د. عبد الرحمن متعب التخاينة

مدير برنامج إعداد معلم اللغة الإنجليزية

مقر العين

abdelrahman.takhaine@aau.ac.ae

التعليم

جامعة نيوكاسل - المملكة المتحدة 2016

Postgraduate Certificate in Research Training, Newcastle University (very good), (2013-2014)

MA in Applied linguistics, The University of Salford (very good), (2009 - 2010)

BA in English Language and Literature, Mu’tah University (good), (2006)

Second secondary certificate (excellent degree with overall average 90.9) from the Jordanian Ministry of Education, 2002.

الاهتمامات البحثية

My research interests lie in the areas of morphology, lexical semantics, second language acquisition, discourse analysis and applied linguistics. I am also interested in psycholinguistics 

منشورات مختارة

  1. Altakhaineh, A.R.M. and Shahzad, N. (under review). Using Pictures in Teaching Metaphorical Expressions to Arabic-Speaking EFL Learners.
  2. Altakhaineh, A.R.M.; Mohamoud, H. and Abukhater, A. (under review). The Effectiveness of Using Colors in Teaching Vocabulary to Children with Autism.
  3. Jarrah, M.; Altakhaineh. A.R.M. and Al-Rasheedi, E. (2020). ɸ-Agreement within Construct State in Jordanian Arabic. Language Typology and Universals, Vol 73, No. 1.
  4. Altakhaineh, A.R.M. and Ibrahim, M. K. (2019). The Incidental Acquisition of English Prepositions by Arabic-Speaking EFL Learners: Evidence from Al Ain University. Sage Open.
  5. Altakhaineh, A.R.M. and Alkhatib, R. (2019). The Acquisition of the Arabic Construct State (CS) constructions by Arabic Speaking Children with ASD. Advances in Autism.
  6. Altakhaineh, A.R.M. (2019). An Intertextuality Perspective on Noah’s Story in the Quran. Journal of Social Sciences Research. Vol. 5, No. 1.
  7. Zibin, A. and Altakhaineh, A.R.M (2019). The Effect of Blended Learning on the Development of Clause-Combining as an Aspect of the Acquisition of Written Discourse by Jordanian EFL Learners. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, Vol 35, No. 2.
  8. Altakhaineh, A.R.M. (2019). A cross-linguistics perspective on the Right-Hand Head Rule: The rule and the exceptions. Linguistics Vanguard. Vol. 5, No. 1.
  9. Alnamer, A. S. M., Altakhaineh, A. R. M., & Alnamer, S. A. S. (2019). On the appreciation of English punny jokes by Arabic-speaking EFL learners. The Asian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 6(1), 54-67.
  10. Altakhaineh, A.R.M, AL-Tkhayneh, K. and Rahrouh, H. (2019). The Effect of the Gender and Culture of the IELTS Examiner on the Examinees’ Performance on the IELTS Speaking Test. International Journal of Arabic-English Studies. Vol. 19, No. 1.
  11. Altakhaineh, A.R.M. (2019). Identifying N + N compounding in Modern Standard Arabic and Jordanian Arabic. Studia Linguistica.
  12. Altakhaineh, A.R.M. (2018). The Semantic Change of Positive vs. Negative Adjectives in Modern English. Lingua Posnaniensis. Vol. 16, No. 2.
  13. Zibin, A. and Altakhaineh, A.R.M. (2018). An Analysis of Arabic Metaphorical and/or Metonymical Compounds: A Cognitive Linguistic Approach. Metaphor and the Social World (John Benjamins Publishing), 8(1).
  14. Altakhaineh, A.R.M. and Zibin, A. (2018). Verb + verb compound and serial verb construction in Jordanian Arabic (JA) and English. Lingua, 201.
  15. Altakhaineh, A. R. M. and Al-Jallad, M. Z. (2018). The Use of Twitter and Facebook in Teaching Mechanics of Writing to Arabic-Speaking EFL Learners. International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET), Vol. 13, No.9, 4-14.
  16. Altakhaineh, A. and Alnamer, S. (2018). The Impact of Facebookers’ Posts on Other Users’ Attitudes According to Their Age and Gender: Evidence from Al Ain University of Science and Technology. Social Sciences, Vol. 7, No. 8, 1-4.
  17. Altakhaineh, A.R.M. (2017). The Linguistic Features of Acronyms in Arabic. Sage Open, 7 (4).
  18. Altakhaineh, A.R.M and Zibin, A. (2017). The effect of incidental learning on the comprehension of English affixes by Arabic-speaking EFL learners: acquisition and application. Research in Language, 15 (4).
  19. Altakhaineh, A.R.M. (2017). Identifying Adj + N compounds in Modern Standard Arabic. Language Typology and Universals, 70(4).
  20. Altakhaineh, A.R.M. (2017). Arabic compounds within the cross-linguistic compound taxonomy of Scalise and Bisetto (2009). Lingue e Linguaggio, 16(1).
  21. Altakhaineh, A.R.M. (2017). Stress assignment in N + N combinations in Arabic. International Journal of Applied Linguistics and English Literature, 6(6), pp. 83-100.
  22. Altakhaineh, A.R.M and Rahrouh, H. (2017) Language attitudes: Emirati perspectives on the Emirati dialect of Arabic according to age and gender. The Social Sciences, 12(8), pp. 1434-1439.
  23. Altakhaineh, A.R.M. (2016). What is a compound? The main criteria for compoundhood. Explorations in English Language and Linguistics, ExELL, 4(1), pp. 58-86.
  24. Altakhaineh, A.R.M. (2016). Headedness in Arabic compounds within the Synthetic Genitive Construction. Sage Open, 6(4), pp. 1-16.
  25. Altakhaineh, A. R. M. (2016). Identifying Arabic Compounds other than the Synthetic Genitive Construction. Acta Linguistica Hungarica, 63 (3), pp. 277-298.
  26. Zibin, A. and Altakhaineh, A.R.M. (2016). Acquiring the English Causative Alternation: Evidence from the University of Jordan. International Journal of Applied Linguistics and English Literature, 5(3), pp.7-15.
  27. Altakhaineh, A.R.M. and Alshamari, M. (2016). A re-examination of Al-ʔiʕlaal in Arabic: An Autosegmental approach. Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 7 (6) , pp. 277-298.
  28. Musa, R. and Altakhaineh, A.R.M. (2015). An Application of Optimality Theory (OT) on Syllable Structure within Reduplication in Hausa Spoken in Kano. International Journal of English Language and Linguistics Research, (3) 1, pp. 37-49.
  29. Altakhaineh, A.R.M. and Rahrouh, H. (2015). The Use of Euphemistic Expressions by Arab EFL Learners: Evidence from Al Ain University of Science and Technology. International Journal of English Linguistics, 5(1), pp. 14-21.
  30. Altakhaineh, A.R.M.; Jarrah,M. and AlSulayyi, M. (2014). Discourse meanings: An application of Intertextuality perspective. International Journal of Linguistics, (6) 2, pp. 85-97.
  31. Altakhaineh, A.R.M. and Zibin, A. (2014). Phonologically conditioned morphologically processes in Modern Standard Arabic: An analysis of Al-ibdal 'substitution' in ftaʕal pattern using prosodic morphology. International Journal of English Language and Linguistics Research, (2) 1, pp. 1-16.
  32. Zibin, A. and Altakhaineh, A.R.M. (2014). Informativity of Arabic proverbs in context: An insight into Palestinian discourse. International Journal of Linguistics, (6) 1, pp. 67-83.
  33. Altakhaineh, A.R.M. and Zibin, A. (2014). Perception of Culturally Loaded Words by Arab EFL Learners. International Journal of Linguistics, (6) 3, pp. 1-22.
  34. Altakhaineh, A.R.M. (2014). The Interaction between Inflection and Derivation in English and MSA. Germany: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing.
  35. Altakhaineh, A.R.M. (in progress). The most effective techniques to teach Arabic-speaking EFL learners English collocations: Evidence from Al Ain University of Science and Technology.
  36. Altakhaineh, A.R.M. and Hajjo, M. (under review). The most effective techniques to teach Arabic-speaking EFL learners English Antonyms.

