Research Activities

Journal Publications

Al-Qinneh, D. & Abu-Ayyash, E.A.S. (2022). The play-based behaviours of Emirati preschool children: Cultural Perspective into early childhood education. Child Care in Practice, 28(3), 394-410.


Abu-Ayyash, E.A.S. (2021). Non-coherent cohesive texts: Lucky’s soliloquy in Beckett’s Waiting for GodotEnglish Text Construction, 14(2), 181-202.


Alawadhi, A. & Abu-Ayyash, E.A.S. 2021. Students’ perceptions of Kahoot!: An exploratory mixed-method study in EFL undergraduate classrooms in the UAE. Education and Information Technologies, vol. 26(4): 3629-3658.


Al Masri, H. & Abu-ayyash, E.A.S. (2020). Second language acquisition from Syrian refugees’ perspectives: Difficulties and solutions. Open Linguistics, vol. 6(1): 372-385.


Aldhanhani, Z.R. & Abu-Ayyash, E.A.S. (2020). Theories and research on oral reading fluency: What is needed?. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 10(4), 379-388.


Abu-Ayyash, E.A.S. (2020). Context and culture via cohesive devices in higher education students’ and professional writers’ opinion articles. GEMA Online® Journal of Language Studies, 20(1), 106-120.


AlAttar, F.H. & Abu-Ayyash, E.A.S. (2020). An investigation of the use of conjunctive cohesive devices in Emirati students’ argumentative essays. British Journal of English Linguistics, 8(1), 9-25. 


Abdulrahman, N.C. & Abu-Ayyash, E.A.S. Linguistic competence, communicative competence and interactional competence. Journal of Advances in Linguistics, 10, 1600-1616.


Abu-Ayyash, E.A.S. & Hill, C. (2019). The impact of integrating technology into students’ presentations on peer evaluation in higher education. Education and Information Technologies, vol. 24(6), pp. 3745-3765.


Badr, H.M. & Abu-Ayyash, E.A.S. (2019). Semantic Mapping or Rote Memorisation: Which Strategy Is More Effective for Students’ Acquisition and Memorization of L2 Vocabulary? Journal of Education and Learning, vol. 8(3), pp. 158-174.


Abu-Ayyash, E. A. S. (2019). Proposing a comprehensive model of cohesive devices to investigate the quality of students’ academic writing. International Journal of Social Sciences and Education Research, vol. 5(2), pp. 105-111.


Hassanein, A. A. & Abu-Ayyash, E. A. S. (2018). An investigation of the impact of task complexity on ESL learners’ spoken language performance. Journal of Language Teaching and Research, vol. 9(6), pp. 1362-1371.


Abu-Ayyash, E.A.S. & McKenny, J. (2017). The flesh and the bones of cohesive devices: Towards a comprehensive model. Journal of World Languages, vol. 4(2), pp. 94-117.


Abu-Ayyash, E.A.S. (2017). Errors and non-errors in English-Arabic machine translation of gender-bound constructs in technical texts. Procedia Computer Science, vol. 117: pp. 73-80.


Abu-Ayyash, E.A.S. (2017). Research practices in cohesive devices’ studies: Benefiting from chaos. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, vol. 7(6), pp. 409-418.


Abu-Ayyash, E.A.S. & Assaf, M. (2016). The impact of learning-style and task-based teaching of language on learners’ achievement. Journal of Education in Black Sea Region, vol. 2(1), pp. 29-54.


Abu-Ayyash, E.A.S. (2016). Cohesive-coherent-cohersive. Deutschland: LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing.


Abu-Ayyash, E.A.S. (2016). An investigation of the conformity between an assessment policy document and implementation. Academic Research International, vol. 7(4), pp. 123-135.


Abu-Ayyash, E.A.S. (2013). The Role of cohesive devices and the interplay of theme and rheme in supporting the argument of Krauthammer’s Free Lunch Egalitarianism. Arab World English Journal, vol. 4(4), pp. 235-251.

Conference Proceedings
  1. 5th Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Conference, Dubai, UAE: Zayed University, 8-9 January, 2020.
  2. 13th International Conference on Languages, Literature and Linguistics (ICLLL). Bali, Indonesia, 24-25 October, 2019.
  3. 2nd International Conference on New Approaches in Social Sciences and Humanities, 2018. Istanbul, Turkey, 26-28 November, 2018.
  4. 3rd GEN TEFL International Conference, 2018. Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia, 11-13 May, 2018.
  5. ACLing 2017 3rd Conference on Arabic Computational Linguistics. Dubai: The British University in Dubai, 5th-6th November, 2017.
  6. Literature, Linguistics and Translation Conference – “Literangslation”. Tafila: Tafila Technical University, 2-4 May, 2017.
  7. Current Trends in Teacher Education. Dubai: The British University in Dubai, 15-16 May, 2015.
Research funds

“Exploring EFL Students’ Grammatical-Function-Related Competence and Performance”, funded by the British University in Dubai, 2019-2020.

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