American Association of Teachers of Arabic


Arabic Applied Linguistics & SLA Conference Program 2018

06 Aug 2018 1:55 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

The Second Biannual Conference on
Arabic Applied Linguistics & Second Language Acquisition
University of Michigan
September 1-2, 2018
For full schedule and registration information:  
https://sites.lsa.umich.edu/arabic-sla-conference/program-schedule/

Saturday, September 1, 2018

7:45-8:15  Registration (Michigan League, 2nd Floor)
8:15-8:30   Welcome--Opening Remarks (Vandenberg Room-Michigan League, 2ndFloor) 

PANEL: LANGUAGE LEARNING STRATEGIES, ATTITUDES, AND MOTIVATION 
Location: Vandenberg Room (Michigan League, 2ndFloor)
Chair:  Brahim Chakrani, Michigan State University

8:30-9:00  Arabic Language-Learning Strategy Preferences among College-Level Students
Hezi Brosh, United States Naval Academy

9:00-9:30 Learners’ and Teachers’ Attitudes to Using L1 in EFL and AFL classrooms
El-Hussein A. Y. Aly, Helwan University, Egypt

9:30-10:00 Language Attitude Perspectives on Arabic as a Second Language Learning and Teaching
Mohamed ElSawi Hassan, Amherst College

10:00-10:30 The Effect of Innate Psychological Needs on Learning Arabic as a Second Language in Light of Self-determination Theory
Abdelaadim Bidaoui, Ball State University

10:30-10:45 Coffee/Tea Break

10:45-12:00 Keynote Vandenberg Room (Michigan League, 2ndFloor)
On Polyglots and Multilingualism
Stephen Krashen  

12:00-1:30 Lunch Break

PANEL: CODESWITCHING, NAMING, AND DISCOURSE ANALYSIS
Location:Vandenberg Room (Michigan League, 2ndFloor)
Chair: Abdulkafi Albirini, Utah State University

1:30-2:00 Codeswitching Use on Twitter and Implications for Arabic L2 Pedagogy Saeed Ali Al Alaslaa, King Abdulaziz University

2:00-2:30  What is in a Name? The Case of Arabic Names
Ahmed Ferhadi, New York University

2:30-3:00 A Window on Islamic Cultural Discourse Strategies in Textbooks of Arabic as a ForeignLanguage: A Descriptive Study
Halimeh Ahmad Mohammad Amayreh, Al- Balqa' Applied University; andMokhemer Saleh Mosa Yehya, Yarmouk University

PANEL: ARABIC HERITAGE LEARNERS AND L1/L2 ACQUISITION
Location: Vandenberg Room (Michigan League, 2ndFloor)
Chair: Mohammad T. Alhawary, University of Michigan

3:00-3:30 Heritage and L2 Learners’ Acquisition of Arabic Emphatics and Gutturals: An Ultrasound Study
Amanda Eads, Jodi Khater, and Jeff Mielke, North Carolina State University

3:30-4:00 L1 and L2 Transfer in Heritage Speakers and L2 Learners of Standard Arabic
Abdulkafi Albirini, Utah State University; Eman Saadah, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; and Mohammad T. Alhawary, University of Michigan

4:00-4:30 Sentential Negation in Southern Levantine Heritage Arabic
Ahmad Alqassas, Georgetown University

4:30-5:00 Why Standard Arabic is not a “Second Language” for Native Speakers of Arabic
Abdulkafi Albirini, Utah State University

6:00-10:00 Reception/Dinner - Koessler Room (Michigan League, 3rd Floor)

Sunday, September 2, 2018

PANEL: TECHNOLOGY-MEDIATED LEARNING AND TEACHING
Location: Hussey Room (Michigan League, 2ndFloor)
Chair: Sameh Abdelrehim Alansary, University of Alexandria

8:00-8:30 Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language Using Blended E-learning and its Effectiveness on Achievement and Attitude towards Self-learning
Hanan Hamdi Elsalamouny and Walid Mohamed Ghabbour, Shaqra University, Saudi Arabia

8:30-9:00 Influence of Technology on the Acquisition of Incidental Vocabulary
Juman Al Bukhari and John Dewey, University of North Georgia

9:00-9:30 It is Fun to Make Comics! Integrating Digital Comics Creation Tasks in the Online AFL Classroom
Mona Maged Hassan Abdou Azam, The American University in Cairo

9:30-10:00 A Corpus Study of Length and Pronominality Effect on L2 Arabic Ditransitive Construction
Cheng-Wei Lin, University of Texas, Austin

10:00-10:15 Coffee/Tea Break

PANEL: CLASSROOM INTERACTION AND TASKS
Location:Hussey Room (Michigan League, 2ndFloor)
Chair: Eman Saadah, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

10:15-10:45 Forward and Backward Repair in L2 Arabic Classroom and Dyadic Interactions
Khaled Al Masaeed, Carnegie Mellon University

10:45-11:15 The Role of Tasks and Activities in the Development of Language Competence by Learners of Arabic as a Second Language Fouad Amraoui, Mohammed V University& Qalam wa Lawh Center for Arabic Studies

11:15-12:15 Keynote Hussey Room (Michigan League, 2ndFloor)
Automatic Arabic Text Diacritization for Teaching/Learning Arabic as a Foreign Language
Sameh Abdelrehim Alansary, University of Alexandria

12:15-2:00 Lunch Break

PANEL: LANGUAGE LEARNING AND IDEOLOGY
Location: Hussey Room (Michigan League, 2ndFloor)
Chair:
Wijdan Alsayegh, University of Michigan

2:00-2:30 Examining the Role of Ideology in Intergenerational Language Attitudes amongst Arab Americans
Brahim Chakrani, Michigan State University

2:30-3:00 Language Ideologies in Arabic Classrooms: A Reflection from a Study Abroad Experience
Dris Soulaimani, San Diego State University

3:00-3:30 Moving from Monolingual to Multilingual Ideologies of Arabic Language Learning
Emma Trentman, University of New Mexico

PANEL: WORD RECOGNITION AND READING & PROFICIENCY ASSESSMENT  
Location: Hussey Room (Michigan League, 2ndFloor)
Chair: Mohammad T. Alhawary, University of Michigan

3:30-4:00 The Role of Diacritics in Word Recognition and their Impact on Arabic L2 Learners’ Reading Speed, Accuracy, and Comprehension at Different Stages of Arabic L2 Acquisition
Ali Ahmed Al Midhwah, King Saud University

4:00-4:30 Investigating the Influences of Long-Term, as Compared to Short-Term, Phonological Memory on the Word Recall Abilities of Arabic Readers versus Arabic Native Speakers: A Word-Recall Study Insiya Bhalloo, University of Toronto

4:30-5:00  Native Arabic Speakers as Key Informants in Assessing Oral Proficiency of Nonnatives
Wessam Abdelaziz, Western Michigan University

Co-Sponsors

Department of MiddleEast Studies

Department of Linguistics

Weinberg Institute for Cognitive Science

The Language Resource Center

Humanities Institute


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