Who Is She

Amira Agameya
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Professor of Linguistics
Amira Agameya

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Contact information / Work

The American University in Cairo
English Language Institute
AUC Avenue, New Cairo
Cairo
Egypt
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+2-02-2615-1918

Education

Ph.D. Linguistics (Syntax), Cairo University, 1988
M.A. Linguistics/TEFL, University College of North Wales, Bangor, UK, 1981
Graduate Diploma in Applied Linguistics, Cairo University, 1978
B.A. English, English Department, Cairo University, 1976
Has taken a number of courses.

Competences

Arabic
English

Work history

September 2009 – Present: ELI Director and Chair of the TEFL Program, AUC
December 2003 – August 2006: Professor of Linguistics, English Department, Cairo University.
Chair of Committee and consultant for several projects within the Ministry of Education (Egypt) including curriculum review and development.
Has a number of publications to her name, including:Agameya, A. 2009. The Expression of Discourse Stance in Formal Spoken English: The Uses and Functions of It … that Sentences. Paper submitted to the Journal of Pragmatics;
Agameya, A. 2008. The Subject. Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics (EALL). Brill Academic Publishers; Agameya, A. 2007.
The Expression of Discourse Stance in Formal Spoken English: The Uses and Functions of It … that Sentences. Paper presented at the 10th International Pragmatics Association (IPrA), Gothenburg, Sweden.
Has given several lectures at the Department of Linguistics and Philology, Uppsala University, Sweden, in November 2009

Awards

Recieved a number of grants and fellowships, such as: the Faculty Research Grant from AUC; Summer Enrichment Grant from the Fulbright Commission in Cairo; and Grant-in-Aid from The British Council