Assistant Professor of Arabic Language and Linguistics
IAS and MLLL
Farzaneh Hall, Room 323
Amel Khalfaoui received a PhD in Linguistics with a minor in cognitive science from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, and is currently Assistant professor of Arabic Language and Linguistics at the University of Oklahoma with a joint appointment in the Department of International and Area Studies and the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. She has previously taught Linguistics and Arabic at the University of Minnesota, Macalester College, and Florida Atlantic University. Her area of specialization is linguistic pragmatics. She is specifically interested in investigating the linguistic and cognitive factors that determine the speakers’ choices of referring expressions and discourse markers.