Monographs & Journal Articles


Azaz, M. (under contract/in progress). Instructed Second Language Acquisition of Agreement Asymmetries in Arabic. New York & London: Routledge Press.

Edited Volume

Azaz, M. (submitted). Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics XXXIV. Amsterdam & Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing


Azaz, M. & Mohamed, A. (accepted/forthcoming). Contemporary Egyptian Arabic: Part I . Washington D.C.: Georgetown University Press 

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Azaz, M. & Abourehab, Y. (2021). Should Standard Arabic have 'the lion’s share'? Teacher monolingual ideologies in L2 Arabic through the lens of pedagogical translanguaging. Intercultural Communication Education, 4(1), 90–105.

Abourehab, Y. & Azaz, M. (2020). Pedagogical Translanguaging in Community/Heritage Arabic Language Learning. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development.URL: 

Azaz, M. (2020). Arabic Language Program Coordination During the Pandemic: Challenges Encountered and Lessons Learned. Journal of Second Language Research and Practice. URL:

Azaz, M. (2019). Structural surface overlap and derivational complexity in crosslinguistic transfer: Acquisition of English genitive alternation by Egyptian Arabic-speaking learners. Second Language Research, 36 (4) 529-556. URL:  

Azaz, M. (2019). L1 transfer effects in the production of generic plurals in L2 Arabic. The Modern Language Journal,103 (1), 275-290. URL: 

Blair, R. & Azaz, M. (2019). Self-guide distinctions and episodic memory in L2 motivation: The case of Arabic in the United States. System, 81,192-205. URL: 

Azaz, M. (2018). The link between morpho-syntactic accuracy and textbook presentation: The morpho-syntax of subject-verb agreement in Arabic. Foreign Language Annals, 51(4), 831-851. URL: 

Azaz, M. (2017). Metalinguistic knowledge of salient versus unsalient features: Evidence from the Arabic construct state. Foreign Language Annals, 50(1), 214-236. URL: 

Azaz, M., & Frank, J., (2017). Bidirectional cross-linguistic influence in late bilingualism: Evidence from the container-content relation. Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism, 8(4), 411-445. URL:

Azaz, M., & Frank, J., (2017). The role of perceptual salience in the L2 acquisition sequence of the Arabic construct state. International Journal of Applied Linguistics, 27(3), 621-635. URL:

Azaz, M. (2016). Crosslinguistic effects in L2 acquisition: The case of Arabic determiner phrase. Al-ʿArabiyya: Journal of the American Association of Teachers of Arabic, 49, 1-24. URL: 

Azaz, M. (2016). Integrating the genre-based approach into teaching writing in Arabic as a foreign language. Journal of the American National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages, 19, 31-60. URL: 

Azaz, M. (2014). Transition from Coptic to Arabic in early Muslim Egypt: Resolving a sociolinguistic puzzle. Zaytoon, 6, 4-19. URL: 

Chapters in Edited Volumes

Bever, O. & Azaz, M. (Forthcoming). Educational perspective on community languages in linguistic landscapes: Russian and Arabic. In Spatializing Language Studies: Pedagogical Approaches to the Linguistic Landscape, edited by Sébastien Dubreil, David Malinowski, & Hiram Maxim, Emory University Press.