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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more

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Name: Ahmad  ElSharif (IPA: ahmad)
Institution: Al al-Bayt University
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://aabulinguistics.wordpress.com
State and/or Country: Mafraq
Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
General Linguistics
Linguistic Theories
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Cognitive Science
Language Acquisition
Discipline of Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Arabic, Standard
Selected Publications: • El-Sharif, Ahmad. (2012). Metaphors we believe by: Islamic doctrine as evoked by the Prophet Muhammad’s metaphors, Critical Discourse Studies. London: Routledge, Taylor and Francis. Vol. 9, Issue 3.
• Abed Al-Haq, Fawwaz and El-Sharif, Ahmad. (2008). A comparative study for the metaphors use in happiness and anger in English and Arabic. US-China Foreign Language. EL Monte, CA: David Publishing Company(DPC), Vol. 6, No. 11.
Courses Taught: • Oral Skills
• Translation (English/Arabic)
• Phonetics
• Phonology
• Second Language Acquisition
• Contrastive Linguistics
• Morphology

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