Doctor in Arabic linguistics
icon-calendar March 17, 2015
As the classical corpus of the Arabic language was practically closed by the 4th/10th century, the post-Arab lexicographers were then able to practice their art with the exhaustive compilation of the language’s words.
Jean Druel is French and lives in Cairo. Since October 2014, he is director of IDEO.
After a Master’s Degree in theology and Coptic patrology (L’expérience spirituelle de saint Pachôme…, Catholic Institute in Paris, 2002), he graduated in Teaching Arabic as Foreign Language at the American University (Emphatic sounds in educated Cairene Arabic, 2006).
In 2012, he completed a PhD thesis in the history of Arabic grammar at the University of Nijmegen, in the Netherlands, under the supervision of Pr. Kees Versteegh (Numerals in Arabic grammatical theory).
He managed the 200 Project (2013‒2016), the aim of which is the historical contextualization of the works of 200 authors of the Arab Islamic heritage. He currently studies a manuscript of Sībawayh’s (180/796?) Kitāb that has never been edited.
Publications in the field of Arabic grammar: