LINGUIST List 26.5236

Mon Nov 23 2015

Calls: Arabic, Lang Acq/USA

Editor for this issue: Ashley Parker <ashleylinguistlist.org>


Date: 23-Nov-2015
From: Mohammad Alhawary <abuamrumich.edu>
Subject: Investigating Arabic Second Language Learning: Empirical Findings and Trends
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Full Title: Investigating Arabic Second Language Learning: Empirical Findings and Trends
Short Title: Arabic SLA Conference

Date: 24-Sep-2016 - 25-Sep-2016
Location: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
Contact Person: Mohammad Alhawary
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: https://sites.lsa.umich.edu/arabic-sla-conference/

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition

Subject Language(s): Arabic, Standard

Call Deadline: 28-Feb-2016

Meeting Description:

You are invited to submit proposals for presentation at the International Conference: “Investigating Arabic Second Language Learning: Empirical Findings and Trends” to be held at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, September 24-25, 2016.

The conference is an open forum for scholars interested in exploring empirically the different aspects of Arabic second/foreign language learning within current approaches, including:

- Formal (generative, functional, typological)
- Cognitive (processability, attention, noticing and awareness)
- Input-based (input processing, input, interaction and output)
- Frequency and corpus-based
- Usage-based
- Sociocultural
- Sociocognitive
- Language socialization
- Neurobiological
- Discourse, Conversation, or Pragmatic
- Code-switching
- Diglossia
- Ideology
- Identity

Topics can also deal with the theory and practice of Arabic second/foreign language teaching, including but not limited to:

- Application of classroom approaches or specific techniques to teach language skills and components (speaking, listening, reading, writing, culture, vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation)
- Technology-mediated learning and teaching
- Local versus study-abroad environment
- L1 transfer in L2 acquisition
- L2 transfer in L3 acquisition
- L2 maintenance and attrition
- Learning strategies
- Individual differences and external variables (aptitude, anxiety, attitude, distance, and motivation)
- Learner perception
- Accuracy
- Fluency
- Foreign language testing
- Second language acquisition-testing interface
- Heritage learners
- Teacher education

Languages of the conference: English and Arabic

Co-Sponsors at U-M:

- Department of Near Eastern Studies
- Department of Linguistics
- CMENAS

Inquiries:

Please contact the conference organizer, Prof. Mohammad Alhawary: abuamrumich.edu

2nd Call for Papers:

You are invited to submit proposals for presentation at the International Conference:

“Investigating Arabic Second Language Learning: Empirical Findings and Trends”

to be held at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, September 24-25, 2016.

The conference is an open forum for scholars interested in exploring empirically the different aspects of Arabic second/foreign language learning within current approaches, including:

Formal (generative, functional, typological)
Cognitive (processability, attention, noticing and awareness)
Input-based (input processing, input, interaction and output)
Frequency and usage-based
Corpus-based
Sociocultural
Sociocognitive
Language socialization
Neurobiological
Discourse, Conversation, or Pragmatic
Code-switching
Diglossia
Ideology
Identity

Topics can also deal with the theory and practice of Arabic second/foreign language teaching. Encouraged topics include but not limited to:

Application of classroom approaches or specific techniques to teach language skills and components (speaking, listening, reading, writing, culture, vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation)
Technology-mediated learning and teaching
Local versus study-abroad environment
L1 transfer in L2 acquisition
L2 transfer in L3 acquisition
L2 maintenance and attrition
Learning strategies
Individual differences and external variables (aptitude, anxiety, attitude, distance, and motivation)
Learner’s perception
Accuracy
Fluency
Foreign language testing
Second language acquisition-testing interface
Heritage learners
Teacher education


Confirmed keynote speakers:
Prof. Bill VanPatten, Michigan State University
Prof. Sami Boudelaa, University of UAE & Cambridge University
Prof. Lotfi Sayahi, University at Albany – SUNY


Languages of the conference:
English and Arabic

Abstract submission:
To present a paper, an abstract is required. To submit an abstract, please visit the following site:

https://sites.lsa.umich.edu/arabic-sla-conference/submissions/

Deadline for Receipt of Abstracts:
February 28, 2016

Notification of abstract acceptance:
March 30, 2016

Publication:
Following the conference, papers which are recommended by external peer reviewers will be published in a book under contract with Routledge.

Co-Sponsors at U-M:
Department of Near Eastern Studies
Department of Linguistics
CMENAS
Institute for the Humanities

Inquiries:
Please contact the conference organizer, Prof. Mohammad Alhawary: abuamrumich.edu



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