AIDA (fr. Association Internationale de Dialectologie Arabe) – International Association of Arabic Dialectology / الرابطة الدولية لدراسة اللهجات العربية – is an association of researchers in Arabic dialects, from all over the world.

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.

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.

AIDA organizes conferences every two years, hosted by well-known universities from all around the world.

AIDA 12 was organized in Marseille in 2017 (https://aida12.sciencesconf.org)

Aida’s activities can also be followed on its facebook group at :https://www.facebook.com/groups/792649064183347/



First  Executive Board (1993-2004): 
► Dominique Caubet (France) – president
► Abderrahim Youssi (Morocco) – vice-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): 
► 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):
► 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


Next AIDA Conference

● 13th AIDA Conference – Kutaisi 2019

Previous AIDA Conferences

● 12th AIDA Conference – Marseille 2017

●11th AIDA Conference – Bucharest 2015

●10th AIDA Conference – Doha 2013

●9th AIDA Conference – Pescara 2011

●8th AIDA Conference – Colchester 2008

●7th AIDA Conference – Vienna 2006

●6th AIDA Conference – Hammamet 2004

●5th AIDA Conference – Cádiz 2002

●4th AIDA Conference – Marrakech 2000

●3rd  AIDA Conference – Malta 1998

●2nd AIDA Conference – Cambridge 1995

●1st AIDA Conference – Paris 1993