Younasse Tarbouni

Teaching Professor of Arabic
PhD, EHESS, University PSL, Paris, France
MA, Carson-Newman College
research interests:
  • Mediterranean migration business
  • Global South evolution vs Global North regression
  • Apostasy and forced South North migration
  • Regional migration and the new socio-ethnic tensions in the Global South
  • North African fiaspora political representation in the homeland
  • The Arab and Arabic language issues in the Global North
  • Social polices post-2010 Arab movements
  • The language issue in higher education in MENA
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    • MSC 1121-107-113
    • Washington University
    • One Brookings Drive
    • St. Louis, MO 63130-4899
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    ​Younasse Tarbouni’s areas of interest include foreign language education (Arabic and Amazigh) in European Public Schools.

    The Evolution of Arabic

    The Evolution of Arabic

    Early in the seventh century, Aramaic was superseded by Arabic, which gained widespread prestige and legitimacy as the official language of Islam. The expansion of the Islamic empire spread the language as far as Central Asia and the Iberian Peninsula, today’s Spain, known then as Al-Andalus or Andalusia.