Introduction to the Special Issue

Multilingual Approaches to Language Learning: Perspectives from Arabic as a Multidialectal Language


  • Mahmoud Azaz University of Arizona
  • Emma Trentman University of New Mexico

Author Biographies

Mahmoud Azaz, University of Arizona

Mahmoud Azaz is Associate Professor of Arabic Language, Linguistics & Pedagogy and Second Language Acquisition (SLA) and Teaching and Distinguished Fellow at the University of Arizona. He holds a Ph.D. with Distinction, and his research focuses on Arabic SLA from linguistic and sociocultural perspectives.

Emma Trentman, University of New Mexico

Emma Trentman is Associate Professor of Arabic and Director of the Language Learning Center at the University of New Mexico.  Her research examines language learning during study abroad and virtual exchange, with a focus on language ideologies and multilingual approaches.  She directs the Arabic program at the University of New Mexico and is co-editor of the Critical Multilingualism Studies Journal.