CMU Qatar

Zeinab Ibrahim

Carnegie Mellon University at Qatar

Zeinab Ibrahim
Office
2193
Phone
+974-600-7554
Email
zeinab@qatar.cmu.edu

 

Bio

Zeinab Ibrahim, Teaching Professor of Arabic, is a sociolinguist of Arabic and a TAFL professor. She earned her Ph.D. from Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. She holds an M.A. in Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language (TAFL) and another in Communication, both from the American University in Cairo. Her most recent book is
"Beyond Lexical Variation in Modern Standard Arabic: Egypt, Lebanon and Morocco." In addition to three edited books, she published many articles investigating the Arabic language, linguistics and sociolinguistics.

Dr. Zeinab is a certified OPI (Oral Proficiency Interview) tester from ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages). She was the President of the American Association of Teachers of Arabic (AATA), Executive Director of CASA (Center for Arabic Study Abroad) and other administrative positions. She has organized several international conferences.


EDUCATION

Ph.D., Arabic Linguistics, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., June 1997
M.A., Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language, American University in Cairo, June 1985 M.A., Mass Communications, American University in Cairo, February 1981
B.A., Mass Communications, American University in Cairo, June 1978. Minor Concentration: Arabic Studies


RECENT PUBLICATIONS


Books:

Ibrahim, Zeinab, Beyond Lexical Variation in Modern Standard Arabic. London: Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2009.

Ibrahim, Zeinab and Sanaa Makhlouf (Editors). Arabic Teaching and Linguistics in an Age of Globalization. Cairo: AUC Press, 2008.


Articles:

Ibrahim, Zeinab. “Cases of Written Code-switching in Opposition Egyptian newspapers” in Bassiouney, Reem (Editor). Arabic of the Media. Leiden: Brill, Forthcoming, 2010.

Ibrahim, Zeinab. "Language Teaching & Technology" in

Ibrahim, Zeinab and Sanaa Makhlouf (Editors). Arabic Teaching and Linguistics in an Age of Globalization. Cairo: AUC Press, 2008(16-44).

Ibrahim, Zeinab. "Lexical Variation in Modern Standard Arabic" in The Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics (EALL). Leiden: Brill Publishers, 2008 (13-21).