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26th Arabic Linguistics Symposium

The Arabic Linguistics SocietyTeachers College,and Adelphi University are pleased to announce the

26th Arabic Linguistics Symposium

March 1-3, 2012
Milbank Chapel, Teachers College
Columbia University

An open forum for scholars interested in the application of current linguistic theories and analysis to Arabic.

Registration & Fees

All attendees must pay for ALS Membership when registering for this event. The fee is $35, or $25 for students.

  • Pre-Registration (Before January 27, 2012)$50 + ALS Membership Fee
  • Regular Registration: $60 + ALS Membership Fee

Attendees can register online with a credit card, or download the Registration Form(PDF 565KB) and register by mail with a check or international money order. Please note: ALS Membership Fees must be paid via check or money order.

Travel Information

Directions and Transportation (PDF 209KB) 
Area Hotels (PDF 197KB) 

Program

Thursday, March 1, 2012

8:00 a.m.-8:30 a.m.Registration
8:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m.Opening Remarks

Phonology

9:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m.Saudi Arabic Speech Rhythm
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Ghazi Algethami -- University of York, UK
9:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.Does Secondary Stress Exist in Cairene Arabic?
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Rajaa Aquil -- Georgia Institute of Technology
10:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.How Simplex Are Arabic Dialects?
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Samira Farwaneh -- University of Arizona
10:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m.Coffee Break
10:45 a.m.-11:15 a.m.Prosodic Focus Marking in Moroccan Arabic
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Sara Phillips-Bourass -- The Ohio State University
11:15 a.m.-11:45 a.m.Prosodic Features of a Sana'ani Arabic Language Game
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Samantha Wray -- University of Arizona
11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.Schizophrenic Paradigms! Evidence from Lebanese Arabic Phonology
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Youssef A. Haddad and Caroline Wiltshire -- University of Florida
12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m.Lunch Break
1:15 p.m.-2:15 p.m.
Keynote Address:

"Is Phonological Opacity Real? Evidence from Arabic"
John J. McCarthy -- University of Massachusetts

2:15 p.m.-2:30 p.m.Coffee Break

Semantics/Pragmatics

2:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.Disjunction in Egyptian Arabic
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Lauren Winans -- UCLA
3:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.Terms of Endearment and Anger in Levantine Arabic: Praying for and Against Someone
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Mohammad Mohammad -- University of Texas, Austin
3:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m."Chesting" Lists and "Necking" Religion: Deriving Verbs from Body Parts in Arabic
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Dana Abdulrahim -- University of Alberta

Syntax

4:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.The Arabic Grammar of Count/Mass
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Abdelkader Fassi Fehri -- Linguistic Society of Morocco, Rabat
4:30 p.m.-4:45 p.m.Coffee Break
4:45 p.m.-5:45 p.m.
Keynote Address:

"The Life Cycle of Language Change: Qaf in Jordan as a Case Study"
Enam Al-Wer -- University of Essex

6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.Dinner and Reception in honor of Dr. Mushira Eid

Friday, March 2, 2012

Syntax

9:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m.Prosodic Constituency and Locality in Levantine Arabic Long-Distance Negative Concord
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Frederick Hoyt -- University of New England
9:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.Position of the Subject and Negation in Sana'ani 
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Abbas Benmamoun -- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Khaled Al-Asbahi -- Sana'a University, Yemen
Mahmoud Abunasser -- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
10:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.Splitting Neg: Sentential Negation Patterns in Cairene Egyptian Arabic Revisited
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Usama Soltan -- Middlebury College
10:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m.Coffee Break
10:45 a.m.-11:15 a.m.Multiple Agreement in Arabic: In with the Old and Out with the New
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Hamid Ouali -- University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
11:15 a.m.-11:45 a.m.Restrictions on Pronoun Combinations and a Parallelis between Subject Agreement and Cliticization in Classical Arabic 
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Martin Walkow -- University of Massachusetts
11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.The Construct State Revisited 
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Murad Salem Sam -- Houston State University
12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m.Lunch Break
1:15 p.m.-2:15 p.m.
Keynote Address:

Jamal Ouhalla -- University College, Dublin

2:15 p.m.-2:30 p.m.Coffee Break

Language Acquisition

2:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.On the L1 Development of Final Consonant Clusters in Cairene Arabic 
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Marwa Ragheb and Stuart Davis -- Indiana University
3:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.Variation and the Reversal Acquisition of Linguistic Rules in Rural Syrian Child and Adolescent Language
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Rania Habib -- Syracuse University
3:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.Acquisition of Modern Standard Arabic by Speakers of Different Arabic Dialects: Resumption in Object Relative Clauses 
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Sami Alresaini -- The University of York, UK
4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Keynote Address:

"Arabic Computational Linguistics: Past, Present, and Future"
Nizar Habash -- Columbia University

5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.Open house at the Columbia Arabic Modeling (CaDiM) Group

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Sociolinguistics

9:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m.The Future in Arabic Varieties: a Diachronic and Synchronic Study 
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Abbas Benmamon, Mahmoud Abunasser, Rania Al-Sabbagh, Abdelaadim Bidaoui & Dana Shalash -- University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign
9:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.The Diversity of Pre-Islamic Dialects and the Development Of Arabic
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Alexander Magidow -- University of Texas, Austin
10:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.Language Contact Influence on the Morphological Typology of the Arabic of Bukhara 
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Kerith Miller -- University of Arizona
10:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.Neurocognitive Modeling of the Two Language Varieties in Arabic Diglossia
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Reem Khamis-Dakwar & Karen Froud -- Adelphi University
11:00 a.m.-11:15 a.m.Coffee Break
11:15 a.m.-11:45 a.m.Being in the Middle: The Emerging Identity of Israeli Arab Youth 
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Dana Shalash -- University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign
11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.Language Attitude Among Native Arabic Speakers: The Case of the Moroccan, Egyptian and Levantine Dialects 
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Emilie Durand-Zuniga -- University of Texas, Austin
12:15 p.m.-12:45 p.m.Love-Fear Relationship: Arab Attitudes Towards the Arabic Language 
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Zeinab Ibrahim -- Carnegie Mellon University, Qatar

 

 

(2/28/2012)

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