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Congres - Arabic in Context - (2 et 3 Novembre 2013, Leiden University)

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400 years of Arabic in Leiden - November 2nd and 3rd, 2013
Hosted by Stichting Oosters - Instituut Juynboll Foundation

Saturday, November 2nd 2013 - Leiden University Library, Vossius Room - Witte Singel 26—‐27, Leiden

9:30 Coffee and registration

10:00 Introduction, Arabic at Leiden
Ahmad Al-Jallad and Petra Sijpesteijn, Leiden University

Arabic and Northwest Semitic
Chair – Ahmad Al-Jallad, Leiden University

10:30 Raphelengius Vindicatus : The earliest translations of Hebrew םֺאדָ into
Jordi Ferrer i Serra, Swedish Royal Academy of Letters, History, and Antiquities
(University of Lund)

11:00 Qur’anic sulṭān and sallaṭa : a view from Aramaic
Agustinus Gianto, Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome

11:30 – 11:45 Coffee Break

Arabic and the Epigraphic Sources
Chair – Margareta Folmer, Leiden University

11:45 Arabic loanwords in Nabataeo-Arabic (3rd-5th century AD)
Laïla Nehmé, Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS)

12:15 The Ayn Abada inscription forty years later : a reassessment
Manfred Kropp, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

12:45 Traces of South Arabian causative verbal stem in the Arabic lexicon
Daniele Mascitelli, University of Pisa

1:15-2:30 Lunch

Arabic in the Early Islamic and Medieval Sources
Chair – Kees Versteegh, Radboud University Nijmegen

2:30 Arabic thoughts, Greek numbers, Coptic script : two accounting documents
from Fatimid Fayyum
Marie Legendre, University of Oxford

3:00 The spoken Arabic of the Muslim conquests : evidence from 7th
and 8th century Greek papyri
Ahmad Al-Jallad, Leiden University

3:30 Medieval Judaeo-Arabic manuscripts with vocalization
Geoffrey Khan, University of Cambridge

4:00 – 4:15 Coffee

Keynote Address
4:15 Arabic in its Semitic context
John Huehnergard, University of Texas - Austin

5:00 - 6:00 Book Presentation by Brill Publishers + Reception

7:30 Conference Dinner

Sunday, November 3rd 2013
Leiden University, Lipsius Building, Room 003
Cleveringaplaats 1, Leiden

Arabic in North Africa
Chair – Harry Stroomer, Leiden University

9:00 The Arabic strata in Berber : a case study on Awjila Berber
Marijn van Putten, Leiden University and Adam Benkato, The School of Oriental
and African Studies, London

9:30 The Romance of North African Arabic
Stéphane Goyette, Independent Scholar

10:00 Early Islamic terminology in Berber
Maarten Kossmann, Leiden University

10:30-10:45 Coffee Break

Qurʾānic Arabic
Chair – Gabrielle van den Berg, Leiden University

10:45 Traces of Bilingualism/Multilingualism in the Qur’ānic Text
Guillaume Dye, Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB)

11:15 A Syriac Reading of the Qurʾān ? The case of sūrat al-Kawṯar
Martin F.J. Baasten, Leiden University

11:45 On the (Middle) Iranian borrowings in pre-Islamic and Qurʾānic Arabic
Johnny Cheung, Leiden University

12:15 – 1:20 Lunch

Arabic and Akkadian
Chair – John Huehnergard, University of Texas - Austin

1:20 Some Arabic terms for animals in the light of Akkadian
Kristina Toshkina, Bar-Ilan University

1:50 Old Babylonian omen sentence constructions : investigating Old
Babylonian omens using Arabic Grammatical Theory
Nadia Ait Said-Ghanem, The School of Oriental and African Studies, London

2:20-2:30 Coffee Break

2:30 Morphological anomalies and pragmatic aspects in the Arabic and
Akkadian declension : a new perspective on the distribution and origin of
diptosy and triptosy
Francesco Grande, Università Ca’ Foscari di Venezia

3:00 Arabic and the putative Proto-Semitic *qatāl- infinitive : evidence from the
former for a reconsideration of the latter
Adam Strich, Harvard University

3:30 – 3:40 Coffee Break

Neo-Arabic and Proto-Arabic
Chair – Jérôme Lentin, Institut national des langues et civilisations orientales

3:40 Arabic allaḏī / illi as subordinators : an alternative perspective
Lutz Edzard, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

4:10 Major Arabic speech communities of the pre-Islamic era : evidence from
Alexander Magidow, University of Rhode Island

4:40 How conservative and how innovating is Arabic ?
Andrzej Zaborski, Jagiellonian University, Cracow

5:10 Digging up archaic features : Neo-Arabic and comparative Semitic in the
quest for proto-Arabic
Na’ama Pat-El The University of Texas - Austin

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