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Name: Jamil  Daher
Institution: New York University
Email: click here to access email
State and/or Country: NY
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Specialty: Arabic Sociolinguistics
Selected Publications: “Phonological Variation in Syrian Arabic”. In Mushira Eid and Robert R. Ratcliffe (eds.) Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics X, 239-269 (=Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 153.) Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 1997.

“Gender in Linguistic Variation”. In Elabbas Benmamoun, Mushira Eid and Niloofar Haeri (eds.) Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics XI, 183-206 (=Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 167.) Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 1998.

“(th) and (dh) as Ternary and Binary Variables in Damascus Arabic”. In Elabbas Benmamoun (ed.) Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics XII, 163-182 (=Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 190.) Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 1999.

“Lexical Borrowing in Arabic and English”. The Vocabula Review, May 2003. (

“Written Arabic of Personal Letters”. Dahesh Voice Journal, Fall 2004.

“The Linguistic Situation in Arabic”. Dahesh Voice Journal, Fall 2005.

Works in press/progress

“Linguistic Analysis of Folk singing in Arabic: Al-ataaba.

“The Importance of Oral Communication in Teaching Arabic.”
Courses Taught: Standard Arabic/Colloquial Arabic
Dissertation Abstract: Linguistic Variation in Damascus Arabic: A quantitative analysis of men's and women's speech
Academic Paper Abstract: Lexical Borrowing in Arabic and English
Written Arabic of Personal Letters
Written Arabic of Personal Letters

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