LINGUIST List 26.2997

Tue Jun 23 2015

Confs: Arabic, General Linguistics/UK

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Date: 23-Jun-2015
From: Sam Hellmuth <fal2015conferencegmail.com>
Subject: Forum for Arabic Linguistics
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Forum for Arabic Linguistics
Short Title: FAL2015


Date: 28-Jul-2015 - 30-Jul-2015
Location: Colchester, Essex, United Kingdom
Contact: Sam Hellmuth
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: https://sites.google.com/a/york.ac.uk/fal2015/

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Language Family(ies): Arabic

Meeting Description:

The Forum for Arabic Linguistics conference [رواق العربية] will be held at the University of Essex on 28-30 July 2015. The conference is jointly sponsored by the Department of Language and Linguistics at the University of Essex and the Department of Language and Linguistic Science at the University of York.

The aim of this international conference is to provide a forum for academic and scholarly exchange on the linguistics of the Arabic language family, for researchers from across Europe and the Middle East, and beyond.

Invited Speakers:

Jonathan Owens (University of Bayreuth)
Louisa Sadler (University of Essex)
Ghada Khattab (University of Newcastle)
Reem Khamis-Dakwar (Adelphi University)
Ahmed Al-Jallad (University of Leiden)

Organisers: Enam Al-Wer (University of Essex) and Sam Hellmuth (University of York)

Programme:

Forum for Arabic Linguistics 28 - 30 July 2015
DRAFT Programme

Download as a pdf here: https://sites.google.com/a/york.ac.uk/fal2015/programme

Tuesday 28 July 205

Registration open from 11.30am

12.30-1.30 Lunch

Session 1 (Room A)
1.30-2.00
Enam Al-Wer & Sam Hellmuth
Opening words and welcome

2.00-2.30
Shaimaa ElSadek
Phasal Verbs in Egyptian Colloquial Arabic

2.30-3.00
Peter Glanville
Symmetry as a Unifying Conceptual Category

3.00-3.30
Maris Camilleri
Pseudo raising-to-OBJ constructions in Maltese
3.30-4.00 Coffee

4.00-4.30
Fayssal Tayalati
(Non)autonomous entities and the choice between existential and possessive constructions in MSA

4.30-5.00
Noura Ramli
How many forms do you need to know to conjugate verbs in Transitional Libyan Arabic?

5.00-6.00
Invited Speaker:
Louisa Sadler, University of Essex
Some Thoughts on Some Sorts of Free Relatives

6.00-7.00
Evening reception (Details to follow)


Wednesday 29 July 2015

Session 2 (Room A)

9.00-9.30
Mina Afkir
Arabic in the Moroccan Media Space: What Implications for Language Change?

9.30-10.00
Liesbeth Zack
Egyptian Railways Vocabulary

10.00-10.30
Adel Mahfouz
The semantic shift of some Arabic lexemes in Egypt after the January 25th revolution

10.30-11.00 Coffee

11.00-11.30
Rukayah AlHedayani
Investigating antonymy in an Arabic corpus

11.30-12.00
Abdullah Thalji
Systematic Polysemy in Arabic: A Generative Lexicon-based Analysis

Session 3 (Room B)

9.00-9.30
William Cotter
A heavy workload: (Q) as a marker of (supra) local identity in Gaza City

9.30-10.00
Abeer Hussain
Variation in the use of Jim in Medini Arabic from a sociolinguistic perspective

10.00-10.30
Deema Al-Ammar
A sociolinguistic analysis of Imala (final raising) in the dialect of Ha’il

10.30-11.00 Coffee

11.00-11.30
Saudi Sadiq
Vowel Convergence from Minia Arabic to Cairene Arabic

11.30-12.00
Areej Al-Hawamdeh & Enam El-Wer
Palatalisation of /k/ in Souf, Jordan

12.00-1.00
Invited Speaker:
Ahmed Al-Jallad, University of Leiden
Arabic, upside down

1.00-2.00 Lunch

Session 4 (Room A)

2.00-3.00
Uri Horesh, Northwestern University Postgraduate Tutorial (sponsored by the Linguistics Association of Great Britain)
Issues in (socio-)linguistic methodology

