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LINGUIST List 25.533

Sat Feb 01 2014

Calls: Arabic, Contact Linguistics, Sociolinguistics/Italy

Editor for this issue: Bryn Hauk <brynlinguistlist.org>

Date: 01-Feb-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:

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.

Call for Papers:

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 interested in Arabic linguistics as well as in 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.

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
- Acquisition of Arabic as L2
- Mixed varieties of written Arabic

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

A suggested outline for abstracts is as follows:

1. Choose a title that clearly indicates the topic of the paper and is no more than one line long.
2. In the abstract, make reference to prior work on the topic.
3. When essential to the clarity of the argumentation, present linguistic data and gloss them using the Leipzig Glossing Conventions and explaining any supplementary glosses.
4. State the relevance of your hypothesis to past work. Describe the analysis in as much detail as possible.
5. Citation of the relevant literature is essential within the abstract. However, the inclusion of a list of references at the end of the abstract is not required.

Information on the abstract outline can also be found here: http://arco2014.altervista.org/arco2014.altervista.org/Call_for_Papers.html.

Abstracts should be submitted as a PDF file to the following 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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