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Name: Kariema  El Touny (IPA: kærĩma eltũni)
Institution: Women's College for Arts, Science, and Education, Ain Shams University
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State and/or Country: Egypt   
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Specialty: Dialects
Selected Publications: •“Optionality in Cairene Arabic wh-questions between the Minimalist Program and Optimality Theory”. 2011. Studies in the Linguistic Sciences: Illinois Working Papers Special Issue: Proceedings of the Second Meeting of the Illinois Language and Linguistics Society, 16-35. Accessed at: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/25511.
Courses Taught: English, levels 1-6, at Berlitz Language Centers.
Egyptian Arabic, Level 1, at Berlitz Language Centers.
Academic Paper Abstract: Optionality in Cairene Arabic wh-questions between the Minimalist Program and Optimality Theory

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