Santa Clara University

Modern Languages and Literatures department

Elijah J. Reynolds

Department:Modern Languages
Title:Adjunct Lecturer

Office:Kenna 215


Biographical Information

Elijah is a new faculty member at Santa Clara and an Arabic Lecturer in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures. He recently arrived from Indiana University where he is currently finishing the requirements for the PhD program in Linguistics. He is particularly enthusiastic about curriculum development for the Arabic Language Program , as well as interdisciplinary work with the Arabic Islamic and Middle East Studies (AIMES) Program at Santa Clara University. In addition to being a new faculty member, Elijah and his wife Bayann became new parents in December and are now blessed with a baby girl.

Courses Taught

Introductory Arabic

Intermediate Arabic

Independent Reading in Advanced Arabic

Arabic Summer Intensive

Intro to Scientific Inquiry


Research Interests
  • Arabic Linguistic Tradition

  • Generative Phonology

  • Phonology in 2nd Language Acquisition

  • Language and Identity

Selected Publications

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