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Name: Daniel  Newman
Institution: Durham University
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Homepage: http://www.dur.ac.uk/mlac/arabic/staff/display/?id=2769
State and/or Country: United Kingdom   
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Phonetics
Phonology
Sociolinguistics
Translation
Lexicography
Specialty: Phonetics, Translation, Comparative Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Arabic, Standard
Selected Publications: - Arabic-English Thematic Lexicon (Routledge, 2007)
- “Contrastive Analysis of the Segments of French and Arabic” (in Semitic Languages and Linguistics, Leiden, Brill, 2005).
Courses Taught: Arabic-English translation
Translation theory
Contrastive Linguistics
Arabic Linguistics and Dialectology
Dissertation Director * of: An Optimality Theory Account of the Non-concatenative Morphology of the Nominal System of Libyan Arabic, with Special Reference to the Broken Plural
(Gaber Gaber, Author)

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.



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