CFP 2018

مؤتمر جامعة ميشيغان الدولي الثاني  

 للغويات العربية التطبيقية واكتساب العربية لغةً ثانية       

          2018/9/2  &  2018/أيلول 9/1              

« تعلّم وتعليم العربية واختباراتها »      

The conference is an open forum for scholars interested in exploring empirically topics and issues in Arabic applied linguistics and second language acquisition. The conference themes are Arabic second/foreign language learning, teaching, and testing as well as  the interface and connections between them.

Current approaches for investigating the different aspects (phonology, vocabulary, morphology, syntax, morphosyntax, semantics, pragmatics, etc.) of Arabic second/foreign language learning 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
  • Corpus-based
  • L1 transfer
  • L2 transfer
  • Sociocultural
  • Sociocognitive
  • Language socialization
  • Neurobiological
  • Discourse, Conversation analysis
  • Code-switching
  • Diglossia
  • Ideology
  • Identity
  • Heritage

Topics which deal with the theory and practice of Arabic second/foreign language teaching and second language proficiency testing and assessment include but not limited to:

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

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Languages of the conference
English and Arabic

Abstract submission
To present a paper, an abstract is required. To submit an abstract, click here

Deadline for Receipt of Abstracts
March 1, 2018

Notification of abstract acceptance
March 25, 2018

Following the conference, papers which are recommended by external peer reviewers will be published in Al-‘Arabiyya (The Journal of the American Association of Teachers of Arabic).

Confirmed Speakers

  • Stephen Krashen: On L2 Speaking and Acquisition
  • Sami Boudelaa: On L2 Arabic Lexical Proecessing
  • Mohammad Alhawary: On L2 Arabic Proficiency Testing

Conference Advisory Committee

  • Abdulkafi Albirini
  • Brahim Chakrani
  • Mohammad Alhawary

Registration: Registration is free. Please register online by clicking here

Please contact the conference organizer, Prof. Mohammad T. Alhawary: