Dr Ahmar Mahboob

BA Karachi, MA Karachi, MA Indiana, MEd Sydney, PhD Indiana
Senior Lecturer

A20 - John Woolley Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 3548

Biographical details

Dr Ahmar Mahboob earned his PhD at Indiana University, Bloomington, in 2003. The title of his dissertation was: Status of nonnative English speakers as ESL teachers in the United States. Ahmar has worked in the areas of language policy development, pidgin and creole languages, NNEST studies, English language acquisition, English language teaching and teacher education, World Englishes, pragmatics, and issues surrounding minority languages in South Asia. Ahmar has published over 50 articles and papers. Ahmar is the Editor of TESOL Quarterly (with Brian Paltridge). He was also the Associate Editor of Linguistics and the Human Sciences and serves on the editorial boards of a number of journals. Ahmar has organised a number of regional, national, and international conferences and is the convenor and the co-creator of the Free Linguistics Conference.

Awards and honours

  • 2006 Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Teaching Award, University of Sydney.
  • 2005 University of Sydney Teaching Initiative Award.
  • 2004 ECU Research and Creativity Award.
  • 2002 'Distinguished President Award' INTESOL, Indianapolis.

Research grants and fellowships

  • 2011 Language and Identity Research Network, University of Sydney (with colleagues)
  • 2009 Visiting Research Fellow, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. July 2009 - July 2010.
  • 2008 City University of Hong Kong: Mapping Learner Pathways to Improved English Language Writing Performance (Research grant with Prof Jim Martin).
  • 2008 City University of Hong Kong: UG Writing Support Consultancy Grant.
  • 2003 TESOL International Research Forum (TIRF) Priority Research Grant.

Teaching and other grants and fellowships

  • 2010 University of Sydney Small TIES Grant. (with Sally Humphrey and Shoshana Dreyfus)
  • 2009 University of Sydney Small TIES Grant. (with Bronwen Dyson, Betsi Been, Megan Le Masurier, and Louise Katz).
  • 2005 Fellow of the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU).
  • 2001 The International Association for World Englishes, the Ohana Foundation, and the East-West Center, Hawaii, invited to represent Pakistan at the English Language Education (ELE) Roundtable on 'Increasing Creativity and Innovation in English Language Teaching and Learning' November 7-16.

PhD and master's project opportunities

Selected grants

2014

  • Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) for South Asian Students: Building Teacher Capacity to Cater for Learner Diversity; Lin A, Mahboob A; Quality Education Fund, Hong Kong/Project Grants.

2013

  • Negotiating Multilingual Identities in Migrant Professional Contexts; Mahboob A, Canagarajah A; Worldwide Universities Network/Research Support.

2012

  • Free Linguistics Conference; Mahboob A; School of Letters, Art and Media, University of Sydney/Conference Seed Funding.

2010

  • The Language and Identity Research Group; Rubino A, Bednarek M, Cruickshank K, Djenar D, Jarkey N, Lipovsky C, Mahboob A, Paltridge B, Tsung L, Wang W, Yilmaz D, Zhang Z; Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences/FASS Collaborative Research Scheme.
  • Skilled Migration and Global English; Mahboob A, Canagarajah S, Robertson S, Kiely R, Bailey A, Olds K, Hawkins M; Worldwide Universities Network/WUN Research Development Fund.

2005

  • Exploring Teaching Philosphies and Practices of Native or Non-Native Teachers of English in Australia and Japan; Mahboob A; University of Sydney/Early Career Researcher.

Selected publications

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Books

  • Li, E., Mahboob, A. (2012). English Today: Forms, Functions, and Uses. Hong Kong: Pearson Education.
  • Mahboob, A. (2003). The Future of English in Pakistan. Islamabad: Strengthening Participatory Organization.

