Labassi Tahar

Anglais

Vice Doyen (Maître de conférence)
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First name: LABASSI

Last name: Tahar

Date and place of birth: 10 – 10- 1956. Jerba. Tunisia.

Address:Faculty of Human and Social Sciences.  Boulevard 9 Avril.  1007 Tunis.  Tunisia

Telephone: (216) 21265173.

e-mail: tahar_labassi@yahoo.fr

 

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I.  EDUCATION

2010.  Habilitation (English Language and Literature)

2002. Ph.D : Doctorate in English Language, Literature and Civilisation.

1996. M.A: Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies en Langue, Littérature et Civilisation Anglaises. (DEA In English Language, Literature and Civilization)

1981. B.A: Maitrise ès Lettres Anglaises.

1975. Baccalaureate (Arts).

 

II.  PROFESSIONAL

1.  Teaching

1978-1979: French assistant in Bradford, UK. Responsible for the teaching of conversational

 French in twoGrammarschools.

1981 – 1991: Teacher of English as a ForeignLanguage in secondaryschools (Jerba and Tabarka:Tunisia).

1991- 1998: ESP teacherat the Faculty of Sciences.  Tunis. Responsible for the design and teaching of courses in academic English to students in the engineering cycle.  Responsible for the design and teaching of courses to Masters Degreestudents in the department of chemistry.

1998: “Assistant” (Lecturer) at the Faculty of Human and Social Sciences in Tunis.

Responsible for the preparation, design, coordination and teaching of  English for Specific

Purposes courses at the undergraduatelevel.  The preparation, and teaching of a Grammar

course to first yearstudents.  Responsible for the design and teaching of a course in Applied

Linguistics to fourthyearstudents.

2003-2005 : Designed and taught a course of English for traineesat the Institut Arabe des Chefsd’Entrepriseswhich hosts  The Euro- Arab Management School and offers courses to

obtain the Euro-Arab Management Diploma.

2003-2010: “Maitre Assistant”(Assistant Professor)  at the Faculty of Human and Social Sciences in Tunis. Responsible for the design and teaching of courses at the undergraduate and graduatelevels

2004-2005: Designed and taught a course at the Faculty of Manuba to DESS students (TEFL)

2004-2006: Maitre Assistant (Assistant Professor).  Responsible for the design and teaching of a course at the postgraduatelevelat the Faculty of Manuba (TextLinguistics).

2010… : Maitres de Conférences in English Language : Teach Ma courses. Supervise MAs and PhDs.

 

2.  Courses Taught (Alphabetically)

•          AppliedLinguistics

•          DiscourseAnalysis

•          English for SpecificPurposes

•          Grammar

•          Issues in Professional Communication

•          LinguisticTheories

•          TextLinguistics

•          Teaching English as a foreignLanguage

•          Reading and WritingResearchPapers

•          Communication Skills

•          WritingTechnical Reports

2010…. : Maitre de Conférences (Associateprofessor of Linguistics : University of Tunis)

 

3.  Administrative/Academic

206 : Chair of the National Committee for the Recruitment of Assistant Teachers.

2014: Chair of TESOL Arabia Satellite Branch of Tunis.

2013. ..: Vice Dean and Director of Studies : Faculty of Human and Social Sciences, Tunis

2013 : President of the National  Committee for English Studies. Ministry of Higher Education

2011-2014 : Member of the National Committee for recruiting assistants and assistant professors of English

2009: Co-organizer of the International Conference on NORMS OF TRANSGRESSION.  Faculty of Human and Social Sciences.  University of Tunis.

2009:  Member of the editorialboard of  The Journal of Languages and Culture.

2009 :Member of the editorialboard of . Cahiers de Tunisie.

2008: Member of the steeringcommittee of Manuba English SeminarConference on Secrets.

2002-2005: Head of the English Department.  Faculty of Human and Social sciences.  Tunis.

Responsible for administrative and academicactivities.  Chaired the Department and organizedanInternational Conference on Survival (April 10-11, 2003)

2004...: Member of Mastersand Doctoraldegreejuries and committees.  Faculty of Manuba.   Tunisia.

