Lecturer of Arabic Language
Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: MA in Arabic Studies and PhD in Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures from the University of Texas at Austin
Research Areas: sung languages, ethnomusicology and urban music, sociolinguistics of performance, stylization and dialect crossing, language contact and multilingualism, language ideologies
Corinne Stokes earned her MA in Arabic Studies in 2012 and her PhD in Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures in 2016 from the University of Texas at Austin, where she worked as a teaching assistant and graduate instructor of Arabic. Before beginning graduate work, she studied at the Berklee College of Music and the American University in Cairo and earned her BA in Religious Studies and Music at the University of Miami.
Stokes’ research interests are in mediated and sung language, ethnomusicology and urban music, the sociolinguistics of performance, stylization and dialect crossing, language contact and multilingualism, and language ideologies. Her work in Arabic pedagogy explores linguacultural and conceptual teaching methods, the application of sociolinguistic insights in the language classroom, the integrated teaching of Emirati dialect, and the implications of visual theory for using images in language instruction.
Her research has been supported by the US Department of Education’s GAANN and FLAS fellowship programs and the University of Texas at Austin's Graduate School and Department of Middle Eastern Studies. For the 2014-15 academic year, she was awarded a Fulbright-mtvU grant to research linguistic and cultural diversity in Abu Dhabi’s contemporary music scene.