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LINGUIST List 17.2029

Tue Jul 11 2006

Calls: General Ling/Qatar

Editor for this issue: Dan Parker <danlinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Murtadha Bakir, Linguistics in the Arabian Gulf

Message 1: Linguistics in the Arabian Gulf
Date: 10-Jul-2006
From: Murtadha Bakir < mjbakirqu.edu.qa">murtadhabakiryahoo.com, mjbakirqu.edu.qa>
Subject: Linguistics in the Arabian Gulf

Full Title: Linguistics in the Arabian Gulf

Date: 14-Mar-2007 - 15-Mar-2007
Location: Doha, Qatar
Contact Person: Murtadha Bakir
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Jan-2007

Meeting Description:

All areas of language study in the region.


The Department of Foreign Languages / Qatar University, is pleased to announce its conference on ''Linguistics in the Arabian Gulf'' to be held on March 14-15. 2007.

We invite contributions in any area of research on the language scene in this region including, but not limited to;
-Formal aspects of the Gulf spoken dialects
-Contact with other languages
-Linguistic variation
-Linguistic change
-Language planning and language politics
-Relation to Standard Arabic
-Language and mass media

The Department hopes that the conference will bring together researchers and experts investigating a wide range of topics related to the study of language in the Arabian Gulf region.

Keynote Speaker:
Professor Clive Holes, Oxford University

Submission of Abstracts:
Abstracts ( of 400 words max) should be submitted electronically as an attachment (in rich text format), to mjbakirqu.edu.qa . They may also include:
-title of paper
-name, affiliation, e-mail and postal address of the author(s)

Deadline for abstracts: Jan 15. 2007
Receipt of abstracts will be acknowledged as soon as possible.
Notification of acceptance will be sent by Jan 30. 2007.

Presentations will be 20 minutes long followed by 10 minutes question period.

Conference Objectives:
It is hoped that this conference will
-provide a common platform for people who are engaged in linguistic research in the region
-promote the study of language in the region.
-bring into awareness questions facing research in the linguistics of the region
-put the discussion and the research in the various areas in their broader historical and theoretical perspectives.
-Bring researchers from the region and abroad to a productive exchange of insights, experience, and views on current and future developments in the science of language and in their respective areas of interest and scholarship.

Inquiries may be directed to the chairman of the organizing committee:
Prof. Murtadha J. Bakir at: murtadhabakiryahoo.com , or mjbakirqu.edu.qa

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