Elizabeth Bergman

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150 Irvin Hall
Oxford, OH 45056
(513) 529-1849


Associate Professor
German Russian Asian & Middle Eastern Languages & Cultures (Arabic)


PhD, University of Michigan
MA, University of Michigan
BS, Georgetown University


Dr. Bergman's teaching interests include Arabic language, culture, linguistics, and literature. Courses regularly taught include upper-level Arabic language (ARB 201, 301, and 302) and Media Arabic (ARB 311), as well as Topics in Arabic Literature in Translation (ARB 230).


Elizabeth's research interests focus on Arabic sociolinguistics and dialectology, with publications that include Spoken Algerian Arabic (2006) and Spoken Sudanese Arabic: Grammar, Dialogues, and Glossary (2002), as well as articles and reviews. She has also worked extensively in Arabic forensic linguistics. A revision of "Becoming an Arabic Court Interpreter" is forthcoming.


Elizabeth Bergman is a member of the International Association of Arabic Dialectology (AIDA).