2003: Member of the OrganizingCommittee of EDS Conference on Utopia.  Faculty of Letters, La Manuba.

2002: Member of the OrganizingCommittee of EDS Conferenceat the Faculty of Letters, ManubaonLaughter. (April, 17-19, 2003).

2001:  Member of the OrganizingCommittee of EDS Seminarat the Faculty of Letters, Manuba on Strategies of Betrayal.

1998:  Member of the organizingcommittee of the Third ESP Maghreb Conference.

 

III.  CONFERENCES

1993. «  Remedies for demotivation in a Tunisian ESP context ».  ESP National Seminar.  Hotel El Andalous,  Sfax.  Tunisia.  April, 17, 1993.

1993. « In- house materials as teachingaids: criteria for a soundselection ».  ESP National  Seminar. Faculty of Sciences, Monastir, Tunisia, November 1993.

1994. « The Role of the ESP teacher ».  ESP National Seminar.  Faculty of Sciences,

            Monastir,  Tunisia.  October, 22, 1994.

1995. « ESP: A market-orientedapproach ».  Second ESP Maghreb Conference.  Faculty of

            Letters.  Sfax.  May 1995.

1996. ESP: a prescription against tissue rejection.  In collaboration with Mohamed Daoud

from Institut Supérieur des Langues.  Abstract accepted by the OrganizingCommittee of TESOL Arabia.  Dubai, United ArabEmirates.  March 1996.

1996. « ESP and the real world: someresponses to new requirements ».  In collaboration with

Mohamed Daoud from Institut Supérieur des Langues.  Hotel Le Belvédére.  Tunis.  March, 1, 1996.

1996. « Guidelines for academicwritingfromresearchpaperanalysis ». In collaboration with

Mohamed Daoud. Abstract accepted by the OrganizingCommittee of TESOL 1996.  Florida, USA.

1996. « Teaching mixed-ability classes »    ESP National Seminar.  Faculty of Sciences,

            Monastir, Tunisia.  November, 30, 1996.

1997. « Guidelines for academicwritingfromresearchpaperanalysis ».  In collaborationwith

            Mohamed Daoud.

Third ESP Maghreb Conference.  Hotel Karim.  Tunis. Tunisia. February 27- March 1, 1997.

1997. « Reading titles of empiricalresearchpapers ».  National ESP Seminar.  Faculty of

            Medicine, Sousse, Tunisia.  October, 1, 1997.

1997. « A historicaloverview of an evolvingdiscoursevariety: the abstract ».  National

Seminar on  “Discoursevarieties and translation”.  Faculty of Letters.  Sfax.  Tunisia.  December, 12-14, 1997.

1999.  « Managingconstraints ».  ESP National Seminar.  Ecole Nationale des Ingénieurs. 

            Tunis.  May, 9, 1999.

2000.  « Teaching the English of specificpurposes to future teachers of English for specific

Purposes ».   Paperpresentedat: the Fourth ESP Maghreb Conference.  Agadir, Morocco, April, 28-30, 2000.

20001« ESP in NorthAfrica: Challenges and solutions ».  Paperpresentedat TESOL 2001.

            Saint Louis Missouri. USA.  February 27 – March 3, 2001.

2001.  « Betrayal as generic and discursive evolution.  Paperpresentedat EDS Conference on

            “Strategies of Betrayal”.  Faculty of Letters.  Manuba.  TUNISIA.

2002.  « On Nativespeakerhood and nonnativespeakership ».  Paperpresentedat English

DepartmentSeminar on “Pluralities”. Faculty of Human and Social sciences.  Tunis.  Tunisia.  April 11-13 2002.

2002.  « A Linguistic and RhetoricalAnalysis of Conference Notes ». Paperaccepted by the

OrganizingCommittee of the International Association for AppliedLinguisticsConference. Singapore, December 15-21, 2002.

2003.  « Survival in the Kingdom of “Publish or Perish”.  Paperpresentedat the English

DepartmentSeminaron“Survival”.  Faculty of Human and Social Sciences.  April, 10-12, 2003.  Tunis. Tunisia.

