CFP 2020

مؤتمر جامعة ميشيغان الدولي الثالث

للغويات العربية التطبيقية واكتساب العربية لغةً ثانية   

                            سيعلن عنه قريبا    

To be announced. 


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