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Name: Uri  Horesh
Institution: Northwestern University
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Homepage: http://northwestern.academia.edu/UriHoresh
State and/or Country: IL
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Arabic, South Levantine
Language Family(ies): Semitic
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Penn Working Papers in Linguistics Vol 9:2
Courses Taught: Arabic Sociolinguistics
Hebrew (all levels)
Arabic (all levels)
Syrian Arabic
Structure of Palestinian Arabic
Arabic dialectology
Variation in Arabic
History of Arabic
Tense and aspect in Semitic languages
Phonetic transcription of Semitic languages
Dissertation Abstract: Phonological outcomes of language contact in the Palestinian Arabic dialect of Jaffa

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