern (eds.) Procedural Meaning: Problems and Perspectives (Current Research in the Semantics/Pragmatics Interface).. Emerald Group Publishing, pp. 317-346.

Zaki, M. (2007). A procedural account of demonstratives in English and Arabic: A corpus-based study. In Proceedings of DAARC 2007, Lagos Portugal. Centro
de Linguistica da Universidade de Porto, pp. 159-163.
Courses Taught: B.A. International Business and Arabic, Middlesex University Years 1,2,3

Arabic Comprehension, Year 2. SOAS
Dissertation Abstract: The Semantics and Pragmatics of Demonstratives in English and Arabic



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