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Prof./Dr. Mohammad Al-Anani 

Educational Training:

  • 1971:Ph.D., Department of Linguistics, University of Leeds, England.
  • 1968 :M.Phil. School of English, University of Leeds.
  • 1963 :Post-graduate Diploma (TEFL), Welsh College of Advanced Tech., Cardiff, Wales.
  • 1960 :B.A. Damascus University, Dept. of English Language and Literature.

Teaching Experience:

  • Present : Professor of English, Department of English. Petra University, Amman
  • 2005-2007 : Professor of English, Department of Linguistics, University of Jordan, Amman
  • 2004-2005 : Professor of English, Department of English, Faculty of Arts, Al-Zaytoona University
  • 1995-2004  :Professor of Linguistics, Department of Linguistics, University of Jordan.
  • 1995 : Professor of English, Department of English, Jordan University for Women (now Petra University)
  • 1993-1994 : Professor of English, Department of English-University of Jordan.
  • 1992-1993 : Professor of English, Department of English, Jordan University for Women, Amman.
  • 1989-1992 : Professor of English, Department of English, University of Jordan.
  • 1979-1985 : Associate Professor, Department of English, University of Jordan.
  • 1977-1989 : Lecturer, Department of English, University of Jordan.
  • 1971-1977: Lecturer-Assistant Professor, University of Tripoli.
  • 1961-1965 : Teacher of English, TTC, Amman. 
Administrative Experience:
     Chairman, Department of English, University of Jordan.
     Co-coordinator of Linguistic Programs, Department of English.
     Director, The Language Center, University of Jordan.
     Chairman, Department of English, Jordan University for Women , Amman.
     Director, Center for Phonetics Research, University of Jordan.
     Chairman, Department of Phonetics & Linguistics, Univ. of Jordan
      2005-2006 :
      Chairman, Department of English, Al-ZaytoonUniversity, Amman
      Professor, Department of Linguistics, University of Jordan
     Dean, Faculty of Arts & Sciences, Petra University
      Vice President, Petra University
Administrative and Professional Activities Conducted:
  • Initiated and established successful undergraduate and post-graduate programs at the University of Jordan: the B.A.  In Applied English, the M. A. in Linguistics.
  • Initiated in implemented study plans for the undergraduate as well as the graduate
  •    English programs
  • Provided pedagogical assistance related to the preparation of teaching materials in the field of TESOL.
  • Advised students of TESOL in matters related to development of their language skills,
  • Designed study plans for intensive English Language Programs.
  • Implemented and evaluated language training programs.
  • Identified organizational and individual training needs and recommended necessary changes and solutions.
  • Updated established language syllabi and recommended innovative programs.
  • Prepared English & Arabic Language Proficiency Examinations.
  • Chaired Departmental Committees e.g. Appointment Committees, Cultural Committees, Course Crediting Committees, etc.
  • Advised departments on all aspects of personnel management, monitoring.
  • Supervised several M.A. theses in English language & Linguistics.
  • Taught graduate and undergraduate courses in the following areas: phonetics and phonology, syntax, semantics, general linguistics, translation, clinical phonetics, socio-linguistics.
  • Conducted computer-based research in speech analysis.
  • Played a major role in educational development activities.
  • Maintained and active research and publication profile.
  • Prepared progress reports and departmental development and activities.
  • Participated in television speech & language programs.
  • Organized regional and international conferences at the niversity of Jordan

Courses Qualified to Teach: 

  • English Language Skill courses
  • Linguistics.
  • Phonetics.
  • Phonology.
  • Morphology.
  • Syntactic Theory
  • Phonetics for   Speech Pathology.
  • Acoustics.
  • Language Acquisition.
  • Contrastive Linguistics-Arabic/English.
  • Translation (English/Arabic, vice versa)
  • Language Description.
  • Semantics.
  • Methodology.
  • Socio-linguistics.
  • English Grammar
  • Oral-aural skill courses

International Scientific Membership. 

