January 2020 – December 2020
Academic Mentor: Muhsin al-Musawi, Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies, Columbia University
The Prosodic Morphology of Arabic
Sameer Abdulrazzaq is a linguist with a PhD degree in Phonology from the English and Foreign Languages University in Hyderabad, and a P.G. Diploma in Translation Studies from Osmania University, India. His research is focused on the interaction of phonology and morphology in Arabic dialects, modern standard Arabic, and classical Arabic.
During his fellowship at Columbia Global Centers in Amman, Sameer’s research explored the ways of better understanding the phonology and morphology of the Arabic language, and challenge and extend the current knowledge of Arabic phonology and morphology.
Sameer has previously held several academic positions in Yemen and India, including lecturer at Taiz University, Yemen, and College of Arabic and Islamic Studies in Hyderabad, India.
Since completing the fellowship, Sameer has gained his certification in CELTA (Certificate of English Language Teaching for Adults) from Cambridge University, UK in October 2021.