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Tue Oct 12 2010

Calls: General Linguistics/Qatar

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        1.    Kimary Shahin, Linguistics in the Gulf 3

Message 1: Linguistics in the Gulf 3
Date: 11-Oct-2010
From: Kimary Shahin <shahinqu.edu.qa>
Subject: Linguistics in the Gulf 3
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Full Title: Linguistics in the Gulf 3

Date: 06-Mar-2011 - 07-Mar-2011
Location: Doha, Qatar
Contact Person: Moneera Al-Ghadeer
Meeting Email: malghadeerqu.edu.qa
Web Site:
http://www.qu.edu.qa/artssciences/english/lingconference/third/index.php

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Nov-2010

Meeting Description:

The Linguistics in the Gulf - 3 Conference aims to achieve the following
objectives:
-Provide a common platform for scholars who are engaged in linguistic
research in the region
-Promote the study of language in the region
-Emphasize the importance of linguistic research and of linguistics as a
scientific field
-Address new problematics facing researchers in the linguistics of the
region while contextualizing the discussion within broader historical and
theoretical perspectives
-Bring researchers from the region and abroad to a productive exchange of
ideas, debates and reflections on current and future developments in the
science of language and in their respective areas of interest and
scholarship.

Call for Papers

We invite contributions in any area of research on the language scene in
the Gulf region including, but not limited to:

1.Formal aspects of the Gulf spoken dialects (phonology, morphology,
syntax, semantics)
2.Contact of the native Arabic dialects with other languages in the region
3.Linguistic variation Linguistic change Standardization and linguistic
leveling language planning and language policies
4.Linguistic attitudes relation to Standard Arabic Language and the mass
media
5.Discourse analysis of Arabic literary and non-literary texts
6.Second language acquisition in the Gulf.
7.Forensic linguistics in Arabic context
8.Computational linguistics and Arabic data processing
9.Neurolinguistics and bilingual language processing

The conference will also host two prominent keynote speakers. There will
be a special session on new trends in linguistics which will not be limited to
Arabic.

After the first two successful rounds of this conference, held in 2007 and
2009, this third event aims to bring together more researchers and experts
investigating a wide range of topics related to the study of language in the
Gulf region.

Submission of Abstracts
Abstracts (of 400 words max) should be submitted electronically as an
attachment (in rich text format, or pdf (especially if especial characters are
used). Please send your abstract to the chair of the Conference Organizing
Committee: Dr. Moneera Al-Ghadeer: malghadeerqu.edu.qa

Deadline for abstracts: November 15, 2010 Receipt of abstracts will be
acknowledged as soon as possible. Notification of acceptance will be sent
by the beginning of January 2011.
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