• Labialization in Cairene Arabic 

      Youssef, Islam (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2013)
      This paper investigates certain morphological categories in Cairene Arabic where the contrast between the short high vowels [i] and [u] is neutralized. The understanding of these neutralizations has direct consequences on ...
    • Palatalization in Educated Cairene Arabic 

      Youssef, Islam (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2015)
      In the speech of some educated Cairenes, the coronal stops /t d tˤ dˤ/ acquire a secondary palatal articulation before high front vowels and glides, resulting in [tj] or [dj]. Based on first-hand data, this article provides ...
    • The Adjectival Relative Construction in Egyptian Arabic 

      Youssef, Islam (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2014)
      The present paper investigates a type of broad-subject construction in Egyptian Arabic in which an adjective or participial structurally qualifies the head noun (or subject) but logically qualifies a subsequent noun, as ...
    • The phonology and micro-typology of Arabic R 

      Youssef, Islam (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      The R sound exhibits considerable variability both across and within Arabic dialects; one that covers place and manner of articulation, as well as the notorious emphatic-plain distinction. Some R phones are in contrastive ...