From: Wafa Ali <wafatabgmail.com>
Subject: National Linguistic Security
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Full Title: National Linguistic Security
Short Title: NLS
Date: 30-Nov-2010 - 02-Dec-2010
Location: Zarqa, Jordan
Contact Person: Dr.Atef Fadel
Meeting Email: artszpu.edu.jo,wafatabgmail.com
Web Site: http://www.zpu.edu.jo
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): Arabic, Standard (arb)
Call Deadline: 20-Apr-2010
Standard Arabic is exposed, almost daily, to challenges. It may not be an
exaggeration to say that it has turned into an open field for training for those
who want to exercise all sorts of criticism regardless of the prestigious status
of this language in the Arab culture. We often hear people speak about health
security, social security, military security and even food security. Shouldn't
there be a linguistic security as well?
Our national language is at stake, at school, in media, advertising, and even at
university. Consequently, we have chosen the topic of our seventh academic
conference at the faculty of arts at Zarqa Private University as National
linguistic security. The conference aims at reinforcing the role of Arabic
language as a means of knowledge, a tool for science and civilization and a
means of communication in various and different forms. The major objectives of
the conference may be summed up as follows:
1. Activate the international role of standard Arabic.
2. Proper language planning in all aspects.
3. Activate the role of Arabic language academies as well as follow up the
implementation of their recommendations.
4. Substituting standard Arabic for colloquial dialects in all official
5. Employ modern technology at the service of standard Arabic
Call for Papers
Objectives of the Conference:
The conference welcomes papers related to the following themes:
First: National Linguistic Security: the Concept and the Term.
1. The concept of linguistic security.
2. The concept of national linguistic security.
3. Linguistic security and identity.
Second: Challenge of National Linguistic Security
1. Linguistic security and translation.
2. Linguistic security and globalization.
3. Linguistic security and colonization.
4. Colonization and the digital age (internet, computers, communication and media.
Third: Future Horizons and Visions
1. Linguistic security and political decisions.
2. Linguistic security and curricula (schools, higher institutes and universities).
3. Linguistic security, the media and cultural institutions.
4. Linguistic security and the Arabic language academies.
5. Linguistic security and modern linguistics.
Fourth: Linguistic Security on the International Level
This access aspires to provide academic papers and studies related to the
experience of other nations in the field of linguistic security in their
attempts to preserve their own identity.
All research papers are to be submitted in standard Arabic except for the
fourth theme where other languages could also be used.
1. The research has to be relevant to the access and themes of the conference.
2. The research has to fulfill the international academic research standards
with regard to objectivity, documentation and accuracy.
3. The research has to be original and has not been presented before.
4 The research has to be unpublished or submitted for publication.
5. Deadline for receiving participation forms, abstracts and CVs is 20\4\2010.
Researchers whose papers are accepted shall be notified in due time.
6. The deadline for the complete research paper is 15\7\2010.
Participation forms, abstracts, CVs and the full research papers are to be sent
7. All research papers shall be refereed.
8. The organizing committee plans to publish the conference papers.
9. The university provides hosting and accommodation for participants from
abroad only and hosting for local participants.
Conference organizing committee
Dr. Jamil Bani Ata
Dr. Atef Fadel
Dr. Alaa Adeen Sadeq
Dr. Hanan Hamoudah
Dr. Yusuf Jawarnah
Dr. Wafa abu Hatab
Mr. Alaa' Arabeyyat
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