  • International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. (Regional Secretary).
  • International Congress of Applied Linguistics.
  • International Seminar on Bilingual Computing in Arabic & English.
  • Australian Speech Science and Technology Assoc.(ASSTA)
  • Arabic Linguistics Symposium, University of Utah, USA


2015 :    "The Need for Mon-Polysystemic Approach" .
 Journal of Modern Education Review.Academic Star Piblishing Company
2013:    "Arabic Back Channel Signals"
International Journal of Linguistics. 
Vol 5.N0.1  DOI 10.5296.v511.2943
2013: "The Effect of the Arabic Syllabic Prosodic Features on the Production of EFL…"
International Journal of English language Education.
Vol.1, N01 2013.DOI 10.5296/ijele.v1i1.3274
2012:  "Acceptability of Arabic Reduplicates."
International Journal of Linguistics.
Vol.4 N0.4 5296/
2010:   "Thematization in Jordanian English"
 Paper presented at the 44th TESOL  Annual Conference
2009 :  "The Prosodic Pattern of Words in Adult-Child Jordanian Arabic"
 The Graduate Center, City University of New York, New York, USA,
 1/20/2009, pp.1 - 89, 2009.
2009 :  "Elements of Acoustic Phonetics."
(Translated from English). Dar Jareer, Amman
2009 : "Language & Linguistics."
(Translated from English). Dar Jareer, Amman
2008 : " Introduction to Phonetics (Arabic Edition)."
 Wa'il Publishing House. Jubeiha, Amman
2008 : "Arabic for Speakers of other Languages."
 Dar Jareer , Amman
2007 : "Arabic Vowel Formant Frequencies in 'Emphatic and Non-Emphatic Contexts' "
Journal of Korean Studies in the Middle East,
Vol (1): N0 1. Pp.67-75
2006 : Arabic vs. English Little Words.
Georgetown Roundtable Conference, Washington. D.C
2005 : Sentence Types in Jordanian Arabic Child Language:
(accepted for presentation)
Hawaii International Conference on Science and Humanities, 2006
2000 : ‘The Effect  of Dentures on Some Acoustic Features  of  Coronal Fricatives.
Abhaath Alyarmouk Journal. 18, 1-3.
1999 : ‘Arabic Vowel Formant Frequency’.
Proceedings of the 14th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, San Francisco
1997 : "English in the Arab Universities, Principles  of Teaching at Arab Universities"
Daar Ul-Fikr, Amman.
1991 : Emphasis in Arabic and Its Effect on the Production of English Consonant Vowel Sequences
XII Int. Congress of Phonetic Sciences Aix En Provence, France.
1989 : "Durational Differences Between Emphatic and Non-Emphatic syllables"
Proceedings of European Conference on Speech Technology, Edinburgh.
 1989 : Incorrect Stress Placement In the Case of Arab Learners of English
.International Review of Applied Linguistics, XXVII/1.
1988 : Arabic and English Imperative Structures
International Review of Applied Linguistics, XXII/3.
1985 :  Phonetic Description of Arabic Consonants by Early Arab Linguists.
Bulletin of the Phonetic Society of Japan 179:24-28.
1985 :  Differences in Distribution of Arabic 1, r and English 1, r
 Papers and Studies in Contrastive Linguistics 20:129-135.
1984 : "The complex Structure of the Arabic Noun Phrase vs. the English Noun Phrase"
 Proceedings of the AILA World Congress 84, p. 863.
1983 : " Some Differences Between Arabic and English Comparative Structures."
Papers and Studies in Contrastive Linguistics 17: 76-85.
1980 : " Some Phonological and Lexico-grammatical Aspects of Inter- language"
First Conference on the Problems of Teaching English Language and Literature at Arab Universities, University of Jordan.
1980: Some Phonetic Differences between Arabic and English Vowels
Zietschrift fur phonetik, Sprachwissenschaft und Kommunikations forschung 33-6, Akademie-Verlag-Berlin.
1974 : " Prominence and Stress-placement in Arabic and English Words"
Bulletin of the Faculty of Education 4: 15-19, University of Tripoli.
1973 : " Basic Facts about Prosodic Analysis" .
Bulletin of the Faculty of Education 3, :17- 26, University of Tripoli.
1973 : Duration in Arabic Exclamatory Sentences: Its  Effect on Learning English
Leeds Phonetic Repots 3: 7-15, reports 3: 6-15, reprinted in Dirasaat 5,. 39-48.
1972 : Living English for Jordan ( co- author).













































































































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