Professor Mustapha Lahlali

Responsibilities

  • Director of Languages for All
  • Discovery Theme Leader for Language and Intercultural Understanding

Research interests

  • Arab media and society
  • discourse analysis, classroom interaction and pedagogy
  • English and Arabic stylistics
  • critical discourse analysis and media texts
  • media discourse
  • media and politics
  • Arabic linguistics and semantics
  • education in the Arab world
  • political discourse, culture and society
  • translation, translators and ideology
  • learning and teaching of Arabic as a foreign language

Publications

Books

  • Lahlali, E. M. (2021). Arabic Political Discourse in Transition. Publisher: Edinburgh University Press 
  • Lahlali, E. M. (2021). Advanced English-Arabic Translation: A Practical Guide (2nd edition). Publisher: Edinburgh University Press (forthcoming)
  • Lahlali, E. M. (2021). How to Write in Arabic: Developing your Academic Writing Style. Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
  • Lahlali, E. M. (2019). Arabic Media Dictionary. Publisher: Routledge
  • Lahlali, E.M. & R. Kesseiri (2018). Essential Skills in Arabic. Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
  • Lahlali, E. M. (2017). Advanced Media Arabic. Second Edition. Publisher: Edinburgh University Press.
  • Lahlali, E. M., and Abu Hatab, W. (2014).  Advanced Arabic- English Translation: A Practical Guide.  Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh.
  • Lahlali, E. M. (2011). Contemporary Arab Broadcast Media. Publisher: Edinburgh University Press.
  • Lahlali, E. M., Al-Dihan, S., and Abu Hatab, W. (2010). Ibn al-Tayyib: the Forgotten Journey of an 18 Century Arab Traveller. London: I.B. Tauris.
  • Lahlali, E. M. (2009). How to Write in Arabic. Publisher: Edinburgh University Press.
  • Lahlali, E. M. (2008). Advanced Media Arabic. Publisher: Edinburgh University Press.
  • Lahlali, E. M. (2007). Critical Discourse Analysis and Classroom Discursive Practices. Lincom Europa.

Selected Articles/chapters

  • Alroumi, A. and Lahlali, E. M. (2021). 'The accountability of assessments in news interviews'. Discourse & Communication. 16 (1). (forthcoming).
  • Alhamadi, N. & Lahlali, E. M. (2019). 'The Role of Learners’ Gender Differences in L2 “Inter-Language” Errors of Intermediate-Level Saudi Language Learners'. Journal of Arts and Humanities. Volume 08, Issue 11, 2019: 63–74.
  • Lahlali, M. (2014). 'The Discourse of Egyptian Slogans: from 'Long Live Sir' to 'Down with the Dictator'. Journal of Arab Media and Society. Issue 19, Fall 2014
  • Zammit, M. and Lahlali, E. M. (2013). 'The Letters of the Moorish Slaves in Sixteenth-Century Malta: Transcription, translation and a linguistic analysis'. D. A. Agius (ed.). Georgio Scala and the Moorich Slaves: the Inquisition - Malta1598. Malta: Midsea Books.
  • Lahlali, M., and Agius, D. (2013). 'Writing Private Letters: Breaking with Islamic and Literary Arabic Traditions'. D. A. Agius (ed.). Georgio Scala and the Moorich Slaves: the Inquisition - Malta1598. Malta: Midsea Books.
  • Lahlali, M. (2012). 'Repetition and Ideology in Political Speeches'. Journal of Arab Media and Society. Issue 15.
  • Lahlali, E. M. (2011). 'The Arab Media and Discourse of Conflict'. In Lahlali, E. M. (2011). Contemporary Arab Broadcast Media. Publisher: Edinburgh University Press.
  • Lahlali, E. M. (2011). 'Globalisation, Democracy and the Arab Media'. In Lahlali, E. M. (2011). Contemporary Arab Broadcast Media. Publisher: Edinburgh University Press.
  • Lahlali, E. M. (2011). 'Al-Jazeera, Al-Hurra and Al-Arabiya: Different Channels or Three Sides of the Same Triangle?' In Lahlali, E. M. (2011). Contemporary Arab Broadcast Media. Publisher: Edinburgh University Press.
  • Krachzschmar, H., and Lahlali, E. M.  (2011). “e-Government in Kuwait: Challenges and Opportunities” in LSE Kuwait Governance Programme, Volume 8.
  • Lahlali, M. (2011). 'The Arab Spring and the discourse of desperation: shifting from an authoritarian discourse into a 'democratic' one'. Journal of Arab Media and Society. Issue 13.
  • Lahlali, M. (2011). 'Arab Media discourse: Breaking Taboos'. International journal of Afro-Asiatic Studies, No: 13/14, 2011
  • Lahlali, E. M. (2009). ‘Alternative Arab Media and the Right to Communicate in the Middle East’. In Aliaa Dakroury; Mahmoud Eid; Yahya R. Kamalipour (eds.), The Right to communicate: Historical Hopes, Global Debates and Future Premises. Publisher: Kendall Hunt

Reviews

I have reviewed more than 20 books, articles and research grants in the field of Arabic, linguistics and Middle Eastern Studies.

Training & Supervision of Research students

I supervised to successful completion 25 PhD students on a wide range of topics, including the topics below.

I am currently supervising students in the field of:

  • Arabic media
  • translation and media
  • media, translation and conflicts; ideology and media 
  • discourse analysis and Arabic literature
  • discourse analysis and religious texts
  • translation and political discourse
  • teaching methods and pedagogy
  • critical discourse analysis and narrative theory
  • critical discourse analysis and political speeches.

Internal and External Examination of PhD candidates

I acted as Internal and External Examiner for more than 70 PhD theses in the United Kingdom and beyond.

Presentations at Conferences and Workshops

I have given more than 30 presentations, workshops and keynote speeches at different institutions nationally and internationally. 

Organisation of Conferences/Workshops

I have organised and co-organised more than 40 events, including conferences, seminars and workshops.

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Qualifications

  • BA in Applied Linguistics
  • MA in Applied Linguistics
  • PhD in Classroom Discourse and Interaction

Professional memberships

  • Founder and President of BATA
  • Member of BRISMES
  • Former BRISMES Council member
  • Member of the UCML Executive Committee
  • Member of APETAU

Student education

I presently teach on a variety of modules with discourse and media elements.

Research groups and institutes

  • Arabic

Current postgraduate researchers

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