Dr Asma Al-Hawi
Associate Lecturer in English language and linguistics
PhD Degree title, University of Central Lancashire, 2020.
MA in linguistics, University of Jordan, 2009.
English Language and its Literature, University of Jordan, 1999.
English Language: Linguistics and Literature.
On-line lecturer and module developer at Unicaf University (2020 – September 2021)
Lecturer at the University of Jordan (2015-2016)
School teacher (2001-2006)
- University of Central Lancashire
- University of Jordan
- United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA)
Dr Asma Al-Hawi has received her PhD in Applied Linguistics and Language Acquisition from the University of Centra Lancashire (UK/Cyprus) in 2020. The title of her PhD dissertation is Investigating the L2/L3 Acquisition of English Determiners by Palestinian/Jordanian and Cypriot–Greek speakers in Cyprus and/or Jordan. Her research interests are pragmatics and semantics, morpho-syntax, second and third language acquisition and educational psychology.
Roles and Responsibilities (including past roles and responsibilities)
Teaching and Course Leadership
- Semantics and Pragmatics
- English Language
- Academic Writing
- Introduction to Linguistics
- Pronunciation and Speech
- At the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) (2001-2006)
- member in the School’s Development Team,
- responsible for administrative work at the school: archiving files, preparing Time Sheet, translation, holding illustrative-class-lessons for English teachers, adopting educational theories
- Al-hawi, Asma and Karpava, Sviatlana. (2021). The (mis-)use of the English definite articlein relation to the ‘of-phrase’ construction by speakers of Jordanian-Arabic and Cypriot-Greek. Journal of the European Second Language Association (EuroSLA).
- Al-Hawi, Asma and Karpava, Sviatlana. (2019). L2/L3 acquisition of the English indefinite article.Experimental Linguistics (ExLing) proceedings, Lisbon, Portugal, 25-27 September 2019.
- AL Hawi, Asma. (2018). The Pragmatic Functions of the Expression ‘Insha’a Allah’ in the Speech Acts of Non-native, Non-Muslim Arabic Speakers.Journal of Second Language Teaching and Research, 6(2): 27-45.
- Asha, Intisar and AL Hawi, Asma. (2016). The Impact of Cooperative Learning on Developing the Sixth Grade Students Decision-Making Skill and Academic Achievement.Journal of Education and Practice, 7(10): 60-70.
Selective Conference and Seminar Presentations
- ‘L2/L3 acquisition of the English indefinite article in Cypriot Cyprus and Jordan’. The 24th International Symposium on Theoretical and Applied Linguistics (ISTAL 24), Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, 2nd-4th of October. (2020).
- ‘L2/L3 acquisition of the English indefinite article’. ExLing Conference proceedings, Lisbon, Portugal, 25-27 September. (2019).
- ‘The acquisition of the English indefinite article by L2/L3 learners in Cyprus and Jordan’. The 4th UCY-LC International Forum of Early Researchers; June 2019, Nicosia, Cyprus. (2019).
- ‘The L2/L3 Acquisition of English Determiners by L1 Palestinian/Jordanian Arabs and Cypriot Greek learners in the bi(dia)lectal setting of Cyprus and Jordan’. The 5th International Postgraduate Research Conference on MFL, Linguistics, and Literature, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK. (2018).
- ‘L2/L3 Acquisition of English determiners, evidence from Cyprus and Jordan’ at the EuroSLA, 28, Germany, on 1st of September 2018. (2018).
- The L2/L3 Acquisition of English Determiners by L1 Palestinian/Jordanian Arabs and Cypriot Greek learners in the bi(dia)lectal setting of Cyprus and Jordan’. Department of Philosophy, University of Crete, Gallos, Rethymnon, 16–27th July 2018. (2018).
- ‘The Pragmatic Functions of the Expression ‘Insha’a Allah’ in the Speech Acts of Foreigners who speak Arabic as a second Language’. The 4th International Postgraduate Conference on Modern Foreign Languages, Linguistics and Literature, Preston, PR1 2HE, United Kingdom, University of Central Lancashire (1st June 2017)
- ‘The Ill-Formed Arabic Plural Nouns in the L1 Jordanian Context’. The Annual Research Student Conference. University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), UK 7th and 8th of September 2016.
Other Scholarly and Outreach Activities
- Reviewer at the IGI Global publisher of Timely Knowledge