Dr Ruba Khamam

Dr Ruba Khamam

Research interests

My research interests and expertise span across a range of linguistic fields including, General Arabic and English Linguistics, Pragmatics, Interactional Sociolinguistics, Cross-cultural and Inter-cultural Pragmatics, Social and regional language variation, Linguistic Politeness and Impoliteness, (Im)politeness in Translation, Critical Discourse Analysis of spoken and written texts, The Relationship between Gender and Politeness, Forms of Address, Speech Acts, Politeness and Second Language Learning and Use, Teaching and Learning Arabic as a Second Language, Curriculum design , Arabic Language Teacher Training, and The use of Blended Learning Techniques and Digital Technology in Language Teaching.

<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://ahc.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>

Research groups and institutes

  • Arabic
  • Centre for World Literatures
<h4>Postgraduate research opportunities</h4> <p>We welcome enquiries from motivated and qualified applicants from all around the world who are interested in PhD study. Our <a href="https://phd.leeds.ac.uk">research opportunities</a> allow you to search for projects and scholarships.</p>