Published on 7/29/2018

There is a recent movement in the Arabic-speaking world to create an enduring legacy of intellectual innovation and education within the Arab world.  This conference aims to explore the theoretical and pragmatic issues relevant to (1) promoting the Arabic language as a tool of scientific inquiry, an official language in public discourse, and a primary language for teaching and research, (2) establishing, maintaining, and nurturing intellectual links and two-way dialogues between knowledge production in Arabic and the international learning and research community, and (3) affecting positively the status and quality of Arabic education domestically, regionally, and internationally.

Themes: Role of language in knowledge transfer and production, Interrelationship of language and thought, Enforcement of language planning policies, Descriptive and analytical studies of native language proficiencies, Academic and intellectual requirements of knowledge processes, Academic language assessment tools, Realities of academic and language training in Arab universities, Socio- and Psycholinguistic parameters of knowledge, Role of heritage speakers, role of technology, and other themes that are of relevance.

Host: The Doha Institute for Graduate Studies. March 3-4, 2019

Location: Doha, Qatar

Abstract: Deadline October 30, 2018.  A succinct abstract of up to 350 words

Languages: Arabic and English

Cost: Free registration, meals, and accommodation for international participants

Contact: language.center@dohainstitute.edu.qa   

Tel: +974 4035 – 6883