29th Annual Symposium on Arabic Linguistics

April 9-11, 2015

April 9-11, 2015

ASAL Program

ASAL Program (pdf)

Thursday April 9, 2015

Morning — Union 191

8:00-8:45 — Registration and coffee
8:45-9:00 — Opening Remarks

PHONETICS

9:00 - 9:30 Jason Schroefer (University of Texas)
An Acoustic Investigation of /tˤ/ in Aswan Arabic
9:30-10:00 Zainab Hermes, Nicole Wannie Wong, Torrey Loucks, and Ryan Shosted
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
An EMA study of the articulatory difference in emphatic-plain alveolar fricatives of Lebanese Arabic
10:00-10:30 Zafer Lababidi and Hanyong Park
(University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
Perceptual Mapping between Arabic and English Consonants
10:30-11:00 Angeliki Athanasopoulou, Nadya Pincus, Irene Vogel, and Adam Breiner (University of Delaware)
Acoustic Manifestation of Stress and Focus in Arabic

11:00-11:15 am — Break


SYNTAX

11:15-11-45 Mohammad Mohammad (University of Texas)
The laamaat in Palestinian Arabic
11:45-12:15 Ahmad Alqassas (Georgetown)
Clausal Architecture and Standard Arabic Negation

Afternoon — CRT 175

ACQUISITION

2:30-3:00 Dimitrios Ntelitheos and Ali Idrissi
(United Arab Emirates University)
Language Growth in Child Emirati Arabic
3:00-3:30 Matthew Tucker (NYU Abu Dhabi),
Ali Idrissi (United Arab Emirates University),
and Diogo Almeida (NYU Abu Dhabi)
Representing Templates, Number, and Gender: Self-Paced Reading Evidence from Modern Standard Arabic

3:30-3:45 pm — Break


PHONOLOGY

3:45-4:15 Ammar Alammar (Stony Brook University)
Non-metrical vowel optimization and iambic unevenness in Arabic
4:15-4:45 Abdel-Khalig Ali (University of Toronto)
Prosodic Domains of Syllabification in Sudanese Arabic

4:45-5:00 pm — Break

5:00-6:00 Stuart Davis (Indiana University)
Templatic Mapping in Arabic with a focus on the Comparative

Friday April 10, 2015

Morning — Lubar S171

SYNTAX

8:30-9:00 Youssef Haddad (University of Florida)
MOVE as a MERGE Licensing Operation: Evidence from Adjunct Control in Arabic
9:00-9:30 Phil Crone (Stanford University)
Arabic First Conjunct Agreement: Against Late Operations
9:30-10:00 Usama Soltan (Middlebury College)
The syntax of vocatives in Egyptian Arabic
10:00-10:30 Faruk Akkus (Yale University)
The Syntax of (Complex) Tense in Sason Arabic

10:30-10:45 am — Break

10:45-11:45 Peter Hallman (University of Vienna)
Insights into Predicate Structure from the Arabic Active Participles

12:00-1:00 pm — Business Meeting


Afternoon — Lubar S171

CORPUS

2:00-2:30 Cheng-Wei Lin (University of Michigan)
A Corpus-Based Study on the Treatment of Objects in Arabic Ditransitive Verb: the Case of [ʔaʕtˤaː]
2:30-3:00 Andreas Hallberg (Lund University)
Variation in the use of case endings in formal Arabic speech styles
3:00-3:30 Dana Abdulrahim (University of Bahrain)
Reflections on the Arabic verb inflectional paradigm

3:30-3:45 pm — Break


DIALECTOLOGY and SOCIOLINGUISTICS

3:45-4:15 Aaron Freeman (University of Pennsylvania)
The Linguistic Geography of Dorsal Consonants in Syria
4:15-4:45 Keith Maki (Carnegie Mellon University),
Carolyn Rose (Carnegie Mellon University),
Miriam Barak (Technion - Israel Institute of Technology)
Social Dynamics in Online Education: Linguistic Variation in an Arabic Massive Open Online Course
4:45-5:15 Uri Horesh (Northwestern University)
Religious affiliation as a subtle sociohistorical factor in Palestinian Arabic

5:15-5:30 pm — Break

5:30-6:30 Reem Bassiouney (American University of Cairo)
The Future of Arabic Sociolinguistics

7:00 pm — Conference Dinner


Saturday April 11, 2015

Morning — Lubar S171

DISCOURSE

9:00-9:30 Amel Khalfaoui (Florida Atlantic University)
A procedural analysis of the Tunisian Arabic discourse connective ʔama

SYNTAX and SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION

9:30-10:00 Juman Albukhari (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
Gapping in Jordanian Arabic
10:00-10:30 Dola Algady (American University of Madaba-Jordan)
The acquisition of relative clauses: How do second language learners of Arabic do it?

10:30-10:45 am — Break


COMPUTATIONAL LINGUISTICS

10:45-11:15 Yousuf Abo-Amer Cairo University) and Ali Farghaly (Networked Insights)
Mariam ComLex: A Bi-Directional Finite State Morphological Transducer for MSA
11:15-11:45 Lisa Dawdy-Hesterberg (Northwestern University)
A predictive account of masdar formation for Arabic form I verbs

11:45 am — Concluding Remarks