American Association of Teachers of Arabic


Conferences & Call For Papers


  • 08 Dec 2015 8:45 AM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    Second Call for Papers:

    You are invited to submit proposals for presentation at the International
    Conference:

    "Investigating Arabic Second Language Learning: Empirical Findings and Trends"

    to be held at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, September 24-25, 2016:

    https://sites.lsa.umich.edu/arabic-sla-conference/ 

    The conference is an open forum for scholars interested in exploring empirically the different aspects of Arabic second/foreign language learning within current approaches, including:

    Formal (generative, functional, typological) Cognitive (processability, attention, noticing and awareness) Input-based (input processing, input, interaction and output) Frequency and usage-based

    Corpus-based
    Sociocultural
    Sociocognitive
    Language socialization
    Neurobiological
    Discourse, Conversation, or Pragmatic
    Code-switching
    Diglossia
    Ideology
    Identity

    Topics can also deal with the theory and practice of Arabic second/foreign language teaching. Encouraged topics include but not limited to:

    Application of classroom approaches or specific techniques to teach language skills and components (speaking, listening, reading, writing, culture, vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation) Technology-mediated learning and teaching Local versus study-abroad environment
    L1 transfer in L2 acquisition
    L2 transfer in L3 acquisition
    L2 maintenance and attrition
    Learning strategies
    Individual differences and external variables (aptitude, anxiety, attitude, distance, and motivation) Learner’s perception Accuracy Fluency Foreign language testing Second language acquisition-testing interface Heritage learners Teacher education

    Confirmed keynote speakers:

    Prof. Bill VanPatten, Michigan State University <https://sites.google.com/site/bvpsla/

    Prof. Sami Boudelaa, University of UAE & Cambridge University <http://www.chss.uaeu.ac.ae/en/profile/profile.shtml?email=s.boudelaa

    Prof. Lotfi Sayahi, University at Albany – SUNY <http://www.albany.edu/llc/faculty_lsayahi.shtml

    Languages of the conference:
    English and Arabic

    Abstract submission:
    To present a paper, an abstract is required. To submit an abstract, please visit the following site:

    https://sites.lsa.umich.edu/arabic-sla-conference/submissions/ 

    Deadline for Receipt of Abstracts:
    February 28, 2016

    Notification of abstract acceptance:
    March 30, 2016

    Publication:
    Following the conference, papers which are recommended by external peer reviewers will be published in a book under contract with Routledge.

    Co-Sponsors at U-M:

    Department of Near Eastern Studies <https://www.lsa.umich.edu/neareast

    Department of Linguistics <http://www.lsa.umich.edu/linguistics/

    CMENAS <http://www.ii.umich.edu/cmenas/

    Institute for the Humanities <https://www.lsa.umich.edu/humanities

    Inquiries:
    Please contact the conference organizer, Prof. Mohammad Alhawary:
    abuamr@umich.edu

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