Arabic Linguistics Forum 2023 (ALiF2023)

Nov. 8, 2023 - Nov. 10, 2023

The fifth Arabic Linguistics Forum conference will be held at the University of York on Wednesday 8th-Friday 10th November 2023. As in previous years the aim of this international conference is to provide a forum for academic and scholarly exchange on the linguistics of the Arabic language family, for researchers from across Europe and the Middle East, and beyond.

We apologise for the delayed call for papers due to circumstances beyond our control. Authors of accepted papers will be offered the option of delivering their paper to the conference via Zoom if travel to the UK cannot be organised in time after notification of acceptance. There will therefore also be an option to register to attend the conference online for a reduced registration fee, but we hope that all who are able to attend the conference in person will do so, and we look forward to welcoming you to York.

The Arabic Linguistics Forum welcomes the submission of abstracts in all areas of Arabic linguistics: phonetics, phonology, syntax, semantics, morphology, dialectology, sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, conversation analysis, historical linguistics, language acquisition, psycholinguistics, computational linguistics, and applied linguistics.

Submission instructions:

Abstracts for both full papers and posters should be written in English and should not exceed 500 words. References and/or figures may optionally be included, but should not exceed two pages of A4 (or US ‘Letter’). Please submit your abstract in pdf format.

Your abstract must be anonymous. You will be asked to submit a version with your name and affiliation on it if your abstract is selected for presentation. Please make sure that you do not use your name in the filename for your abstract, and please erase or anonymize any details which might identify you in the file that you submit. Please use one word from the title of your abstract as the filename.

Talks will be allotted 20 minutes for the presentation with 10 minutes for questions and answers.

Submissions open: Aug. 1, 2023 - Sept. 15, 2023

Abstract review period: Sept. 18, 2023 - Oct. 7, 2023

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