Mohamed Jlassi an Assistant Professor of Language and Linguistics in the Faculty of Language Studies and the Faculty of Education and Arts, Sohar University, Oman. He holds a PhD in theoretical linguistics from Newcastle University, UK. His specializations are linguistics are theoretical (PhD) and applied, comparative linguistics and second language acquisition (MA) from the University of Manouba, Tunisia, and English language, linguistics and literature (BA) from the University of Manouba, Tunisia. He joined Sohar University after a long teaching tenure at Tunisian and other Omani colleges and universities.
He has for 23 years now been teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses in language, linguistics, EAP, ESP and TESOL in Tunisia, England and Oman. He has in particular taught EAP, ESP, syntax, phonetics and phonology, morphology, lexical semantics, pragmatics, second language acquisition, psycholinguistics, methods of teaching English, advanced grammar, advanced writing and research methodology. He has also been a coordinator of practicum for English language teacher preparation programs.
His research interests focus on comparative linguistics, dialect syntax, second language teaching and learning, language pedagogy and language policy. Mohamed Jlassi is currently Principal Investigator (PI) of a research a project entitled 'A Linguistic Corpus for North Al Batinah Language Varieties', Sultanate of Oman. A US $ 42K Research Grant (RG) from the Research Council in Oman. The project seeks to build a corpus for the spoken varieties in Northern region of Oman, North Al Batinah, Oman. He is also mentoring a US $3.800 research project under the Undergraduate Research Grant (URG) entitled 'For an Early Detection of Autism in Oman through Autists' Language and Communication Patterns'. For postgraduate students, he is mentoring a US $7.700 research project under the Graduate Research Grant (GRG) entitled 'The Omanization of the English Language Curriculum in Higher Educational Institutions in Oman at General Foundation Programs (GFP).'
Dr. Mohamed Jlassi supervised and externally and internally examined a number of MA theses in addition to chairing several MA viva panels within the MA TESOL program. He has chaired the MA TESOL program at the Faculty of Language Studies and has been active in several Faculty and University committees.
- Phonetics & Phonology
- Second Language Acquisition
- Ph.D in Theoretical Linguistics, Newcastle University, UK, 2013.
- MA in Comparative Linguistics, University of Manouba, 2002.
- Discourse-Syntax Interface
- Dialect Syntax
- Arabic Syntax
- Cross-linguistic variation
- Language acquisition and learning