2003.  « Laughter: Beyond the boundaries of discourse ».  Paperpresentedat the English

DepartmentAnnualSeminar on “Laughter”.  Faculty of Letters La Manuba.  April, 17-19, 2003. Tunis.  Tunisia.

2005. « On the utopianproject of linguisticism ».  Paperpresentedat the Manuba

            International Conference.  Faculty of Letters, Arts and Humanities.  Tunis.  Tunisia.

2008. « The hidden in somewritings on language.  Paperpresentedat the MESC Conference

            on “Secrets”.  Faculty of Arts Manuba, April 10-12.  Tunis.  Tunisia.

2008.  « Linguistic pressures in Arabo-Franco-AnglicizedTunisia ».  Paperacceptedat the

33rd Conference of the Association for Teacher Education in Europe on “Teacher Education Facing the Intercultural Dialogue”.  Université Libre de Bruxelles, 23-27 August, 2008.  Brussels, Belgium.

2009.  « Authority as a norm of transgression ».  Paperpresentedat the International

Conference on “Norms of Transgression”.  Faculty of Human and Social Sciences, University of Tunis.  December, 3rd – 4th, 2009.

2010.  “Pour une sociolinguistique de l’entreprise Tunisienne”.  Paperpresentedat the

International Conference on “Utilités, usages de la sociologie et formation » organized by L’Association Internationale des Sociologues de Langues Française (AISLF).  Tozeur, Tunisie: October, 18-20, 2010.

2012. « ELT in the Arab World ».  Plenarypaperpresentedat the International Conference on

            TEL to ArabStudents.  The AustralianCollege of Kuwait. Kuwait

2013 : «  ESP in nonanglophoneacademic settings ». Paperpresentedat the Conference on

            innovation in ELT. Foggia, Italy

2014 : «Hot issues in discourseanalysis ».  Paperpresented on the Study Day organized by

The Tunisian Association of youngResearchers. Faculty of Human and Social Sciences. Tunis.

2016. « Attitudes towards change and innovation in non-anglophone academic settings »

PlenaryConference. Faculty of Human and social sciences. International Conference on « change and innovation in the MENA regioneltteaching settings : resistance or receptivity »

2016. « le role des sciences humaines dans la promOtion de la visibilité des universités

tunisiennes » ; conférence au « Deuxiéme journée pour la recherche » Université de Tunis

 

IV.  ATTENDANCE: WORKSHOPS/CONFERENCES

 

1996: Workshop on writing and publishingresearchpapers in English. Presenter: Dr Dahmani

            Fathallah Institut Pasteur, Tunis.

 1997: attended a workshop on project management.  Presenter: T. Philips.  Institut Bourguiba

            des Langues Vivantes, Tunis.

1997: Workshop on writing for publication.  Presenter: P.  Hills. University of Reading, UK.

2001.  The American Association of AppliedLinguistsConference.  February 24-27, 2001. 

            Saint Louis, Missouri, USA.

2013.  UNESCO Conference on EnhancingLanguage Education and LanguageAbility. 

            Suzhou.  China

 

 

 

V.  SCHOLARSHIPS

 

1994. SummerSchoolScholarship: awarded by the British Council, Tunis,  to attend theESP

            SummerSchool. Plymouth, UK, August 1994.

1997. AttachmentScholarship: awarded by the British Council, Tunis.  Doctoral researchat

theUniversity of Reading, UK.  January – March, 1997.  I worked on myresearch doctoral researchprojectunder the supervision of Pauline Robinson.

1998. AttachmentScholarship: awarded by the British Council, Tunis.  Doctoral researchat

            theUniversity of

Reading, UK,  August, 1998.  I worked on my doctoral thesisunder the supervision of Ron White, Director of the Center for appliedLanguageStudies, University of Reading.

1999. AttachmentScholarship: awarded by the British Council, Tunis.  Doctoral researchat

theUniversity of Reading, UK, March, 1999.  I worked on my doctoral thesisunder the supervision of Ron White, Director of the Center for AppliedLanguageStudies (CALS).

