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Conference venue: Bayreuth University Campus

Talks: Room S120, Building GW I (second floor)
Posters: Room S121, Building GW I (second floor)
Coffee Breaks: Room S121, Building GW I (second floor)
Lunch: Mensa

To join the Conference via Zoom, please register here.

The Abstract Booklet can be downloaded here

DAY 1: Wednesday 12.04.2023Einklappen

8:30 - 09:15 Arrival & Registration

09:10 - 09:30 Welcome / Opening

Valentina Serreli (Arabistik, University of Bayreuth)

Rüdiger Seesemann (Africa Multiple Cluster of Excellence)

9:30 - 11:00 Session 1

  • Pantelleria: its Arabic dialect reconsidered
    Dominique Caubet (INALCO)

  • The Moroccan verbal prefixes /kā-/ and /tā-/: evidence for a single, endo-Semitic origin
    Jacopo Falchetta (University of Bergamo)

  • Moroccan Arabic bħal and the existence of a multi-pattern correlative structure in Maghrebi dialects
    Nadia Comolli (Independent researcher)

11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break

11:30 - 12:30 Session 2

  • It’s funny!”. Decline in Use and/or Loss of Prestige for Modern Standard Arabic in Tunisia
    Lilia Ben Mansour (University of Jendouba)

  • The standard ideological myth of Arabic as a ‘no-man’s land’: The case of Arabic as a university prerequisite course in Sudan
    Elshifa Mohammednour Elamin (Omdurman Ahlia University)

12:30 - 14:00 Lunch at Mensa

13:30 - 14:00 Poster Session 1

14:00 - 15:30 Session 3

  • Gutenberg Reloaded: Ajami, the Hausa Digital Alaramma and Secular Texts in Northern Nigeria
    Abdalla Uba Adamu (Bayero University)

  • Almost a stillbirth: Development and Use of Ajami in Ilorin Emirate
    Aliyu Sakariyau Alabi (Bayero University)

  • The encounter of Arabic and Amharic in Ethiopian Islamic poetry
    Andreas Wetter (independent researcher)

15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break

16:00 - 17:30 Session 4

  • Feature pool among migratory populations: variables and speakers from a micro-perspective
    Muhadj Adnan, Ajid Lawan Saleh and Jonathan Owens (University of Bayreuth and University of Maiduguri)

  • Effects of migration on minority languages: the case of Nigerian (Shuwa) Arabic in the North East Nigeria
    Jidda Hassan Juma’a (University of Maiduguri)

  • Language variation in the Arabic dialect of Nefza (Northwest Tunisia)
    Aleksandra Naddari (University of Vienna)

DAY 2: Thursday 13.04.2023Einklappen

9:00 - 10:30 Session 5

  • The Evolution of the Dialect of Casablanca: How a Bedouin-type variety became a basis for a national koine
    Terlan Djavadova (University of Vienna)

  • Gender distinction in Tunisian Arabic dialects
    Veronica Ritt-Benmimoun (University of Vienna)

  • Urban and rural: remarks on the classification of Essaouira Arabic (Morocco)
    Felipe Benjamin Francisco (Free University of Berlin)

10:30-11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:00 Session 6

  • La place de l’arabe dans le paysage linguistique des Comores
    Ali Abdoulhamid (University of Comoros)

  • Arabic in Zanzibar: gone but not forgotten?
    Sarali Gintsburg (University of Navarra)

12:00 - 13:30 Lunch at Mensa

13:00 - 13:30 Poster Session 2

13:30 - 15:00 Session 7

  • From Arabic du‘ā’ to Bamana dùbabu/dùgawu: the avatars of an Islamic formulaic genre in a West African language
    Klaudia Dombrowsky-Hahn & Francesco Zappa (University of Bayreuth and Sapienza University of Rome)

  • Endearment Terms in Egyptian TV Series: A Sociolinguistic Study on Gender Style and Performance
    Hasnaa Essam Farag (University of Bayreuth)

  • The Cairene jewelers' jargon (sim is-suyyãg): Sociolinguistic questions
    Esther Ravier (École Normal Supérieure - LATTICE)

15:00-15:30 Coffee Break

15:30 - 17:00 Session 8

  • Change-of-state BCāD between Arabic and Berber
    Lameen Souag (LACITO)

  • "Dialectal tanwin" and "intrusive -in(n)-" in Central Asia and Africa
    Volkan Bozkurt (University of Heidelberg)

  • Thoughts on tense aspect-modelling at the intersection of creole and (African) non-creole varieties of Arabic
    Melanie Hanitsch (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg)

DAY 3: Friday 14.04.2023Einklappen

9:00 - 10:30 Session 9

  • Arabic Language and Non-Arab Minorities in Mauritania: A Historical Analysis of the Crisis of Arabization
    Taleb Bilal Eli (University of Nouakchott)

  • Understanding the role of language policy in the construction and maintenance of inequalities in Morocco and Tunisia
    Giacomo Iazzetta (University of Essex)

  • Language Policies, Debates, and Planning in Morocco: A Socio-Political Approach
    Mohamed Bataoui (Hassan I University)

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:00 Session 10

  • Preliminary Remarks on the Arabic spoken by the Dawwāda (Southwestern Libya)
    Massinissa Garaoun & Christophe Pereira (EPHE-LLACAN and INALCO-LACNAD)

  • Settled nomads: The dialect of Ain Bni Mathar (Eastern Morocco)
    Evgeniya Gutova (University of Navarra)

12:00 - 13:30 Lunch at Mensa

13:00 - 13:30 Poster Session 3

13:30 - 16:00 Session 11: Roundtable Discussion

  • Jeffrey Heath: “Arabic in Africa: a general linguistic perspective"

  • Fiona Mc Laughlin: “Arabic in Africa: the sociolinguistics of writing”

  • Catherine Miller: “Arabic in Africa: politics, policies and sociolinguistic perspectives

  • Stephan Procházka: “Arabic in Africa – Arabic in West Asia: a comparative perspective”

  • Open Discussion: “Arabic in Africa: why?”

16:00 - 16:30 Closing

DAY 1 to 3Einklappen

List of posters on display

  • The French-speaking Maghreb and Language Policies (Role of International Organisations)
    Jiří Bedrníček (INALCO)

  • A historiography of Arabic language planning in Senegal
    Cheikh Modou Badar Diop (Mouhamed-V University of Rabat & Cheikh anta Diop University of Dakar)

  • Reverse ʿAjami? Writing (not only) Arabic in a newly developed West African Script from Burkina Faso)
    Jannis Kostelnik (University of Bayreuth)

  • Notes on the 19th Century Algiers Arabic. Through the Study of a Personal Letter
    Esma Larbi (INALCO)

  • Diversification and shared similarities in Egyptian dialects: A preliminary quantitative analysis
    Carolina Zucchi (University of Bayreuth)

  • Verantwortlich für die Redaktion: Juniorprofessor Valentina Serreli

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