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Dr Mohamed Elmedlaoui

Professor, Institut Universitaire de la Recherche Scientifique


Equiv de DEA (linguistique) à l’Univ Paris VIII 1983; Doctorat de 3e cycle (linguistique) à l’Univ Paris VIII 1985 ; Doctorat d’Etat en linguistique (Fac Rabat-Agdal) 1992
Professor, Institut Universitaire de la Recherche Scientifique
Formerly: Lecturer and then Professor at Mohamed 1st University – Oujda, (Head of the ‘Arabic an Afro-asiatic Languages Studies’ doctoral Research and Formation Unit at the Faculty of Letters); Vice-Dean (1995-1999) at the same faculty; ‘Directeur de Recherche’ at the ‘Royal Institute for the Amazigh Culture’ – Rabat (Head of the Research Unit on the standard Berber lexicon); Four times (1986, 1991, 1995, 1999) affiliated, as a ‘Chercheur invité’, to the CNRS-Paris; Visiting Scholar at UMASS University at Amherst (Fulbright Prog. for 1990); Founding Member, among others, of the Moroccan Linguistic Association (1986) and the Moroccan Fulbright Alumni Association (2004)
Areas: Segmental and prosodic phonology, · Derivational morphology and neologisms, • Relationship between meter and music in Moroccan folk song (rways, ahwash, rallabuya, malhun) · Comparison Semitic (Arabic, Hebrew and Aramaic) and Berber (different variants of the Tamazight) · Questions of formal written language and spelling in oral tradition · Translation (including translations of the Quran) · Literature Biblical, Talmudic, · New and novel in Israeli Hebrew (translation and analysis) History of ideas and intellectual debates
Regions: Morocco
Publications: SNIP وجدة، المغرب. .2المدلاوي، محمد (1999) عن الذاكرة و الهوية (الواقع والمتخيل). سلسلة ' شــــراع '؛ ع 64 طنجة المغرب. 3. Elmedlaoui, M. (1995) Aspects des représentations phonologiques dans certaines langues chamito-sémitiques, Publication de la Faculté des Lettres et des Sciences Humaines de Rabat, série Thèses et Mémoires, n°23. 4. Elmedlaoui, M., Saïd Gafaïti et Fouad Saa (1998), éds. Actes du Premier Congrès Chamito-Sémitique de Fès. Publications de la Faculté des Lettres et des Sciences Humaines, Saïs-Fès; Elmedlaoui, M. (1999) Principes d'orthographe berbère en graphie arabe ou latine. Publications de la Faculté des Lettres et des Sciences Humaines - Oujda, n° 25; série: Etudes et Monographies, n° 6; Elmedlaoui, M. (2008) La comédie berbère. Dépôt légal à la Bibliothèque du Nationale du Maroc : 2664 / 2008; Dell, F. & M. Elmedlaoui (2002) Syllables in Tashlhiyt Berber and in Moroccan Arabic; the Kluwer International Handbooks in Linguistics; vol. 2; Kluwer Academic Publishers Dordrecht / Boston / London; Dell, F. & M. Elmedlaoui (2008) Poetic meter and musical form in the songs of the Tashlhiyt Berber. BERBER STUDIES n° 19, a series directed by Harry Stroomer. Rüdiger Koeppe Verlag; Köln. 250 pp

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