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عباس حسن سلطان ( أستاذ )
كلية ( عميد )
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Abbas Sultan, Ph.D. CURRICULUM VITAE PERSONAL INFORMATION Date of Birth: 1st March 1969 (Mosul, Iraq) Citizenship: Iraq Current Affiliation: Department of English Language, Faculty of Languages, Kufa University CURRENT POSITION HELD Current Position Held: Dean of the Faculty of Languages, Kufa University (from 27/6/2018) CONTACT INFORMATION Address: Iraq, Najaf Email address: [email protected] Mobile: +964 (0) 770 99 760 66 Researcher ID, Google Scholar, Research Gate, Academia: Abbas Sultan ORCID number: PROFILE Linguist with over 18 years of experience in research and teaching in linguistics with focus in the areas of syntax, semantics, discourse analysis and cognitive linguistics. Expertise includes in-depth theoretical and hands-on knowledge of linguistic approaches for less commonly studied languages, with a strong specialization in Indo-Iranian Shabaki language. Experience in the historical and cultural background of Shabaki people. Linguistic specialization in the study of complex predicates, modality, word order variation, and Heritage Speaker Pedagogy in Shabaki language. EDUCATION Degrees Specialization Grade University Graduation Date BA English Language and Literature Very Good Mosul, College of Art, University of Mosul 1994 MA Discourse Analysis Very Good Mosul, College of Art, University of Mosul 1996 PhD Discourse Pragmatics Very Good Mosul, College of Art, University of Mosul 1999 B.A. research graduation: the scope of negation in English; supervisor: Professor Dr Dinha Tobiya Gorgis. MA thesis: The Applicability of Rhetorical Structure Theory to Arabic Written Expository Texts; supervisor: Professor Dr Dinha Tobiya Gorgis. Ph.D. dissertation: A Study of the Organizational and Pragmatic Strategies in Arabic Televised Interviews; supervisor: Professor Dr Jassim Mohammad Hassan. CERTIFICATES 1. Administration Certificate for TOEFL® ITP (Institutional Testing Program for English Proficiency TM). Educational testing service (ref. 24/2010 – Feb 8 2010) 2. East Carolina University international Program of Global understanding EMPLOYMENT HISTORY 1. Dean of the Faculty of Languages, University of Kufa. 2018 - 2. Head of the Department of English, College of Education / University of Kufa. 2017- 2018. 3. Head of the Department of English, College of Education / University of Kufa. 2009- 2013. 4. Manager of the consultative bureau for translating official documents and contracts/ faculty of education 2013-2018. 5. Manager of TOEFL center / University of Kufa. 2010- 2018. 6. Manager of the Unit of Translation at the Presidency of the University of Kufa, 2010- 2012. 7. Representative of the Dept. of English at the Faculty of Arts, Philadelphia University 1/9/2007- 13/8/2008. 8. Representative of the Dept. of Translation at the Faculty of Arts, Irbid National University / Jordan for two academic years (2005-2006/2006-2007). 9. Head of the Department of English, Faculty of Arts, University of Taiz, Yemen 2002-2003. 10. Head of the Department of English / AL- Hadba University College for two years 2000-2002. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: FULL-TIME TEACHING EXPERIENCE 1. University of Kufa: 2008 – to present 2. Philadelphia University- Jordan 2-9-2007 to 31-8-2008 3. Irbid National University- Jordan: 21-10-2003 to 31-8-2007 4. Taiz University- Yemen: 2002-2003 5. Al-Hadba University College- Iraq: 2000-2002 SUBJECTS TAUGHT Phonetics, Phonology, Morphology, Syntax, Semantics, Grammar, General Linguistics, Dialogues, Sociolinguistics, Psycholinguistics, Theories of Learning, Theories of Translation, history of English language, Research methods, Discourse analysis, Cognitive linguistics RESEARCH AREAS OF INTEREST Models of grammar, comparative morpho-syntax, lexical semantics, discourse pragmatics, computer aids in linguistic analysis, Shabaki language and culture LINGUISTIC SKILLS 1. Expertise in some areas of Natural Language Processing, especially pertaining to social media analysis, multilingual morphological analysis, information structuring, and cognitive linguistics. Specializing in low-density languages with emphasis on Shabaki language and Armenian. 2. Expertise in morphological, syntactic, semantic, pragmatic and discursive analysis. Experience in corpus linguistics. 3. Linguistic specialization in Minimalist Program; and Principles and Parameters Theory. 