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Studies on Arabic Dialectology and Sociolinguistics

par Marie-Pierre Oulié

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Studies on Arabic Dialectology and Sociolinguistics

Proceedings of the 12th International Conference of AIDA held in Marseille from 30th May-2nd June 2017 / Actes des 12e rencontres internationales de Aida.

Edited by Catherine Miller, Alexandrine Barontini, Marie-Aimée Germanos, Jairo Guerrero and Christophe Pereira (dir.)
Aix-en-Provence, Iremam, e-nédits

This volume contains over fifty articles related to various fields of modern Arabic dialectology. All the articles are revised and enhanced versions of papers read on the 12th Conference of the Association Internationale de Dialectologie Arabe (AIDA) held in Marseille in June 2017. Since its first conference in Paris in 1993, AIDA members gather every two years in different country. The collection of the AIDA proceedings offer an updated insight of the development of the field. During the past few decadesthe the study of Arabic dialects has become an important branch of research covering a wide range of subjects from phonological analyses, morphosyntax, semantics to pragmatics, sociolinguistics, folk linguistics, studies on literacy and writings, cultural and artistic practices, etc. As many articles of this volume illustrate, the study of Arabic dialects explores different aspects of the languages and cultures of the contemporary Arab world. A remarkable feature is the growing and constant participation of young scholars from all around the globe.

Note de l’éditeur

AIDA (fr. Association Internationale de Dialectologie Arabe) – International Association of Arabic Dialectology / الرابطة الدولية لدراسة اللهجات العربية – is an association of researchers in Arabic dialects, from all over the world.
AIDA was founded in 1993, in Paris, at the initiative of a group of prestigious Arabists, with the aim to encourage and promote the study of Arabic dialects.
AIDA is nowadays the leading international association in this field of research and it has become a center that joins scholars from all over the world who are interested in any aspect of Arabic dialectology, including dialects which have not been described yet, dialectal geography, specific aspects of phonology, morphology and syntax, code-switching, koiné language, pidgin, creole, the lexicon of Arabic dialects, dialectal atlases, comparative and diachronic studies, sociolinguistics, teaching of Arabic dialects, and so on.
AIDA organizes conferences every two years, hosted by well-known universities from all around the world.
AIDA 11 was organized in Bucharest in 2015 . Its web site provides many valuable information about Aida members and Aida publication (
AIDA 12 was organized in Marseilles in 2017 (
Download the Program of the 12th International Conference of AIDA :
Aida’s activities can also be followed on its facebook group at :

Important Editors’ information : Due to complicated software constraints,only the online-version of the papers are ready for diffusion. We are still working on the PDF versions which will come as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

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