About the Faculty Member
Having earned her MA in 1997 in English Language and Literature from the University of Silesia, Poland, Dr. Marta Maria Tryzna worked as an English teacher trainer at the Pedagogical Academy in Czestochowa, Poland. After graduating with a PhD in 2009 from the University of Iowa, USA, she joined American University of the Middle East (AUM) in Kuwait to establish the undergraduate writing program and the graduate business communication program. Having completed her task, she joined the Gulf University for Science and Technology (GUST) in Kuwait, where she teaches undergraduate linguistics courses including syntax, pragmatics, discourse analysis, the history of the English language, and applied linguistics. She also teaches composition courses as well as undergraduate and graduate business writing courses. She is a recipient of a grant from the Kuwaiti Foundation for the Advancement of Science to evaluate the secondary schools’ English language curriculum against the TESOL standards. Her research interests are first and second language acquisition of syntax. Her recent publications include a paper entitled Questioning the validity of the Fluctuation Hypothesis: Evidence from article...
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Language Acquisition, Intercultural Communication, English as a Second Language