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Name: Ali  Idrissi
Institution: McGill University
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State and/or Country: Canada   
Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
Specialty: phonology and Semitic morphology
Selected Publications: (2000) 'The representation of Semitic words'. Linguistic Inquiry.
(2002). “Metathesis errors in aphasic speech: Implications for the status of abstract roots in Arabic.” Brain and Language 83, 1, p.90-92. (Jean-François Prunet & Renée Béland).
(In press). “Morphological Units in the Arabic Mental Lexicon: Evidence From an Individual with Deep Dyslexia.” Brain and Language. (with Eva kehayia)
Courses Taught: Phonology (Concordia University)
Field Methods in Linguistics (Concordia University)
Contrastive Analysis (King Abdulaziz University)

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