Edited Books

  • Mahboob, A., Knight, N. (2010). Appliable Linguistics. London: Continuum.
  • Mahboob, A. (2010). The NNEST Lens: Non Native English Speakers in TESOL. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Mahboob, A., Lipovsky, C. (2009). Studies in applied linguistics and language learning. UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Mahboob, A., Knight, N. (2008). Questioning Linguistics. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Book Chapters

  • Mahboob, A. (2014). The Pedagogy of English as an International Language: Perspectives from Scholars, Teachers, and Students. In Roby Marlina and Ram Giri (Eds.), Pedagogy of English as an International Language: Perspectives from Scholars, Teachers, and Students, (pp. 257-265). Cham, Switzerland: Springer.
  • Mahboob, A. (2013). Englishes of the Middle East: A focus on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In Ramin Akbari and Christine Coombe (Eds.), Middle East Handbook of Applied Linguistics, (pp. 14-27). Dubai: TESOL Arabia.
  • Mahboob, A., Paltridge, B. (2012). Critical Discourse Analysis and Critical Applied Linguistics. In Carol A Chapelle (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. UK: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Mahboob, A. (2012). Pakistani English. In Bernd Kortmann and Kerstin Lunkenheimer (Eds.), The Mouton World Atlas of Variation in English, (pp. 531-539). Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
  • Mahboob, A., Dreyfus, S., Humphrey, S., Martin, J. (2010). Appliable linguistics and English language teaching: the Scaffolding Literacy in Adult and Tertiary Environments (SLATE) project. In Mahboob, Ahmar and Knight, Naomi K. (Eds.), Appliable Linguistics, (pp. 25-43). London: Continuum.
  • Mahboob, A., Knight, N. (2010). Appliable linguistics: an introduction. In Mahboob, Ahmar and Knight, Naomi K. (Eds.), Appliable Linguistics, (pp. 1-12). London: Continuum.
  • Lipovsky, C., Mahboob, A. (2010). Appraisal of native and non-native English speaking teachers. In Mahboob, Ahmar (Eds.), The NNEST Lens: Non Native English Speakers in TESOL, (pp. 154-179). Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Mahboob, A., Szenes, E. (2010). Construing meaning in world Englishes. In Andy Kirkpatrick (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of World Englishes, (pp. 580-598). Oxon, UK: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Humphrey, S., Martin, J., Dreyfus, S., Mahboob, A. (2010). The 3x3: setting up a linguistic toolkit for teaching academic writing. In Mahboob, Ahmar and Knight, Naomi K. (Eds.), Appliable Linguistics, (pp. 185-199). London: Continuum.
  • Mahboob, A. (2010). The NNEST lens. In Mahboob, Ahmar (Eds.), The NNEST Lens: Non Native English Speakers in TESOL, (pp. 1-17). Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Nemtchinova, E., Mahboob, A., Eslami, Z., Dogancay-Aktuna, S. (2010). Training non-native english speaking TESOL professionals. In Mahboob, Ahmar (Eds.), The NNEST Lens: Non Native English Speakers in TESOL, (pp. 222-238). Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Mahboob, A. (2009). Additive perspective on religion or growing hearts with wisdom. In S. Canagarajah and M. Shepard Wong (Eds.), Christian and critical English language educators in dialogue: pedagogical and ethical dilemmas, (pp. 272-280). New York: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Lipovsky, C., Mahboob, A. (2009). Identities, policies and practices in applied linguistics. In Ahmar Mahboob, Caroline Lipovsky (Eds.), Studies in applied linguistics and language learning, (pp. 1-12). UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Mahboob, A. (2009). Racism in the English Language Teaching Industry. In Ahmar Mahboob, Caroline Lipovsky (Eds.), Studies in applied linguistics and language learning, (pp. 29-40). UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Mahboob, A., Talaat, M. (2008). English language teachers and teacher education in Pakistan. In Seran Dogancay-Aktuna and Joel Hardman (Eds.), Global English Teaching and Teacher Education: Praxis & Possibility, (pp. 3-25). Alexandria, USA: TESOL.
