Abdesalam Soudi

  • Teaching Associate Professor
  • Linguistic Internship and Consulting Advisor
  • Cultural and Linguistic Competence Master’s Course Co-Director, Family Medicine Department

Courses Taught

LING 1800 Special topics: Sociolinguistics of Arabic
LING 1267 Aspects of Sociolinguistics
LING1930 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



Representative Publications

Soudi, A., (2018) Driverless cars might follow the rules of the road, but what about the language of driving?The Conversation, Jan 8, 2018.  Reprinted in multiple media including: Salon, AP News, LA Times, CNBC...

Soudi, A., Gooden, S., Chang, J., Kiesling, S., & South-Paul, J. (2017) Humanities in Health Editorial. European Journal for Person Centered Healthcare 5 (4) 506-512.

Soudi, A. & South-Paul, J. (2017). An interdisciplinary approach to cultural competence education in an academic health, European Journal for Person Centered Healthcare 5 (4) 516-521

Soudi, A., (2017) Living & Working Together: The Value and Meaning of Diversity. University of Pittsburgh. 

Murrell, A., Petrie, J., Soudi, A. (2017) Diversity Across the Disciplines: Research on People, Policy, Process, and Paradigm, (Book in progress) 

Soudi, A. (2016) What’s in your culture box, Pitt Chronicle, September 19, 2016 (13).  

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

Research Interest Summary

Conversation analysis, Sociolinguistics, Arabic Linguistics

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.

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