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  Rajaa Aquil
Assistant Professor of Arabic
School of Modern Languages
rajaa.aquil@modlangs.gatech.edu

Ph.D., Georgetown University
Joined faculty in 2008


Research areas/interests
Connected speech, applying pscyholinguistic paradigms in second language teaching and testing, language, religion and culture, women in Islam.


Current and recent projects  
Co-PI for the song project: U.S. Department of Education International Research and Studies grant: “Advanced/Intermediate Language and Culture through Song: New Materials for Arabic, Chinese, Japanese and Russian”


Recent and selected publications  
Refereed Journal Publications
Aquil, Rajaa. "Effectiveness of interactional feedback: implicit learning of English contracted forms." Open Journal of Modern Linguistics (OJML), forthcoming, 9. 4, (September 2013): 190-202

Aquil, Rajaa. "Does secondary stress exist in Cairene Arabic?" Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics 26th. John Benjamins, (in press) 28 pages.


Aquil, Rajaa. "Cairene Arabic syllable structure through different phonological theories." Open Journal of Modern Linguistics (OJML), forthcoming, 3. 3, (September 2013): 259-267.

Aquil, Rajaa. "The Signal and Comprehension Approach: Decoding and Meaning Building." Journal of the National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages 13, (April 2013) 87-128.

Aquil, Rajaa. "Empirical Evidence for Stress as a Perceptual Unit in Spoken Cairene Arabic." Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics 23rd & 24th. John Benjamins (2011): 3-20.

Aquil, Rajaa. "Change and Muslim Women." International Journal of Humanities and Social Science 1.21 (2011): 21- 30.

Aquil, Rajaa. "The Role of the Syllable in the Segmentation of Cairene Spoken Arabic." Journal of Psycholinguistic Research. 41, 2 (2012) 141-158.

Aquil, Rajaa. "Revisiting Songs in Language Pedagogy." Journal of the National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages Spring (April 2012): 21 pages.

Aquil, Rajaa. "L1 shapes L2 auditory representation: Elicited imitation of Arabic speaking learners of English." International Journal of Applied Linguistics & English Literature (IJALEL) 1,1 (May 2012): 39-63 (http://www.ijalel.org/viewpdf.aspx?articleid=46)

Aquil, Rajaa. "Listening to English connected speech: A problem and solutions." Arab World English Journal 3, 2 (June 2012): 329-364. (http://www.awej.org/?article=122)

Aquil, Rajaa. “Phonology and applied linguistics meet in teaching listening.” Arab World English Journal 3, 3 (September 2012): 168-189. (http://www.awej.org/?article=143)

Aquil, Rajaa. "Optimality Theoretic Representation of Stress in Cairene Arabic". Open Journal of Modern Linguistics (OJML). (2012): 12 pages.

Aquil, R. (2011). "Decoding-encoding words: The segmenting unit in Cairo spoken Arabic". VDM Verlag Dr. Müller, Saarbrücken Germany Link to Book

2006 Winke, P., & Aquil, R. (2006). Issues in Arabic Language Testing. In K. Wahba, Z. Taha & L. England (Eds.), A Handbook for Arabic Language Teaching Professionals in the 21st Century (pp. 221-235): Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Aquil, R. (2006). Ultimate Arabic: Basic Saudi Ultimate Arabic Beginner-Intermediate: Living Language: Random House.

Electronic Book Reviews
2004 Aquil, R. (2004). Review of the Arabic Language K-12 Texbook Series Iqra'. The Arabic K-12 Teachers' Newsletter, 1(1).

Aquil, R. (In press). Review of the Arabic Language K-12 Texbook Series 'uhibu al Arabia. The Arabic K-12 Teachers' Newsletter, (Winter Issue).