4. Familiar with constructional approaches to grammar 5. Basic knowledge of Distributed Morphology, and HPSG. 6. Curriculum development for teaching languages and linguistics. LANGUAGES PROFECIENCY Native speaker of Arabic and Shabaki Near-native speaker of English and Kurdish High working knowledge of Turkmen and Persian Softwares: ICDL; wordsmith; Antconc; UCREL; OCP: Oxford Concordance Program; Pronunciation Coach™ ; Praat software program, pitchworks software (scicon); Adobe Production Studio Suite; basic MatLab; various database applications. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: SUPERVISORY AND COMMITTEE EXPERIENCE PhD dissertation (co-supervisor): Kawakib Issa Al-Salami: Life, Sacrifice and martyrdom in Glorious Quran and Bible: a linguistic pragmatic study. (Faculty of Education for Girls, UNIVERSITY of KUFA) (Memo No. 3174 – 8/5/2017) MA thesis (supervisor): Maha Lafta Marzook Saed: a cognitive pragmatic study of iconicity principles, strategies and functions in the Glorious Quranic Saad Surah . (Faculty of Arts, UNIVERSITY of KUFA) (Memo No. 2037 – 10/1/2018) MA thesis (co-supervisor): Nadia Tamer Khithyer: the Construction of Authorial Voice in English Thesis abstracts written by Iraqi Scholars. (UNIVERSITY of KASHAN, IRAN) (Student number: 9519529012; 2017). MA thesis: Sahar Qayser: MA thesis: Fayhaa Ahmad PUBLISHED PAPERS IN ENGLISH (REFEREED) 1. The indigenous Shabaki minority in the pluralist Iraq. The ICEAHI First International Conference on Education and Cultural Heritage Enhancement for Social Cohesion in Iraq- EDUU, University of Kufa in collaboration with Universita di Bologna and Universita di Torino, January 20-21st, 2018. 2. On the verge of disappearance: the insecurities of Shabaki minority in Iraq. Al-Ameed Journal, 2018. A special edition. 3. Word order variations and their discursive implications in Shabaki. AION Linguistica Journal, forthcoming. Università degli studi di Napoli. ISSN 2281-6585. 4. The deontic modal expressions in Shabaki. KUFA REVIEW, 2017, No. 11, pages 269-280. University of Kufa, Iraq. 5. Epistemic modal expressions in Shabaki. ADAB AL-KUFA. University of kufa, 2016. 6. Evidentials in Shabaki. AION Linguistica Journal, No.4. Università degli studi di Napoli, Italy. Pp: 263-279. 2015. ISSN 2281-6585. 7. The Truth-Conditional Content of Evidentials in Shabaki. KUFA REVIEW: University of Kufa, Iraq. No.8, Pp.15-32, 2015. 8. An Account of Clitics in Shabaki with Reference to Wackernagel's Law. Global Journal of HUMAN-SOCIAL SCIENCE: Linguistics & Education, Volume 14, Issue 1, 2014, Global Journals Inc. (USA). 9. Serial verb constructions in Shabaki. Acta Linguistica Journal, Vol.6, No.1, 2012. University of Sofia, Bulgaria. 10. An account of light verb constructions in Shabaki. Acta Linguistica Journal, Vol. 5, No.2, 2011. University of Sofia, Bulgaria, Bulgaria. 11. A contrastive study of metadiscourse in English and Arabic linguistic research articles. Journal of College of Education, Babylon University. No. 4, 2010. 12. Causatives in Shabaki. Acta Linguistica Journal. Vol.4, No.2, 2010. University of Sofia, Bulgaria. 13. Reciprocal Pronouns in Shabaki. Acta Linguistica Journal, Vol.4 No.1, 2010. University of Sofia, Bulgaria. 14. The Geneva School of Discourse Analysis. Dirasat. 2010, A special Issue on discourse analysis. Jordan University. 15. Language and Pragmatics in the Multi-Layered Architecture of Mind. Journal of Qadisyia University, 2009. College of Arts. Al-Qadisiya University. 16. A Modular Analysis of Arabic Journalistic Texts. Adab Al-Kufa, 2009, College of Arts, Kufa University. 17. Modularity Hypothesis: Towards a Hierarchical Model of Mind. Journal of Irbid for Researches, 2006. Irbid National University. 18. Is there theological pragmatics? How to do ideologies with pragmatics? College of Basic Education Researchers’ Journal, Vol. 3, No. 3, Pp 312-330. University of Mosul. 19. Modularity Hypothesis: Presentation and Analysis. Journal of Jordan University, Dirasat: Human and Social Sciences, No1, Vol32, 2005. Jordan University. 20. Iconicity: Semiotics and Cognitive Linguistics. Journal of Prospective Researches, AL- Hadba University College, No.6, 2002. 21. Hedging Postures in Mosuli Arabic: Journal of Prospective Researches, 2002, No 7. 22. Linguistic Conventionalized Expressions in Mosuli Arabic. Journal of College of Languages, 2000. 