Postgraduate Conference on Arabic Phonetics and Phonology

PCAPP 2011


Call for papers:

Researchers and postgraduate students, who are working on any aspect of Arabic phonetics and phonology and/or their effects on the production of L2 English by Arabs, are invited to submit abstracts for oral and poster presentations for a postgraduate conference on Arabic phonetics and phonology at the University of York, UK. The conference aims at providing those researchers with a chance to present and share their research findings with an audience who share the same research interest. It also aims at providing opportunities for creating research networks between those researchers.


It is a one-day conference to be held on the 10th June 2011 at the University of York in the Humanities Research Centre.


The Treehouse room in the Berrick Saul Building at the University of York, Heslington, York YO10 5DD.

Information on how to get from the city centre or the train station to Heslington campus can be found here: http://www.york.ac.uk/np/maps/town.htm

It takes approximately two minutes walk from the bus stop, which is opposite the library, to the Berrick Saul Building. This bus stop is the second on the University Road, and is located under the bridge that connects the Heslington campus to the library. The Heslington campus map can be found here: http://www.york.ac.uk/np/maps/hes.htm

Invited speakers

The conference will include two oral-presentation sessions by:

         Alex Bellem, University of Salford

         Ghada Khattab, Newcastle University

One of the oral presentations will be in Arabic Phonology and one in Arabic Phonetics. One session will be in the morning and the other one in the afternoon. Poster presentations will be held between the two sessions.


Abstracts of no more than 300 words (excluding references) should be sent to pcapp.2011@gmail.com. The deadline for abstract submission is Thursday, 31 March 2011. Participants should send two copies of the abstract in a Microsoft-word format, one anonymous with no personal details included and one includes name, affiliation, and email.

Abstracts acceptance notification will be sent by 30th of April 2011. Oral-presentation participants will be given 20 minutes for their talks and 10 minutes for questions and discussions. Presenters will be invited to submit their papers for inclusion in a special edition of York Papers in Linguistics designated for the conference papers.


For both presenters and attendees, no registration fees are required. However, you are required to register for the conference before Tuesday 10th May 2011 by sending an email to pcapp.2011@gmail.com confirming either your attendance or your participation.

Should you require any further information, please send us an email to pcapp.2011@gmail.com.

The Organizing Committee

Rana AlHussein Almbark; Ghazi Al-Gethami

Scientific Committee

Enam Al-Wer, University of Essex; Alex Bellem, University of Salford; Paul Foulkes, University of York; SJ Hannahs, Newcastle University; Sam Hellmuth, University of York; Barry Heselwood, University of Leeds; Ghada Khattab, Newcastle University; Nancy Kula, University of Essex; Daniel Newman, Durham University; Richard Ogden, University of York.

Travelling to York

Information on travelling to York railway station from many airports is provided via this website:


You can book your train ticket online via this website:



You may be able to obtain accommodation on the university campus via http://www.yorkconferences.com/

Alternatively, you can try the following websites:



For further information please feel free to contact the conference organizers at: pcapp.2011@gmail.com

Conference Schedule