Maryam Abushal

The art of street Graffiti is considered to have been one of the most widespread arts in recent years with an increasing number of young Saudi artists. One of those young artists in Saudi is Maryam Abushal, who is the
first young women to enter the art of graffiti and to excel in her field.
Maryam began her talent… See more

Al-Qatt Al Asiri Qatt Al Asiri is an old traditional art that exists in the southern region of Saudi Arabia. This intangible art is carried out by Asiri women who for hundreds of years draw these amazing shapes and symbols on the internal walls of their houses as a type of decoration. The colours are usually gathered by women from the surrounding environment See more

Al-Ahsa UNESCO Cultural Landscape

In the eastern Arabian Peninsula, the Al-Ahsa Oasis is a serial property comprising gardens, canals, springs, wells and a drainage lake, as well as historical buildings, urban fabric and archaeological sites. They represent traces of continued human settlement in the Gulf region from the Neolithic to the present, as can be seen from remaining historic fortresses, mosques, wells, … See more

Saudi Arabia and its Dialects

Professor Janet Watson examines some of the key phonological and morphological features exhibited by Arabic dialects of the Arabian Peninsula. These include features exclusive to the Peninsula such as the k-perfect attested in dialects of the western Yemeni mountain range, and the nasal definite article, and features also attested to a greater or lesser extent outside the Peninsula. … See more

Highlighted Projects

Saudi Arabia

Saudi MOC Language and Literature project 
Saudi Arabia

Year of Arabic Calligraphy, 2020




Partner Affiliates


LACASA, The Linguistic and Cultural Anthropology of Saudi Arabia Project, at SOAS, University of London is a project developing work on the above fields of scholarship in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. These include language maintenance, language documentation, publications, events, collaborations, consultation, and projects that build the cultural industry of Saudi Arabia.

LACASA supports Linguistic and Cultural Anthropology in academic and social sectors and provides pathways for students with exceptional work, as well as assistance for research on multiple levels. LACASA was initially developed in 2018 through efforts to increase knowledge of the Linguistic and Cultural Anthropology, and the Language and Society of Saudi Arabia, on a large scale.

The LACASA  Scientific  committee comprises scholars from all global regions, each of whom has focus on a specific locality and its Linguistic and Cultural Anthropology.


General Publications


Conference on Arabic Language and Linguistics

December 15-17, 2019
The American University in Cairo, Egypt

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Arabic Linguistics Forum

July 1-2, 2020
University of Leeds, U.K.

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New Trends in Arabic Language and Literacy Teaching

May 17-20, 2021
Athens Institute for Education and Research, Greece

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Annual Symposium on Arabic Linguistics

February 2 – March 1, 2020
University of Arizona’s School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies, Arizona

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Linguistics at the Crossroads of Sciences

March 19-21, 2020
Al-Cadi Ayyad University, Marrakesh, Morocco

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ICTM Study Group on Mediterranean Music

June 15-20, 2020
Al-Kasbah Museum of Mediterranean Cultures, Morocco

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