Mahmoud Nahla received his Ph.D. in Arabic linguistics from Alexandria University in Egypt. He has taught in the Department of Arabic Language in the Faculty of Arts at Alexandria University since 1974. In 2009 he became director of the Linguistic Studies and Translation Institute. Since 2008 he has been a member of the academic committee to promote professors for all Egyptian universities. From 2004 to 2008 he served as Vice Dean for Graduate Studies and Research at Alexandria University, and from 2002 to 2008 he was the director of a TAFL center. He has refereed the King Faisal International Prize, and his research interests include theoretical and applied linguistics as well as pedagogy.
Courses offered in the past four years.
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ARBC6605 - Intro to Arabic Linguistics
Introduction to Arabic Linguistics
The course provides students with the fundamental theories and linguistic concepts as well presents an overview of the most important issues in theoretical linguistics in the Arabic tradition. The historical development of Arabic, dialect variation, the phenomenon of “diglossia” and the “level” of language use are among the topics to be explored in this course. Through lecture, presentations and discussion, students will gain knowledge about the language system and Arabic morphology, phonology and syntax. Linguistics
Summer 2012, Summer 2013
ARBC6693 - Grammatical Theory & Pedagogy
Arabic Grammatical Theory & Pedagogy
This course will examine Arabic grammatical tradition and the analytical methods of medieval and contemporary Arab grammarians. Besides the study of the development of Arabic grammatical theory, the course will help students understand the fundamentals of Arabic grammar and provide methods and innovative techniques in teaching Arabic grammatical structures through a series of workshops, class observations, and microteaching sessions. Language & Stylistics Pedagogy