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Conference Program

Thursday 2/20

6:00 Pre-Conference Happy Hour (Location TBA)

Friday 2/21
Glickman Conference Center, CLA Building

9:00-10:15 East Arabian Arabic Varieties
Phillip Stokes, moderator

Simone Bettega, University of Torino
Linguistic Variation in Qatari Arabic

Michael Mendoza, University of Texas at Austin
Nominal Tanwiin in Spoken Emirati Arabic

Ammar Alammar, SUNY at Stony Brook
Vowel Alternations in Zilfaawi Arabic

10:15-10:30 Break

10:30-11:45 Literary Production as Historiography
Patrick Higgins, moderator

Julie Yelle, University of Texas at Austin
Sicily as an Arab Homeland in Ibn Ḥamdīs’s Qasīdah 157

Pelle Valentin, Oxford University
Once Upon a Time in Baghdad: Revisiting nostalgia in Iraqi Jewish autobiographical writing

Claire Cooley, University of Texas at Austin
Are Citizen Journalist Images Democratic? Documenting Tahrir in The Square

11:45-1:45 Lunch

1:45-2:45 Explorations in Philology
Nesrine Basheer, moderator

Rana Issa, University of Oslo
Arabic Translations of the Bible: A philological introduction

Kjersti Enger Jensen, University of Oslo
The Mamluk Lancer: A philological study of Nihāyat al-su'l

2:45-3:00 Break

3:00-4:45 Borrowing and Bilingualism
Emilie Zuniga, moderator

Ryan Fan, University of Texas at Austin
Verb Borrowing in a Root-Pattern Language: English Verbs in Cairene Arabic

Michael Turner, University of Texas at Austin
A Tale of Tā' Marbūṭa: Remnants of Old Arabic Morphology in the Tashilhiyt Berber Lexicon

Rebekah Post, University of Texas at Austin
Written vs. Spoken: An analysis of Moroccan Arabic-French code-switching in different modes

Corinne Stokes, University of Texas at Austin
Persian Arabic Code-Switching in Arabic Pop Songs

4:45-5:00 Break

5:00-5:15 Welcome Address

5:15 Keynote Address
Dr. Kamran Rastegar, Tufts University
“Celebrating Untranslatability in Arabic Literature”

7:00 Conference Banquet

Saturday 2/22
Glickman Conference Center, CLA Building

9:00-10:00 Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language
Katy Whiting, moderator

Lama Nassif, University of Texas at Austin
Output-Induced Noticing and Language Anxiety: An investigation of L2 Arabic acquisition

Amr Gomaa, Cairo University
Virtual Arabic Language and its Role in Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language: A proposal for the development of Microsoft-based tools

10:00-10:15 Break

10:15-11:30 Dialectal and Diglossic Variation
Michael Turner, moderator

William Cotter, University of Essex
[ɣazza] ~ [ɣazze]: Vowel raising in the Arabic of Gaza City

Yasser Elshami
The Language of Contemporary Egyptian Newspapers' Opinion Articles: Revisiting Badawi's model

Safa Elnaeli, Louisiana State University
Shifts between Standard Arabic and Libyan Arabic with Facebook Users: A discourse analysis study

11:30-1:30 Lunch & Break-out Groups

1:30-2:45 Faculty Panel: Fieldwork & Research Across Contexts

2:45-3:00 Break

3:00-3:55 Morphological Theory
Thomas Leddy-Cecere, moderator

Ignacio Montoya, City University of New York
Reconsidering Formal Accounts of the Arabic Templatic System

Lindley Winchester, University of Kentucky
Egyptian Arabic Broken Plurals in KATR

3:55-4:50 Topics in the Arabic Novel
Katie Logan, moderator

Rawad Wahbe, University of Texas at Austin
Sites of Trauma and Traumatic Sights: The staging of Khalil Hawi’s suicide in memory for forgetfulness

Shir Alon, University of California, Los Angeles
Disappearance as Form: The end of cosmopolitanism in Jabra's In Search of Walid Masoud

4:50-5:00 Break

5:00 Keynote Address
Dr. Sonia S’hiri, University of Arizona
“Diglossic Language Gains and Intercultural Competence Development”

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