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Conference on Arabic Applied Linguistics, December 5-6, 2020

18 Nov 2020 10:24 AM | Anonymous

3rd Biennial U-M International Conference on
Arabic Applied Linguistics

University of Michigan
December 5-6, 2020

Conference Program

SATURDAY, December 5, 2020

8:15-8:30
Welcome--Opening Remarks: Mohammad Alhawary, Conference Organizer

PANEL 1: L1 SOCIOLINGUISTICS 
Chair: Brahim Chakrani, Michigan State University

8:30-9:00
The Interactive Organization of Stance in Spoken Arabic: Toward an Embodied View of Language
Dris Soulaimani, San Diego State University

9:00-9:30
Anti-language: A Case Study of Jordanian Inmates
Ahmad Mohammad Ahmad Al-Harahsheh, University of Sharjah, UAE

9:30-10:00
Language, Ideology and Power: Insights from the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict
Ahmad Ayyad, Al-Quds University, Palestine
    
10:00-10:30
The Future of Languages in the Arab World in the Age of Globalization and Advanced Technology: A Political and Sociolinguistic Approach
Abdenbi Lachkar, Université Paul Valéry Montpellier3, France
    
10:30-10:45
Coffee/Tea Break

PANEL 2:L1 AND DIGLOSSIA
Chair: Sami Boudelaa, University of UAE

10:45-11:15
The Emergence of Subjects in Lebanese Two-year-olds
Layal Abboud, University of Tours, France
Lina Choueiri, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Nour Seifeddine, Saint Joseph University, Lebanon
Laurie Tuller, University of Tours, France

11:15-11:45
The Written Language of Deaf and Hard-of-hearing College Students in Saudi Arabia and Pedagogical Implications
Saeed Ali Al Alaslaa, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia
    
11:45-12:15
Comparing Arab Children’s Linguistic Abilities in Standard Arabic and Colloquial Arabic Through the Use of Stories
Abdulkafi Albirini, Utah State University

12:15-1:30
Lunch Break

PANEL 3: L1 & DIGLOSSIA

Chair: Abdulkafi Albirini, Utah State University  

1:30-2:00
Diglossic Code-switching Between Standard Arabic and Najdi Arabic in Religious Discourse
Majedah Abdullah Alaiyed, Qassim University, Saudi Arabia

2:00-2:30
Empirical Investigation into Textual Characteristics of Arabic Passages
Myoyoung Kim and Salwa Alkass, Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center

2:30-3:00
Variation-Sensitive Familiarity Measures for Words and Texts in Arabic Using Social Media and Web Corpora
Khaled Elghamry, Ain Shams University, Egypt
Attia Youseif, Indiana University

SUNDAY, December 6, 2020

PANEL 4: L2 PEDAGOGY
Chair:Mohammad T. Alhawary, University of Michigan

8:30-9:00
The Effectiveness of Explicit and Implicit Corrective Feedback in L2 Learning
Mourad Abdennebi & Abdullah Alelyani, Texas Tech University

9:00-9:30
The Impact of Using Task- Based Teaching Approach on Improving Arabic Learners Writing Skills
Maysoon Al Sayed Ahmad, University of Mary Washington

9:30-10:00
Attention to Geminate Verb Forms in L2 Arabic Reading: An Eye Movement Study
Elizabeth Huntley, Michigan State University
Lama Nassif, Williams College
Ayman Mohamed, Michigan State University
    
10:00-10:30
Frequent Arabic Grammatical Errors Among Undergraduate Students
Hezi Brosh, United States Naval Academy
    
10:30-11:00
Collaborative Vocabulary Learning in the Arabic Classroom: Between Theory and Pedagogy
Ayman Mohamed, Michigan State University
Amr Ahmed, Michigan State University
    
11:00-11:15
Coffee/Tea Break

11:15-12:15
Keynote
The Surprising Relevance of the Modern Language Aptitude Test (MLAT) to Current Research on Language Learning
Daniel Reed, Michigan State University
    
12:15-1:30
Lunch Break

PANEL 5: HERITAGE LEARNERS

Chair: Saeed Ali Al Alaslaa, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia

1:30-2:00
Morphological Awareness among Heritage Language Learners of Arabic
Nour Mohamad Kweider, Carnegie Mellon University
    
2:00-2:30
Reanalysis of Nominal and Verbal Morphology in Moroccan Heritage Speakers in France
Amal El Haimeur, University of Kansas

2:30-3:00
The Discursive Construction of Personal Events Among Arabic-English Bilinguals in the US
Brahim Chakrani, Michigan State University
Dris Soulaimani, San Diego State University
    
3:00-3:15
Coffee/Tea Break

PANEL6: MOTIVATION, IDENTITY, STUDY ABROAD, & TELECOLLABORATION
Chair: Dris Soulaimani, San Diego State University

3:15-3:45
A Perceptual Perspective of the Impact of Motivation on Learning Arabic as a Second Language in Light of Self-Determination Theory
Abdelaadim Bidaoui, Ball State University
    
3:45-4:15
Language, Culture, and Identity: Perspectives from Non-native Arabic Teachers
Brahim Oulbeid, University of Massachusetts – Amherst

4:15-4:45
Study Abroad, Stress and Hair Cortisol: Highly Individual Variation
Kirk Belnap, Brigham Young University
    
4:45-5:15
Tele-collaboration and Cross-Intercultural Communicative Competence in the AFL Classroom
Mohamed Hassan, Amherst College
Ahmed Al Khateeb. King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia


Registration: Registration is free. https://sites.lsa.umich.edu/arabic-sla-conference/registration

Conference website: https://sites.lsa.umich.edu/arabic-sla-conference/call-for-papers


Co-Sponsors
Department of MiddleEast Studies
Department of Linguistics
Weinberg Institute for Cognitive Science
The Language Resource Center
Humanities Institute
College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
U-M Office of Research





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