  • Mahboob, A., Bhatt, R. (2008). Minority languages and their status. In Braj B. Kachru; Yamuna Kachru; S. N. Sridhar (Eds.), Language in South Asia, (pp. 132-152). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Mahboob, A., Knight, N. (2008). Questioning Linguistics. In Ahmar Mahboob, Naomi Knight (Eds.), Questioning Linguistics, (pp. 1-16). Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Lipovsky, C., Mahboob, A. (2008). The semantics of graduation: examining ESL learners' use of graduation over time. In Ahmar Mahboob, Naomi Knight (Eds.), Questioning Linguistics, (pp. 225-241). Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Lipovsky, C., Mahboob, A. (2007). Examining Attitudes Towards Nests and Nnests: A Comparison of a Thematic vs. an Appraisal Analysis. In C. Gitsaki (Eds.), Language and Languages: Global and Local Tensions, (pp. 292-306). Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Mahboob, A. (2006). Confessions of an 'Enraced' TESOL Professional. In Andy Curtis and Mary Romney (Eds.), Color, Race, and English Language Teaching : Shades of Meaning, (pp. 173-188). Mahwah, New Jersey and London: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers.
  • Mahboob, A. (2005). Beyond the native speaker in TESOL. In S Zafar (Eds.), Culture, Context, & Communication. Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Center of Excellence for Applied Research and Training & The Military Language Institute.
  • Mahboob, A., Uhrig, K., Newman, K., Hartford, B. (2004). Children of a lesser English: Nonnative English Speakers as ESL teachers in English language programs in the United States. In LiÌ�a D. Kamhi-Stein (Eds.), Learning and Teaching from Experience : Perspectives on Nonnative English-Speaking Professionals, (pp. 100-120). Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan Press.
  • Mahboob, A. (2004). Native or Nonnative: What Do Students Enrolled in an Intensive English Program Think? In LiÌ�a D. Kamhi-Stein (Eds.), Learning and Teaching from Experience : Perspectives on Nonnative English-Speaking Professionals, (pp. 121-147). Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan Press.
  • Mahboob, A. (2004). Pakistani English: Morphology And Syntax. In Kortmann, Bernd / Schneider, Edgar W. (Eds.), A Handbook of Varieties of English: Volume 2: Morphology and Syntax, (pp. 1045-1057). Berlin: Walter de Gruyter.
  • Mahboob, A., Ahmar, N. (2004). Pakistani English: Phonology. In Edgar W. Schneider, Kate Burridge, Bernd Kortmann, Rajend Mesthrie and Clive Upt (Eds.), A Handbook of Varieties of English: Volume 1: Phonology, (pp. 1003-1016). Berlin: Walter de Gruyter.
  • Mahboob, A., Ahmar, N. (2004). Pakistani English: Phonology. In Bernd Kortmann, Edgar W. Schneider (Eds.), A Handbook of Varieties in English, (pp. 1003-1016). Berlin: Walter de Gruyter.
  • Mahboob, A. (2002). "No English, No Future!" : Language Policy in Pakistan. In Samuel Gyasi Obeng & Beverly Hartford (Eds.), Political independence with linguistic servitude : the politics about languages in the developing world, (pp. 15-40). United States: Nova Science Publishers.

