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Name: Uri  Horesh (IPA: [ˈuʁi ˈxorɛʃ])
Institution: (personal interest - not currently working at a university)
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State and/or Country: US
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Specialty: Arabic dialects, Semitic languages
Subject Language(s): Arabic, South Levantine
Language Family(ies): Semitic
Selected Publications: Cotter, William and Uri Horesh. 2015. Social integration and dialect divergence in coastal Palestine. Journal of Sociolinguistics 14.
Al-Wer, Enam, Bruno Herin, Uri Horesh and Rudolf de Jong. 2016 (Proposed). Arabic Sociolinguistics (Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Al-Wer, Enam, Uri Horesh, Bruno Herin and Maria Fanis. (2015). How Arabic regional features become sectarian features? Jordan as a case study. Accepted to Zeitschrift für arabische Linguistik.
Gafter, Roey and Uri Horesh. 2015. When the construction is axla, everything is axla: A combined lexical and structural borrowing from Arabic to Hebrew. Accepted to Journal of Jewish Languages.
Cotter, William and Uri Horesh. 2015. Sociolinguistics of Palestinian Arabic. In: Lutz Edzard and Rudolf de Jong (eds.). Submitted to Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics Online. Leiden: Brill
Horesh, Uri. 2015. Structural change in Urban Palestinian Arabic induced by contact with Modern Hebrew. In: Aaron Butts (ed.). Semitic Languages in Contact. Leiden: Brill.
Horesh, Uri. 2015 (submitted). Palestinian Arabic colonized by Modern Hebrew: A preliminary cultural and linguistic analysis. In: Françoise Saquer-Sabin (ed.). Groupes ethniques et marginalités au Proche-Orient contemporain. Lille: Université Lille 3. Horesh, Uri. 2015. Lotfi Sayahi. Diglossia and Language Contact: Language Variation and Change in North Africa (Cambridge Approaches to Language Contact). Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press. 2014. 251 pp. Hb (9780521119368) £60.00/$95.00 / eBook (9781139698368) US$76.00. . J Sociolinguistics, 19: 118–121. doi:10.1111/josl.12109 [Book review]
Horesh, Uri. 2014. Contact-induced change in Jaffa Palestinian Arabic: The case of (ʕ). LSA Annual Meeting Extended Abstracts. Published online at
Horesh, Uri. 2006. Tense. In: Versteegh, Kees et al. (eds.). Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics. Leiden: Brill. 454-458.
Sanchez, Tara and Uri Horesh (eds.). 2003. University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics 9.2; Papers from NWAV 31. Philadelphia: Penn Linguistics Club.
Horesh, Uri. 2002. Variationist Dialectology: Chain Shifts and Mergers in Yiddish. In: Julie Larson and Mary Paster (eds.). Proceedings of the Twenty-Eighth Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society: February 15-18, 2002. Berkeley: Berkeley Linguistics Society. 113-121.
Conn, Jeff and Uri Horesh. 2002. Assessing the acquisition of dialect variables by migrant adults in Philadelphia: A case study. In: Daniel Ezra Johnson and Tara Sanchez (eds.). University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics 8.3. Philadelphia: Penn Linguistics Club. 47-57.
Horesh, Uri. 2000. Toward a Phonemic and Phonetic Assessment of Jaffa Arabic: Is It a Typical Urban Palestinian Dialect? In: Manwel Mifsud (ed.). Proceedings of the Third International Conference of AIDA: Association Internationale de Dialectologie Arabe, Held in Malta, 29 March - 2 April 1998. Paris: AIDA / Malta: Salesian Press. 15-20.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Penn Working Papers in Linguistics Vol 9:2
Courses Taught: Arabic Sociolinguistics
Hebrew (all levels)
Arabic (all levels)
Syrian Arabic
Structure of Palestinian Arabic
Arabic dialectology
Variation in Arabic
History of Arabic
Tense and aspect in Semitic languages
Phonetic transcription of Semitic languages
Dissertation Abstract: Phonological outcomes of language contact in the Palestinian Arabic dialect of Jaffa

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