3.00-3.30
Peter Trudgill, University of Agder
Q&A Session with Early Career Researchers

3.30- 4.00 Coffee

4.00-4.30
Petr Zemánek & Jiří Milička
Al-qi:l wa-l-qa:l. Alliteration, Assonance and Recurrence in Arabic Medieval Texts
4.30-5.00
Christopher Lucas
Another look at the development of postverbal negation in dialectal Arabic

5.00-6.00
Invited Speaker:
Jonathan Owens, University of Bayreuth
Language history as policy, language history as imagined history and linguistic history: Is there a real Arabic, and if there is, how can we discern it?

7.00-9.00 Conference dinner


Thursday 30 July 2015

Session 5 (Room A)

9.00-9.30
Sunny Schomaker
Acquisition and (non)use of Arabic discourse markers in an immersion environment

9.30-10.00
Nour Kweider: Reading comprehension among Arabic heritage language learners and the Simple View of Reading model

10.00-10.30
Lior Laks & Elinor Saiegh-Haddad
Interference of Colloquial Arabic in the Standard Arabic writing of school children

10.30-11.00 Coffee

11.00-11.30
Fatima Said
''Aiwa intal asad ya khaltee'' Choice of language based on its perceived emotionality

11.30-12.00
Darine Saidi
The Development of Narrative Competence and Linguistic Abilities in Tunisian Arabic

Session 6 (Room B)

9.00-9.30
Uri Horesh
Native speakers as historical linguists: Disentangling Palestinian Arabic

9.30-10.00
Jordan Kastrinsky & Ahmad al-Janadbah
The Influence of Geographic Location and Religion on Dialect: A Comparison of Jordanian Christian & Muslim Arabic Dialects in Amman & Karak

10.00-10.30
Ekab Al-Shawashreh & Stephen Levey
Word Order Variability in Jordanian Arabic: A Sociolinguistic Perspective

10.30-11.00 Coffee

11.00-11.30
Khairiah Al-Qahtani
The definite article m- in Tihāmat Qaḥṭān: a variationist sociolinguistic analysis

11.30-12.00
Henri Bensaria
First notes on the Lebanese dialects of Bšarre and Dayr ǝl-Aḥmar

12.00-1.00
Invited Speaker:
Reem Khamis-Dakwar, Adelphi University
Ditching “otherness” in the study of Arabic diglossia: The need for inter-professional and theoretically-grounded investigations

1.00-2.00 Working lunch (Business meeting about possible future events to be held during lunch)

Session 7 (Room A)

2.00-2.30
Abdelaziz Jaradat
Prosodic Structure and syntactic recursion in Jordanian Arabic Dialect (Spoken in the City of Irbid)

2.30-3.00
Majdi Sawalha, Claire Brierley, Eric Atwell & James Dickins
Language Resources, Algorithms, and Machine Learning for Prosodic Analysis of Classical and Modern Standard Arabic

3.00-3.30
Sam Hellmuth & Rana Almbark
Question prosody: evidence from spoken Arabic dialects

3.30-4.00 Coffee

4.00-4.30
Nabila Louriz
Frequency Effects in Loanword Phonology

4.30-5.00
Mohammed Nour Abu Guba
Phonetics and Phonology of Epenthetic Vowels in Ammani Arabic

Session 8 (Room B)

2.00-2.30
Atef Al-Sarayreh
On the Distribution of N-words in Arabic

2.30-3.00
Hanna Danbolt Ajer
The middle voice in Arabic: towards an understanding of forms V, VII and VIII

3.00-3.30
Andreas Hallberg
The role and distribution of case endings in formal Arabic speech styles

3.30-4.00 Coffee

4.00-4.30
Margherita Pallottino & Majid Askri
Aspectual ''fi'' in Tunisian Arabic

4.30-5.00
Rania Al-Aqarbeh
The Directionality of Agree: A Case from Number and Gender Agreement in Standard Arabic

5.00-6.00
Invited Speaker:
Ghada Khattab, Newcastle University
The short and long of it: acquiring gemination in a language contact situation

6.00 pm
Conference closes



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