Arabic Language and Linguistics: Heritage and Innovation

In celebration of The American University in Cairo’s Centennial, the TAFL program at the Department of Applied Linguistics and the Department of Arabic Language Instruction (ALI) announce the holding of the third international conference on Arabic language and linguistics.

The conference aims to offer a venue for presenting and discussing original research on topics pertaining to Arabic language and linguistics; in addition to teaching Arabic to native and non-native speakers at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The conference also aims to tackle areas of pedagogy, assessment, sociolinguistics, and the structure of the Arabic language.

Theoretical, applied linguists and language educators are welcomed to participate.

The conference will take place on December 15 - 17, 2019.

Contributions are welcomed in (but are not limited to) the following topics:

  • Arabic phonology, syntax, morphology, semantics, pragmatics and lexicography
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Variation
  • Language and communication
  • Language and culture
  • Pedagogy for native and non-native speakers
  • First and second language acquisition
  • Arabic Language and technology
  • Assessment
  • Teacher education and training

Conference Registration Dates: January 15 to October 31, 2019.
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