Arabic Language

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We are glad to invite you to the third Research Talk of 2021 hosted by the Arabic PGR Satellite group. Dr Saussan Khalil (Cambridge University) will give a talk entitled Arabic writing in the Digital Age Traditionally, the acceptable form for Arabic writing was the fuṣḥā form, and yet we see in the digital age the…
We are glad to invite you to the second Research Talk of 2021 hosted by the Arabic PGR Satellite group. Dr David Wilmsen (American University of Sharjah) will give a talk entitled A new perspective on Arabic grammatical šī: functions and possible origins In the Arabic dialects in which it operates, the grammatical particle šī, also…
We are glad to announce the first Research Talk of 2021 hosted by the Arabic PGR Satellite group. Dr Muntasir Al-Hamad, FHE (Fellow of Higher Education Academy-UK) from Qatar University will give a talk entitled The Power of Gestures: Learn Nonverbal Communication in Arabic Culture The talk will cover the following points: The importance of “Non-Verbal Cues”…
The ALiF Organising Committee is happy to announce that registration to the Arabic Linguistics Forum (ALiF) 2020 is now officially open. This year, due to the restrictions caused by Covid-19, ALiF will be held virtually by University of Leeds on June 30th – July 2nd. The finalised programme will be available shortly. Confirmed keynote speakers are:…
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…