Murad Hassan Sawalmeh


Full Name: 
Murad Hassan Sawalmeh

Academic Rank: Assistant Professor of Linguistics and Translation
Affiliation: Dhofar University 
Address:   Department of English Language and Literature
                   College of Arts and Applied Sciences
                   Dhofar University
                   Salalah, Oman
Research Interests: translation, sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, genre analysis & applied linguistics
Email: msawalmeh@du.edu.om

Mobile: +968-97618847

Biography

Murad Sawalmeh received his PhD in Linguistics from the University of Huddersfield, United Kingdoma in July 2015, his MA in Linguistics from the University of Jordan in July 2007, and his BA in English Language and Literature from Al al-Bayt University in June 2004. He has over 12 years of teaching experience. During this period, he taught different linguistics and translation courses at BA level. He participated in many conferences in the United Kingdom, Jordan, the United Arab Emirates, and Saudi Arabia. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Linguistics and Translation at the Department of English Language and Literature, Dhofar University, Oman, which he joined in 2017.

His areas of research interest include translation, sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, genre analysis and applied linguistics. He has published research papers in international academic journals indexed in Scopus and Web of Science including SAGE Open, International Journal of Arabic-English Studies, English for Specific Purposes World, International Journal of English and Education, Journal of Advances in Linguistics, International Journal of Linguistics, Literature and Translation, and International Journal of Humanities and Social Development Research. He has also authored a book for Arabic speaking students, entitled “English Grammar for all Levels” (2007). Besides his position with the International Journal of Linguistics, Literature and Translation, Murad Sawalmeh is a reviewer for a number of international journals including International Journal of English Linguistics, American Research Journal of English and Literature, Journal of English for specific purposes World.

 

Selected Publications

1- Namaziandost, E., & Sawalmeh, M. (2020). Manipulation of The Involvement Load Of L2 Reading Tasks: A Useful Heuristic for Enhanced L2 Vocabulary Development. SAGE Open. (In Press- Indexed in Scopus and Web of Science)
2- Namaziandost, E., & Sawalmeh, M. (2020). A Cross-Cutural Analysis of emotive Words in Bed-night Stories: Implications for teaching English to Iranian Young Learners. (Accepted for publication in Journal of Psycholinguistic Research. (Indexed in Scopus and Web of Science)
3- Namaziandost, E., & Sawalmeh, M. (2020). The Impact of Flipped Classroom Model on Self-Efficiency among Male and Female EFL Learners. (Accepted for publication in Journal of University Teaching & Learning Practice. (Indexed in Scopus and Web of Science)
3- Namaziandost, E., Sawalmeh, M. H. M., & Soltanabadi, M. I. (2020). The effects of spaced versus massed distribution instruction on EFL learners’ vocabulary recall and retention. Cogent Education, 7(1), 1-13 (Indexed in Scopus and Web of Science)
4- Nguyen , Q., & Sawalmeh, M. (2020). Trump’s Strategies in the First Presidential Debate: A Critical Discourse Analysis . International Journal of Linguistics, Literature and Translation, 3(5), 68-77.
5- Sawalmeh, M. (2020). Exploring Non-linguistic patterns of Jordanian Written Wedding Invitations: A Multimodal Perspective. International Journal of Linguistics, Literature and Translation, 3(3), 174-181.
6- Sawalmeh, M. H. M. (2019). Rhetorical Structure and Sociocultural Analysis of Muslim and Christian Obituaries in Jordanian Newspapers. International Journal of Arabic-English Studies, 19(2), 317-334. (Indexed in Scopus and Web of Science)
7- Sawalmeh, M. H. M. (2013). Error analysis of written English essays: The case of students of the preparatory year program in Saudi Arabia. English for specific purposes world, 14(40), 1-17.
8- Saad, M. A. H., & Sawalmeh, M. H. M. (2014). Error analysis in role-play presentations among less proficient L2 Malaysian learners.International Journal of English and Education, 3(3), 346-355
9- Sawalmeh, M. (2015). Ceremonial Arabic writing: A genre-based investigation of wedding invitation cards and obituary announcements in Jordanian society (Doctoral dissertation, University of Huddersfield).
10- Sawalmeh, M. H. M. (2014). A sociolinguistic study of Muslim and Christian wedding invitation genre in the Jordanian society. Journal of Advances in Linguistics, 5(1), 448-462.
11- Sawalmeh, M. (2018). Jordanian wedding invitation as a genre: An analysis of rhetorical structure and linguistic features. International Journal of Linguistics, Literature and Translation, 1(1), 106-114.
12- Sawalmeh, M. H. (2018). Death notices as communicative events: An analysis of linguistic features in Jordanian newspapers. International Journal of Humanities and Social Development Research, 2(2), 79-93.