About Me

Mahmoud A. Al-Khatib is a professor of English and linguistics in the Department of English Language and Linguistics at Jordan University of Science & Technology. He received his B.A degree from Ain Shams University in Cairo in Egypt, and his master's and doctoral degrees from Durham University in England. His major area of specialization is sociolinguistics, but he is also interested in pragmatics, bilingualism, discourse analysis, contrastive linguistics (Arabic-English), and English for specific purposes (ESP).

His work has appeared in numerous scholarly journals, including World Englishes, Text, International Journal of the Sociology of Language, Journal of Pragmatics, Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, HUMOR: International Journal of humor research, Multilingua, Forum: International Journal of Interpretation and Translation.

Together with other colleagues in the department, he also has published two text books on ESP for students of science and technology. He has also edited (as guest editor) two special Arab issues of Language, Culture, and Curriculum (Vol. 13:2, 2000), dedicated to Language and Cultural Issues; and International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism (Vol. 9:1, 2006), dedicated to Aspects of Bilingualism in the Arab World.