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Juman Al Bukhari, Ph.D.

Title: Assistant Professor of Arabic
Director of the Study Abroad Program in Jordan and Public Relations Liaison for UNG Languages
Phone: 706-864-1772

Office: Dunlap Hall, 314B, Dahlonega
Areas of Expertise: Linguistics, elliptical constructions, syntax, second language acquisition, Arabic as a foreign language, Arabic linguistics, Arabic syntax, dialectal variations in Arabic, English as a foreign language


Dr. Al Bukhari is an assistant professor in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages. She received her doctorate from the University of Wisconsin.  

Her principal research focus is Arabic syntax. Her dissertation is an investigation of elliptical constructions.  She has associated research interests in dialect variation in Arabic, Arabic sociophonetics, and syntax.  She has extensive experience in Modern Standard Arabic teaching and Arabic Dialect teaching, with associated interests in English as a second language.

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Linguistics
  • Arabic Linguistics
  • Elementary Arabic I
  • Elementary Arabic II
  • Intermediate Arabic I
  • Intermediate Arabic II
  • Advanced Arabic I
  • Advanced Arabic II
  • Arabic Composition
  • Arabic Conversation
  • Arabic Media
  • History and civilization of the MENA region
  • Arabic-English-Arabic Translation / Interpretation


  • Ph.D., Linguistics, University of Wisconsin, 2016
  • M.A., Linguistics, West Virginia University, 2012
  • B.A., Translation, Petra University-Amman - Jordan, 2007

Research/Special Interests

Linguistics, Syntax, Elliptical Constructions, Sociophonetics, and Technology Use in Classroom.


2014. (with Hamid Ouali). The Syntax of Motion Light Verbs in Jordanian Arabic and Moroccan Arabic. Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics 28 volume.

2019. Sluicing and Sprouting in Jordanian Arabic. Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics 32 volume.

In Print. Gapping Constructions in Arabic.

Work Experience

Assistant Professor, Department of Modern and Classical Languages, University of North Georgia (2016-present).

Instructor of Arabic, Department of Foreign Languages and Literature, The University of Wisconsin (2012 – 2016).

Instructor of Arabic and Graduate Teaching Assistant of Arabic, World Languages, Literature and Linguistics, West Virginia University (2010 – 2012).

Fulbright Scholar, the Department of Near-Eastern Languages and Cultures, Indiana University (2008– 2009).

Interpreter at the United Nations (2007-2008)

Personal Information

Beyond linguistics, Juman has held positions at media outlets including West Virginia Radio and West Virginia TV, and has worked as an interpreter and translator for the United Nations.

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