A research area within The School of Languages, Cultures and Societies
This research focusses on Arabic dialectology. Work has been conducted by staff and research students on Arabic dialects of Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Egypt, Iraq, and Jordan. Research involves the description of individual dialects and comparison of dialects.
Research on dialectology has taken place in collaboration with development organisations and radio presenters. This work has stressed the importance of local language and local solutions for social development issues.
Language at Leeds
Language at Leeds brings together professionals within the University involved in the study of language, connecting individuals and groups to support research across various disciplines. The central tenet of the centre is an interdisciplinary approach to addressing and understanding issues relating to language, linguistics and communication.