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Department of Modern Languages
The University of Mississippi

Asmaa Shehata, Ph.D.

Asmaa Shehata

Assistant Professor of Arabic

Office: Howry 103
Phone: 662-915-1701

Ph.D. in Linguistics, University of Utah (2013)
M.A. in Linguistics, Ohio University (2008)
TESOL Certificate, Ohio University (2008)
B.A. in English, Ain Shams University (2005)

Research Interests:
Arabic Phonology, Linguistics, Psycholinguistics, Second Language Acquisition

Recent Publications:

Shehata, A. (2016). When Variability Matters in Second Language Word Learning: Talker Variability and Task Type Effects. Saarbrücken: Lap Lambert Academic Publishing.

Articles and Book Chapters

Shehata, A. (Forthcoming). Reading in Arabic by Native English Speakers: Short Vowels and Context Effects.

Shehata, A. (2018). Native English Speakers’ Perception and Production of Arabic Consonants. In M. T. Alhawary (Ed.), Handbook of Arabic Second Language Acquisition. New York, NY: Routledge.

Shehata, A. (2017). Teaching Arabic pronunciation to non-natives: Cognition, practice and outcomes. In M. O’Brian & J. Levis (Eds). Proceedings of the 8th Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching Conference, ISSN 2380-9566, Calgary, AB, August 2016 (pp. 110-120). Ames, IA: Iowa State University.

Shehata, A. (2015). Problematic Arabic consonants for native English speakers: learners’ perspectives. The International Journal of Educational Investigations, 2(9), 24-47.

Shehata, A. (2015). Talker Variability and Second Language Word Recognition: A new training study. Journal of Linguistics and Language Teaching, 6(2), 209-230.

Zareva, A. & Shehata, A. (2015). At the intersection of L1 congruence and L2 exposure: Collocational knowledge of advanced Arab users of English. International Journal of Arabic- English Studies (IJAES), 15, 89-115.

Awards and Honors
University of Calgary Teaching and Learning Grants 2015, 2016
University of Utah Award for Excellence in Linguistics (PhD level), 2012
The Middle East Center Language Award in Hebrew, University of Utah, 2011

Web Resources:
Arabic Flagship Program