Published on 1/4/2017

The inaugural session of the symposium discussed pressing issues including the state of Arabic in social linguistics as well as the relationship between theory and practice.

The Symposium on Arabic Language Issues and Applied Linguistics started today at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies and will continue throughout tomorrow Thursday January 5, 2017.  Organized by the Linguistics and Arabic Lexicography program at the School of Social Sciences and Humanities, the symposium has attracted several experts in the Arabic language and linguistics.

The inaugural session of the symposium discussed pressing issues including the state of Arabic in social linguistics as well as the relationship between theory and practice.  Dr. Aze-Eddine Bouchikhi opened the symposium with remarks about the increase interest in applied sciences such as applied linguistics which aims to find solutions to language usage problems in public spheres.

Overall the symposium will discuss around 30 academic papers authored by researchers, academics and will end tomorrow with a roundtable discussion.