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Dr. Simona Olivieri

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Seminar für Semitistik und Arabistik


PI project "OBUA - Ombudswesen@BUA" | Funding: Berlin University Alliance (BUA)

Fabeckstr. 23/25
Room 1.1003
14195 Berlin

Office hours

Tuesdays 11:00 - 12:30

By prior appointment via email.

  • Arabic language and linguistics
  • Arabic linguistic thinking
  • Digital Humanities


  • Olivieri, Simona. 2022. “Referencing Sībawayhi: The Reception of the Kitāb as a Source.” In The Foundations of Arab Linguistics V: Kitāb Sībawayhi, The Critical Theory, edited by Manuel Sartori and Francesco Binaghi, 114–34. Leiden; Boston: Brill. https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004515895.

  • Olivieri, Simona. 2021. “Classification of the Parts of Speech in Arabic. A Discussion on Origins, Theories, and Definitions.” Old World. Journal of Ancient Africa and Eurasia: 1-24. https://doi.org/10.1163/26670755-01010005.
  • Olivieri, Simona. 2020. “The Formation of Arabic Grammatical Terminology. The Case of ʾiʿrāb.” Zeitschrift für Arabische Linguistik 72: 5–25. https://doi.org/10.13173/zeitarabling.72.0005.
  • Olivieri, Simona, and Giuliano Lancioni. 2020. “Balaibalan: An Artificial Islamic Language?” In “Le Lingue Islamiche: Forty Years Later,” edited by Simona Olivieri, Giuliano Lancioni, and Michele Bernardini. Special issue, Eurasian Studies 18 (1): 42-56. https://doi.org/10.1163/24685623-12340083.
  • Olivieri, Simona, Giuliano Lancioni and Michele Bernardini, eds. 2020. “Le Lingue Islamiche: Forty Years Later.” Special issue, Eurasian Studies 18 (1).
  • Olivieri, Simona, Giuliano Lancioni, and Michele Bernardini. 2020. “Introduction.” In “Le Lingue Islamiche: Forty Years Later,” edited by Simona Olivieri, Giuliano Lancioni, and Michele Bernardini. Special issue, Eurasian Studies, 18 (1): 1-4. https://doi.org/10.1163/24685623-12340080.
  • Lancioni, Giuliano, Simona Olivieri, Luca D’Anna, Raoul Villano, Cristina Solimando, and Marta Campanelli. 2019. “The Kitāb Sībawayhi Project. Sībawayhi from Sībawayhi’s Perspective: A Thematic Approach to the Translation of the Kitāb.” Edited by Lutz Edzard and Stephan Guth. Journal of Arabic and Islamic Studies 19: 1–18. http://dx.doi.org/10.5617/jais.7079.
  • Olivieri, Simona. 2019. “The Notion of Ẓarf in the Arabic Linguistic Tradition.” Folia Orientalia LVI: 241–54. https://doi.org/10.24425/FOR.2019.130713.
  • Lancioni, Giuliano, Laura Garofalo, Raoul Villano, Francesca Romana Romani, Marta Campanelli, Ilaria Cicola, Ivana Pepe, Valeria Pettinari, and Simona Olivieri. 2018. “Semi-Automatic Data Annotation, POS Tagging and Mildly Context-Sensitive Disambiguation: The eXtended Revised AraMorph (XRAM).” In Computational Linguistics, Speech and Image Processing for Arabic Language, by Neamat El Gayar and Ching Y Suen, 155–68. World Scientific. https://doi.org/10.1142/9789813229396_0007.
  • Olivieri, Simona. 2018. “Early Arabic Grammar: Sources and Codification.” In Dal Medio All’Estremo Oriente: Studi Del Dottorato Di Ricerca in Civiltà Dell’Asia e Dell’Africa, edited by Marina Miranda, 63–74. Collana Biblioteca Di Testi e Studi – Civiltà Orientali. Roma: Carocci.
  • Olivieri, Simona. 2017. “Standards and Variations in the Arabic Ḫilāfāt Literature.” In Afroasiatica Romana. Proceedings of the 15th Meeting of Afro-Asiatic Linguistics, 17-19 September 2014, Rome, edited by Alessio Agostini and Maria Giulia Amadasi Guzzo, 175–81. Quaderni Di Vicino Oriente, XII. Rome.
  • Olivieri, Simona. 2017. “The Ism in the Arabic Grammatical Tradition: Reflections on Its Origin and Meanings.” In “Approaches to the Etymology of Arabic,” edited by Stephan Guth. Dossier special, Journal of Arabic and Islamic Studies, 17: 332–44.
  • Olivieri, Simona, Ivana Pepe, and Ilaria Cicola. 2016. “Encoding Arabic Rhetorical Structure: A Methodology for the Extraction of Arabic Lexical Information from TEI-Encoded Classical Sources.” In 4th IEEE International Colloquium on Information Science and Technology (CiSt), Tangier, 2016, 390–94. IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/CIST.2016.7805077.


  • Olivieri, Simona. 2022. Review of From Sībawayhi to ʾAḥmad Ḥasan Al-Zayyāt: New Angles on the Arabic Linguistic Tradition, by Beata Sheyhatovitch and Almog Kasher. Zeitschrift Für Arabische Linguistik 2022 (75): 98–100. https://doi.org/10.13173/ZAL/2022/75/7.
  • Olivieri, Simona. 2021. Review of The Distinctive Terminology in Šarḥ Al-Kāfiya by Raḍī Al-Dīn Al-ʾAstarābāḏī, by Beata Sheyhatovitch. Journal of Semitic Studies 66 (2): e44–46. https://doi.org/10.1093/jss/fgab013.
  • Olivieri, Simona. 2020. Review of The Foundations of Arabic Linguistic IV. The Evolution of Theory, by Manuela E. B. Giolfo and Kees Versteegh. Zeitschrift für Arabische Linguistik 71: 106–9. https://doi.org/10.13173/zeitarabling.71.0106.
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