The Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies Presents:
Arabic and the Media Workshop
Friday, February 22, 2013
This workshop is the second in a series of workshops that aims at bringing scholars from Arabic sociolinguistics with distinguished scholars on sociolinguistics more generally to exchange ideas and projects. This year the workshop will address essential issues such as the role of media in identity formation and conflicts as well as the impact of media on language variation and language ideologies.
10:00 - 10:30am | Introduction
10:30 - 12:00pm | Session I: Media Linguistic Impact
Chair: Reem Bassiouney, Georgetown University
Michael Silverstein (University of Chicago)
The Enregistrement of Dialects in American English and its Lessons for Diglossia
Fernando Ramallo (Universidade de Vigo, Spain)*
How can media support minority languages?
*Please Note: Fernando Ramallo's talk is tentative, pending the outcome of some travel complications.
12:00 - 1:00pm | Session II: Conflict, Identity, and Media
Chair: Elliott Colla, Georgetown University
Anna De Fina (Georgetown University)
The Linguistic Construction of Identities in Transnational Spaces
1:00 - 2:30pm | Lunch Break
2:30 - 4:00pm | Session III: Language Ideology and the Media
Chair: Adel Iskandar, Georgetown University
Dina Matar (University of London)
Framing Ideologies: Language, Power and the Media
Becky Schulthies (Rutgers University)
Scripted Ideologies: Online Orthographies of Spoken Arabics
4:00 - 4:30pm | Break
4:30pm - 5:30pm | Discussion and Future Research conducted by Reem Bassiouney
To download the program in PDF format, please click here.