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Name: Islam  Youssef (IPA: ɪslæːm juːsɪf)
Institution: Telemark University College
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Homepage: https://sites.google.com/site/imyoussef/
State and/or Country: Norway   
Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics
Subject Language(s): Arabic, Standard
Arabic, Mesopotamian
Arabic, Egyptian
Language Family(ies): Semitic
Selected Publications: Affrication in Baghdadi Arabic: Synchrony and Diachrony, The Adjectival Relative Construction in Egyptian Arabic, Emphasis Spread in Cairene Arabic: A Reassessment, Labialization in Cairene Arabic, Laryngeal Assimilation in Buchan Scots, Against Underlying Mid Vowels in Cairene Arabic
Courses Taught: Phonetics, Linguistics, English Phonetics and Phonology, Practical English, Arabic
Dissertation Abstract: Place Assimilation in Arabic: Contrasts, features, and constraints
Reviewer of: Beyond Lexical Variation in Modern Standard Arabic: Egypt, Lebanon and Morocco (LL Issue 21.293)
Arabic and the Media: Linguistic Analyses and Applications (LL Issue 22.2678)
Academic Paper Abstract: Against Underlying Mid Vowels in Cairene Arabic
Laryngeal assimilation in Buchan Scots
Labialization in Cairene Arabic
Emphasis Spread in Cairene Arabic: A reassessment

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