Journals

  • Mahboob, A., Elyas, T. (2014). English in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. World Englishes: journal of English as an international and intranational language, 33(1), 128-142. [More Information]
  • Mahboob, A., Liang, J. (2014). Researching and Critiquing World Englishes. Asian Englishes, 16(2), 125-140. [More Information]
  • Tilakaratna, N., Mahboob, A. (2013). Appraisal in the Time of Conflict: Coding Evaluation through Textual and Contextual Analysis. Linguistics and the Human Sciences, 8(1), 63-90. [More Information]
  • Mahboob, A., Cruz, P. (2013). English and Mother-Tongue-Based Multilingual Education: Language Attitudes in the Philippines. Asian Journal of English Language Studies, 1, 1-19.
  • Mahboob, A., Chan, A., Webster, J. (2013). Evaluating the SLATE project. Linguistics and the Human Sciences, 7, 125-139. [More Information]
  • Mahboob, A., Golden, R. (2013). Looking for Native Speakers of English: Discrimination in English Language Teaching Job Advertisements. Voices in Asia Journal, 1(1), 72-81.
  • Mahboob, A., Yilmaz, D. (2013). Supporting Independent Construction Online: Feedback in the SLATE project. Linguistics and the Human Sciences, 7, 101-123. [More Information]
  • Mahboob, A., Dutcher, L. (2013). Towards a Dynamic Approach to Language Proficiency. Asian English Studies, 15(2), 5-21.
  • Mahboob, A. (2011). English: The industry. Journal of Postcolonial Cultures and Societies, 2(4), 46-61.
  • Mahboob, A., Devrim, D. (2011). Providing Effective Feedback in an online Environment. SPELT Journal, 26(3), 2-15.
  • Mahboob, A., Szenes, E. (2010). Linguicism and racism in assessment practices in higher education. Linguistics and the Human Sciences, 3(3), 325-354. [More Information]
  • Lipovsky, C., Mahboob, A. (2010). Students' appraisal of their native and non-native English speaking teachers. The WATESOL NNEST Caucus Annual Review, 1(2010), 119-154.
  • Mahboob, A. (2010). World Englishes and higher education. Kritika Kultura, 15, 5-33.
  • Mahboob, A. (2009). Elite discourses of racism in TESOL. SPELT Journal, 24(1).
  • Mahboob, A. (2009). English as an Islamic language: A case study of Pakistani English. World Englishes: journal of English as an international and intranational language, 28(2), 175-189.
  • Mahboob, A. (2009). Racism and TESOL. SPELT Journal, 24(1), 2-8.
  • Mahboob, A. (2008). Power, resistance, and Pakistani English. SPELT Journal, 23.2 (2), 2-9.
  • Mahboob, A. (2007). Toward a familiarity-based approach to language proficiency. JALT OnCUE, 15(1), 17-20.
  • Mahboob, A. (2004). Demystifying the Native Speaker in TESOL. SPELT Journal, 19(3), 1-14.
  • Hartford, B., Mahboob, A. (2004). Models Of Discourse In The Letter Of Complaint. World Englishes: journal of English as an international and intranational language, 23(4), 585-600.
  • Mahboob, A. (2003). The English Language in Pakistan: A brief overview of its history and linguistics. Journal of Research: Humanities (Pakistan Journal of Language), 4(1), 1-28.

Edited Journals

  • Mahboob, A., Knight, N. (2010). Papers from the third International Free Linguistics Conference 2009. Linguistics and the Human Sciences, 4(1).

Conferences

  • Boucher, A., Dutcher, L., Mahboob, A. (2013). Power and solidarity in elite interviews: Building a rubric for analysis. Emergences and Convergences Conference, UNSW.
  • Boucher, A., Dutcher, L., Mahboob, A. (2013). Power and solidarity in elite interviews: Building a rubric for analysis. American Political Science Association (APSA) 2013 General Meeting, Chicago: International Studies Association (ISA)/American Political Science Association (APSA).
  • Mahboob, A., Humphrey, S., Wong, E., Webster, J., Wong, C., Chan, A. (2010). Genre pedagogy meets e-learning: An introduction to the Language Companion Course. International Symposium on Teaching English at Tertiary Level ISTETL 2009, Hong Kong: Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Magazine / Newspaper Articles

  • Mahboob, A. (2006). Towards a familiarity-based approach to language proficiency. NNEST Newsletter (Non-Native English Speakers in TESOL).
  • Mahboob, A. (2005). On 'double standards' in graduate program and 'agism' in scholarship/hiring policies. NNST Newsletter (Non-Native English Speakers in TESOL).
  • Mahboob, A. (2004). "On, for and with": Finding room for 'emancipation' in academic research. NNEST Newsletter (Non-Native English Speakers in TESOL).
  • Mahboob, A. (2004). A Sad Story Looking for a Happy Ending. Teacher Education Interest Section Newsletter.

Other

  • Mahboob, A., Griffin, R. (2006), Learner Perspectives of Native and Nonnative Teachers.
  • Mahboob, A., Kamhi-Stein, L. (2006), Teachers' Language Proficiency in English Language Teaching.
  • Mahboob, A. (2006), World Englishes and TESOL.

