Ana Iriarte Díez is a PhD student at the department of Arabic and Near Eastern languages. She earned her bachelor in Translation and Interpreting from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and her master’s in Arabic Language and Culture from the Institut Français du Proche Orient (Beirut) with a thesis on Mikhail Nuayma and both his linguistic and philosophical theories entitled: “Wiḥdat al-izdiwaj: al-wujūd w-al-lugha”. Ana is currently finishing her PhD in Arabic Linguistics. Her main interests and the focus of her dissertation are the Arabic dialects and their grammar (more concretely the Levantine varieties). Other lines of her research include the disciplines of Semitic Studies, Historical Linguistics and Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language.