21.3137, Calls: General Ling, Ling & Lit, Arabic/USA

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LINGUIST List: Vol-21-3137. Sun Aug 01 2010. ISSN: 1068 - 4875.

Subject: 21.3137, Calls: General Ling, Ling & Lit, Arabic/USA

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Date: 31-Jul-2010
From: Alexander Magidow < amagidow at gmail.com >
Subject: J?l Jad?d Graduate Student Conference in Arabic Studies
 

	
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Date: Sun, 01 Aug 2010 21:43:02
From: Alexander Magidow [amagidow at gmail.com]
Subject: J?l Jad?d Graduate Student Conference in Arabic Studies

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Full Title: J?l Jad?d Graduate Student Conference in Arabic Studies 
Short Title: JilJadid at UT 

Date: 18-Feb-2011 - 20-Feb-2011
Location: Austin, TX, USA 
Contact Person: Alexander Magidow
Meeting Email: jiljadidconf at gmail.com
Web Site: http://linguistlist.org/confcustom/JilJadidUT/ 

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Ling & Literature 

Subject Language(s): Arabic, Standard (arb)

Call Deadline: 01-Nov-2010 

Meeting Description:

The University of Texas' Department of and Center for Middle Eastern 
Studies, are pleased to announce that they will host the J?l Jad?d 
Conference, a graduate student conference in Arabic Literature and 
Linguistics, to be held at the University of Texas - Austin, February 18-20, 
2011. 

This current generation of graduate students represents one of the largest
groups of scholars all working together on Arabic in over a century. The 
purpose of this conference is to bring together students scattered across 
areas studies, linguistics, comparative literature and other departments in 
order to facilitate an open and productive exchange of new ideas, and to 
build collaborative networks that will last well after we finish our graduate 
education. By coming together to compare our approaches and methods, as 
well as our innovative research, we can help set the tone for Arabic studies 
as we move further into the twenty-first century.

The conference will feature keynote speakers on Arabic literature and
linguistics, as well as career development workshops offered by faculty from 
the UT Department of Middle Eastern Studies.

The deadline for abstract submission is November 1st, 2010. 

Call For Papers

In order to foster productive and fruitful dialogue, this conference will take
an innovative approach to presentations. Papers will be grouped into panels 
of three to four presenters which will combine short presentations with in-
depth discussions. Each panel will be led by a moderator tasked with 
facilitating and directing discussion.

Submitters who are accepted will be asked to provide a 2-3 page summary 
of their papers at least two weeks prior to the conference, so that attendees 
may read these summaries and more time can be devoted to discussion 
than presentation. Presenters will be given fifteen (15) minutes of 
presentation time, followed by another fifteen (15) minutes of time for 
discussion. Presenters will be encouraged to use the presentation time to 
expand on their summaries and then to suggest topics or questions for 
discussion.

Topics: All papers on Arabic literature and linguistics will gladly be 
considered, but we especially encourage submissions on the following 
topics:

-Beyond diglossia: New approaches to variation in Arabic
-Bringing data to bear: Empirical approaches to Arabic pedagogy and SLA
-Socio-cultural approaches to the acquisition of Arabic
-Asking new questions about old literature
-Literature across Arabic Registers
-Arabic literature in new diasporas
-Arabic Literature, Linguistics and Pedagogy in the Internet Age

Papers which will be also presented at other conferences such as ALS and 
ACLA are welcome, as we hope to provide a forum for students to further 
develop and refine their research.

Abstracts:
The deadline for abstracts is November 1, 2010.
Applicants may submit abstracts of no more than 400 words, not including
references, in PDF format with fonts embedded. Abstracts can be submitted 
via the following website:
http://linguistlist.org/confcustom/JilJadidUT
Abstracts should not include identifying information, but we do ask that only
current graduate students submit abstracts.

Travel Funding: Some travel funding will be available for attendees, with
details forthcoming in Fall 2010. International attendees are encouraged to
submit and will be able to participate via internet video-chat.

Conference fees: A fee of $30US will be required of all attendees. Checks 
can be submitted to the following address, and should be made out to the 
University of Texas, with 'Jil Jadid' in the memo section:

Center for Middle Eastern Studies
1 University Station, F9400
Austin, TX 78712





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