2014

  • Mahboob, A., Elyas, T. (2014). English in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. World Englishes: journal of English as an international and intranational language, 33(1), 128-142. [More Information]
  • Mahboob, A., Liang, J. (2014). Researching and Critiquing World Englishes. Asian Englishes, 16(2), 125-140. [More Information]
  • Mahboob, A. (2014). The Pedagogy of English as an International Language: Perspectives from Scholars, Teachers, and Students. In Roby Marlina and Ram Giri (Eds.), Pedagogy of English as an International Language: Perspectives from Scholars, Teachers, and Students, (pp. 257-265). Cham, Switzerland: Springer.

2013

  • Tilakaratna, N., Mahboob, A. (2013). Appraisal in the Time of Conflict: Coding Evaluation through Textual and Contextual Analysis. Linguistics and the Human Sciences, 8(1), 63-90. [More Information]
  • Mahboob, A., Cruz, P. (2013). English and Mother-Tongue-Based Multilingual Education: Language Attitudes in the Philippines. Asian Journal of English Language Studies, 1, 1-19.
  • Mahboob, A. (2013). Englishes of the Middle East: A focus on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In Ramin Akbari and Christine Coombe (Eds.), Middle East Handbook of Applied Linguistics, (pp. 14-27). Dubai: TESOL Arabia.
  • Mahboob, A., Chan, A., Webster, J. (2013). Evaluating the SLATE project. Linguistics and the Human Sciences, 7, 125-139. [More Information]
  • Mahboob, A., Golden, R. (2013). Looking for Native Speakers of English: Discrimination in English Language Teaching Job Advertisements. Voices in Asia Journal, 1(1), 72-81.
  • Boucher, A., Dutcher, L., Mahboob, A. (2013). Power and solidarity in elite interviews: Building a rubric for analysis. Emergences and Convergences Conference, UNSW.
  • Boucher, A., Dutcher, L., Mahboob, A. (2013). Power and solidarity in elite interviews: Building a rubric for analysis. American Political Science Association (APSA) 2013 General Meeting, Chicago: International Studies Association (ISA)/American Political Science Association (APSA).
  • Mahboob, A., Yilmaz, D. (2013). Supporting Independent Construction Online: Feedback in the SLATE project. Linguistics and the Human Sciences, 7, 101-123. [More Information]
  • Mahboob, A., Dutcher, L. (2013). Towards a Dynamic Approach to Language Proficiency. Asian English Studies, 15(2), 5-21.

2012

  • Mahboob, A., Paltridge, B. (2012). Critical Discourse Analysis and Critical Applied Linguistics. In Carol A Chapelle (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. UK: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Li, E., Mahboob, A. (2012). English Today: Forms, Functions, and Uses. Hong Kong: Pearson Education.
  • Mahboob, A. (2012). Pakistani English. In Bernd Kortmann and Kerstin Lunkenheimer (Eds.), The Mouton World Atlas of Variation in English, (pp. 531-539). Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

2011

  • Mahboob, A. (2011). English: The industry. Journal of Postcolonial Cultures and Societies, 2(4), 46-61.
  • Mahboob, A., Devrim, D. (2011). Providing Effective Feedback in an online Environment. SPELT Journal, 26(3), 2-15.

