Arabic and the Media Workshop

Arabic and the Media Workshop
Event on 2013-02-22 09:00:00
The Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies Presents:Arabic and the Media WorkshopFriday, February 22, 2013Edward B. Bunn, S.J. Intercultural Center (ICC) 462


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.


9:00 – 9:30am | Introduction

9:30 – 11:00am | Session I: Media Linguistic Impact

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?

11:00 – 11:30am | Break

11:30 – 1:00pm | Session II: Conflict, Identity, and Media

Yasir Suleiman (University of Cambridge)
Sleeping on a Wire: Language Choice and Political Conflict

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

Dina Matar (University of London) 
Framing Ideologies: Language, Power and the Media

Becky Schulthies (Brown 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

at Edward B. Bunn, S.J. Intercultural Center, Auditorium
Georgetown University
Washington, United States

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