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University of Pittsburgh

Abdesalam Soudi


PhD, University of Pittsburgh
C.E.C., Mohammed V University, Rabat
BA, Ibn Zohr University, Agadir

Linguistic Internship and Consulting Advisor
Cultural and Linguistic Competence Master’s Course Co-Director, Family Medicine Department, University of Pittsburgh

Contact Info:

2831 Cathedral of Learning
Department of Linguistics
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Phone: 412-383-4118

Cell: 412-716-3414


Courses taught


Ling 1800 Special topics: Sociolinguistics of Arabic Ling 1267 Aspects of Sociolinguistics Ling 1930 Applications of Linguistics
Ling 1000 Introduction to Linguistics
Ling 1900 Linguistic Consulting/Internship (Connecting Linguistics to the Industry & Community)
Ling 1520 Introduction to Arabic Linguistics
Ling 1263 Cross-Cultural Communication
MEDEDU2240 (Master’s level courses): Cultural and Linguistic Competence in Medical Practice, CETP Master’s Level Program
FM 5485 Cultural Competence Fourth Year Elective

Research Interests

Abdesalam Soudi’s research interests include Conversation Analysis, Human-Computer Interface, Sociolinguistics, Doctor-Patient Interaction, Arabic Linguistics, Statement Analysis and Methodology in Forensic Linguistics. He has also done work in the following areas: Intercultural discourse, Cross-cultural Communication and Language Teaching.

Selected Publications

Soudi, A., Gooden, S. (In preparation). Sequential and prosodic aspects of the doctor's use of alright in English conversation

Soudi, A., Chaski, C., (In preparation for LESLI). Cross-Cultural Communication in Forensic Linguistics: Arabic Interviewing.

Soudi, A. (2015a). Timing of gaze alone tells us nothing about visit quality and EHR design. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 21: 173. doi: 10.1111/jep.12236

Soudi A, McCague AB. (2015b). Medical Scribes and Electronic Health Records. JAMA, 314(5):518-519. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.6947

Soudi, A., Chang, J., Sulaiman, S., South-Paul, J. (2015) Conversational closings in the human-computer interface in doctors' consultations, Paper presented at the International Conference on Communication in Healthcare (ICCH)

Parker, J., Behrens, S., Chaski, C., Tzoukermann, E., Soudi, A. (2015) Linguists Working with Related Professions, Symposium at the 89th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, LSA Handbook (122-124)

Chaski, C., Kang, S.M, Walters, K., Baugh, J., Almela, A., Soudi, A. (2015) Expertise and Methodology in Forensic Linguistics, Symposium at the 89th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, LSA Handbook (104-106)

Soudi, A., South-Paul, J. (2014) Multiple Involvements in the Doctor's Office: The Dynamics of Interpreter-Mediated Medical Interactions . Paper presented at the 113th AAA Annual Meeting

Soudi, A. (2013) Competing lines of action: A sociolinguistic approach to the human-computer interface in doctors' consultations. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh