LINGUIST List 29.3586

Tue Sep 18 2018

Calls: Arabic, Standard; Comp Ling, Disc Analysis, Gen Ling, Lang Acquisition, Socioling/Qatar

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Date: 16-Sep-2018
From: Vladimir Kulikov <>
Subject: Linguistics in the Gulf 6
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Full Title: Linguistics in the Gulf 6
Short Title: LGC-6

Date: 01-Apr-2019 - 02-Apr-2019
Location: Doha, Qatar
Contact Person: Vladimir Kulikov
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): Arabic, Standard

Call Deadline: 06-Jan-2019

Meeting Description:

The Department of English Literature and Linguistics at Qatar University is pleased to announce its 6th Linguistics in the Gulf Conference (LGC-6) to be held on April 1-2, 2019. It is aimed to bring together regional and international researchers to share research ideas and results in formal linguistics and sociolinguistics.

Keynote Speakers:

Robert Phillipson, Professor Emeritus at the Department of Management, Society and Communication, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark. He is an author and editor of books on linguistic imperialism, language rights, language policy, language rights, and multilingual education.

Jonathan Owens, Professor of Arabic Linguistics at the Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies, University of Bayreuth, Germany. His research interests are in Arabic Linguistics, including spoken Arabic (sociolinguistics, dialectology, codeswitching, discourse analysis), the Arabic grammatical tradition, and history of Arabic.

Call for Papers:

LGC-6 invites abstracts that deal with any aspect of language in the Gulf and more generally in the Arabic-speaking world, including but not limited to the following areas:

- Bilingualism and diglossia
- Multilingualism
- Language contact, variation and change
- Language ideology, planning and policies
- Language and identity
- Linguistic and semiotic landscapes
- Computer-mediated communication
- Discourse analysis of Arabic literary and non-literary texts
- Phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics
- Language acquisition & learning
- Educational linguistics
- Corpus and computational linguistics and data processing
- Neurolinguistics and bilingual language processing
- Formal, social, and/or functional aspects of sign language(s)
- Translation and interpreting


- Abstracts must be submitted online by January 6, 2019 through EasyAbs (Easy Abstracts) at
- Abstracts should not exceed 400 words (not counting references) and not indicate the name and/or the affiliation of the author(s).
- Notification of acceptance: January 31, 2019.
- Questions related to the conference can be addressed to

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