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Wed Jan 20 1999

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  1. Abbas Benmamoun, Annual Symposium on Arabic Linguistics: Program

Message 1: Annual Symposium on Arabic Linguistics: Program

Date: Wed, 20 Jan 1999 13:51:42 -0600
From: Abbas Benmamoun <>
Subject: Annual Symposium on Arabic Linguistics: Program

The Arabic Linguistics Society together with Stanford University


The Thirteenth Annual Symposium on Arabic Linguistics

In Honor of Charles Ferguson

March 5-6, 1999. Stanford University

Building 300, Room 300

Friday, March 5
Morning Session

8:30 - 8:45 Registration

8:45 - 9:00 Welcoming Remarks

9:00 - 9:30 Syllables and moras in Arabic
Paul Kiparsky, Stanford University

9:30 -10:00 Root consonants, gutturals, and hypocoristic patterns in
Colloquial Arabic
Stuart Davis and Bushra Adnan Zawaydeh, Indiana University

10:00-10:30 Acoustic evidence for empty nuclei in Arabic speech and
some implications for automatic speech recognition
Fatmah Baothman and Ali Idrissi, King Abdulaziz University, and
Michael Ingleby, University of Huddersfield

10:30-11:15 Break

11:00-11:30 Discovering Arabic rhythm through a speech cycling task
Bushra Adnan Zawaydeh, Keiichi Tajima, and Mafuyu Kitahara,
Indiana University

11:30-12:00 Phonological processes and process repair in modern
Standard Arabic
Michael Ingleby, University of Huddersfield, and Fatmah Baothman
and Ali Idrissi, King Abdulaziz University

Afternoon Session

2:00 - 2:30 Assimilation and allophony within the uvular series
David Testen, Chicago Assyrian Dictionary

2:30 - 3:00 Greek evidence about 10th- and 11th-century Sicilian
Arabic Maria Mavroudi, University of California, Berkeley

3:00 - 3:30 Acquisition of movement in english by Arabic-speaking
Naomi Bolotin, University of Kansas

3:30 - 4:00 Break

4:00 - 4:30 Politeness formulas revisited
Russell Arent, St. Cloud State University

4:30 - 5:00 A corpus-based study of collocation in american english
and modern standard arabic
Dalal M. El Gemei, Al-Azhar University

5:15-6:15 Tribute to Charles Ferguson

6:30-7:00 reception

Saturday, March 6
Morning Session

9:00 - 9:30 applying myers-scotton's mlf model to diglossic switching
Keith Walters and Naoma Boussofara-Omar, University of Texas at

9:30 -10:00 written arabic of personal letters
Jamil Daher, New York University

10:00-10:30 colloquialization and standardization in Andalusian and
Maghrebian musical genres
Taoufik Ben Amor, Columbia University

10:30-11:00 Break

11:00-12:00 Keynote Address
Forms of reported speech in Arabic
Madiha Doss, Cairo University

Afternoon Session

2:00 - 2:30 Remarks on the grammar of Arabic newspaper headlines
M. A. Mohammad, University of Florida

2:30 - 3:00 Reduced agreement as a specificity effect in rural
Palestinian Arabic
Frederick M. Hoyt, Cornell University

3:00 - 3:30 Recoverability, ambiguity and overt pronouns in Egyptian
Arabic Martha Schulte-Nafeh, University of Texas at El Paso

3:30 - 4:00 Break

4:00-4:30 Reciprocals and Plurals in Arabic
Elabbas Benmamoun, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

4:30-5:00 The mental representation of Arabic words
Jean-Francois Prunet, Universite du Quebec a Montreal, Renee Beland,
Universit de Montreal, and Ali Idrissi, King Abdulaziz University

An interdisciplinary approach to literary discourse analysis with
special reference to naguib mahfouzs construction of gender
Kamel A. Elsaadany, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Comparative and acquisition syntax of moroccan sign language and
signed Arabic
Mostafa Rechad, University of Paris

Registration Form



City/State Zip Country

Affiliation email address

Amount enclosed:

Preregistration (deadline: Feb. 16, 1999) $25. At the Door $30
Faculty & Students, Stanford University: Free

ALS 1999 Membership Dues:
Students $15, Faculty $25

Checks, drawn on US banks, or international money orders should be made
payable to the Arabic Linguistics Society and sent with registration forms
Tessa Hauglid, 759 West 1800 North, West Bountiful, UT 84087, USA (email:

The symposium will be held at Stanford University, Stanford, California.
The Stanford Terrace Inn, 531 Stanford Avenue, Palo Alto, offers symposium
participants reduced rates: $115 single, $125 double (with 2 people
sharing a room and splitting the cost). Reservations may be made by
contacting the hotel directly at (650) 857-0333, or toll-free at (800)
729-0332, fax (650)
857-0343. Mention group code 23272. The group rate will be honored if
reservations are made before Feb. 5, 1999.

The Creekside Inn, 3400 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, is also offering a
special rate of $125 single, $135 double for symposium
participants. Reservations may be made by calling (650) 493-2411 or
toll-free at (800) 492-7335. Mention group number BV0000. These rates apply
until Feb. 12, 1999.

At both hotels, mention the Arabic Linguistics Society to obtain
conference rates. Both hotels offer shuttle service to campus.
Participants can take the Super Shuttle from the San Francisco Airport for
around $20 to either hotel. Similar services are offered from the San Jose
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