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U-M Conference on Arabic Applied Lingui 2022 : 4th Biennial University of Michigan International Conference on Arabic Applied Linguistics


When Nov 19, 2022 - Nov 20, 2022
Where University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Abstract Registration Due Oct 1, 2021
Submission Deadline Mar 15, 2022
Notification Due Apr 15, 2022
Categories    applied linguistics   theoretical linguistics   sociolinguistics   l1, l2, l3 acquisition

Call For Papers

The conference is an open forum for scholars interested in exploring empirically topics and issues in Arabic applied linguistics. The topics of the conference cover three mains strands:

I. Topics which deal with Arabic second language acquisition (SLA). Current approaches for investigating the different aspects (phonology, vocabulary, morphology, syntax, morphosyntax, semantics, pragmatics, etc.) of Arabic SLA include but not limited to:

Formal (generative, functional, typological)
Cognitive (processability, attention, noticing and awareness)
Input-based (input processing; input, interaction and output)
Frequency and usage-based
L1 transfer
L2 transfer
Language socialization
Discourse, Conversation analysis

II. Topics which deal with the theory and practice of Arabic second/foreign language teaching, second language learning, second language proficiency testing and assessment as well as the interface and connections between them include but not limited to:

Application of classroom approaches or specific techniques to develop language skills and components (speaking, listening, reading, writing, culture, vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, accuracy, fluency, etc.)
Assessment of individual differences and external variables (aptitude, anxiety, attitude, distance, motivation, learner’s perception, etc.)
L2 maintenance and attrition
Learning strategies
Local versus study-abroad environment
Curriculum design and assessment
Foreign language learning assessment
Proficiency testing (speaking, listening, reading, and writing)
Second language acquisition-second language pedagogy interface
Second language acquisition-testing interface
Teacher cognition
Teacher education
Technology-mediated learning and teaching

III. Topics which deal with applied research related to Arabic as an L1, including:

Arabic first language acquisition (investigating the different aspects including phonology, morphology, syntax, morphosyntax, semantics, pragmatics, etc.)
Arabic L1 Literacy (including child and adult), reading, and writing
Analysis of interaction and communication including discourse, conversation, signs, and gestures
Bilingualism and multilingualism
Corpus linguistics
Forensic linguistics
Language and culture, and socialization
Language and identity
Language and ideology
Language and technology
Language cognition and processing
Language impairment and language pathology
Language maintenance and attrition
Language policy and language planning
Neurolinguistic research

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Languages of the conference
English and Arabic

Abstract submission
To present a paper, an abstract is required:

Deadline for Receipt of Abstracts
March 15, 2022

Notification of abstract acceptance
April 15, 2022

Following the conference, papers which are recommended by external peer reviewers will be published in Al-‘Arabiyya:

Confirmed Speakers

Rachel Hayes-Harb
Brahim Chakrani
Abdulkafi Albirini

Conference Advisory Committee

Dris Soulaimani
Said Hannouchi
Sami Boudelaa
Brahim Chakrani
Hanada Al-Masri
Abdulkafi Albirini


Department of Middle East Studies, U-M
Department of Linguistics, U-M
The Language Resource Center, U-M
Weinberg Institute for Cognitive Science, U-M
Humanities Institute, U-M
College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, U-M
University of Michigan Office of Research

Registration: Registration is free:

Conference website:

Inquiries: Contact the conference organizer, Prof. Mohammad Alhawary:

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