From: Sam Hellmuth <sh581york.ac.uk>
Subject: Intonational Variation in Arabic
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Full Title: Intonational Variation in Arabic
Short Title: iva09
Date: 28-Sep-2009 - 29-Sep-2009
Location: York, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Sam Hellmuth
Meeting Email: sh581york.ac.uk
Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics; Phonology
Language Family(ies): Afroasiatic
Call Deadline: 31-May-2009
We are pleased to announce the first international conference on Intonational
Variation in Arabic, to be held on 28th and 29th September 2009 at the
University of York, UK. The aim of the conference is to bring together
researchers working on Arabic prosody and intonation, and together to explore
the range of prosodic variation observed in spoken varieties of Arabic.
Call for Papers
Papers of a descriptive and/or theoretical nature are invited which treat the
phonetics and/or phonology of suprasegmental phenomena in one or more Arabic
varieties (or other related Afro-Asiatic languages). Papers treating the
intonational phonology of spoken Arabic dialects will be particularly welcome
and will be prioritised. The conference will include a special workshop session
on the development of transcription systems for research on intonational
variation in Arabic.
Invited speakers confirmed so far:
Professor Francis Nolan (University of Cambridge, UK)
Professor Khaled Rifaat (Al-Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud University, Riyadh)
Abstracts should be no longer than one side of A4 (or 'American letter'), with
2.5cm or one inch margins, single-spaced, with a font size no smaller than 12,
and with normal character spacing. A second page may be used to provide
examples, figures and/or references. No submissions will be accepted which are
longer than two pages.
Your abstract should be anonymous. You will be asked to submit a version with
your name and affiliation on it if your abstract is selected for presentation.
Please do not use your name in the filename for your abstract.
If you choose to use a phonetic font in your abstract or if you wish to include
figures/pitch traces, we strongly recommend that you submit your abstract in pdf
Abstracts should be uploaded to the iva09 page on the EasyAbstracts site on or
before 31st May 2009. You may use one of the following formats for your
abstract: pdf, Word (.doc), or plain text (.txt). The link for uploading
abstracts is: http://linguistlist.org/confcustom/iva09
All abstracts will be reviewed anonymously by two members of the scientific
A small number of bursaries will be available to students and/or authors with
limited institutional financial support. If you would like to apply for a
bursary please indicate this when sending your abstract.
Dr Sam Hellmuth (University of York)
Dr Dana Chahal (University of Melbourne)
Dina ElZarka, Sonia Frota, Martine Grice, Barry Heselwood, Sun Ah Jun, Francis
Nolan, Brechtje Post, Sandra Vella, Janet Watson, Mohamed Yeou
Local organising committee (University of York):
Sam Hellmuth, Ghazi Al Gethami, Rana Al Hussein Almbark, Nora Al Zahrani
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