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Proceedings of the 6th World Congress of African Linguistics

Posted by useibert on Saturday, September 29, 2012

Proceedings of the 6th World Congress of African Linguistics (Grafik: Koeppe-Verlag)

The Proceedings of the 6th World Congress of African Linguistics, Cologne, 17-21 August 2009 have just appeared at Koeppe-Verlag (Cologne) in the series “World Congress of African Linguistics“. The volume has about 650 pages and costs € 98,00.

A few of the articles deal with topics related to Chadic and Afroasiatic research, e.g.

Zygmunt Frajzyngier:
Coding relations between the verb and noun phrases in Afroasiatic – A sketch of typological explanations

Richard Gravina:
Vowels, consonants and prosody in two Central Chadic languages

Check what else is in the book

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WOCAL7 in Buea

Posted by useibert on Friday, August 3, 2012

The 7th World Congress of African Linguistics (WOCAL7) will will be held from the 20th to the 24th of August 2012 at the University of Buea, South West Region, Cameroon. An updated programme of the congress has just been sent to the participants by the organizers. A number of papers will deal with Chadic and other Afroasiatic languages. I won’t list them here, please find out for yourself in this document (PDF file, 1,3 MB).

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Mega-Chad: new website and blog

Posted by useibert on Monday, February 21, 2011

Mega-Chad is an international network concerned with multidisciplinary research on the history and evolution of societies in the Lake Chad basin. The network name “Mega-Chad” evokes the maximal extension of Lake Chad several millennia ago. The network has as its aims the encouragement and support of multidisciplinary research on the societies and environments past and present of the Lake Chad basin, and the dissemination of research results.

Recently, their website has moved from Bayreuth (Afrikanistik) to London (SOAS). In addition, a new Mega-Chad blog has been launched to facilitate communicating news and discussion among the members of the Mega-Chad network.

 

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31st German Conference of Oriental Studies in Marburg

Posted by useibert on Thursday, September 2, 2010

Sicht auf Marburg: Schloss, Oberstadt, Elisabe...

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The 31st German Conference of Oriental Studies (Deutscher Orientalistentag) will take place in Marburg, September 20-24, 2010, after a 60-year break since the last “Orientalistentag” in this town. The decision to hold the most important congress of German Oriental Studies in Marburg has been prompted by the recent establishment of the Center for Near and Middle Eastern Studies.

More details can be found on the conference website.

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Chadic Lexical Database

Posted by useibert on Thursday, March 18, 2010

“Chadic Lexical Database”  is a project run by Olga Stolbova at the Institute of Oriental Studies in Moscow. The main goal of the project is to arrange the greater part of Chadic lexical data so far collected in kind of preliminary etymological entries. The project was presented in Prague, 2003.

Up to now three issues are available:

  • Chadic  Lexical Database Issue I: Letters L, N, NY, R. Moscow-Kaluga 2005
  • Chadic  Lexical Database Issue II: Lateral fricatives. Moscow-Kaluga 2007
  • Chadic  Lexical Database Issue III: Sibilants and sibilant affricates, 2009.

Here is a sample entry (taken from Issue II):

A second edition of Issue III (with addenda and corrigenda) appeared in January, 2010.

Olga Stolbova has allowed us to put a PDF version of Issue II online for download (file size ~1 MB)

For more details on the project see: O. Stolbova 2006. “Chadic Lexical Data Base: a project”, in: D.Ibriszimow (ed.), Topics in Chadic Linguistics II,  Papers from the 2nd Biennial International Colloquium on the Chadic Languages, Prague, October 11-12, 2003. Rüdiger Köppe Verlag, pp.85-104.

1. * V   `to cut (off, through), to slaughter’:    7 Sha î  `slaughter; shlachten’
(redupl.) [JgR]; C  2  Bura a  `cut up, into   pieces’ [Ann], Margi   ə `cut
(with  knife)’  [HfM:127];    3  Bana  a    `couper,  tailler,  trancher;  cut  (off,
through)’,  aa  `decouper,  depecer’  [GLBn],  FK  a    `cut,  trim’  [BlNd];  5
Podoko  a: `cut’   [JL]; 7  Mbuko  ā `cut’  Ould  — `couper’, -ar   `couper
pour qqn’ [KOu];   Gisiga -  `schneiden, schlachten; cut, slaughter’ [LkG];  9
Mulwi  i      `trancher,  couper;  cut  (off,  through)’,  Mbara  ii  `cut’  [TrMba,
Mlw];   Mnj  a `to cut’   [Mo a, p. 41] // Eg ʕ  `cut off a body-part of a person
/animal, fell trees, harvest, cut in pieces’  [EG: 415] (Pyr).
GCl *a `cut’.

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NACAL 38 in Austin, TX

Posted by useibert on Saturday, January 23, 2010

(via NACAL) The 38th meeting of the North American Conference on Afroasiatic Linguistics (NACAL 38) will be held in Austin, TX, Saturday, 2/13 – Sunday, 2/14. The keynote speaker for NACAL 38 will be Zygmunt Frajzyngier (University of Colorado at Boulder).

The North American Conference on Afroasiatic Linguistics (NACAL) provides scholars from North America and around the world with a venue to discuss the Afroasiatic language phylum. Now in its 37th year, NACAL has held annual meetings since 1973. Previous meetings have been held in Ann Arbor, Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Cambridge, Chicago, Los Angeles, Nashville, New Haven, San Diego, Seattle, Toronto, and several other cities in the United States and Canada.

A list of previous conferences, organizers, and (since 1984) conference reminiscers is available at http://www.mandaic.org/nacal/history.pdf. This list is updated annually.

A partial bibliography of papers given at previous conferences is available at http://www.mandaic.org/nacal/nacalbib.pdf.

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World Congress of African Linguistics in Cologne starts today

Posted by useibert on Monday, August 17, 2009

From today, August 17 to Friday 21, 2009, the 6th World Congress of African Linguistics (WOCAL6) is held in Cologne, Germany.  Dozens of papers on topics relating to all aspects of the study of African languages (including African sign languages) will be presented.

There are not many papers on Chadic languages, but there are quite a few on other Afroasiatic families, including Berber, Cushitic and Semitic.

Find out more at www.uni-koeln.de/phil-fak/afrikanistik/wocal/schedule

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5th BICCL: Conference report

Posted by useibert on Saturday, June 20, 2009

The Fifth Biennial International Colloquium on the Chadic Languages (BICCL) has taken place in Leipzig from June 10 to 14, 2009. Here is a short report. Read the rest of this entry »

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Provisional programme for WOCAL6 is online

Posted by useibert on Friday, March 20, 2009

The provisional programme for the 6th World Congress of African Linguistics (WOCAL6) in Cologne, Germany from August 17 to 21, 2009 is now online.

Dozens of interesting papers will be presented, including some on Chadic and other Afroasiatic languages. Find out more at www.uni-koeln.de/phil-fak/afrikanistik/wocal/schedule

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Brill’s Annual of Afroasiatic Languages and Linguistics

Posted by useibert on Thursday, December 11, 2008

Brill’s Annual of Afroasiatic Languages and Linguistics is a new peer-reviewed international forum devoted to the descriptive and theoretical study of Afroasiatic languages.

The editors of the new annual are soliciting (proposals for) articles to be included in the 2009 edition and later years. The 2009 edition is scheduled for publication in November 2009 and the deadline for submission is: 1 March 2009.

For further information on Brill’s Annual of Afroasiatic Languages and Linguistics or to download the Author Guidelines go to: http://www.brill.nl/baall

(via: LINGUIST List 19.3783)

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