drs. C.J. (Caroline) Roset
Faculty of Humanities
Capaciteitsgroep Semitische talen en culturen
Spuistraat 134 Amsterdam
1012 VB Amsterdam
Since August 2004, I work as a lecturer at the Department of Arabic Language and Culture at the University of Amsterdam. Please check the tab 'teaching activities' for more information on this topic. Furthermore, I perform a Ph.D. research on the spoken Arabic of Darfur since September 2011. Please click the tab 'Ph.D. research' on this project.
I studied Arabic, French and Dutch at the Higher School for Translation and Interpreting (HBO Tolk-Vertaler) in Maastricht. Subsequently, I studied Arabic at the University of Amsterdam, graduating in 1997 on my thesis on modern Yemeni poetry.
As part of my studies of Arabic I spent six months in Cairo and one academic year in Damascus, both at the local French institutes for Arabic Studies. During my studies at the University of Amsterdam, I did an apprenticeship at the Dutch Embassy in Sana'a, Yemen, in 1996.
After graduating, I worked on a local road safety project in North-East Syria for the oil company Shell in 1998. Back in the Netherlands, I got employed as an official in asylum matters at the Dutch Immigration- and Naturalizaton Service and later as a legal secretary at several Amsterdam law firms.
Please check Academia.edu/CarolineRoset for my publications.
Webpage last updated August 2017
This academic year (2017-2018) I teach the undergraduate courses Egyptian and Modern Standard Arabic language acquisition and Arabic in Contact (linguistics). Please see the Course catalogue and the UvA time table below for more information on these classes.
Previously, I have been teaching classical as well as modern Arabic texts, the core course Arabic linguistics, Arabic philology, advanced language acquisition classes in Modern Standard Arabic and Egyptian Arabic, as well as Academic research and writing skills.
Since September 2011 I work on a Ph.D. research about the spoken Arabic of Darfur with the Amsterdam Centre for Language and Communication, ACLC.
Darfur is de most western province of Sudan. Other than Arabic, many other languages are spoken in the area. Last four winters I spent in Khartoum, the capital of Sudan. I collected my data among Darfurians living in Khartoum by interviewing and recording them and then I transcribed their speech. Now I am analysing those recordings. Below you can find a report on my field work in Khartoum in English and in Dutch and a web link to my article about Arabic dialects with Stemmen van Afrika.
The provisional title of my Ph.D. dissertation is a grammar of Darfur Arabic. My supervisors are Manfred Woidich and Kees Hengeveld. Please see their personal web pages below.
- Roset, C. (2015). A Phonology of Darfur Arabic. Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde des Morgenlandes, 105, 315-342. [details]
- Khedairi, B., Roset, C. J., & Poppinga, D. (2009). Afwezig. Breda: De Geus.
- Roset, C. J. (Author). (2014). Arabisch: dynamische dialecten of stabiele standaard?. DOI: http://stemmenvanafrika.nl/arabisch-dynamische-dialecten-of-stabiele-standaard/
- Roset, C. (2013). Op zoek naar het gesproken Arabisch van Darfur: veldnotities. ZemZem, 9(2), 82-86. [details]
- Roset, C. J. (2008). Is er hoop voor het Middelarabisch? ZemZem, 4(1), 103-104.
Keynote / invited lecture
- Roset, Caroline (speaker) (1-6-2017): arifti kalaami, Association Internationale de Dialectologie Arabe (AIDA).
- Roset, Caroline (speaker) (15-12-2015): Color Terms in Darfur Arabic, Workshop Language Change in the Arab World, Universiteit van Amsterdam.
- No ancillary activities