Presentations

Recent Peer Reviewed Presentations (Selected)

Azaz, M. (2020). Integration of instruction and assessment to build up foreign language proficiency: A standards-based model. Paper presented at the Modern Language Association Annual (MLA) Convention in the Language Innovation Room, Seattle, Washington, January 2020.

Azaz, M. (2019). Effects of structured input and structured output in instructed second language acquisition of morphosyntactic intricacies: The case of agreement asymmetry in Arabic, Middle East Studies Association (MESA) Annual Meeting, Louisiana, November 2019 (Paper given in a panel which I organized and chaired, Building up morphological competence in Arabic as a foreign/second language: Insights from innovative data-driven pedagogical research).

Azaz, M. & Abourehab, Y. (2019). Functions of pedagogical translanguaging in a community-based multilingual Arabic language learning setting. Paper presented at the 2019 Second Language Research Forum (SLRF) at Michigan State University, September 2019.

Azaz, M. & Al-Faifi, E. (2019). Linguistic variation in regional Modern Standard Arabic: Exploring native speakers’ morphological preferences. Paper presented at the 33rd Annual Symposium on Arabic Linguistics (ASAL33), University of Toronto, April 2019.

Azaz, M. (2019). Metalinguistic knowledge of salient versus unsalient structural features: Evidence from the definite Arabic construct state. Paper presented at the 33rd Annual Symposium on Arabic Linguistics (ASAL33), University of Toronto, April 2019.

Azaz, M. (2019). Structural surface overlap and derivational complexity in adult L2 acquisition: The case of English genitive alternation by Egyptian Arabic-speaking learners. Paper presented at the 4th Purdue Second Language Studies (SLS) Conference, Purdue University, March 2019.

Blair, R. & Azaz, M. (2019). Self-guide distinctions and episodic memory in L2 motivation: The case of Arabic in the United States. Paper presented at the American Association of Applied Linguists (AAAL) Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, March 2019.

Azaz, M. (2019). Integrating the genre-based approach into teaching writing in Arabic as a Foreign Language. Paper presented at the 18th SLAT Roundtable Conference, University of Arizona, November 2019, (Paper was given in a panel which I organized and chaired titled, The genre-based approach in Arabic as a Foreign Language: Benefits and challenges).

Azaz, M. (2017). Hierarchy of difficulty in the L2 acquisition of number, gender, and definiteness in Arabic. Paper presented at the 31st Annual Symposium on Arabic Linguistics (ASAL31), University of Oklahoma, Norman, April 2, 2017.

Azaz, M., & Frank, J. (2016). The role of perceptual salience in the acquisition sequence of the Arabic construct state. Paper presented at the Arabic Second Language Acquisition Conference, University of Michigan, Ann-Arbor, September 2016.

Azaz, M. (2015). Standard Arabic and Egyptian dialect: The centrality of language in a complex struggle. Paper presented at the International Society for Language Studies Conference (ISLS), Albuquerque, New Mexico, June 13-15, 2015.

Azaz, M. (2015). Arabic language planning policies in the Arab Gulf: Challenges and pathways. Paper presented at the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) Conference, Denver, Colorado, November 2015.

Azaz, M. (2014).  Acquisition of the definite marker in plural nominal configurations by adult L1 English-L2 Arabic learners. Paper presented at the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) Conference, Washington D.C., November 2015.