4th BICCL: Programme


Fourth Biennial International Colloquium on the Chadic Languages

30th – 31st October 2007, at the University of Bayreuth, Germany


Monday, 29th October: Arrival of the participants

from 19:00: informal meeting in “Schinner Braustuben”, Richard-Wagner-Str. 38

Tuesday, 30th October

Iwalewa House, Münzgasse 9

9:00 – 9:15

Welcome address

9:15 – 9:55

Wolff, Ekkehard

Another look at ‘internal a’ plurals in Chadic

9:55 – 10:35

Takacs, Gabor

Chadic roots with *l- and *n-: Addenda et Corrigenda

10:35 – 11:15

Schumann, Theda

Komparatives zur Nominalmorphologie

11:15 – 11:40

Coffee break

11:40 – 12:20

Ibriszimow, Dymitr, Victor Porkhomovsky & Valery Sheshin

AAKTS database and KinShIP computer programme for processing Afroasiatic kinship terms and systems

12:20 – 13:00

Seibert, Uwe

Blogs, Podcasts, Wikis etc. – what the Web 2.0 has to offer for (Chadic) Linguists

13:00 – 14:30

Lunch break

14:30 – 15:10

Andreas, Heike, Rudolf Leger & Ulrike Zoch

The Nyam language – first steps towards its research and description

15:10 – 15:50

Blench, Roger

An introduction to Fali of Kirya

15:50 – 16:20

Coffee break

16:20 – 17:00

Roberts, Jim

Palatalization and Labialization in Eastern Chadic verbs

17:00 – 17:40

Batic, Gian Claudio

Imaginative Dimension and Experiential Constructions in Hausa and Bole

17:40 – 18:20

Stolbova, Olga

Plural in Kirfi and in Chadic

Wednesday, 31st October

9:00 – 9:40

Ziegelmeyer, Georg

Between Hausa and Kanuri: On the Linguistic Influence of Hausa and Kanuri on Bade and Ngizim

9:40 – 10:20

Awagana, Ari, Doris Löhr & Ekkehard Wolff

Loanwords in Hausa – results from the Loanword Typology Project

10:20 – 11:00

Baldi, Sergio & Rudolf Leger

The yi + noun verbs and their positioning in Hausa

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee break

11:30 – 12:10

Mai Bello, Baba

Hausa Language and the Perception of HIV/AIDS in Nigeria

12:10 – 12:50

Zulyadaini, Balarabe & Dymitr Ibriszimow

I think what you think. An evaluation of L1 and L2 Hausa cognitive structures

12:50 – 14:30

Lunch break

14:30 – 15:10

Allison, Sean

Lexical tone in Makary Kotoko

15:10 – 15:50

Ruff, Joy

Tone in Lagwan Verbs: The Conflict between Perceptual Prominence and Lexical Contrast

15:50 – 16:20

Coffee break

16:20 – 17:00

Blazek, Vaclav

On application of glottochronology for Masa or Kotoko group

17:00 – 17:40

Tourneux, Henry

La proposition relative dans les langues dites “kotoko”

17:40 – 18:00

Closing remarks

We still hope that Mustapha Ahmad from Kano will be able to attend the Colloquium.

For all participants who will be in Bayreuth for the first time:

  • The closest airport is in Nuremberg.
  • If you do not have a direct flight to Nuremberg, you may pass via Munich or Frankfurt/Main.
  • You may take a train also from Munich or Frankfurt; it will pass almost always via Nuremberg.

  • From Nuremberg airport you have to take the U-Bahn (= metro, underground, subway; there is only one line going from the airport) to Nuremberg main train station (Hauptbahnhof). The U-Bahn ticket costs 1.80 euro.
  • From Nuremberg main train station there is a train to Bayreuth every hour. A one way ticket costs 15.60 euro. If you do not travel alone, you may buy a Bayern-Ticket which costs 27 euro at the vending machines and is valid for a group of up to five persons (not on Monday before 9 a.m.). You will arrive at Bayreuth main station.

With best regards,

Dymitr Ibriszimow

The “Permanent Committee of the International Colloquium on the Chadic Languages” is presently represented by D. Ibriszimow (Lehrstuhl Afrikanistik II, University of Bayreuth), H. Tourneux (LLACAN – CNRS / INALCO – Villejuif / Paris and IRD Maroua, Cameroun), and E. Wolff (Institut für Afrikanistik, University of Leipzig).




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