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Name: Dilworth B.  Parkinson
Institution: Brigham Young University
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State and/or Country: UT
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Specialty: Arabic Sociolinguistics, Arabic Corpus Linguistics, Arabic Lexicography
Subject Language(s): Arabic, Standard
Selected Publications: Using Arabic Synonyms
Constructing the Social Context of Communication: Terms of Address in Egyptian Arabic
Searching for Modern Fusha: Real-life Formal Arabic
Good Arabic: Ability and Ideology in the Egyptian Arabic Speech Community
Speaking Fusha in Cairo: The Role of the Ending Vowels
Experimental Investigations of Arabic Syllable Structure
Testing Lexical Differences in Regional Standard Arabics
Future Variability: A Corpus Study of Arabic Future Particles
Verbal Features of Oral Fusha Performances in Cairo
Announced on LINGUIST :  Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics IX. Papers From the Annual Symposium on Arabic Linguistics, Washington DC 1995
 Arabic Linguistics Bibliography 1979-1995
 Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics XIII-XIV
 Analogical Modeling
 Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics XV
 Using Arabic Synonyms
 Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics XIII-XIV
Courses Taught: Arabic Language Courses

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