23. Sense of Paragraphing in Arabic Written Texts. Journal of Adab Ar-Rafidayn, 1999. University of Mosul, Iraq. 24. On Some Gambits in Mosuli Arabic: Towards a Model of Gambit Analysis. Journal of Adab AL-Mustansiriya, No.30, 1997. University of Al-Mustansiriya. PUBLISHED BI-LINGUAL DICTIONARY Shabaki - English Dictionary (Farhangi Şabaki - Englizi), Almahaja albaydha, ISBN: 9781310883064, 2016. PUBLISHED PAPERS IN ARABIC (REFEREED) 1. Information structure in linguistics, The Journal of Faculty of Education for Girls, 2018. 2. A pragmatic study of life, jihad and martyrdom in Glorious Quran and Bible. Adab Al-Kufa, 2018, College of Arts, Kufa University. 3. An argumentative study of life, jihad and martyrdom in Glorious Quran and Bible. The Journal of Faculty of Education for Girls, 2018. BOOK CONTRIBUTIONS 1. Chapter in a book. ‘Polyphony: a perspective into analyzing poetic text’ in Space of Poetic Cosmos. Nineveh house for publishing and distribution, 2010. Damascus, Syria. OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 1. Examining MA theses and Ph.D. dissertations. 2. Anonymous reviewer of many MA theses and Ph.D. dissertations. 3. Ad Hoc Peer reviewer for several journals 4. Language evaluation of more than two hundred MA and PhD theses/ different specializations 5. Ministerial committees/ Iraqi mohe (curricula development) 6. A great number of interim scientific and administrative committees 7. Founder of the Academia for Shabaki Language and Culture (ASLC) 8. Participated in the 2nd course on teaching methodology (1-3-2009 to 29-3-2009) 9. Promotion Committee, Faculty of Education, University of Kufa (2010 – present) 10. Promotion committee, Faculty of Arts, University of Kufa (2018 - ) EDITORIAL ACTIVITIES 1. Member of the editorial board of the journal of faculty of education for girls 2016 - 2. Secretary General: Journal of Prospective Researches, 2001-2002. PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS 1. Member of I.T.A / F.I.T / Iraq 2. Member of Teacher's Association / Iraq 3. IPRA International Pragmatic Association, Belgium CONFERENCES: PAPER PARTICIPATIONS 1. Aktionsart in Al-Jumua Quranic Chapter. College of Islamic Sciences, University of Babylon, October, 16, 2018. 2. The indigenous Shabaki minority in the pluralist Iraq. The ICEAHI First International Conference on Education and Cultural Heritage Enhancement for Social Cohesion in Iraq- EDUU, University of Kufa in collaboration with Universita di Bologna and Universita di Torino, January 20-21st, 2018. 3. Information structure in discourse. The second colloquium on (applied) linguistics and literary studies held at University of Al-Qadisiyah; College of Education; Feb, 22, 2018. 4. On the verge of disappearance: the insecurities of Shabaki minority in Iraq. A conference held by Al-Ameed International Center for Research and Studies on 14-15/9/2017. 5. Evidentials in Shabaki. Allameh Tabatabai University conference, Faculty of Languages, 2015. 6. University of Babylon, College of Education, 2013. 7. University of Kufa, College of Arts, 24-25/4/2013. 8. University of Kufa, College of Basic Education, 2010. 9. Kufa University seminar, held by US Embassy Bagdad, January 6-7 2010. 10. University of Kufa, College of Education for Girls, 2009. 11. University of Kufa, College of Arts, 2009. 12. Faculty of Arts, English Dept. Philadelphia University, Symposium, 5-8/5/2008 13. Jordan University, Jordan, 8-10/5/2007 14. Applied Science and Technology University, Jordan/2006 15. Irbid Private University, Jordan, 2005 16. Irbid Private University, Jordan, 2004 17. Taiz University, Yemen, a workshop, 1-2/3/2003 18. College of Languages, Baghdad University, 22-23/12/2001 19. Jarash University, Jordan, 22-23/10/2001 20. Al Hadba University, Mosul, 2001, sponsored by Arab League 21. College of Languages, Baghdad University, (28-29/8/2000) 22. Mustansiriya University, 2000 23. Mustansiriya University, 1997 (23-24/3/1997) INVITED TALKS 1. The Shabaki minority in Iraq: the crisis of their identity and existence. A talk delivered on Tuesday 17/10/2017 at the national research club of culture and thought. Conference and Colloquium Organizing Committees 1. Art and Technology conference, Faculty of Education, University of Kufa, 18-19/4/ 2018 (scientific committee member and Board of Reviewers) 2. Colloquium on English Language, Linguistics and Literature, Faculty of Education, University of Kufa, /4/ 2018 (Colloquium organizer) 3. Prophet Muhammad Conference, Faculty of Education, University of Kufa, 14-15/4/ 2013 (coordinator) REFERENCES: On request Prof Abbas H J Sultan, PhD Updated in December 15, 2018