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LINGUIST List 23.4844

Tue Nov 20 2012

Calls: General Linguistics/Qatar

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <alisonlinguistlist.org>

Date: 20-Nov-2012
From: Rizwan Ahmad <lingingulfqu.edu.qa>
Subject: Linguistics in the Gulf-4
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Full Title: Linguistics in the Gulf-4
Short Title: LGC-4

Date: 17-Mar-2013 - 18-Mar-2013
Location: Doha, Qatar
Contact Person: Rizwan Ahmad
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 31-Dec-2012

Meeting Description:

After the success of the previous three conferences held in 2007, 2009, and 2011, the Department of English Literature and Linguistics, Qatar University, is pleased to announce its 4th Linguistics in the Gulf Conference (LGC) to be held on March 17-18, 2013.

The aim of the Linguistics in the Gulf Conference (LGC) is to provide a platform for scholars and professionals, whose research interests focus on language in the Gulf region, to share their ongoing research and expertise and to promote the study of linguistics in the region. The conference also aims to create opportunities for scholars to collaborate in research involving linguists working in institutions across the region.

Call for Papers:

Linguistics in the Gulf-4 invites abstracts that deal with any aspect of language in the Gulf including but not limited to the following areas:

- Formal aspects of the Gulf spoken dialects (phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics)
- Contact of the native Arabic dialects with other languages in the region
- Linguistic variation and change, language standardization, linguistic leveling, and language planning and policies
- Language ideology and attitudes about dialects and standard Arabic
- Discourse analysis of Arabic literary and non-literary texts
- Language acquisition & learning in the Gulf
- Forensic linguistics in the Arabic context
- Computational linguistics and Arabic data processing
- Neurolinguistics and bilingual language processing
- Sociolinguistics of English in the Gulf

Abstract Deadline:

Abstracts must be submitted online by December 31, 2012 through EasyAbs (Easy Abstracts):

http://linguistlist.org/easyabs/lingingulf4

Decisions about your abstracts will be communicated to you by mid-January, 2013.



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