12th International Conference of AIDA - 30th may-2nd june 2017, Campus Saint-Charles, Aix Marseille University
AIDA (fr. Association Internationale de Dialectologie Arabe) – International Association of Arabic Dialectology / الرابطة الدوليلدراسة اللهجات العربية – is an association of researchers in Arabic dialects, from all over the world.
AIDA was founded in 1993, in Paris, at the initiative of a group of prestigious Arabists, with the aim to encourage and promote the study of Arabic dialects.
AIDA is nowadays the leading international association in this field of research and it has become a center that joins scholars from all over the world who are interested in any aspect of Arabic dialectology, including dialects which have not been described yet, dialectal geography, specific aspects of phonology, morphology and syntax, code-switching, koiné language, pidgin, creole, the lexicon of Arabic dialects, dialectal atlases, comparative and diachronic studies, sociolinguistics, teaching of Arabic dialects, and so on.
AIDA organizes conferences every two years, hosted by well-known universities from all around the world. Aida’s activities can be followed on its facebook group at : https://www.facebook.com/groups/792649064183347/
AIDA 12 Organising Committee : Jairo Guerrero (IREMAM, Aix Marseille Univ), Catherine Miller (IREMAM- Aix Marseille Univ), Christophe PEREIRA (LACNAD, INALCO, Paris), Alexandrine Barontini (LACNAD-INALCO, Paris), Marie Aimée Germanos (CERMOM, INALCO, Paris).
Scientific Committee : Aziza Boucherit, (Univ Paris-Descartes), Kristen Brustad (University of Texas at Austin, USA), Dominique Caubet, (INALCO, Paris, France), George Grigore (University of Bucharest, Roumanie), Jérôme Lentin (INALCO, Paris), Veronika Ritt-Benmimoun (University of Vienna, Austria), Catherine Taine Cheikh, (LACITO, Paris, France), Ángeles Vicente (University of Saragoza, Spain), Karima Ziamari (Moulay Ismail University, Meknes, Morocco), Liesbeth Zack (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands).
More information : https://aida12.sciencesconf.org/
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