American Association of Teachers of Arabic


Title: 34th Annual Symposium on Arabic Linguistics
Date:  27-Feb-2020 - 01-Mar-2020
Location:  Tucson, Arizona, USA
Contact Person:  Mahmoud Azaz
Meeting Email:

Linguistics Field(s):  Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Psycholinguistics; Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s):  Arabic, Standard

Call Deadline:  01-Nov-2019

Meeting Description:
The Arabic Linguistics Society together with the University of Arizona’s School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies are pleased to announce the 34th Annual Symposium on Arabic Linguistics to be held at the University of Arizona in Tucson, on February 27-March 1, 2020.

Call for Papers: Papers are invited on topics that deal with theoretical and experimental issues in Arabic Linguistics. Research in the following areas of Arabic linguistics is encouraged: linguistic analysis (phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics), sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, discourse analysis, historical linguistics, corpus linguistics, language acquisition, and computational linguistics. 

Keynote Speakers: 
- Mohamed Embarki, the University of Franche-Comté 
- Rania Habib, Syracuse University 
- Samira Farwaneh, University of Arizona 

Guidelines: ​Persons interested in presenting papers are requested to prepare an abstract, following the guidelines at this link: 

  1. Please note that abstracts submitted must be written in English. Abstracts written in any other language will be rejected. Please also note that abstracts submitted by e-mail will not be accepted. 
  2. To submit to your abstract, please use the EasyAbstract link below: 
  3. Please fill in all the relevant fields on the submission page and upload a .pdf file of your abstract. You will receive an e-mail afterwards indicating that your abstract has been successfully submitted. Should you face any problem submitting your abstract via the above link, please contact​​ the conference organizers at

Student Awards: ​There will be at least three best student abstract awards; $300 each. 


Congratulations to Professor Adel Gamal, PhD, who received the 2018 AATA Lifetime Achievement Award

Congratulations to Anny Gaul First Prize Winner 2018 Translation Contest with "Aluminum"

and Nicholas B. Smith First Prize Winner 2018 Translation Contest with "Consciousness in Poetry"

and to Aiden Kaplan Second Prize Winner 2018 Translation Contest with "The Defendant"

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