Arabic Language

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Call for Papers This year, the University of Leeds will hold a pre-Arabic Linguistics Forum (ALiF) study-day on the Arabic dialects of the Arabian Peninsula, on June 30th, 2020. On this day, Marjin Van Putten (Leiden University) and Barry Haselwood (University of Leeds) will be in conversation on phonation (title TBC). Abstracts are also invited for the pre-Forum…
Call for Papers 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: Nancy Hawker (The Aga Khan University) Stuart Davis (Indiana University) Ahmad al-Jallad (Ohio State University)…
We are delighted to announce that Professor Stuart Davis from Indiana University will be coming once again to give a presentation with his student Abdullah Alfaifi, on “Some Preliminary Observations on a Variety of Faifi Arabic with a Focus on Emphatic Fricatives”: In this talk we present some preliminary observations on a variety of Faifi…
Hidden voices of Arabia: Language documentation in the Arabian Peninsula is a one-day event that aims at bringing together local, national and international postgraduate, early career researchers and scholars working on the linguistic documentation of various dialects and languages in the Arabian Peninsula. In recent years, academic interest in Peninsular vernaculars has increased significantly. Due to political and…
In the next meeting of the Arabic PGR group, Tomader Alfraikh, PhD student in Linguistics and Phonetics, will present about: “The acquisition-learning of English morpho-syntactic properties by L1 speakers of Saudi Arabic: evidence from the present perfect forms“: In recent years, there has been a spate of interest in how to engage Chomskyan Generative Second Language Acquisition (GenSLA hereafter) research with language teaching….
In this one-hour session, Malek Chaieb, who just started her PhD in Linguistics, will introduce her research and methodology in the talk “Cross-Dialectal Communication in the Arabic Context and Pragmatic Competence for ASOL Learners”. Some feedback will be highly appreciated. Moreover, Amira Askar and Nouran Khallaf, some new additions to the group, will briefly introduce…
For the next meeting of the Arabic PGR group, we are glad to host a talk by Dr. Barry Heselwood about “Makhraj al-ḥarf and related terms in early Arabic phonetics”. Abstract to follow: “There are essentially two reasons for looking at the phonetic descriptions of Arabic by what have come to be called the ‘early Arab grammarians’. Firstly,…
Dear all, for the next meeting of the Arabic PGR group, we are glad to host a talk by Dr. Serge Sharoff and Professor Michael Ingleby from University of Leeds about “Dealing with word frequency lists: (un)reliable frequency counts”. Here is the abstract of their talk: “Word frequency lists coming from different corpora differ considerably in…
Dear all, for the next meeting of the Arabic PGR group, Dr. Gisela Tomé Lourido will host a PRAAT training in the Phonetic Laboratory (basement of the Michael Sadler Building). PRAAT is a very useful computer software for the scientific analysis of speech in phonetics. The training will cover an introduction to the software and some basic operations,…
Dear all, you are warmly invited to the third meeting of the Arabic PGR group. On this occasion, we are glad to host Dr. Abdallah Alshdaifat, professor of Arabic Linguistics at the University of Jordan. His talk will be about “The Formation of Nominal Derivatives in the Arabic Language”: This seminar discusses nominal derivative formation in Arabic by…