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 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 antecedent. He has also done work on Arabic phonology/prosodic morphology.

Selected Publications

2014, (with Caroline Wiltshire) Paradoxical Paradigms! Evidence from Lebanese Arabic Phonology. In Reem Khamis-Dakwarand and Karen Froud (eds.), Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics 26. Amsterdam / Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company.

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

2013, Pronouns and Intersubjectivity in Lebanese Arabic Gossip. Journal of Pragmatics 49: 57-77.

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 templates. Word Structure 1(2):135-155.

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