Al-Sosowah’s Study of Yemeni Dialects

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Abbas Ali Muhammad al-Sosowah

Almadaniya has published an article on the Yemeni linguist, Dr. Abbas Ali Mohammad al-Sosowah and his work on Yemeni dialects. Check out the full article here.

Al-Sosowah’s Approach to Yemeni Dialects
Professor al-Sosowah, as far as we know, has studied and researched Yemeni dialects more than any other Yemeni academic. His work in this field started with his Master’s thesis on ‘The Dialect of Dhamar: A Descriptive Phonological Study’. He then published two specialized books on Yemeni dialects after getting his doctorate. The first, Studies in Yemeni Dialects (Dar Ubadi, Sana’a, 2007), is divided into three sections. Each section discusses a phenomenon of the dialects, or a certain field (like the morphological level), and each section includes a number of topics in that field. The second book is titled Qad in Yemeni Dialects – Research in Structures, Grammar, and Lexical Borrowing (Dar Ubadi, Sana’a, 2012), and is divided into six sections that are similar to the sections that were presented in his first book.

For information on his works, click here.

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For this Youtube video of a talk by Dr. Al-Sosowah, click here.

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Parts of this book are available online.