2010

  • Mahboob, A., Knight, N. (2010). Appliable Linguistics. London: Continuum.
  • Mahboob, A., Dreyfus, S., Humphrey, S., Martin, J. (2010). Appliable linguistics and English language teaching: the Scaffolding Literacy in Adult and Tertiary Environments (SLATE) project. In Mahboob, Ahmar and Knight, Naomi K. (Eds.), Appliable Linguistics, (pp. 25-43). London: Continuum.
  • Mahboob, A., Knight, N. (2010). Appliable linguistics: an introduction. In Mahboob, Ahmar and Knight, Naomi K. (Eds.), Appliable Linguistics, (pp. 1-12). London: Continuum.
  • Lipovsky, C., Mahboob, A. (2010). Appraisal of native and non-native English speaking teachers. In Mahboob, Ahmar (Eds.), The NNEST Lens: Non Native English Speakers in TESOL, (pp. 154-179). Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Mahboob, A., Szenes, E. (2010). Construing meaning in world Englishes. In Andy Kirkpatrick (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of World Englishes, (pp. 580-598). Oxon, UK: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Mahboob, A., Humphrey, S., Wong, E., Webster, J., Wong, C., Chan, A. (2010). Genre pedagogy meets e-learning: An introduction to the Language Companion Course. International Symposium on Teaching English at Tertiary Level ISTETL 2009, Hong Kong: Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
  • Mahboob, A., Szenes, E. (2010). Linguicism and racism in assessment practices in higher education. Linguistics and the Human Sciences, 3(3), 325-354. [More Information]
  • Mahboob, A., Knight, N. (2010). Papers from the third International Free Linguistics Conference 2009. Linguistics and the Human Sciences, 4(1).
  • Lipovsky, C., Mahboob, A. (2010). Students' appraisal of their native and non-native English speaking teachers. The WATESOL NNEST Caucus Annual Review, 1(2010), 119-154.
  • Humphrey, S., Martin, J., Dreyfus, S., Mahboob, A. (2010). The 3x3: setting up a linguistic toolkit for teaching academic writing. In Mahboob, Ahmar and Knight, Naomi K. (Eds.), Appliable Linguistics, (pp. 185-199). London: Continuum.
  • Mahboob, A. (2010). The NNEST lens. In Mahboob, Ahmar (Eds.), The NNEST Lens: Non Native English Speakers in TESOL, (pp. 1-17). Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Mahboob, A. (2010). The NNEST Lens: Non Native English Speakers in TESOL. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Nemtchinova, E., Mahboob, A., Eslami, Z., Dogancay-Aktuna, S. (2010). Training non-native english speaking TESOL professionals. In Mahboob, Ahmar (Eds.), The NNEST Lens: Non Native English Speakers in TESOL, (pp. 222-238). Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Mahboob, A. (2010). World Englishes and higher education. Kritika Kultura, 15, 5-33.

2009

  • Mahboob, A. (2009). Additive perspective on religion or growing hearts with wisdom. In S. Canagarajah and M. Shepard Wong (Eds.), Christian and critical English language educators in dialogue: pedagogical and ethical dilemmas, (pp. 272-280). New York: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Mahboob, A. (2009). Elite discourses of racism in TESOL. SPELT Journal, 24(1).
  • Mahboob, A. (2009). English as an Islamic language: A case study of Pakistani English. World Englishes: journal of English as an international and intranational language, 28(2), 175-189.
  • Lipovsky, C., Mahboob, A. (2009). Identities, policies and practices in applied linguistics. In Ahmar Mahboob, Caroline Lipovsky (Eds.), Studies in applied linguistics and language learning, (pp. 1-12). UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Mahboob, A. (2009). Racism and TESOL. SPELT Journal, 24(1), 2-8.
  • Mahboob, A. (2009). Racism in the English Language Teaching Industry. In Ahmar Mahboob, Caroline Lipovsky (Eds.), Studies in applied linguistics and language learning, (pp. 29-40). UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Mahboob, A., Lipovsky, C. (2009). Studies in applied linguistics and language learning. UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

2008

  • Mahboob, A., Talaat, M. (2008). English language teachers and teacher education in Pakistan. In Seran Dogancay-Aktuna and Joel Hardman (Eds.), Global English Teaching and Teacher Education: Praxis & Possibility, (pp. 3-25). Alexandria, USA: TESOL.
  • Mahboob, A., Bhatt, R. (2008). Minority languages and their status. In Braj B. Kachru; Yamuna Kachru; S. N. Sridhar (Eds.), Language in South Asia, (pp. 132-152). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Mahboob, A. (2008). Power, resistance, and Pakistani English. SPELT Journal, 23.2 (2), 2-9.
  • Mahboob, A., Knight, N. (2008). Questioning Linguistics. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Mahboob, A., Knight, N. (2008). Questioning Linguistics. In Ahmar Mahboob, Naomi Knight (Eds.), Questioning Linguistics, (pp. 1-16). Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Lipovsky, C., Mahboob, A. (2008). The semantics of graduation: examining ESL learners' use of graduation over time. In Ahmar Mahboob, Naomi Knight (Eds.), Questioning Linguistics, (pp. 225-241). Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

2007

  • Lipovsky, C., Mahboob, A. (2007). Examining Attitudes Towards Nests and Nnests: A Comparison of a Thematic vs. an Appraisal Analysis. In C. Gitsaki (Eds.), Language and Languages: Global and Local Tensions, (pp. 292-306). Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Mahboob, A. (2007). Toward a familiarity-based approach to language proficiency. JALT OnCUE, 15(1), 17-20.

