Professor of English and Applied Linguistics
Member, Doctoral Faculty
Ph.D. (2005), Northern Arizona University; MA (1995), Alexandria University; MA (2001),
University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth; BA (1994), Alexandria University; First Year
at MTSU: 2006
Office: PH 381; Phone/Voice Mail: 494-8658
A recipient of the Outstanding Teacher Award from MTSU Foundation in 2010, Dr. Albakry
has held grants and research fellowships from Fulbright, and the National Endowment for
the Arts (NEA), among others. Over the course of his career, he has taught and lectured
at universities in Egypt, Morocco, and the USA. His main areas of research and teaching
interests include corpus and literary linguistics, discourse analysis, language politics
in multilingual settings, and translation studies —theory and practice. He authored
and co-uthored numerous peer-reviewed articles and scholarly papers and his translations
of Arabic literature appeared in a number of literary publications. Currently, Dr.
Albakry is a Residential Fellow at the University of Connecticut's Humanities Institute
(UCHI) for the year 2013-2014.
See some of Dr. Albakry's work on http://mtsu.academia.edu/MohammedAlbakry
- (2013). Speaking your language: the discourse of inclusive preaching in the digital age. Paper to be presented (with Clint Bryant) in January 2013 at the American Association
for Corpus Linguistics (AACL) Conference, San Diego, CA.
- (2012). Personal identity and English learning in Morocco. Paper presented (with Brad Horn) in April at the Moroccan Association of Teachers
of English, Oujda, Morocco.
- (2012). Idioms of affiliations: Language and identity politics in Morocco. Paper presented in May at the Annual Moroccan Studies Symposium, Rabat, Morocco.
- (2012). From insulation to solidarity: Dramatizing collective awakening in Ibrahim El-Husseini's
Comedy of Sorrows. Paper presented (with Rebekah Maggor) in June at the 5th International Conference
of Critiquing Postcoloniality and Performing Cultural Diversity, Tangier, Morocco.
- (2011). Enforcing a racist ideology: A corpus-based study. Paper presented at the American Association for Corpus Linguistics (AACL) Conference,
- (2011). Diverse but harmony is yet to come: Analyzing immigration discourse.Paper presented (with Jianqing Wu) at the 16th World Congress of Applied Linguistics,
AILA (Association Internationale de Linguistique Appliquée), Beijing, China.
- (2010). Analyzing the Discourse of Immigration in Southern U.S. Newspapers. Paper presented at theAmerican Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) Conference,
- (2009). I shall re-invent your language: Linguistic hybridity and Arab authors writing in
English. Paper presented at the 5th International Conference of Critiquing Postcoloniality
and Performing Cultural Diversity, Tangier, Morocco.
- (2009). Code switching in fiction and bilingual creativity. Paper presented at theAmerican Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) Conference,
- (2008). Social taboo, evaluation, and identity construction online.Paper presented at theAmerican Association of Corpus Linguistics (AACL) Conference,
- (2007). Bridging gaps in intercultural communication. Panel presentation at the Third Biennial International Diversity Conference, Nashville,
- (2007). Language features in young adult literature: Corpus-based analysis. Paper presented at theAmerican Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) Conference,
Costa Mesa, California.
- (2007). Linguistic accessibility and style in young adult fiction. Paper presented (with G. Morrissey) at the 7th Biennial Modern Critical Approaches
to Children's Literature Conference, Nashville, Tennessee.
- (2007). Enhancing learning by using multi-media in teaching variation in Standard English. Paper presented at the Instructional Technology Conference, Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
- (2006). The language of prestige and popular journalism in American English. Paper presented at the 3ed Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies (IVACS) International
Conference, Nottingham, England.
- (2006). Newspaper language and stylistic identity. Paper presented at the Southeastern Conference on Linguistics (SECOL 73), Auburn,
- (2006). Utilizing text corpora and electronic resources for English language teaching. Paper presented at the Instructional Technology Conference, Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
- (2005). Language variation in American journalism: A corpus-based study. Paper presented at American Association of Applied Corpus Linguistics and International
Computer Archive of Modern and Medieval English (AAACL6/ICAME 26) Joint Conferences,
Ann Arbor, Michigan.
- (2004). Subjunctive triggers in American newspaper language. Paper presented (with W. Crawford) at American Association for Applied Linguistics
(AAAL) Conference, Portland, Oregon.
- (2004). Consciousness-raising of usage issues using CALL: Pedagogical use of historical corpora. Paper presented (with K. Tadayoshi) at 3rd Annual Conference on Studies in the History
of the English Language (SHEL), Ann Arbor, Michigan.
- (2001). Benefits and pitfalls of the bilingual dictionary. Paper presented at Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Conference
Graduate Students' Forum, St.Louis, Missouri.