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Name: Samira  Farwaneh (IPA: samira farwana)
Institution: University of Arizona
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State and/or Country: AZ
Linguistic Field(s): Phonology
Subject Language(s): Arabic, Standard
Selected Publications: Farwaneh, Samira. (2007) “Hypocoristics Revisited: Challenging the Centrality of the Consonantal Root”. Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics, Vol.20. Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 25-48.
Farwaneh, Samira. (2006) “Surface Effects in Arabic Morphology” International Journal of Languages and Linguistics 17, Fez, Morocco, 35-46.
Farwaneh, Samira. (2005) “Epenthesis in Arabic”. Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics.
Brill Academic Publishers.
Farwaneh, Samira. (2005). “Asymmetries in Male/Female Representation in Arabic”. in Gender and the
Languages of Religion, Allyson Jule (ed). Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 41-62.
Farwaneh, Samira and Dilworth Parkinson. (2003) Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics XV.
Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics XV
Courses Taught: General linguistics: Intro to ling; intro to phonology; intro to morphology; L2 phonetics; pedagogical structure of eng. Arabic Ling: Intro to ARB Ling; Diglossia; Structure of ARB; Language and Society

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