International Association of Arabic Dialectology

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The International Association of Arabic Dialectology (French: Association Internationale de Dialectologie Arabe, AIDA) is an association of researchers in Arabic dialects, from all over the world.

About AIDA[edit]

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.[1][2][3]

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.[4]

AIDA organizes conferences that are held in well-known universities every two years (with some exceptions).[5]

Previous conferences[edit]

Different Arabic dialects in the Arab world
  • 10th AIDA Conference – Doha 2013
  • 9th AIDA Conference – Pescara 2011
  • 7th AIDA Conference – Vienna 2006
  • 5th AIDA Conference – Cádiz 2002
  • 3rd AIDA Conference – Malta 1998
  • 1st AIDA Conference – Paris 1993

Next conference[edit]

  • 12th AIDA Conference – Ankara 2017

First Executive Board (1993 - 2004)[edit]

  • Dominique Caubet (France) – president
  • Bruce Ingham (Great Britain) – vice-president
  • Manwel Mifsud (Malta) – secretary
  • Peter Behnstedt (Germany) – vice-secretary
  • Martine Vanhove (France) – treasurer

Second Executive Board (2004 - 2015)[edit]

  • Stephan Procházka (Austria) – president
  • Abderrahim Youssi (2004-2013) / Karima Ziamari (2013-2015) (Morocco) – vice-president
  • Rudolf de Jong (Netherlands) – general secretary
  • Ángeles Vicente (Spain) – treasurer

Current Executive Board of AIDA (May 28, 2015)[edit]

George Grigore (University of Bucharest, Romania) – president

► Karima Ziamari (Moulay Ismail University, Meknes, Morocco) – vice-president

► Kristen Brustad (University of Texas at Austin, USA) – vice-president

► Liesbeth Zack (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands) – general secretary

► Veronika Ritt-Benmimoun (University of Vienna, Austria) – treasurer


  1. ^ "AIDA - Association Internationale de Dialectologie Arabe". Retrieved 28 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "Arabic Dialectology" (PDF). Retrieved 28 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Studying Arabic Dialects". Retrieved 28 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "George Grigore. 2014. A Bibliography of Association Internationale de Dialectologie Arabe". Retrieved 28 March 2014. 
  5. ^ "AIDA - Association Internationale de Dialectologie Arabe ...". Retrieved 28 March 2014. 

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