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LINGUIST List 25.2181

Sat May 17 2014

Calls: Arabic, Hebrew, Urdu, Writing Systems, Lang Acquisiton, Applied Ling, General Ling/UK

Editor for this issue: Anna White <awhitelinguistlist.org>

Date: 16-May-2014
From: Angela Batty <a.j.battyleedsmet.ac.uk>
Subject: BAAL / Cambridge University Press Applied Linguistics Seminar, Leeds Metropolitan University
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Full Title: BAAL / Cambridge University Press Applied Linguistics Seminar, Leeds Beckett University

Date: 14-Jun-2014 - 14-Jun-2014
Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Dr Naeema Hann
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/righttoleftscripted

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Writing Systems

Subject Language(s): Arabic, Standard; Hebrew; Hebrew, Ancient; Urdu

Call Deadline: 01-Jun-2014

Meeting Description:

This seminar aims to start a conversation among researchers, policy writers, practitioners and language users about using, researching and teaching right to left scripted languages. An important aim is to have a voice from learners at the event.

The seminar will be an opportunity to explore areas of need for improving access to and quality of teaching and learning of right to left scripted languages.

Keynote Speakers:

Dr Sharon Handley, Dean of Humanities, Manchester Metropolitan University
Dr John Morley, Director University-Wide Language Programmes, University of Manchester

Preview of Confirmed Sessions:

Saadia Gamir - Adult Arabic learning in the part-time language program: fidelity in adversity.

Abdullah Alfaifi and Eric Atwell - Comparative evaluation of tools for Arabic corpora search and analysis.

Michael Ingleby - Stress prediction using a CV segment model of Arabic words and gradience measures of suffix binding.

Nadia Abdelaal - Languages XP - Arabic: A language and cultural experience by university students for complete beginners in schools.

Sheraz Ali and Masood Hashmi - Teaching of Urdu in UK, fact and figures.

2nd Call for Papers:

The deadline for abstract submissions for the Seminar has been extended to Sunday, 1 June 2014.

The seminar will have three broad themes:

- Domains of use for right to left scripted languages with particular attention to UK contexts
- Materials for learning and teaching right to left scripted languages
- Research related to the learning and teaching of right to left scripted languages

Papers are invited on any aspect of the above themes. English will be the working language of the seminar.

Please send abstracts proposals to RTLleedsbeckett.ac.uk

Abstracts should be 250 words and indicate clearly which theme they relate to.

Further information can be found at www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/righttoleftscripted.

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