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LINGUIST List 25.2388

Mon Jun 02 2014

Calls: Arabic, Contact Linguistics, Sociolinguistics/Italy

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

Date: 01-Jun-2014
From: Stefano Manfredi <stef.manfredigmail.com>
Subject: Arabic in Contact: Linguistic and Sociolinguistic Perspectives
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Full Title: Arabic in Contact: Linguistic and Sociolinguistic Perspectives
Short Title: ArCo2014

Date: 15-Dec-2014 - 16-Dec-2014
Location: Naples, Italy
Contact Person: Stefano Manfredi
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://arco2014.altervista.org/arco2014.altervista.org/Conference_Homepage.html

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Language Family(ies): Arabic

Other Specialty: Contact Linguistics

Call Deadline: 30-Jun-2014

Meeting Description:

We are pleased to invite you to participate to the conference 'ArCo 2014 - Arabic in Contact. Linguistic and Sociolinguistic Perspectives', due to be held on December, 15-16, 2014, at the University of Naples 'L'Orientale'.

Conference Outline:

Contact linguistics represents an area linking different branches of linguistics, such as historical linguistics, dialectology, sociolinguistics, creole studies, language acquisition, etc. This conference strives to provide a comprehensive coverage of current trends on language contact involving Arabic. It does address both contact induced change in Arabic and language change through contact with Arabic. Special focus is on recent debates surrounding Arabic-based pidgins and creoles as well as mixed varieties of written Arabic.

Official website: http://arco2014.altervista.org/arco2014.altervista.org/Conference_Homepage.html

Location: Naples, Università degli Studi di Napoli ‘L’Orientale’

Keynote Speakers:

Jonathan Owens (Universität Bayreuth)
Kees Versteegh (Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen)

Organising Committee:

Stefano Manfredi (Università degli Studi di Napoli ‘L’Orientale’)
Giorgio Banti (Università degli Studi di Napoli ‘L’Orientale’)
Mauro Tosco (Università di Torino)

Scientific Committee:

Reem Bassiouney (American University in Cairo)
Riccardo Contini (Università degli Studi di Napoli ‘L’Orientale’)
Catherine Miller (IREMAM, CNRS)
Marie-Claude Simeone-Senelle (LLACAN, CNRS)
Thomas Stolz (Universität Bremen)
Catherine Taine-Cheikh (LACITO, CNRS)

2nd Call for Papers:

We welcome contributions focusing on:

- The grammatical and lexical outcomes of language contact in Arabic;
- The grammatical and lexical outcomes of language contact with Arabic;
- The linguistic and sociolinguistic aspects of Arabic-based pidgins and creoles;
- The linguistic and sociolinguistic aspects of codeswitching involving Arabic varieties;
- The linguistic and sociolinguistic aspects of Arabic in diaspora;
- The metalinguistic representations and the sociolinguistic awareness of Arabic contact varieties;
- Mixed varieties of written Arabic.

Contributions on language contact involving Arabic in Africa are especially welcome.

Abstracts are invited for conference presentations addressing any aspect concerning Arabic in contact. Abstracts shall be in English or in French and no longer than 500 words, including examples and references. Abstracts should show evidence of interest for a broad audience concerned with Arabic Linguistics as well as with Contact Linguistics. All abstracts will be reviewed anonymously and they will be evaluated on the basis of clarity, argumentation and potential contribution to advancing linguists' knowledge of Arabic in contact. Accepted papers will be proposed for a collective publication.

A suggested outline for abstracts can be found in the attached file or at the following address:

Abstracts should be submitted as a PDF file to the following email address: arco.naples2014gmail.com. Please send two versions of your abstract. One should be anonymous, and one should include your name and affiliation at the top of the page, directly below the title.

Important Dates:

Deadline for abstracts: June 30, 2014
Notification of acceptance: July 31, 2014
Conference: December 15-16, 2014

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