The Arabic Linguistics Forum fosters academic and scholarly exchange on the linguistics of the Arabic language family, for researchers from across Europe and the Middle East, and beyond. Previous conferences took place in Essex (2015), York (2016) and SOAS (2018). Future conferences will take place every other year, alternating with AIDA.

The Forum welcomes contributions from all areas of Arabic linguistics, including: phonetics, phonology, syntax, semantics, morphology, dialectology, sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, conversation analysis, historical linguistics, language acquisition, psycholinguistics and computational linguistics.

The next conference is due to take place between 30th June-2nd July 2020 (including a pre-conference study day) at the University of Leeds.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the resulting cancellations of flights and closure of universities, the ALiF conference is cancelled. However, we are working on different solutions, such as webinars or online delivery of the conference. This might take some time, therefore please keep checking the website for updates.

We are sending out acceptance and rejection letters. This process might take a few days, so please keep checking your email. We will then be in touch with accepted speakers to give updates on the alternative solutions for the conference.