Prof. Dr. Abbas J. Rahim
Prof. Dr. Abbas Jawdat Rahim
Teaching Staff at English Department
Phone Number : +964 750
- Ph.D in linguistics and phonetics (Leeds University, England)
- B.A in English language and literature (University of Baghdad, 1972)
I was born in Baghdad (Iraq) on January 29, 1949. I hold a . From 1973 to 1975, I worked as a teacher of English at secondary-school level. In September 1975, I joined the Department of Phonetics (Leeds University, England) to do my Ph.D. On 5th November 1980, I was awarded a Ph.D in linguistics and phonetics.
In 1981, I was appointed as â€œlecturerâ€ in the Department of English (College of Education, University of Mosul). From 1982 to 1983 I was Head of the Department. From 1983 onwards, I engaged in teaching, supervising, and examining M.A and Ph.D students in the Department of English and the Department of Translation (College of Arts, University of Mosul) and later in the Department of Education (College of Education, University of Mosul). In 1986, I was promoted to the rank of assistant professorâ€ in linguistics and phonetics. A year later, I went to the US on a Fulbright scholarship for one month. In 2003, I was promoted to the rank of “professor”. In 2004, I went again to the US, but this time as a Fulbright visiting scholar for nine months. In 2011, in addition to my teaching and supervision duties, I worked as Chairman of the Â University Central Committee for Academic Promotion, and at the same time I was Chairman of the University TOEFL Committee and Director of The TOEFL Centre. In the same year, the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research awarded me the title of University of Mosul Top Professor. On March 2014, I participated in Cihan University (Erbil) First International Scientific Conference with a paper entitled The Phenomenon of Qalqala in Qurâ€™an Recitationâ€.From 1981 until Â January 29, 2014 when I retired for completing 65 years of age, I supervised ten Ph.D students and seventeen M.A students in different linguistic and phonetic areas, and published a good number of papers in different journals.
On 1st September 2014, I started working at Cihan University (Duhok) as a professor of linguistics and phonetics. From then on, I have been teaching different subjects in the Department of English, in addition to teaching General English in the Department of Accounting and the Department of Financial and Banking Sciences.
Head of the English Section, Dept. of Languages, College of Education, University of Mosul (1982-1983). 2. Head of the Dept. of English, College of Education, University of Mosul (1982-1983). 3. Deputy Head of the Dept. of English, College of Education, University of Mosul (1986-1987). 4. Head of the Dept. of English, College of Education, University of Mosul (1992-2004). 5. Chairman of the University of Mosul Central Committee for Academic Promotion (2011-2014). 6. Chairman of the University TOEFL Committee (2012-2014). 7. Director of the University of Mosul TOEFL Centre (2012-2014).
1. Teacher of English in a secondary school (1973-1975). 2. Ph.D student in Leeds University (England) for the period 1975-1980. 3. Faculty member in the University of Mosul (1981-2014). 4. Faculty member in Cihan University (Duhok) since 1 Sep. 2014.
1. All the conferences on language and literature at the College of Education and the College of Arts of the University of Mosul, 1981-2014. 2. The TESOL conference (Miami Florida, USA) 1987. 3. The conference of the College of Languages (Baghdad University), 1992. 4. The First International Scientific Conference of Cihan University (Erbil). 5. The International Conference on the Teaching of Spoken English, 1980 & 1981.
1. A Functional Phonematic Analysis of the Consonants of Spoken Mosuli Arabic. Al-Mustansiriyya Literary Review, 11, 1985: 263-284. 2. Assimilation in Arabic and English: a contrastive study ( in Arabic). Adab Al-Rafidain Journal, 16, 1986: 89-103. 3. Oral Reading Errors Made by Students of the English Department at the College of Education. Journal of Education and Psychological Sciences, 1990 4. The Functional Load of the English Vowel Phonemes. Journal of Translation and Linguistics, 1991. 5. The Functional Load of the English Consonant Phonemes. Journal of Translation and Linguistics, 1992. 6. A Functional Phonematic Analysis of the Vowels of Spoken Mosuli Arabic. Journal of Basra Research, 12, 1996: 8-19. 7. Tafxim and Tashdid: two problems in Spoken Iraqi Arabic Phonology. Journal of Basra Research, 14, 1997: 1-20. 8. Closing Conversation in Spoken Mosuli Arabic. Tikrit University Journal, 4/7, 2000: 52-65. 9. Pronunciation Problems for Learners and Teachers of English as a Foreign Language. Journal of Education and Science, 2000. 10. Assimilation in Mosuli Arabic. Tikrit University Humanities Journal, 4/9, 2003: 1-23. 11. Erroneous Stress Placement by Mosuli Learners of English. Journal of Education and Science, 10/1-4, 2003: 9-29. 12. A Spectrographic Study of Voice Onset Time in Arabic. Journal of Education and Science, 2009. 13. The Use of the Interactive Model on the Reading Comprehension of Fifth-Scientific-Secondary School Pupils in English and Developing their Interest Towards it. Journal of Education and Science, 2009. 14. Students' Command of Transcription. Journal of Education and Science, 2011. 15. Assimilation in Classical Arabic. Adab Al-Rafidain Journal, 2013. 16. The Effect of the Task-Based Approach on the Achievement of Second-Year Students in Grammar at the College of Basic Education, University of Mosul. Adab Al-Rafidayn Journal, 2014. 17. Iraqi Third-Year Students' Command of English Intonation at Mosul University, Tikrit University Journal for Humanities, 2017. 18. A Syntactic Analysis of Different Translations of Al-Fatiha Sura: A Contrastive Comparative Study. Journal of Applied Linguistics and Language Research, Volume 4, Issue 6, 2017, pp. 62-81.