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Amel Khalfaoui

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Amel Khalfaoui

Assistant Professor, Arabic and Linguistics

Farzaneh Hall, Room 323

(405) 325-2918


PhD in Linguistics (Minor in Cognitive Science), University of Minnesota, Twin Cities


Amel Khalfaoui is Assistant professor of Arabic Language and Linguistics at the University of Oklahoma with a joint appointment in the Department of Modern Languages, Literature, and Linguistics and the Department of International and Area Studies. 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. She has previously taught Linguistics and Arabic at graduate and undergraduate levels at the University of Minnesota, Macalester College, and Florida Atlantic University.

Professional Responsibilities

Elected member of the Executive Board of the Arabic Linguistics Society: March 2016-Present