LINGUIST List 26.3302

Tue Jul 14 2015

Calls: General Linguistics/USA

Editor for this issue: Erin Arnold <>

Date: 14-Jul-2015
From: Mushira Eid <>
Subject: 30th Annual Symposium on Arabic Linguistics
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Full Title: 30th Annual Symposium on Arabic Linguistics
Short Title: 30th ASAL

Date: 31-Mar-2016 - 03-Apr-2016
Location: Stony Brook, New York, USA
Contact Person: Mushira Eid
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Nov-2015

Meeting Description:

The 30th Annual Symposium on Arabic Linguistics provides a forum for scholars interested in the study of Arabic within current linguistic theories and analyses. Research interests focus on the following subfields of linguistics: theoretical linguistics (phonetics, phonology, syntax, semantics, morphology), historical linguistics, sociolinguistics, pragmatics and discourse analysis, psycholinguistics, corpus linguistics, and computational linguistics

Call for Papers:

30th Annual Symposium on Arabic Linguistics
Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York
March 31-April 3, 2016

The Arabic Linguistics Society and Stony Brook University’s Department of Linguistics are pleased to announce the 30th Annual Symposium on Arabic Linguistics (ASAL). ASAL will take place in Stony Brook March 31-April 3, 2016, and will be held concurrently with the 46th Annual Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL) and a joint Workshop on Arabic and Romance Linguistics.

Keynote Speakers, Annual Symposium on Arabic Linguistics (ASAL):

- John McCarthy, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
- Atiqa Hachimi, University of Toronto
- Ghada Khattab, Newcastle University
- Usama Soltan, Middlebury College

Keynote Speakers, Workshop on Arabic and Romance Languages (WARL):

- Lotfi Sayahi, SUNY Albany
- Laura Minervini, University of Naples
- Robert Hoberman, Stony Brook University

Abstracts may be submitted for presentation in either ASAL or WARL. For ASAL, papers are invited on topics that deal with theoretical and applied issues in Arabic linguistics. Research in the following areas is encouraged: linguistic analysis (phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics), sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, discourse analysis, historical linguistics, corpus linguistics, and computational linguistics. For WARL, research is encouraged in areas such as Romance/Arabic language contact, Romance/Arabic multilingualism, and Maltese linguistics.

Persons interested in presenting papers are requested to prepare an abstract following the guidelines for writing abstracts at this link:

To submit an abstract, go to the following links:
- for the Annual Symposium on Arabic Linguistics:
- for the Workshop on Arabic and Romance Languages: TBA

Click Abstract Submission to upload a .pdf file of your abstract. Should you face any problems, please contact the symposium organizers at

Deadline for Receipt of Abstracts: midnight (EDT) November 15, 2015


- Arabic Linguistics Society membership (required of all presenters): $35 for students and $50 for non-students.

Register as member and pay your dues at the following link:

Registration fees (required of all attendees; includes admission to ASAL, LSRL, and WARL):
- Through February 19, 2016: $35 for students and $60 for non-students
- After February 19, 2016: $45 for students and $70 for non-students

Online registration information (TBA)

The Arabic Linguistics Society (ALS) announces the ALS Best Student Abstract Award to be offered for the first time at the 30th ASAL at Stony Brook University in New York. The award carries a monetary prize ($300) and goes to the highest-ranked student abstract as determined by the anonymous abstract review process. To be considered for the award, select ‘Yes’ in response to the question ‘Are you a student?’ on the Abstract Submission page. Only abstracts for which all authors are students will be considered.

For inquiries regarding the Arabic Linguistics Society, contact ALS Executive Director Mushira Eid at

Selected papers from the symposium may be considered for publication.

The language of the symposium is English only.

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