2006

  • Mahboob, A. (2006). Confessions of an 'Enraced' TESOL Professional. In Andy Curtis and Mary Romney (Eds.), Color, Race, and English Language Teaching : Shades of Meaning, (pp. 173-188). Mahwah, New Jersey and London: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers.
  • Mahboob, A., Griffin, R. (2006), Learner Perspectives of Native and Nonnative Teachers.
  • Mahboob, A., Kamhi-Stein, L. (2006), Teachers' Language Proficiency in English Language Teaching.
  • Mahboob, A. (2006). Towards a familiarity-based approach to language proficiency. NNEST Newsletter (Non-Native English Speakers in TESOL).
  • Mahboob, A. (2006), World Englishes and TESOL.

2005

  • Mahboob, A. (2005). Beyond the native speaker in TESOL. In S Zafar (Eds.), Culture, Context, & Communication. Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Center of Excellence for Applied Research and Training & The Military Language Institute.
  • Mahboob, A. (2005). On 'double standards' in graduate program and 'agism' in scholarship/hiring policies. NNST Newsletter (Non-Native English Speakers in TESOL).

2004

  • Mahboob, A. (2004). "On, for and with": Finding room for 'emancipation' in academic research. NNEST Newsletter (Non-Native English Speakers in TESOL).
  • Mahboob, A. (2004). A Sad Story Looking for a Happy Ending. Teacher Education Interest Section Newsletter.
  • Mahboob, A., Uhrig, K., Newman, K., Hartford, B. (2004). Children of a lesser English: Nonnative English Speakers as ESL teachers in English language programs in the United States. In LiÌ�a D. Kamhi-Stein (Eds.), Learning and Teaching from Experience : Perspectives on Nonnative English-Speaking Professionals, (pp. 100-120). Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan Press.
  • Mahboob, A. (2004). Demystifying the Native Speaker in TESOL. SPELT Journal, 19(3), 1-14.
  • Hartford, B., Mahboob, A. (2004). Models Of Discourse In The Letter Of Complaint. World Englishes: journal of English as an international and intranational language, 23(4), 585-600.
  • Mahboob, A. (2004). Native or Nonnative: What Do Students Enrolled in an Intensive English Program Think? In LiÌ�a D. Kamhi-Stein (Eds.), Learning and Teaching from Experience : Perspectives on Nonnative English-Speaking Professionals, (pp. 121-147). Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan Press.
  • Mahboob, A. (2004). Pakistani English: Morphology And Syntax. In Kortmann, Bernd / Schneider, Edgar W. (Eds.), A Handbook of Varieties of English: Volume 2: Morphology and Syntax, (pp. 1045-1057). Berlin: Walter de Gruyter.
  • Mahboob, A., Ahmar, N. (2004). Pakistani English: Phonology. In Edgar W. Schneider, Kate Burridge, Bernd Kortmann, Rajend Mesthrie and Clive Upt (Eds.), A Handbook of Varieties of English: Volume 1: Phonology, (pp. 1003-1016). Berlin: Walter de Gruyter.
  • Mahboob, A., Ahmar, N. (2004). Pakistani English: Phonology. In Bernd Kortmann, Edgar W. Schneider (Eds.), A Handbook of Varieties in English, (pp. 1003-1016). Berlin: Walter de Gruyter.

2003

  • Mahboob, A. (2003). The English Language in Pakistan: A brief overview of its history and linguistics. Journal of Research: Humanities (Pakistan Journal of Language), 4(1), 1-28.
  • Mahboob, A. (2003). The Future of English in Pakistan. Islamabad: Strengthening Participatory Organization.

2002

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