Hanene Lahiani, Ph.D

Assistant Professor

Abu Dhabi Campus

+971 2 6133264



PH.d: University of la Manouba Tunisia

Masters degree: University of la Manouba Tunisia

Bachelor degree: Laval University Quebec, CANADA

Research Interests

English Language and Linguistics- Cognitive Linguistics - Visual Semiotics - Social Semiotics

Selected Publications

 Lahiani Chabchoub,  Hanene. “Pictorial Foregrounding through Parallelism: When the Rule of Three Holds no Longer.”  From Deconstructing Narrative Vehicles to La Réécriture. Ed. Sadok Damak and Moez Rebai. Sfax, Tunisia: CAEU Med Ali Editions, 2017  (179-202).

 Lahiani H. “Visual texts and argumentation: A reading into the relationship between texts and pictures in selected advertisements,” Proceedings of the 5th Tunisia- Japan Symposium on Culture, Science and technology, Sfax (Tunisia), May, 2004 (232-235).

Professional Experience

    Years (From-To)

    Position, College, University, and Country

    September 2017-Present

    Assistant Professor, Al Ain University for Science and Technology, Abu         Dhabi, UAE.

    September 2003 to August 2017

    Lecturer, Faculty of Letters and Humanities, University of Sfax, Tunisia


    September 2002 to August 2003

    Trainee Teacher, Higher Institute of Computer Sciences and multimedia,     University of Sfax, Tunisia.

Teaching Courses

Methods of Teaching English (Diploma)

English 1 (Requirement /mandatory)

English 2 (Requirement /mandatory)

English 1 Business (Requirement /mandatory)

English 2 Business (Requirement /mandatory)



Board member of the Tunisian Association of Teachers of English 2013-2016

Member of the Laboratory of Approaches to Discourse “LAD”, University of Sfax, Tunisia