25.4184, Calls: General Linguistics/Qatar

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Subject: 25.4184, Calls: General Linguistics/Qatar

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Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:38:10
From: Michael Grosvald [lingingulf at qu.edu.qa]
Subject: Linguistics in the Gulf-5

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Full Title: Linguistics in the Gulf-5 
Short Title: LGC-5 

Date: 29-Mar-2015 - 30-Mar-2015
Location: Doha, Qatar 
Contact Person: Michael Grosvald
Meeting Email: lingingulf at qu.edu.qa
Web Site: http://www.qu.edu.qa/artssciences/english/lingconference/fifth 

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics 

Call Deadline: 08-Feb-2015 

Meeting Description:

After the success of the previous four conferences held in 2007, 2009, 2011, and 2013, the Department of English Literature and Linguistics, Qatar University, is pleased to announce its 5th Linguistics in the Gulf Conference (LGC-5), to be held on March 29-30, 2015. 

The aim of this conference is to provide a platform for scholars and professionals whose research interests focus on language in the Gulf region to share their ongoing research and expertise and to promote the study of linguistics in the region. The conference also aims to create opportunities for research collaboration among linguists working in institutions across the region.

Call for Papers:

LGC-5 invites abstracts that deal with any aspect of language in the Gulf, including but not limited to the following areas:

- Formal aspects of the Gulf spoken dialects (phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics)
- Formal, social, and/or functional aspects of sign language(s) used in the Arabic-speaking world
- Contact of Arabic dialects with other languages in the region
- Linguistic variation and change, linguistic leveling, and language planning and policies
- Language ideology and attitudes about dialects and standard Arabic
- Discourse analysis of Arabic literary and non-literary texts
- Language acquisition & learning in the Gulf
- Forensic linguistics in the Arabic context
- Computational linguistics and Arabic data processing
- Neurolinguistics and bilingual language processing
- Sociolinguistics of English in the Gulf


- Abstracts must be submitted online by February 8, 2015 through EasyAbs (Easy Abstracts) at this link:  http://linguistlist.org/easyabs/lingingulf5
- Abstracts should be at most 400 words (not counting references), and not indicate the name of the author(s)
- Decisions about your abstracts will be communicated to you in mid-February, 2015

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