Islam Youssef

Islam Youssef

Associate professor

Faculty of Humanities, Sports and Educational Science
Department of Languages and Literature Studies
Campus Bø (2-357)
I am Associate Professor of English and Linguistics at the University of South-Eastern Norway, where I have worked since 2011. I specialize in phonology – the linguistic subfield dedicated to the study of sound patterns – and its interfaces with phonetics and morphology.



  • Phonological theory: segmental phonology, feature theory, and Optimality Theory
  • Phonologies of Arabic and English dialects
  • Phonetic and phonological terminology
  • Sociolinguistics and multilingualism
  • English grammar and language use



  • 2013: PhD in Theoretical Linguistics, CASTL, University of Tromsø
  • 2006: MPhil in English Linguistics, University of Tromsø
  • 2002: BA in English, Ain Shams University (Egypt)

Positions held

  • 2013–present: Associate Professor of English and Linguistics, USN
  • 2011–2013: Assistant Professor of English Linguistics, Telemark University College
  • 2006–2011: Research Fellow, CASTL, University of Tromsø


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