Department of Modern Languages

The University of Mississippi

Allen S. Clark, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Arabic and Director of the Intensive Arabic Program

Office: Croft 211
Email: asclarkATolemiss.edu
Phone: (662) 915-5520

Education:
PhD in Education, The Ohio State University (2009)
Dissertation: The Crisis of Arabic Translation in the Western Media: A Critical Discourse Analysis of al-Qācida Communiqués
Master of Arts in Arabic, The Ohio State University, Summa Cum Laude (2002)
Thesis: Ideologically Motivated Translation
Bachelor of Arts in Arabic, The Ohio State University, Summa Cum Laude (1998)

Teaching and Research Interests:
Second Language Acquisition Translation

Courses Taught:
ARAB 111: Intensive Elementary Arabic I
ARAB 112: Intensive Elementary Arabic II
ARAB 211: Intensive Intermediate Arabic I
ARAB 212: Intensive Intermediate Arabic II
ARAB 311: Intensive Arabic V
ARAB 312: Intensive Arabic VI

Recent Publications:

Books

Alosh, M. and Clark, A. (forthcoming). Ahlan wa Sahlan: Letters and Sounds of the Arabic Language. 3rd edition: Yale University Press, New Haven-London.

Alosh, M., and Clark, A. (forthcoming). Ahlan wa Sahlan Functional Modern Standard Arabic for Beginners. 3rd Edition: Yale University Press, New Haven-London.

Alosh, M., and Clark, A. (2013). Ahlan wa Sahlan: Functional Modern Standard Arabic for Intermediate Learners v. II Second Edition: Yale University Press, New Haven-London, 2013. (978-0-300-17877-7)

Faiq, S. & Clark, A. (2011). Beyond Denotation in Translation in Arabic-English Translation. London: Sayyab Books. (ISBN 978 1 906228 28 6)

Clark, A. (2011). The Crisis of Translation in the Western Media: A Critical Discourse Analysis of al-Qācida Communiqués: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing GmbH & Co. KG, Germany. (ISBN 978-3-8383-7540-3)

Alosh, M., and Clark, A. (2009). Ahlan wa Sahlan: Letters and Sounds of the Arabic Language: Yale University Press, New Haven-London. (ISBN 978-0300140484)

Alosh, M., and Clark, A. (2009). Ahlan wa Sahlan Functional Modern Standard Arabic for Beginners. Second Edition: Yale University Press, New Haven-London, 2009. (ISBN 978-0300122725)

Articles and Chapters

Clark, A., & Minami, N. (2015). Developing Communication Skills, Cultural Sensitivity and Collaboration in an Experiential Language Village Simulation. Foreign Language Annals48(2).

Clark, A. (2014). Toward a new approach in teaching Arabic: Eliminating the Invisible Borders Placed on the L2 (naḥū ‘uslūb jadīd fī taclīm al-luḡa al- carabiyya). Conference Proceedings (p. 1-18). The International Conference on new Trends in Teaching Arabic as a Second Language (ittijāhāt ḥadīṯa fī taclīm al-carabīyya luḡa ṯānīyya). King Saud University Publications.

Clark, A. and Burkette, A. (2011). Introduction. Beyond Denotation in Translation into Arabic: Sayyab Books, London. (ISBN 978 1 906228 28 6)

Clark, A. (2009). Ontological Gap: Eastern Spiritualism/Western Materialism. Forum on Public Policy. http://forumonpublicpolicy.com/spring09papers/terrorismspr09.html

Awards and Honors:
 2015-2016 College of Liberal Arts Summer Research Grant (The University of Mississippi, $7,500)
2012-2013 College of Liberal Arts Summer Research Grant (The University of Mississippi, $7,500)
2011-2012 College of Liberal Arts Summer Research Grant (The University of Mississippi, $7,500)
2006 – 2007 Graduate Teaching Fellow (The Ohio State University—full academic year)
2001-2001 Graduate Student International Dissertation/MA Thesis Research Travel Grant (Damascus, Syria)
1999 – 2000 Center for Arabic Study Abroad (CASA) Fellowship full year program at the American University in Cairo, Egypt
1999 Summer Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (The Ohio State University)
1998 – 1999 Full Year Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (The Ohio State University)
1997 – 1998 Campus Scholarship (The Ohio State University) Awards
2006-2007 Phi Kappa Phi Outstanding Graduate Student Award
2006-2007 Recipient of the Ohio State Graduate Associate Teaching Award
2004-2005 Final round of the Ohio State Graduate Associate Teaching Award
2000-2001 Nominated for the Ohio State Graduate Associate Teaching Award

Web Resources:
Arabic Language Program at the University of Mississippi