Notes on Contributors

In: The Foundations of Arabic Linguistics IV
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Notes on Contributors

Hassina Aliane holds a Ph.D. in Computational Linguistics. She is director of the Digital Humanities research division and head of the Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Digital Content team at the Algerian Research Center on Scientific and Technical Information. She is working on developing tools and resources for Arabic NLP but her main research interest is understanding Sībawayhi’s thought and methodology to get new insights for Arabic (computational) linguistics and (computational) linguistics more generally.

Georgine Ayoub is professor of Arabic linguistics at the Institut national des langues et civilisations orientales (INALCO), Paris, France, and a researcher at Cermom in the same university. Her fields of research include theoretical linguistics, the history of the Arabic language, Arabic linguistic thought, and ancient Arabic poetry. Her books include Prédicat, figures, catégories: La question de la phrase nominale en arabe littéraire (Lille, 1996). She has published widely on Sībawayhi’s Kitāb and on syntax and semantics in Arabic linguistic theory.

Ramzi Baalbaki is the Margaret Weyerhaeuser Jewett Chair of Arabic at the American University of Beirut and the Head of the Academic Council of the Doha Historical Dictionary of the Arabic Language. He has published extensively on the Arabic grammatical theory and Arabic lexicography. His books include The legacy of the Kitāb: Sībawayhi’s analytical methods within the context of the Arabic grammatical theory (Leiden, 2008) and The Arabic lexicographical tradition from the 2nd/8th to the 12th/18th century (Leiden, 2014).

Michael G. Carter after a D.Phil. (Oxon) taught at Sydney University (1968–1985), then Duke (1985–1986), New York University (1986–1996) and Oslo University (1996–2004) until retirement. His research interests are Sībawayhi and early Arabic grammatical theory, and the relationship between grammar, law and philosophy in Medieval Islam. His 1968 doctoral thesis has recently been published under the title Sībawayhi’s principles: Arabic grammar and law in early Islamic thought.

Hanadi Dayyeh (Ph.D., American University of Beirut), is a researcher in the field of Arabic historical linguistics. Her research concentrates on Sībawayhi’s linguistic theory and its impact on the evolution of the Arabic linguistic tradition. Her research in the field of Arabic linguistics also focuses on language acquisition and its implications for the teaching of Arabic. Her work experience in the field of teaching and researching teaching methods in Arabic language, both to native and non-native speakers, spans a period of more than fifteen years.

Joseph Dichy born 1951 in Beirut, is Professor of Arabic Linguistics in Lyon (France). He is the author of a reference thesis on the writing system of Arabic (Lyon, 1990), of many works on Arabic descriptive and computational linguistics (DIINAR lexical db), and on Medieval Arabic rhetoric and argumentation. He has coordinated the DIINAR-MBC Euro-Mediterranean project (EU, DG XIII, 1999–2001). He is also a recognized expert in the teaching of Arabic to speakers of other languages (TASOL), and in translation studies involving Arabic, English and French.

Jean N. Druel obtained a Master’s degree in teaching Arabic as a foreign language (American University in Cairo, 2006), and in 2012 he obtained his Ph.D. at the University of Nijmegen with a thesis on the Arabic grammarians’ theories about the syntax of numerals. He is a researcher in the history of Arabic grammar; since October 2014, he has been the director of IDEO (Dominican Institute for Oriental Studies) in Cairo. His current research focuses on the manuscript tradition of Sībawayhi’s Kitāb.

Manuela E.B. Giolfo holds an M.A. in philosophy from Milan University, and a Ph.D. in Arabic linguistics from Aix-Marseille Université. She was lecturer in Arabic at Exeter University (2008–2013). In 2013 she moved to the University of Genoa, where she is lecturer in Arabic language and philology. From 2014 she is also chercheuse associée at IREMAMCNRS—Aix-Marseille Université. She edited Arab and Arabic linguistics (Oxford, 2014) and, with Manuel Sartori and Philippe Cassuto, Approaches to the history and dialectology of Arabic in honor of Pierre Larcher (Leiden, 2016). She is the author of Les systèmes hypothétiques de l’ arabe classique (Rome, 2017).

