From: Dr. Amal Marogy <aem69cam.ac.uk>
Subject: The Foundations of Arab Linguistics - Sibawayhi and the Earliest Arabic Grammatical Theory
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Full Title: The Foundations of Arab Linguistics - Sibawayhi and the Earliest
Arabic Grammatical Theory
Short Title: FAL
Date: 03-Sep-2010 - 04-Sep-2010
Location: Cambridge, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Dr. Amal Marogy
Meeting Email: fal-conferenceames.cam.ac.uk
Web Site: http://www.ames.cam.ac.uk/news_events/foundations-arab-
Linguistic Field(s): History of Linguistics
Call Deadline: 07-May-2010
This conference is designed to bring together Arabists, specialists in linguistics
and research students to explore the foundations of the Arabic linguistic
tradition and its development. It will focus particularly on the tradition's
understanding of the nature and role of language as a medium of knowledge
and communication. The conference will also offer a special session on the
hotly debated issue of possible foreign influences in the formative stage of
Arab linguistics. The five linguistic traditions under discussion will be Hebrew,
Persian, Syriac, Greek and Sanskrit. The perspectives on language across
these traditions, and the similarities and/or differences between them will form
the focus of the session.
Call for Papers
Potential participants are invited to suggest papers which highlight and
analyse traditions, approaches, or frameworks either formal or functional, or
explore new avenues for research in the field. Abstracts must be no longer
than 250 words and should be submitted by e-mail. Applicants will be notified
by e-mail whether their abstract has been accepted by 15th May, 2010.
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