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LINGUIST List 22.77

Wed Jan 05 2011

Calls: Afroasiatic, Arabic, Historical Ling, Socioling/Italy

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        1.     Mena Lafkioui , African Arabic: Approaches to Dialectology

Message 1: African Arabic: Approaches to Dialectology
Date: 30-Dec-2010
From: Mena Lafkioui <mena.lafkiouiunimib.it>
Subject: African Arabic: Approaches to Dialectology
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Full Title: African Arabic: Approaches to Dialectology
Short Title: AFRAR

Date: 26-May-2011 - 27-May-2011
Location: Milan, Italy
Contact Person: Mena Lafkioui
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): Arabic, Standard; Swahili

Language Family(ies): Afroasiatic; Niger-Congo; Nilo-Saharan; Semitic

Call Deadline: 30-Jan-2011

Meeting Description:

The international conference African Arabic: Approaches to Dialectology that will be held at Università di Milano-Bicocca on May 26 - 27, 2011 addresses African varieties of Arabic, focusing especially on topics dealing with language contact, the development of Arabic-based pidgins and creoles, synchronic language variation and diachronic language reconstruction. Other topics related to the conference theme are welcome.

Call for Papers

The international conference 'African Arabic: Approaches to Dialectology' addresses African varieties of Arabic, focusing especially on topics dealing with language contact, the development of Arabic-based pidgins and creoles, synchronic language variation and diachronic language reconstruction. Other topics related to the conference theme are welcome.

The conference languages are English and French. Presentations are 20 minutes with an additional 10 minutes for discussion.

Papers will be selected on the basis of anonymous abstracts. Abstracts should be in by January 30, 2011. Selections of abstracts is done by a Scientific Committee.

Notification will be sent out before February 20, 2011.

How to submit an abstract:
- Send your (anonymous) title and abstract as an email attachment to: mena.lafkiouiunimib.it
- Subject header: (your last name) AFRAR abstract
- Please include the following in the body of the email:
- Name(s) of author(s)
- Abstract title
- Contact information: email, phone, fax

Abstract specifications:
- Maximum length: 500 words or 1 single-spaced page written in Times New Roman 12 Font.
- Format: If possible Pdf.
- Language: English or French.
- Please do not put your name or other identifying information on the abstract.

Conference convenor: Mena Lafkioui (Università Milano-Bicocca-Ghent University).



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