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Lotfi Sayahi

Associate Professor of Linguistics, Hispanic and Italian Studies


Degree/Institution: PhD Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Office: HU 215
Fax: (518) 442-4111
Email: lsayahi@albany.edu

 

Academic Focus

Research: Sociolinguistics; contact linguistics; language variation and change; variation in L2

Teaching: SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching (2007)
The University at Albany President's Award for Excellence in Teaching (2007)

Book

Sayahi, Lotfi (forthcoming June, 2014). Diglossia and Language Contact: Language Variation and Change in North Africa. Cambridge University Press.


Recent Articles

  1. Thomas, Juan Antonio and Lotfi Sayahi. 2012. A Quantitative Analysis of Code-switching in the Arabic-Romance Kharjas. Journal of Language Contact. 5 (2). 1–17.
  2. Sayahi, Lotfi. (2012). Contacto y préstamo léxico: el elemento español en el árabe. Revista Internacional de Lingüística Iberoamericana 18. 85-100.
  3. Sayahi, Lotfi. 2011. Code-switching and language change in Tunisia. International Journal of the Sociology of Language 211. 113–133.
  4. Sayahi, Lotfi.  2011. Introduction: current perspectives on Tunisian sociolinguistics. International Journal of the Sociology of Language 211. 1-8.
  5. Sayahi, Lotfi. 2011. Spanish in Contact with Arabic. In the Handbook of Spanish Sociolinguistics. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell. 473-490.

Edited Volumes

  1. Sayahi, Lotfi (issue editor). 2011. The Sociolinguistics of Tunisia. Special issue of the International Journal of the Sociology of Language.
  2. Holmquist, Jonathan, Augusto Lorenzino, and Lotfi Sayahi (eds.). 2007. Selected Proceedings of the Third Workshop on Spanish Sociolinguistics. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project. viii + 192 pages.
  3. Sayahi, Lotfi, and Maurice Westmoreland (eds.). 2005. Selected Proceedings of the Second Workshop on Spanish Sociolinguistics. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project. vii + 132 pages.
  4. Sayahi, Lotfi (ed.). 2003. Selected Proceedings of the First Workshop on Spanish Sociolinguistics. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project. vii + 133 pages

Graduate courses usually taught

  • Sociolinguistics
  • Bilingualism
  • Research Methods in Linguistics
  • Teaching Methodology