Professor James Dickins

Professor James Dickins

Profile

I have a BA in Arabic and Turkish from the University of Cambridge (1980) and a PhD in Arabic Linguistics from Heriot-Watt University (1990). I taught English in Sudan from 1980-1982, and taught Arabic and Arabic>English translation at the University of Cambridge, Heriot Watt University, and the universities of St. Andrews, Durham, Salford and Leeds. I am currently Professor of Arabic at Leeds. His publications include Standard Arabic: An Advanced Course (1998, with Janet Watson), Extended Axiomatic Linguistics (1999), Thinking Arabic Translation (2002; 2nd edition 2016, with Sandor Hervey and Ian Higgins), and Sudanese Arabic: Phonematics and Syllable Structure (2007).

Research interests

Arabic/English translation: https://www.routledge.com/Thinking-Arabic-Translation-A-Course-in-Translation-Method-Arabic-to/Dickins-Hervey-Higgins/p/book/9780415705639

Arabic linguistics:

Sudanese Arabic: https://www.harrassowitz-verlag.de/Sudanese_Arabic:_Phonematics_and_Syllable_Structure/title_3462.ahtml

Axiomatic functionalism (functionalist semiotic and linguistic theory): https://www.degruyter.com/view/product/147863

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Qualifications

  • BA in Arabic and Turkish, University of Cambridge, 1982
  • PhD in Arabic LInguistics, Heriot-Watt University, 1990

Professional memberships

  • Member of British Society of Middle Eastern Studies (BRISMES)
  • Member of British Association for the Teaching of Arabic (BATA)

Student education

I am mainly involved in PhD supervision. I also teach Arabic>English translation at Masters level, and comparative Arabic/English stylistics at Masters level and Arabic stylistics undergraduate level.

Research groups and institutes

  • Arabic

Current postgraduate research students

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