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Youssef A. Haddad

Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures


Phone: 352.273.2958

Office Location: 357 Pugh Hall

Areas of Specialization: Arabic Language and Linguistics

Youssef Haddad is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. He is affiliated with the Department of Linguistics and the Center for African Studies. He received his Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Florida in 2007. Before joining UF in 2009, he was an Assistant Professor at the Lebanese American University, Lebanon.

Since he joined UF, Haddad has been a section coordinator of the Arabic Program. He has taught Arabic and Arabic related courses, such as Advanced Arabic 1 and 2, Arabic Sociolinguistics, and Arabic Culture. His research focuses on syntactic theory, especially as pertaining to referential dependency and the choice and construal of the antecedent. He has also done work on Arabic phonology/prosodic morphology.

Selected Publications

In preparation. (edited volume, with Amel Khalfaoui) Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics XXXI. Amsterdam / Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company.

Coming in February. The Sociopragmatics of Attitude Datives in Levantine Arabic. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

To appear. The Pragmatics-Syntax Division of Labor: The Case of Personal Datives in Lebanese Arabic. In Elabbas Benmamoun and Reem Bassiouney (eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Arabic Linguistics. Routledge.

To appear. The Merge Condition on Adjuncts: Evidence from Circumstantial Clauses in Lebanese Arabic. In Hamid Ouali (ed.), Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics XXIX. Amsterdam / Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company.

2016. (with Susi Wurmbrand) Cyclic Spell-Out Agreement in Arabic Raising Constructions. In Youssef A. Haddad and Eric Potsdam (eds.), Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics XXVIII., pp. 193-206. Amsterdam / Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company.

2016. (edited volume, with Eric Potsdam) Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics XXVIII. Amsterdam / Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company.

2016. Possessively Construed Dative Constructions in Lebanese Arabic. Brill’s Journal of Afroasiatic Languages and Linguistics 8, 37-75.

2014. Attitude Datives in Lebanese Arabic and the Interplay of Syntax and PragmaticsLingua 145: 65-103.

2014. (with Caroline Wiltshire) Paradoxical Paradigms! Evidence from Lebanese Arabic Phonology. In Reem Khamis-Dakwar and Karen Froud (eds.), Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics XXVI, 185-209 Amsterdam / Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company.

2013. Pronouns and Intersubjectivity in Lebanese Arabic GossipJournal of Pragmatics 49: 57-77.

2012. Resumption in Lebanese Arabic: Movement minus Stranding. Ms. lingbuzz/001455.

2012. Raising in Standard Arabic: Forward, Backward, and None. In  R. Bassiouney and G. Katz (eds.), Arabic Language and Linguistics, 61-78. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press.

2008. Pseudo-Metathesis in Three Arabic Broken Plural templatesWord Structure 1(2):135-155.

2006. Dialect and Standard in Second Language Phonology: The Case of ArabicSKY Journal of Linguistics 19: 147-172.