Jil Jadid 2013

Conference Program

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Pre-Conference Happy Hour!

Organizers: Sarah Kaiser-Cross and Michael Mendoza
Time: 6pm
Location: Spider House Café, 2906 Fruth Street, Austin TX 78705, (512) 480-9562
The Spider House Café is close to the UT campus and offers food, coffee, tea, beer and wine.

Friday, 22 February 2013

Location: CBA 3.304 (McCombs School of Business)

Explorations in Arabic Linguistics
9:00am – 10:15am

Moderator: Emilie Zuniga

Ahad Albathi, Florida International University
The Processing of WH-Questions in Spoken Najdi Arabic

Sherif Okasha, United Nations Arabic Translation Service
A Proposed Theoretical Framework for Representing Lexical Semantic Structure in the Modern Standard Arabic Lexicon

Alexander Magidow, University of Texas at Austin
The Antecedents of Arabic Dialects: A Speech Communities Approach

10:15am – 10:30am

Learning and Processing Arabic
10:30am – 11:45am

Moderator: Muna Rehman

Mahmoud Azaz, University of Arizona
Do L2 Primes Trigger L1 Translation Targets? Evidence from a Late English-Arabic Bilingual

John Weinert, University of New Haven
Dialects in the Arabic Classroom: A Pedagogical Survey of Arabic Language Learners

Summer Loomis, University of Texas at Austin
Beyond Advanced: Linguistic Maintenance, Linguistic Improvement, or …?

Lunch Break
11:45 – 1:30pm

New Directions in Arabic Phonology
1:30pm – 2:45pm

Moderator: Alex Magidow

Khairia Alqahtani, University of Essex
The Status of Daad in a Southwest Arabian Dialect (Tihami Qahtani)

Emilie Zuniga, University of Texas at Austin
The Arabic dialect of Beino: A Descriptive Phonological Study

Jason Schroepfer, University of Texas at Austin
A Phonological Study of the Ṣa‘īdī Reflexes of [g], [tˠ], and [ʔ]

2:45pm – 3:00pm

Literary Constructions of the Self
3:00pm – 4:45pm

Moderator: Shaylyn Carey

Teresa Pepe, University of Oslo
Online Self-Writing in the Egyptian Blogosphere

Simon Williams, St Antony’s College, University of Oxford
The Anxiety of Return in Emil Habibi’s Sudasiyyat al-Ayam al-Sitta

Erin Twohig, Columbia University
The Journey from Student to Author in Moroccan Autobiographies

Safa Elnaili, Louisiana State University
The Development of Language Style in Libyan Short Stories after the Arab Spring

4:45pm – 5:00pm

Welcome Speech
5:00pm – 5:15pm

Literature Keynote Address

Dr. Robyn Creswell, Brown University
Department of Comparative Literature
Lecture Title: Poetry and Pan-Arabism: the Origins of Free Verse

Dinner Banquet

Location: Clay Pit
1601 Guadalupe Street
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 322-5131

Saturday, 23 February 2013

Location: CBA 3.304 (McCombs School of Business)

The Discourse of Revolution
9:00am – 10:15am

Moderator: Ryan Fan

Kyle Anderson, Cornell University
Revolution and the Rural Imaginary: Social Realism and Nasserist Ideology in Egyptian Literature

Mahmoud Azaz, University of Arizona
A Critical Political Discourse Analysis of Two Conflicting Discourses during the Egyptian Revolution

10:15am – 10:30am

Languages in Contact
10:30am – 11:45am

Moderator: Sarah Kaiser-Cross

Rebekah Post, University of Texas at Austin
Arancia fil Internet: A Syntactic Comparison of Written Arabic-French Code-Switching on the Internet

Ashour Abdulaziz, Portland State University
Code-Switching Between Arabic and Tamazight in the First Libyan Berber-Language News Broadcast

Mohammad Alanazi, University of Florida
The Syntactic Function of fi in Gulf Pidgin Arabic

Lunch* & Conversation Break-Out Groups
11:45am – 1:30pm

* Lunch is provided for participants.

Location TBA (Arabic Linguistics)
Location TBA (Arabic Literature)

Career & Publishing Workshop
1:30pm – 2:45pm

Moderator: Alex Magidow

Karen Grumberg, Associate Professor, Department of Middle Eastern Studies

Pattie Epps, Associate Professor, Department of Linguistics

Sonia Seeman, Assistant Professor, Butler School of Music

2:45pm – 3:00pm

Performances of Language Identity
3:00pm – 4:45pm

Moderator: Melanie Magidow

Nicholas Mangialardi, Ohio State University
Authorship and Identity in Egyptian Hip-Hop

Corrine Stokes, University of Texas at Austin
Arabic Pop Dialects across Ambiguous Borders

Michael Mendoza, University of Texas at Austin
Manifestations of Language Performance as Demonstrated by Qatari Speakers of Arabic

Eva Marie Håland, University of Oslo
The Choice of Linguistic Register in Contemporary Egyptian Prose Fiction

4:45pm – 5:00pm

Linguistics Keynote Address

Dr. Rania Habib, Syracuse University
Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics
Lecture Title: Variation in Rural Syrian Child and Adolescent Speech: Identity, Ideology, and Attitude