المؤتمرات

  1. Presenting a paper at the SELLL Speaker Series, Newcastle University, on 12th May 2014.
  2. 9th Newcastle upon Tyne Postgraduate Conference in Linguistics, Newcastle University, 2014.
  3. Chairing and attending 10th Newcastle upon Tyne Postgraduate Conference in Linguistics, Newcastle University, 2015.
  4. Presenting a paper entitled ‘stress assignment in N + N combinations in Arabic’ at Grote Taaldag Conference held in Utrecht, the Netherlands on 5th Feb 2016.
  5. Presenting a paper entitled ‘On the Comprehension of English Affixes by Arabic-Speaking EFL Learners: Acquisition and Application’ 10th International Conference on Psychology, Language and Teaching (ICPLT) held in Dubai, the UAE on 22nd Feb 2017.
  6. Presenting a paper entitled ‘An Analysis of Arabic Metaphorical and Metonymical Compounds: A Cognitive Approach’ 6th Arabic Language Conference held in Dubai, the UAE between 1st and 4th May 2017.
  7. Presenting a paper entitled ‘On the Comprehension of English Affixes by Arabic-Speaking EFL Learners: Acquisition and Application’ the 4th ICPLR - International Conference on Psychology & Language Research held in Dubai, the UAE, on 19th and 20th Feb 2018.

