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Department of Modern Languages
The University of Mississippi

Asmaa Taha, Ph.D.

Asmaa TahaFlagship Instructor of Arabic

Ph.D., University of Mississippi
OfficeHowry 110
Phone: 662-915-1404

Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics, The University of Mississippi (2020)
M.A. in Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language, Middlebury College (2017)
M.A. in Teaching English as a Second Language, The University of Mississippi (2015)

Teaching and Research Interests:
Discourse analysis, Syntax, Language Endangerment and Language Revitalization, Arabic Sociolinguistics, and Pragmatics

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
Arab 317: Intermediate Egyptian dialect I
Arab 318: Intermediate Egyptian dialect II
Arab 414: Upper Level Arabic Conversation
Arab 414: Advanced Egyptian dialect II
Arab 417: Advanced Egyptian dialect I
Arab 418: Advanced Egyptian dialect II
Arab 513: Spoken Arabic: Superior Proficiency

Recent Publications:

Taha, A. (2019). From Nub to Dahab: The Lexical Shift of Fadija Nubian to Arabic in Egypt. Dotawo: A Journal of Nubian Studies, 6, 113- 148.

Book Reviews:
Taha, A.  (2021).  [Review of the book Modern Arabic Sociolinguistics, Diglossia, Variation, Codeswitching, Attitudes, and Identity by Abdulkafi Albirini]. Al-Arabiyya: A Journal of the American Association of Teachers of Arabic 54, 139–142.

Awards and Honors:
Fulbright Program 2011-2012
Doctoral Class Marshal, University of Mississippi, Class of 2020

Web Resources:
Arabic Flagship Program