Mohammad Alhawary

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Associate Professor of Arabic Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition

202 South Thayer Street, Suite 3127, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-1608

Phone: 734.647.0096
Fax: 734.936.2679

  • Fields of Study
    • Arabic Linguistics
      Arabic Applied Linguistics
      Second Language Acquisition
  • About

    Mohammad T. Alhawary is Associate Professor of Arabic Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on Arabic language and Arabic theoretical and applied linguistics. Prior to joining the University of Michigan in 2010, he held an endowed professorship in Arabic language, literature, and culture at the University of Oklahoma where he developed a minor and major in Arabic, helped develop a minor and major in Middle Eastern Studies, and served as coordinator of both programs until his departure. In addition he obtained, as the P.I., a Language Flagship Diffusion of Innovation grant and served as the director of the OU Arabic Language Flagship Program. He had also taught on different campuses in the Washington DC area. He has published numerous articles, book chapters, and reviews on Arabic linguistics and second language acquisition in Foreign Language Annals, CALICO, Al Arabiyya, Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics, and Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics. His most recent book publications include: Arabic Second Language Acquisition of Morphosyntax (Yale University Press, 2009) and Modern Standard Arabic Grammar: A Learner’s Guide (Wiley-Blackwell, 2011). Currently, he is working on multiple projects with the main aim of providing additional empirical data on the process of Arabic a second/foreign language to inform the field of Arabic foreign language teaching in America and elsewhere. He is co-editor of the online Journal of Arabic Linguistics Tradition:

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    Research Areas of Interests: Second Language Acquisition, Foreign Language Pedagogy, Language Testing, Curriculum Design K-16, Computer-assisted Language Learning, Bilingualism, Arabic Historical Linguistics and Dialectology,Arabic Grammatical and Lexicographic Tradition, Classical and Neoclassical Arabic Literature, Literary and Cultural Theory

  • Education
    • Ph.D. Georgetown University, 1999