American Association of Teachers of Arabic

Second Call for Papers: University of Michigan Arabic Second Language Acquisition Conference

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

Second Call for Papers:

You are invited to submit proposals for presentation at the International

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

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

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

Language socialization
Discourse, Conversation, or Pragmatic

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 <

Prof. Sami Boudelaa, University of UAE & Cambridge University <

Prof. Lotfi Sayahi, University at Albany – SUNY <

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: 

Deadline for Receipt of Abstracts:
February 28, 2016

Notification of abstract acceptance:
March 30, 2016

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 <

Department of Linguistics <


Institute for the Humanities <

Please contact the conference organizer, Prof. Mohammad Alhawary:

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