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Ghozayel Elotteebi

Research student,


Research Summary

Current Status

PhD (full-time) - currently writing up

Research Topic

The role of input-modality in the acquisition of Arabic and English idioms in L1 and L2 settings, a cross-linguistic study.

Research Summary

One way to help L1 and L2 learners acquire vocabulary is to provide them with the optimal input-mode, i.e. the most favorable learning condition that meets their needs. Input-modality comes in three main forms: unimodal, i.e. using either listening modality or reading modality; bimodal, i.e. using both modalities, listening and reading; and multimodal, i.e. integrating the use of verbal modalities (e.g. listening and/or reading) with the use of image modality, e.g. pictorial information.

My PhD explores the effect of unimodal and multimodal input on the acquisition of idioms as a challenging aspect of language. In my studies, I addressed three types of populations: L1 English and Arab children, L1 English and Arab adults, and L2 English speakers.

Research Interests

I'm interested in L1 & L2 language acquisition, input-modality, cross-linguistic studies, quantitative research and open research.

Research Supervisors

Primary Funding Sources

Research Institutes, Centres and/or Research Clusters Memberships


Additional Information [Other studies, teaching experience, work experience, etc]

  • Lecturer in Jubail University College, Royal Commision in Jubail and Yanbu, Saudi Arabia, 2018-2019.
  • Lecturer in University of Dammam, Saudi Arabia, 2017-2018.
  • MA in English Language and Applied Linguistics, University of Birmingham, 2015-2016
  • TA in University of Dammam, Saudi Arabia, 2013-2014.
  • BA in English Language, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia, 2005-2010.

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