University of Gothenburg

Arabic - research

The subject area of Arabic has a long tradition at the University of Gothenburg. A professorship in Semitic languages was established as early as 1898, which in 1970 was converted into a professorship in Arabic. Historically, Arabic dialectology has been a dominant research area in the subject area. Today, research is conducted in a range of literary and linguistic fields.

Our main research focuses are:

  • modern and pre-modern literature
  • translation
  • language didactics
  • language ideology
  • standard spoken Arabic
  • reading
  • writing systems and orthography.

For more details, see the researchers’ individual pages via the links below.


Doctoral students