R. Kirk Belnap

Biography

Kirk Belnap is director of the National Middle East Language Resource Center, a Title VI LRC that brings together language experts from more than twenty universities. He is also co-P.I. with Robert Blake (U.C.-Davis) on the award-winning website Arabic without Walls and director of BYU’s STARTALK summer Arabic high school camps.

Degrees

PhD, Linguistics, U. of Pennsylvania, 1991
MA, Language Acquisition/Arabic, Brigham Young U., 1986
BA, Linguistics, Brigham Young U., 1983 Arabic Language and Linguistics

Interests

The teaching of Arabic as a second language, language policy and planning, sociolinguistics, the history of Arabic, and L1 and L2 literacy.