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LINGUIST List 20.4127

Wed Dec 02 2009

Confs: Standard Arabic,Indonesian,Swahili,Turkish,Urdu,General Ling/USA

Editor for this issue: Amy Brunett <brunettlinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Abdulkafi Albirini, Summer Institute for Languages of the Muslim World

Message 1: Summer Institute for Languages of the Muslim World
Date: 01-Dec-2009
From: Abdulkafi Albirini <albiriniillinois.edu>
Subject: Summer Institute for Languages of the Muslim World
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Summer Institute for Languages of the Muslim World
Short Title: SILMW

Date: 13-Jun-2010 - 05-Aug-2010
Location: Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA
Contact: Otiato Otiato
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://silmw.linguistics.uiuc.edu/

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Arabic, Standard; Indonesian; Swahili; Turkish; Urdu

Meeting Description:

University of Illinois Summer Institute for Languages of the Muslim World:

The Department of Linguistics at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign in collaboration with the Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, the Center for African Studies, the Center for Global Studies, CIBER, and the European Union Center is pleased to host the Summer Institute for the Languages of the Muslim World (SILMW) in summer 2010 (June-August). SILMW will offer intensive courses in a variety of Muslim World languages, including Arabic, Persian, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu, and Indonesian by experienced, trained, and highly proficient instructors. Classes will be held four hours per day over a period of eight weeks, for a total of 132 hours. Students will earn credits equivalent to one full academic year of language instruction.

SILMW provides a unique opportunity to explore the languages and cultures of the Muslim World and interact with experts in this region. In addition to classroom instruction, SILMW will offer a variety of extracurricular activities designed to enhance classroom instruction, provide additional channels for language contact and practice, and expose learners to the traditions of the Muslim World communities. These extracurricular activities include research forums, conversation hours, cooking demonstrations, music, film showings, and other cultural activities.

Please visit our website at http://silmw.linguistics.uiuc.edu or contact Dr. Otiato at pojiamboillinois.edu if you have any questions or like to get more information about SILMW.

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