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Abbas Benmamoun

Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement
Duke University

Selected Presentations & Appearances


Heritage Arabic · April 2017 Invited Talk Georgetown University in Qatar,
Panel on Diversity · March 2017 Invited Talk Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning Administrators, Washington, DC
Heritage Language Summit Keynote · April 2016 Keynote/Named Lecture Michigan State University,
Arabic in Geneva Workshop · August 2015 Invited Talk University of Geneva,
Arabic Maintenance and Loss in the Diaspora: The Case of Second Generation Arab Americans · April 2014 Invited Talk Georgetown University in Qatar,
Heritage Arabic · April 2017 Invited Talk Georgetown University in Qatar,
Panel on Diversity · March 2017 Invited Talk Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning Administrators, Washington, DC
Heritage Language Summit Keynote · April 2016 Keynote/Named Lecture Michigan State University,
Arabic in Geneva Workshop · August 2015 Invited Talk University of Geneva,
Arabic Maintenance and Loss in the Diaspora: The Case of Second Generation Arab Americans · April 2014 Invited Talk Georgetown University in Qatar,
Arabic in the Diaspora: The Linguistic Competence of the Second Generation (in Arabic) - Conference on Arabic as a Second Language · 2014 Lecture King Saud University, Saudi Arabia

With Abdulkafi Albirini

The History and Syntax of the Copula Construction in Sason Arabic - Linguistic Approaches to Endangered Languages: Theory and Description · 2014 Lecture Bogazici University, Istanbul

With Faruk Akkus

Syntactic Outcomes of Contact in Sason Arabic - ARCO 2014 (Arabic in Contact: Sociolinguistic and LInguistic Perspectives) · 2014 Lecture Naples, Italy

With Faruk Akkus

Arabic Dialects as Resources for Improving the Teaching and Learnings of Standard Arabic: Implications for Language Acquisition and Language Policy - Panel on Language Policy and Education in the Arab World: Issues and Challenges · 2014 Lecture Middle Studies Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC
Word Order in Contact Contexts: The Case of Sason Arabic - Language and Linguistics Conference · 2014 Lecture Turkey

With Faruk Akkus

Heritage Arabic Grammar: Maintenance and Attrition - Second International Conference on Heritage Language · 2014 Lecture UCLA,

With Abdulkafi Albirini

The Syntax of Negation in Contact Contexts: The Case of Sason Arabic - 28th Arabic Linguistics Symposium · 2014 Lecture University of Florida,

With Faruk Akkus

Panel on Arabic as a Second Language · June 2013 Invited Talk Al Akhawayn University, Morocco
Institute Faculty at Heritage Language Institute · June 2013 Invited Talk University of Illinois at Chicago,
Arabic as Heritage Language · May 2013 Invited Talk American University of Beirut,
Arabic Linguistics and Interdisciplinarity · May 2013 Invited Talk American University of Beirut,
Arabic LIguistic Symposium Keynote · February 2013 Keynote/Named Lecture Indiana University,
A Hybrid Approach for Prepositional Phrase Attachment in MSA and EA - WACL Workshop on Arabic Corpus Linguistics · 2013 Lecture Lancaster University,

With Rania Al-Sabbagh

How Different are Arabic Dialects from Each Other and from Classical Arabic? - 6th International Arabic Linguistics Symposium on Arabic Linguistics · 2013 Lecture Al-Akhawayn University, Ifrane, Morocco

With Mark-Hasegawa Johnson

Computational measures of linguistic variation - 27th Arabic Linguistics Symposium (ALS 27) · 2013 Lecture Indiana University,

With Mahmoud Abunasser

Linguistic transfer in learning English as a second language in typically developing Arabic hertiage school-age speakers - 27th Arabic Linguistics Symposium (ALS 27) · 2013 Lecture Indiana University,

With Reem Khamis-Dakwar

Sentential Negation in Heritage Arabic - 6th International Arabic Linguistics Symposium on Arabic Linguistics · 2013 Lecture Al-Akhawayn University, Ifrane, Morocco

With Abdulkafi Albirini

Institute Faculty at the Heritage Language Institute · June 2012 Invited Talk UCLA,
The Future in Arabic Varieties: A Synchronic and Diachronic Study · April 2012 Invited Talk Qatar University,
Conference on Arabic Language and Identity Keynote · April 2012 Keynote/Named Lecture Qatar University,
Arabic Sociolinguistics Workshop Keynote · February 2012 Keynote/Named Lecture Georgetown University,
Root and Pattern Morphology in the Speech of Heritage Speakers Arabic - 6th International Conference on Linguisticss, Literature, and Translation · April 2011 Invited Talk Irbid National University,

With Abdulkafi Albirini, Silvina Montrul, and Eman Saadah

Variation on the Same Theme: Comparative Syntax of Negation in Arabic Varieties - Linguistics in the Gulf · March 2011 Invited Talk Qatar University,
Hertigage Language Institute Discussant · June 2010 Invited Talk University of Hawaii at Mano,
Arabic as a Heritage Language in the USA · March 2010 Invited Talk American University of Beirut,
Interpretability and Modes of Spell-Out · May 2009 Invited Talk University of Southern California,
The Syntax and Morpho-phonoloy of Close Conjunct Agreement · February 2009 Invited Talk University of Nantes, France
Agreement and Plural Features in Heritage Arabic Speakers · June 2008 Invited Talk Heritage Language Institute, Harvard University,
The Syntax of Arabic Varieties: Issues and Challenges - Annual Symposium of Arabic Languages Keynote · March 2008 Lecture University of Maryland,

Service to the Profession


Course Director - Faculty Short Course on Improving Departmental Climate · August 2, 2021 - August 5, 2021 Professional Development Duke Office of Faculty Advancement & Duke Office of Institutional Equity,
Editorial Board - Brill Annuals of Afroasiatic Languages and Linguistics · 2008 Editorial Activities Brill,

Ongoing

Editorial Board - Al-Arabiyya · 2004 Editorial Activities

Ongoing

Editorial Board - Lingua · 1999 Editorial Activities

Ongoing

Editorial Board - Language and Linguistics · 1998 Editorial Activities Morocco

Ongoing