1. Bilingualism: The relationship between bilingualism and children’s cognitive development/ metalinguistic

awareness, Bialystok’s theory of analysis of linguistic knowledge and control of attention, bilingual

education of Arabic-speaking children as minority around the world.

2. Forensic Linguistics: Analysis of language in relation to crime, the law and terrorism.

3. Discourse Analysis: Academic genre analysis, comparing and contrasting Arabic discourse markers with

their parallels in English (e.g., but vs. lakin, thus vs. le’thalik)

4. Language acquisition: First v. second language acquisition, the critical period hypothesis (CPH),

Universal Grammar (UG), personality factors, etc.

5. English for specific purposes (ESP): Needs assessment, ESP/ESL program design/evaluation, with special

focus on English for security purposes.

6. Security translation: Focus on security terminology and text.