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Najah Duqmaq

Sector : Cultural Figures , Novelists

Personal Info

  • Country of residence : Belarus
  • Gender : Male
  • Born in : 1908
  • Age : 113
  • Curriculum vitae :


B.A American University of  Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon, 1971
Major: English Language
Teaching Diploma, 1971 
Teaching English as a Foreign Language

M.A, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale,
Carbondale, Illinois, 1983.
Major:General Linguistics

Ph.D. Cornell University, Ithaca,  New York, 1990
Major: General linguistics
Summer Linguistics Institute, Stanford University, Palo Alto, Ca. 1987.

Pre-Dissertation Research, U- Mass, Amherst, Massachusettes, 1988-89.
1990-, Assistant Professor, An-Najah National University.
1989, Teaching Assistant, Cornell University, Fall 1989.
1983, Teaching Assistant, SIU, Spring 1983.
1977-1978, Lecturer, Teachers’ Training Summer Inter-sessions, Education Directorate, Jenin, Palestine
1971-1980, Teacher , Directorate of Education, Jenin, 
Selected Activities:
Co-ordination of a  Project on the Revival of the Samaritan Language sponsored by Canada Fund, 1997-98.
Symposiums and International Conferences
Teaching English Language and Literature On the Intermediate and Advanced Levels: A Vision for a Future Remedy, April 2004
Linguistic Society of America, Annual Conference, Dec.,1988, New York, NewYork.
North Eastern Linguistic Society, Annual Conference, Fall 1987, Toronto, Canada.
Symposium on Feature theory, Fall 1989, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusettes.
On –Going Research:
Samaritan Language Revival Project: A joint project with Dr. Nabil Alawi.  The research study started with the description of the Samaritan language phonological and syntactic systems as well as its script.
Awareness of the Samaritan culture in the City of Nablus is also being concentrated on.  The aims of the study are to work on the maintenance of Samaritan as an endangered language and to produce textbooks at the elementary levels to help especially children and women to read and understand the language not just to rote memorization of  the Tora as it is the case now. 
The Relative Clause Revisited, co-authored with Dr. Nabil Alawi (The paper was presented at the Symposium on Teaching English Language and Literature On the Intermediate and Advanced Levels: A Vision for a Future Remedy, April 2004)
A Unified Account of  Errors Committed by Palestinian Arabic Speakers Learning English as a Foreign Language: Markedness and Optimality Theory.
The [-uuš] Suffix, A Re-analized Morpheme in Levant Arabic.

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