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; 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 (forthcoming)

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

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.

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


Selected book reviews

Why Are the Arabs Not Free? — The Politics of Writing, Moustapha Safouan, Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2007, in Journal of Discourse and Society, March 2010, Vol 21 (2)

The Al Jazeera Phenomenon: Critical Perspectives on New Arab Media, Edited by Mohamed Zayani, Pluto Press, 2005, in British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, 34 (2)

Voices of the New Arab Public: Iraq, Al-Jazeera and Middle East Today by Marc Lynch, Columbia University Press: New York, 2006, in British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, 34 (1) 2007

Standard Arabic: An Elementary - Intermediate Course by Eckehard Schlz, Gunter Krah and Wolfgang Reuschel, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2000, in British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, 33(2), 221-262

Al-Jazeera: How the Free Arab News Network Scooped the World and Challenged the Middle East by M. El-Nawawy & Adel Iskandar, Westview Press, 2002, in British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, 32 (2), 271-273

Linguistics and Cultural Studies on Arabic and Hebrew: Essays Presented to Moshe Piamenta for His Eightieth Birthday. Edited by Rosenhouse & Ami Elad-Bouskila, Wiesbaden Harrassowitz, 2001, in British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, 30 (2), 265-266


Training & Supervision of Research students

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

I'm 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 theses in the United Kingdom and beyond.

Other Information

 Presentations at Conferences and Workshops

I have given more than 30 presentations, workshops and keynote speeches at different institutions in the United Kingdom and Beyond.
 

Organisation of Conferences/Workshops
 

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