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Dr Zouhir Gabsi

Position: Lecturer In Arabic
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Faculty or Division: Faculty of Arts and Education
Department: SHSS Arts & Ed
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 92446411 +61 3 92446411



Zouhir Gabsi: Studied Applied Linguistics at the University of NSW (Australia). Currently a lecturer in Arabic studies at Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia. His research focuses on Berber studies, language in contact situation and general linguistics. 


  • Bachelor of Arts (Diploma of Education), University of Western Sydney, 1993
  • Master of Arts (Applied Linguistics), University of New South Wales, 1996
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Western Sydney, 2004


Research projects

  • Article: The Berber element in Tunisian Arabic, International Journal of the Sociology of Language, estimated publication date, mid-2013.
  •  Article ‘The Arabic element in Maltese’, in progress. Co-authoring with Dr Geoffrey Hull, estimated publication date, end of 2013.
  • A Dictionary of English-Tunisian Arabic (35,000 words have been written so far)
  • A course book in Tunisian Arabic. Estimated publication date, mid 2014.

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