Abdel-Khalig Ali

Associate Professor of Arabic Language and Linguistics
Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, 4 Bancroft Avenue, Room 217, Toronto, ON, M5S 1C1
416-946-3431

Campus

Fields of Study

Areas of Interest

  • Synchronic dialectal phonology
  • Prosodic phonology and metrical structure
  • Morphophonology
  • The phonology-syntax interface
  • Diachronic phonology

Biography

I am someone who feels at home in a classroom, and I consider myself fortunate because a major part of my job involves teaching, an activity I enjoy and love immensely. You may ask: “Why?” Well, I’m not quite sure, but perhaps because it’s an activity through which I constantly keep learning about myself and about what I think I know. I am also a phonologist specializing in contemporary dialects of Arabic, particularly those spoken in Sudan. My research interest spans the areas of prosodic phonology and metrical structure, the interaction between phonology and morphology, the interaction between phonology and syntax, and the emergence of certain morphophonological features in contemporary spoken dialects of Arabic.

Education

PhD, University of Toronto

Publications

Administrative Service

Associate Chair, Undergraduate Studies