Name: Karin C. Ryding
Institution: Georgetown University
Country: United States
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Field / Major / Research Interest: Arabic Linguistics
Karin Ryding is Sultan Qaboos bin Said Professor Emerita of Arabic linguistics in the Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies at Georgetown University. From 1980-86, she was head of Arabic training at the State Department’s Foreign Service Institute. From 1995-98 she served as Dean of Interdisciplinary Programs at Georgetown, and from 1991-1995, 1998-2000 and from 2002-2004, she was chair of the department. Principal publications include Arabic: A Linguistic Introduction (Cambridge University Press, 2014), Teaching and Learning Arabic as a Foreign Language (Georgetown University Press, 2013); A Reference Grammar of Modern Standard Arabic (Cambridge University Press, 2005), Formal Spoken Arabic: Basic Course (Georgetown University Press,1990, second edition, 2005), Formal Spoken Arabic: FAST Course (Georgetown University Press, 1993, reprint, 2004). Ryding is past president (2007-2008) of the American Association of Teachers of Arabic (AATA), and currently serves on the Board of Directors of Georgetown University Press.
Title of Publication: Arabic: A Linguistic Introduction (Cambridge U Press, 2014; TEaching and Learning Arabic as a Foreign Language (Georgetown University Press, 2013); A Reference Grammar of Modern Standard Arabic (Cambridge U Press, 2006)