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ALECSO-Sharjah Award for Language and Lexical Studies (Second edition - 2018)

As part of the celebration of World Arabic Language Day, the Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization and the Arabic Language Academy in Sharjah, announced, during a ceremony held at UNESCO headquarters in Paris, the results of the second edition of the ALECSO-Sharjah Award for Language and Lexical Studies (2018).
The Award ceremony was chaired by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member, Ruler of Sharjah, and Chairman of the Arabic Language Academy, who, in his statement on this occasion, highlighted the value of the award-winning works which combine theory with practice and contribute to the development of Arabic linguistic and lexical research.
The Award Jury had met on November 7-10, 2018 at the headquarters of the Academy of the Kingdom of Morocco in Rabat, under the supervision of the Arabization Coordination Bureau in Rabat and the Arabic Language Academy in Sharjah. There were 102 award applications that met the competition requirements : 77 applications on the theme of “Study of Arabic language in light of modern linguistic theories”, and 25 applications on the theme of “Studies in the historical dictionary of Arabic language.” Award candidates were from the following Arab countries : Egypt (22), Algeria (16), Morocco (15), Iraq (12), Tunisia (8), Jordan (7) Saudi Arabia (6), Sudan (4), Oman (3), Palestine (3), Lebanon (2), Mauritania (2), Syria (1) and Libya (1).
After examination and extensive discussions, the Jury unanimously decided the following : Dr. Hussein Soudani (Tunisia) won the first prize and Dr. Ezzdine Majdoub (Tunisia) won the second prize for the theme “Study of Arabic language in light of modern linguistic theories”. Dr. Abdelali El Oudghiri (Morocco) won the first prize and Mr. Aymen T. Bennji won the second prize for the theme : “Studies in the historical dictionary of Arabic language.”