 

VI.  AWARDS

1995. The Morley Scholarship for Research in AppliedLinguistics: awarded by the

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA. the Regional English Language Office (RELO) of The United States Information Service (USIS) in Tunis providedfunds to cover the traveling expenses, accommodation fees (aweek in New York), and book purchases. July – August 1995.  During the 10 weeks I spentat The University of Michigan I worked on my DEA Thesisunder the supervision of Professor John Swales, professor of linguistics and Director of the English Language Institute (ELI).

2001. TOEFL BoardAward for International Participation at TESOL 2001:  Scholarship to

coverexpenses for participation at TESOL Conference 2001.  Saint Louis, Missouri, USA.

2002. SolidarityAward.  Scholarship, awarded by the International Association for Applied

Linguistics, to covertravelexpenses to Singapore to present a paperat the AILA

            International Conference.  Singapore 15-16 December 2002.

 

VII.  PUBICATIONS

1.  Papers

1993: Remedies for demotivation in a Tunisian ESP context.  Tunisia ESP Newsletter (1993),

            9: 74-50.

1995: Interview with John Swales.  Tunisia ESP Newsletter (1995), 12: 6-11.

2004: Betrayal as generic and discursive evo+lution.   Proceedings of the conference on

“Strategies of Betrayal”. Publications de la Faculté des Lettres, Manouba, Tunis : Tunisia.

2007: On Native Speakerhood and nonnativespeakership . Cahiers de Tunisie, 196 : 25-39.

2007: Laughter:beyond the boundaries of discourse.   Proceedings of EDS Conference on

Laughter.  Publications de la Faculté des Lettres Manouba,, Tunis : TUNISIA.

2008: On responsible Uses of English: English for emancipation, correction, and academic

purposes.  Changing English,  15, 407-414.

2009: Currentlinguistic pressures in Arabo-Franco AnglicizedTunisia.  Cahiers de Tunisie.

2009: Periphery non-Anglophone scholarship in English-onlyjournals: Conditions of a better

            visibility. Changing English, 16, 247-254.

2009: Reading titles of empiricalresearchpapers, The Reading Matrix, 9. 66-174.

2009. Book Review: LinguisticDiversity and Teaching, 4th Volume, ncy L. Commins&

Ofelia B. Miramontes (2005). Edited by Daniel P. Liston & Kenneth M. Zeitchner. Series: ReflectiveTeaching and the Social Conditions of Schooling for Prospective and PracticingTeachers.Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. The Reading Matrix, 9, 249-251.

2009. Two ESP projectsunder the test of time: the case of Brazil and Tunisia.  English for

            SpecificPurposes, 29, 19-29.

2010.  English-onlyconferences: whatdida non-native expert note?  Journal of English as an

            International Language, 5: 198-216.

2010.  Linguisticsapplied: the prescriptive period.  Revue Tunisiennes des Sciences Sociales.

2010. On the utopianproject of linguisticism.  Proceedings of the Manuba English

DepartmentSeminar on “Utopia”. Publications de la Faculté des Lettres des Arts et des Humanités, Tunis, Tunisia.

2011. The hidden in somewritings on language.  Proceedings of the Manuba English Seminar

Conference on “Secrets”.  Publications de la Faculté des Lettres des Arts et des Humanités, Tunis : Tunisia.

3.  Teachingmaterials

 

1997: English for Professionals.  Tunis: Publications of the Ministry of Vocational Training.

1998: English for Mechanical Engineering.  Tunis: Publications of the Ministry of Vocational

            Training.

2008:  e-course of English for Science and Technologylevel 1: Université Virtuelle de Tunis.

2012. Read WriteLike an Engineer.  Publications of the AustralianCollege of Kuwait.

 

4. Translations

 

2013 : « TakingRightsSeriously » Ronald Dworkin. (Reviewer)

2014. « Talking to the Enemy ». Scott Atran (Reviewer).

 

VIII.    LANGUAGES

English: Written.  Spoken.

Arabic: Written.  Spoken

French: Written.  Spoken