الخبرات المهنية

  1. Head of English Language Teacher Education Department at Al Ain University of Science and Technology, 5th September 2018 to present.
  2. Assistant Professor of English at Al Ain University of Science and Technology, 24th August 2016 to present, teaching both MA and BA modules.  
  3. Teaching assistant at Newcastle University, SEL1028 (Introduction to Language Structure 2/ Building blocks of Language) and SEL1012 (Language through Time: Introduction to the History of English), September 2014 – June 2016.
  4. An article editor at Sage Open – Scopus and Web of Science indexed Journal, from Jan 2019 to present.
  5. A reviewer at International Journal of Arabic-English Studies (IJAES), SCOPUS indexed journal from May 2018 to present.
  6. A reviewer at Research in Language (RiL), De Gruyter (ISSN:17317533), Elsevier – SCOPUS and SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2016: 0.271, from Nov 2017 to present.
  7. A reviewer at the Canadian Centre of Science and Education/International Journal of English Linguistics, ISSN 1923-869X (Print) ISSN 1923-8703 (Online), from Feb 2015 to present.
  8. A reviewer at the Open Linguistics journal from Feb 2016 to Jan 2017.
  9. Teaching English language at Future International School, primary and secondary stages, September 2011 to July 2013.

المواد التدريسية

Newcastle University (BA)

1. The History of English Language and Linguistics

2. Building blocks of Language (phonology, morphology and syntax)

2014-2016
Al Ain University of Scienceand Technology (BA)

1. Writing 1

2. Introduction to Linguistics

3. Applied Linguistics

4. Phonetics and Phonology 1

5. Phonetics and Phonology 2

6. Sociolinguistics

7. Advanced Writing 

2016 to present
Al Ain University of Science and Technology (MA in TESOL)

1. Linguistics and the Structure of English

2. Theories of Learning and Development

3. English Language Learning and Technology

4. Second Language Acquisition Theory and Practice 

2016 to present 
Al Ain University of Scienceand Technology(General Requirements)

1. Intensive Remedial English (IRE)

2. English 1

3. English 2

2016 to present 

العضويات

  1. I am a member of the Association of Professors of English and Translation at Arab Universities (APETAU), 2017 to present.
  2. I am a member of the Linguistics Association of Great Britain (LAGB), 2014 to 2016.
  3. I am a member of the Linguistic Association of the Netherlands, 2015 to 2017.

Specialised skills

  1. Specialised in acoustic analysis using PRAAT software. 
  2. Familiar with corpus software such as Wordsmith.
  3. Familiar with linguistics journals rankings and indexations, especially in Scopus and ISI.
  4. Familiar with SPSS analysis, especially T-tests and chi-square.
  5. Holding a certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, Newcastle University, 2014.

Supervising BA and MA students’ research papers

  1. Khan, S. S., & Al-Namer, L. A. S. (2017). The Comprehension of English Relative Clauses by Arabic-Speaking EFL Learners. International Journal of Education, 9(1), 192-207.
  2. Alnamer, S. A. S. (2017). On the Awareness of English Polysemous Words by Arabic-Speaking EFL Learners. Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 8(2), 112-121.
  3. De Lima Zanella, M. (2017). Investigating Responses to Compliments by Brazilian Portuguese Speaking EFL Learners: A Contrastive Analysis. Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 8(1), 215-220.
  4. Hassan, H. M. (2017). The Palatalisation of/ʤ/into/j/in Emirati Arabic (EA): A Rule-Governed or Random Alternation?. International Journal of Linguistics, 9(5), 173-183.
Supervising BA students’ research projects for the 6th UAE Undergraduate Research Competition 2018
 
 Sulafah Alnamer, “The Negative Impact of Facebook Posts on Users’ Attitudes towards each other”.
Hodan Hassan and Alaa Abu khater, “The effectiveness of using colors in teaching vocabularies to students with autism”.

Rewards

1. The best paper presenter award at the 4th ICPLR - International Conference on Psychology & Language Research held in Dubai, the UAE, on 19th and 20th Feb 2018.

2. The best presenter award at 10th International Conference on Psychology, Language and Teaching (ICPLT) held in Dubai, the UAE on 22nd Feb 2017.

2. Receiving the (PGR) School Rep award (2014-2015) at the NUSU Academic Rep Awards.