Prof. Dr. Jonathan Owens PhD

Senior Fellow – Arabic Linguistics

Contact


Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies
University of Bayreuth

95440 Bayreuth

Tel: +49 (0) 921 55-3554

Fax: +49 (0) 921 55-3627

E-Mail: jonathan.owens@uni-bayreuth.de

http://www.arabistik.uni-bayreuth.de/de/team/Owens_Jonathan/index.html

Research interests

Arabic Linguistics, including spoken Arabic (sociolinguistics, dialectology, codeswitching, discourse analysis); the Arabic grammatical tradition; history of Arabic; Creole Arabic; African languages (Oromo, Glavda)

Geographical Area

Arabic speaking world, including sub-Saharan Africa


Academic Vita

since 1987

Professor of Arabic Linguistics, University of Bayreuth

1986-1987

Humboldt Foundation Research Fellow, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg

1981-1986

Associate Professor at the English Department, Yarmouk University, Irbid, Jordan

1979-1981

Lecturer at the Department of Languages and Linguistics, University of Maiduguri, Nigeria

1978

PhD in London

1977-1979

Lecturer at the English Department, Garyounis University, Benghazi, Libya

 

Studies in the USA

Memberships and functions in academic organisations

2005-2008

Senior Research Scientist, Centre for Advanced Study of Language, University of Maryland

05/2002

Distinguished Visiting Professor, American University of Cairo

 

Editorial Advisory Board, Linguistics, Anthropological Linguistics, Journal of the Arabic Linguistic Tradition, Anequel de Estudios Árabes, Routledge Arabic linguistics series

 

Publications

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