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Full Title: 28th Annual Symposium on Arabic Linguistics

Short Title: ALS28
Location: Gainesville, FL, USA
Start Date: 13-Mar-2014 - 15-Mar-2014
Contact: ALS28 Organizers
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.clas.ufl.edu/users/yah/ALS28.xhtml
Meeting Description: The Arabic Linguistics Society together with the University of Florida’s Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, Department of Linguistics, and Smathers Libraries are pleased to announce the 28th Annual Symposium on Arabic Linguistics to be held at The University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, March 13-15, 2014.

Keynote Speakers:

Naima Boussofara - The University of Kansas
Lina Choueiri - American University of Beirut
Niloofar Haeri - Johns Hopkins University
Janet Watson - University of Salford, Manchester


Arabic Linguistics Society membership: $35 for students and $50 for non-students (required of all presenters who are not members of the Society)
To pay online, please go to https://sites.google.com/site/alsmembershipdues/.

Registration Fees:

Through February 13, 2014: $35 for students and $60 for non-students
After February 13, 2014: $45 for students and $70 for non-students

To register on line, please go to http://www.clas.ufl.edu/users/yah/ALS28.xhtml and go to Registration.

For further inquiries regarding the Arabic Linguistics Society, please contact the ALS Executive Director Mushira Eid at mushira.eid@utah.edu .

The event is co-sponsored by the Arabic Linguistics Society and University of Florida.

We thank the following UF constituencies for their generous support:

The Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere
The Office of Research
The International Center
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
The Linguistics Department
George A. Smathers Libraries
Linguistic Subfield: General Linguistics
Subject Language: Arabic, Standard
LL Issue: 25.353

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