Wilfrid Hodges FBA is Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at Queen Mary, University of London, specializing in mathematical logic and logical semantics. Since his retirement he has been working on Medieval Arabic logic, in particular that of Ibn Sīnā. Books on the logics of Ibn Sīnā and al-Fārābī are in preparation (one joint with Saloua Chatti). He also has a project with Manuela E.B. Giolfo to compare the views of al-Sīrāfī and Ibn Sīnā in areas where linguistics and logic overlap.

Éva Jeremiás graduated in Iranian languages and Ancient philology (Latin and Greek) and completed her doctoral studies under the guidance of the late Professor Zsigmond Telegdi (General Linguistics and Iranian Studies). She is former founder and head of the Department of Iranian Studies, Eötvös Loránd University (Budapest), and currently professor emeritus and head of the Ph.D. program in Iranian Studies. Her main fields of research are New Iranian philology, Classical and Modern Persian language (descriptive and historical problems), history of grammar, history of linguistic ideas (European and Oriental traditions), Classical Persian literature: poetics, lexicography etc.

Almog Kasher has a Ph.D. degree (2007) in Arabic; he is lecturer in Bar-Ilan University. His main field of study is the Medieval Arabic grammatical tradition, with the emphasis on its early history, Sībawayhi’s commentaries, and pedagogical grammars.

Aryeh Levin was born in Israel in 1937. He is professor emeritus of Arabic at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He wrote his Ph.D. thesis on The ʾimāla in the Arabic dialects (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1971). His main fields of research are: Arabic Medieval grammatical thought and terminology, history of the Arabic language, and modern Arabic dialects. He was the Head of the Department of Arabic Language and Literature, 1987–1992, and the Head of the Institute of Asian and African Studies of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1992–1998. In 2010 he was awarded the prestigious “Israel Prize in General Linguistics” for his achievements in the field of Arabic linguistics.

Arik Sadan holds a Ph.D. (2010) in Arabic language and literature from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His research fields are Arabic grammatical thought, Arab grammarians, Classical, Modern and Colloquial Arabic linguistics, manuscripts in Arabic grammar and other fields. He teaches at various academic institutions in these fields. Among his publications are A critical edition of the grammatical treatise Taḏkirat jawāmiʿ al-ʾadawāt by Muḥammad b. Aḥmad b. Maḥmūd (Wiesbaden, 2012); The subjunctive mood in Arabic grammatical thought (Leiden, 2012); and, together with Almog Kasher, A critical edition of the grammatical treatise Mīzān al-ʿarabiyya by Ibn al-ʾAnbārī (d. 577/1181) (Wiesbaden, 2018).

Haruko Sakaedani is part-time lecturer in Arabic at Keio University, the University of Tokyo, Tokai University and Waseda University. She holds an M.A. in Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language from the American University in Cairo and a Ph.D. in Arabic linguistics from Tokyo University of Foreign Studies.

Manuel Sartori after graduating in Comparative Politics at the Institute of Political Studies (IEP, Aix-en-Provence, 1999) and in Arabic studies at Aix-Marseille Université (AMU, 2004), became senior teacher (professeur agrégé) in Arabic (2009) and completed a Ph.D. in Arabic language and linguistics at AMU (2012). First having been Lecturer at IEP and Researcher at IREMAM, he is now Professor at AMU. His research interests include Arabic grammar and linguistics (diachronic and synchronic, Medieval and contemporary) and the history of the Arabic language.

Beata Sheyhatovitch holds a Ph.D. in Arabic and is Lecturer in Arabic and Islamic Studies at Tel Aviv University. Her main field of study is the Medieval Arabic grammatical tradition, with emphasis on its terminology and contacts with other Islamic disciplines. She is the author of The distinctive terminology in Šarḥ al-Kāfiya by Raḍī al-Dīn al-ʾAstarābāḏī (Leiden, 2018).

Kees Versteegh is emeritus professor of Arabic and Islam at the University of Nijmegen (The Netherlands). He specializes in historical linguistics and the history of linguistics, focusing on processes of language change, language contact, and pidgin and creole languages. His books include The Arabic linguistic tradition (London, 1997), and The Arabic language (Edinburgh, 1997, revised ed. 2014). He was the editor-in-chief of the Encyclopedia of Arabic language and linguistics (Leiden, 2006–2009).


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