Profile

College / Department

Teaching areas

Translation Studies ((Theoretical & Applied). Intercultural Communication. Contrastive Rhetoric. Contrastive Linguistics. Linguistics (General and Applied). Text Linguistics. Discourse Analysis. Genre Theory & Applications. Arabic: TAFL. TESOL: Composition & Rhetoric, Academic Writing, Business Communication, Public Speaking.

Research areas

Translation Studies. Intercultural Communication. Arabic Rhetoric. Contrastive Rhetoric. Text Linguistics. Contrastive Linguistics.Discourse Analysis. Genre Theory & Applications. TAFL. TESOL: Composition & Rhetoric, Academic Writing.

Education

PhD (Applied Linguistics & Translation), University of Exeter, UK (1982
M.A. (App. Ling./TEFL), The American Universityof Beirut, Lebanon (1976)
Diploma (App. Ling./TESL), University College of North Wales, Bangor, UK (1971)
B.A. (English Lang & Lit.), Baghdad University, Iraq(1968)

Professional experience

TEFL (ESP) & Bilingual Glossaries. Institute of Petroleum, Tripoli, Libya. 1976-1978
Translation & Linguistics. University of Salford, UK (Leave from Heriot-Watt University). 1985-1986
Translation & Interpreting. University for Women, Amman, Jordan. (Leave from Heriot-Watt University). 1993-1994
English/Arabic Translation & Linguistics. Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK.1980-1999 [This preceded the American University of Sharjah, UAE, where I have been since 1999, as Professor of Translation & Interpreting, currently at the Department of Arabic & Translation Studies]
Teaching English and Translation at schools and colleges in Saudi Arabia (1968-1971) and Lebanon (1972-1975)]

Memberships

Member of the Editorial or Advisory boards of several international journals on Applied Linguistics, Translation, Interpreting, Intercultural Communication

Contact

bhatim@aus.edu
+971 6 515 2719