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Intonational Variation in Arabic

 

Provisional programme

Venue: Room V120 Vanbrugh College, University of York

IVA09 home page

 

Pdf handouts of many of the talks are now available to download. If you wish to have a copy with embedded soundfiles please contact the relevant author direct (or the conference organisers, who can put you in contact with authors).

 

Monday 28th September

 

12.00-13.00

Registration

(lunch available to buy at nearby Freshers coffee shop)

 

13.00-13.15

Sam Hellmuth & Dana Chahal

Welcome from the conference organisers

 

13.15-14.00

Invited speaker:Francis Nolan (University of Cambridge)

Theoretical and practical aspects of studying intra-language intonational variation††† [pdf of talk]

 

14.00-14.30

Daniel Newman (University of Durham) & Jo Verhoeven(City University):

Cross-dialectal intonation contours in Arabic[pdf of talk]

 

14.30-15.00

Andrew Dilbert (American University in Cairo)

Colloquial Damascene Arabic Intonation: A description of contours in four syntactic categories[pdf of talk]

 

15.00-15.30

Coffee

 

15.30-17.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

17.00-17.30

Intonational Transcription Workshop[pdf of talk]

Sam Hellmuth (University of York) & Dana Chahal (University of Melbourne)

-         transcription systems and how to map between them

-         using transcription to establish an intonational phonological inventory

-         practical exercises and data samples

Discussion

 

 

††††††††† 18.30

Meet to catch bus into York for conference dinner

19.00-22.00

Conference Dinner (included in conference registration fee)

(vegetarian (thus halal!) buffet in the Moroccan Room at El Piano, central York)


Tuesday 29th September

 

9.30-10.00

Dina El Zarka (Universitšt Graz)

The representation of focal accents in Egyptian Arabic

[pdf of talk]

10.00-10.30

Raya Kalaldeh (Trinity College, Dublin)

Peak alignment in Jordanian Formal and Colloquial Arabic

[pdf of talk]

10.30-11.00

Coffee

 

11.00-11.30

Hanady Mansour (Qatar University)

Intonation and stress generator for Arabic text-to-speech

 

11.30-12.00

Droua-Hamdani, G. (CRSTDLA, Algiers), Selouani, S.A. (University of Moncton, Canada), Boudraa, M., Boudraa, B. (USTHB, Algiers)

ALGASD PROJECT: statistical study of vocalic variations according to education levels of Algiers speakers

 

12.00-12.30

Bouchhioua, Nadia (University of 7th November, Carthage, Tunisia)

Stress and accent in Tunisian Arabic [pdf of talk]

 

12.30-13.45

Sandwich lunch (included in conference registration fee)

 

13.45-14.15

Abdel-Fattah Moftah (Suez Canal University, Ismailiya)

Stress timing of tone groups in Arabic

 

14.15-14.45

Mohammed Hafiz (University of Melbourne)

An account of tonicity and intonation of West African Spoken Standard Arabic: a case study of Ghanaian muslim scholars

 

14.45-15.15

Coffee

 

15.15-16.00

Invited speaker: Judith Rosenhouse (Swantech Ltd)

A phonetic delineation of pragmatic features in male Bedouin narratives[pdf of talk]

 

16.00-16.15

Closing greetings

16.15-17.00

Closing reception

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For further information please contact the conference organisers.

 

 

We are grateful for financial support from:

The University of York ~ The Linguistics Association of Great Britain ~ The Council for British Research in the Levant

 

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