Special Symposium: Half a Century of Comparative Chadic and Historical Hausa Studies
Posted by useibert on Thursday, May 5, 2011
This month, a special symposium on “Half a Century of Comparative Chadic and Historical Hausa Studies” will take place at the Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies (BIGSAS).
Over the past fifty years, Professors Herrmann Jungraithmayr and Paul Newman have been two of the foremost scholars in the area of Chadic and Hausa linguistics. In this symposium, these two scholars will give an overview of developments in these fields and offer their perspectives on unresolved questions and challenges. Jungraithmayr will present his thoughts on comparative Chadic, to be complemented by commentary and discussion by Professor Henry Tourneux of CNRS and INALCO (Langage, langues et cultures d’Afrique noire, LLACAN) in Paris. Newman will present his insights on Hausa historical linguistics, to be complemented by commentary and discussion by Professor Philip Jaggar of the School of Oriental and African Studies, SOAS, in London. These two papers with commentary by leading experts will be followed by open discussion with the participation of members of the audience.
Date: Monday, May 23rd, 2011
Venue: 95445 Bayreuth, Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 3 (Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies, BIGSAS, seminar rooms), S 17
Time: Begin 16 c.t.
Chair: Professor Roxana Ma Newman