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D'Silva, Patrick Joseph Lecturer


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  • Mr. D'Silva's research past and present research interests include inter-faith dialogue as initiated by Muslim communities within the U.S., freedom of thought and belief as expressed the Qur’an (and developed within subsequent tafsir literature), and (most recently) developing a pedagogy for Arabic language courses that integrates Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) with various regional dialects (especially Egyptian and Syrian). Mr. D'Silva also brings his experience in the commercial language services industry, where he has worked since 2005 as a freelance Arabic translator and project manager.


  • arabic language pedagogy, colloquial and standard arabic integration, commercial translation work, translation of the qur'an, translation as social agency