Amira Agameya

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Personal information

Title: 

Professor of Linguistics

Contact information (work)

Company name: 
The American University in Cairo
Department: 
English Language Institute
Address: 
AUC Avenue, New Cairo
City: 
Cairo
Country: 
Egypt
Phone: 
+2-02-2615-1918
Work email address: 
aagameya@aucegypt.edu

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

Syntax (Generative Grammar)

Languages: 

English

Arabic

Jobs

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.

Honorary office and memberships: 

Is a member of several associations including: the Linguistic Society of America; EgypTesol; and the International Pragmatic Association (IPrA)

Productions and works: 

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

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