Mohammed K. Ahmed

Professor and Coordinator, English Language Program
Center for language Education and Research
M.A. in Linguistics and English as a Foreign Language, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, 1983
Ph.D. in Linguistics (concentration in Applied Linguistics), University of Delaware, 1988

Mohammed K. Ahmed

Current Research Interests:

Vygotskian sociocultural theory
cross-cultural communication
Genre in academic research writing
English as a second/foreign language teacher education

Major Publications:

The appropriation of gestures of the abstracts by L2 learners (with Steven G. McCafferty). In Sociocultural Theory and Second Language Learning, ed. by James P. Lantolf. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000.

The cognitive function of linguistic performance: Tense/aspect use by L1 and L2 speakers (with James P. Lantolf and Frederick J. DiCamilla). Language Sciences, Vol. 19, No. 2, pp. 153-165, 1997.

Speaking as cognitive regulation: A Vygotskian perspective on dialogic communication. In Vygotskian Approaches to Second Language Research, ed. by J. Lantolf and G. Appel. Norwood, NJ: Ablex Publishing Corporation, 1994.

Task-based syllabus design: Specific needs in curriculum. In Language Use, Language Teaching and the Curriculum, ed. by V. Bickley. Hong Kong: Institute of Language in Education, Education Department, 1990.

Psycholinguistic perspectives on interlanguage variation: A Vygotskyan analysis (with James P. Lantolf). In Variation in Second Language Acquisition: Psycholinguistic Issues, ed. by S. Gass, C. Madden, D. Preston, and L. Selinker. Philadelphia: Multilingual Matters, 1989.