|Staff position||Senior Lecturer [EAW]
|E-mail||enama (non Essex users should add @essex.ac.uk)
|Telephone||2240 (non Essex users should add 01206-87 to the beginning of this number)
|Office hours||Monday @ 12pm-1pm & Thursday @ 2pm-3pm
|Biography||She graduated from the University of Jordan with a BA in English and German, and went on to obtain a Diploma in German from the Goethe Institute, Munich. She subsequently obtained an MLing in Manchester, writing a dissertation on the syntax of negation in Jordanian Arabic. Her PhD at Essex (supervised by Prof. Peter Trudgill) was on phonological variation in the speech of women. She previously taught English Linguistics at Philadelphia University, Jordan, and has also taught sociolinguistics at Cambridge University and Birkbeck College.
|Qualifications||BA Jordan, Dip Munich, MLing Manchester, PhD Essex.
|Research interests||Variation and change (in Urban & Modern Arabic Dialects)
Formation of New Dialects
Gender differentiation in language
Multilingualism and code-switching
|Teaching responsibilities||LG453-6-FY - Varieties of English
LG453-7-AU - Varieties of English I
LG459-6-AU - Language & Sex
LG459-7-AU - Language & Gender
LG516-7-AU - Variation in Arabic I
LG616-7-SP - Variation in Arabic II
LG653-7-SP - Variation in English II
LG655-7-SP - Multilingualism
|Publications||Al-Wer, E. Variation in Arabic. In The Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics (ms 1527) (2005). Oxford: Elsevier LTD.
Al-Wer, E. Jordan (Language situation). In The Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics (2005). Oxford: Elsevier LTD.
Al-Wer, E. Amman Arabic. In Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics (lemma 2,04, central articles) (2005) Leiden: Brill.