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Wed Jun 03 2009
Calls: Phonetics, Phonology, Arabic Language/UK
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Intonational Variation in Arabic
Message 1: Intonational Variation in Arabic
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
Web Site: http://www-users.york.ac.uk/~sh581/iva09
Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics; Phonology
Language Family(ies): Arabic
Call Deadline: 14-Jun-2009
The first international conference on Intonational Variation in Arabic will 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.
There is an extended submission deadline. The new Call Deadline is 14-June-2009.
Conference Website: http://www-users.york.ac.uk/~sh581/iva09
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.
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
Abstracts should be uploaded to the IVA09 page on the EasyAbstracts site on or
before 14th June 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 El Zarka, Janet Fletcher, Sonia Frota, Martine Grice, Barry Heselwood, Sun
Ah Jun, Francis Nolan, Brechtje Post, Judith Rosenhouse, 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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