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Personal Directory Information

Name: William  M  Cotter
Institution: University of Arizona
Email: click here to access email
State and/or Country: AZ
Linguistic Field(s): Phonology
Anthropological Linguistics
Specialty: Arabic Sociolinguistics / Linguistic Anthropology
Subject Language(s): Arabic, South Levantine
Arabic, North Levantine
Language Family(ies): Semitic
Selected Publications: Peer Reviewed Articles & Chapters

Hall-Lew, Lauren, Mirjam Eiswirth, Mary-Caitlyn Valentinsson, and William M. Cotter. 2017. Northern Arizona Vowels. In Valerie Fridland, Alicia Wassink, Tyler Kendall, and Betsy Evans (eds.) Speech in the Western States, Volume 2: The Mountain West, Chapter 4, 59-82. Publication of the American Dialect Society. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

Cotter, William M. 2017. Not-so-strange bedfellows: Documentation, description, and sociolinguistics in Gaza. Canadian Journal of Linguistics 62(4): 596-613.

Cotter, William M. 2017. Gaza at the margins? Legibility and indeterminacy in the Israel-Palestine conflict. Journal of Linguistic Anthropology 27(1): 54-70.

Horesh, Uri. and Cotter, William M. 2016. Current research on linguistic variation in the Arabic speaking world. Language and Linguistics Compass 10(8): 370-381.

Cotter, William M. 2016. (q) as a sociolinguistic variable in the Arabic of Gaza City. In Haddad, Youssef and Eric Potsdam (eds.) Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics XXVIII. Papers from the Annual Symposium on Arabic Linguistics, Gainesville, Florida, 2014. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 229-246.

Cotter, William M. 2016. One piece of the puzzle: Notes on the historic interdental fricatives /θ, ð, ðʕ/ in the Arabic dialect of Gaza City. Journal of Arabic and Islamic Studies 16: 149-162.

Cotter, William M. and Horesh, Uri. 2015. Social integration and dialect divergence in coastal Palestine. Journal of Sociolinguistics, 19(4): 460-483.

Book Chapters & Encyclopedia Entries

Cotter, William M. (in prep). Linguistic diversity and plurality in the Middle East and North Africa. In James Stanlaw (ed). The International Encyclopedia of Linguistic Anthropology. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

Cotter, William M. (under review). Dialect Contact and Phonological Change. In Lucas, Chris and Stefano Manfredi (eds). Arabic and contact-induced change: A handbook. Berlin: Language Science Press.

Cotter, William M. and de Jong, Rudolf E. (to appear). Lexical and Regional Variation. In Al-Wer, Enam and Uri Horesh (eds). The Routledge Handbook of Arabic Sociolinguistics. London: Routledge.

Haeri, Niloofar and Cotter, William M. (to appear). Form and Ideology Revisited. In Al-Wer, Enam and Uri Horesh (eds). The Routledge Handbook of Arabic Sociolinguistics. London: Routledge.

Horesh, Uri and Cotter, William M. 2015. Sociolinguistics of Palestinian Arabic. In Edzard, Lutz and Rudolf de Jong (eds) Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics. Leiden: BRILL.

Editor Reviewed Articles & Proceedings Papers

Cotter, William M. (to appear). Spring in Gaza. Anthropology & Humanism.

Cotter, William M. 2017. Burying Tariq Aziz. Arizona Anthropologist 28: 27-36.

Cotter, William M. 2016. sociophonetic account of morphophonemic variation in Palestinian Arabic. Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics 26: 060001.

Cotter, William M. 2016. On depression, anxiety, and looking for the silver lining in short term fieldwork. Arizona Anthropologist 26: 23-35.
Courses Taught: Anthropology 150A1 - Race, Ethnicity, and the American Dream (Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2016)

Anthropology 150B1 - Many Ways of Being Human (Spring 2016, Summer 2016, 2017)

Linguistics 320 - Language and Social Issues (Fall 2015)

Anthropology 383 - Varieties of English (Spring 2017, 2018)

Linguistics 322 -Structure and Meaning of Words (Summer 2017)

Anthropology 303 - Gender and Language (Fall 2015)
Reviewer of: Making Waves (LL Issue 27.3402)
Language, Migration, and Identity (LL Issue 26.1967)
Academic Paper Abstract: Not-so-strange bedfellows: Documentation, description, and sociolinguistics in Gaza

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