A research area within The School of Languages, Cultures and Societies

Dialectology research group

Dialectology research


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.

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Our research is often collaborative and has an international impact. Explore the outcomes of our past and present research projects associated with Dialectology.



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.