Name: Josephine O’Brien
Institution: Zayed University
Country: United Arab Emirates
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Field / Major / Research Interest: Applied Linguistics, Psycholinguistics, Sociolinguistics including cultural issues, Arabic Literature
I have worked in the Arabic speaking world as an English language teacher for many years and am particularly interested on the impact of the L1 on the acquisition and learning of an L2. This includes not just from a grammatical and syntactic perspective but also a cultural perspective. I am currently working in Zayed University teaching composition, global awareness and English to Education students.