M 12:00-1:00, T 10:00-11:00, & by appointment
Assistant Director and Advisor of Middle Eastern Studies
Dr. Zafer Lababidi is an Assistant Teaching Professor of Arabic, and the Assistant Director and Advisor of the Middle Eastern Studies Program. He holds a Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and specializes in Arabic phonetics/phonology and teaching Arabic as a foreign language.
Arabic as a foreign langauge
Spoken word recognition
Second language acquisition
Dialectal variations in Arabic
Technology applications for language classrooms
Elementary Arabic I
Elementary Arabic II
Intermediate Arabic I
Intermediate Arabic II
Advanced Arabic I
Advanced Arabic II
Introduction to Translation: Arabic to English
Cultures of the Middle East
Media Arabic and Popular Cultures of the Arab World
- Lababidi, Z. (2016). The L2 Perceptual Mapping of Arabic and English Consonants By American English Learners.
- 2016. L1-English tense-lax vowel system influence on L2-Arabic short and long vowel learning. Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics XXVIII: Papers from the Annual Symposium on Arabic Linguistics, Gainesville, Florida, 2014 (Vol. 4, p. 63). John Benjamins Publishing Company.
(Accepted) The L2 Perceptual Development of Arabic Plain and Emphatic Sounds by American English Learners.