Taoufik Ben-Amour, Columbia University

Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies Senior Lecturer New York City, New York tb46@columbia.edu Office: (212) 854-2895

Bio/Research

Ben-Amour earned his B.A. at the University of Tunis I (1985) and his doctorate at the University of Tunis I (1991). He specializes in Arabic language and linguistics, language pedagogy, language and identity, Arab music, poetry and Maghrebian Francophone literature, particularly by authors who h...

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Bio/Research

Ben-Amour earned his B.A. at the University of Tunis I (1985) and his doctorate at the University of Tunis I (1991). He specializes in Arabic language and linguistics, language pedagogy, language and identity, Arab music, poetry and Maghrebian Francophone literature, particularly by authors who have written in both Arabic and French. His research combines his interests in music, language and identity in the Arab world through the study of lyrics. His most recent paper is “The Making of Tradition: Standardization of the Lyrics of the Tunisian Andalusian Malouf.” He published a textbook on Tunisian Arabic in 1988 and a composition manual in 1990.

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