LINGUIST List 24.2570

Tue Jun 25 2013

Calls: Arabic, Historical Ling, Anthropological Ling, Socioling/Netherlands

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <>

Date: 25-Jun-2013
From: Anne Rose Haverkamp <>
Subject: Arabic in Context
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Full Title: Arabic in Context
Date: 02-Nov-2013 - 03-Nov-2013 Location: Leiden, Netherlands Contact Person: Ahmad Al-Jallad
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
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Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): Arabic, Standard

Call Deadline: 15-Aug-2013

Meeting Description:

The year 2013 marks the 400th anniversary of Leiden’s chair in Arabic Language and Culture. To celebrate this memorable event, the Leiden Institute for Area Studies and the Leiden University Centre for Linguistics will convene a conference that will bring together Arabicists, Semiticists, historians, and epigraphists to discuss original research on the pre- and early history of Arabic.

Professor John Huehnergard (University of Texas, Austin) will deliver the keynote address entitled ‘Arabic in its Semitic Context.’

The rest of the congress details will be available (via the conference website) late September 2013.

Call for Papers:

The papers presented at this congress will be published in a volume commemorating this important anniversary. It is hoped that the 400th year of Arabic at Leiden will mark an important contribution to our understanding of Arabic in its earliest stages.

We invite submissions on all topics dealing with the relationship between Arabic and other the Semitic and Afro-Asiatic languages. We especially encourage interdisciplinary approaches that combine the fields of linguistics/philology and history to shed light on problems such as the distribution of Arabic epigraphy, the development of the Arabic script, the language of the Qur’an, and the linguistic geography of pre-Islamic Arabic. These topics should only be considered as general guidelines and are not exhaustive. Any paper dealing with Arabic in its historical and linguistic context will be considered.

We welcome abstracts for papers (not exceeding 2 pages) before 15 August 2013. Please do not forget to mention your institutional affiliation.

Successful applicants will be informed early September 2013.

Participants must register in order to take part in the conference. The registration fee is 50 euro. Meals and drinks will be provided for on both congress days.

Please submit your abstracts and any questions you may have to congress convener, Ahmad Al-Jallad, PhD:

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