Uri Horesh


  • KY16 9PH

    United Kingdom

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PhD projects

Sociolinguistics, Arabic linguistics, Semitic linguistics, language variation and change, language contact

Personal profile

Research overview

Uri Horesh is a Lecturer in the Department of Arabic and Persian at the University of St Andrews and an Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Department of Language and Linguistics at the University of Essex. They hold a PhD in Sociolinguistics from the University of Essex (2014) and held a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship at Essex between 2016 and 2019. They have taught linguistics, translation, and Arabic at a number of universities and colleges in the United States, Palestine, and the United Kingdom.

They are interested in Sociolinguistics, particularly language variation and change and language contact in the Middle East, historical sociolinguistics, Arabic, Hebrew and Yiddish dialectology. They are a co-editor of The Routledge Handbook of Arabic Sociolinguistics (2019) and a co-author of the textbook Arabic Sociolinguistics (Cambridge University Press, 2022).

Prospective PhD students are invited to email Uri for an initial informal consultation.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Phonological outcomes of language contact in the Palestinian Arabic dialect of Jaffa, University of Essex

Award Date: 11 Apr 2014

External positions

Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Essex


  • P Philology. Linguistics
  • PJ Semitic


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