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Programme of the 7th Biennial International Colloquium on the Chadic Languages (BICCL)

Posted by useibert on Tuesday, September 10, 2013

The 7th Biennial International Colloquium on the Chadic Languages (BICCL) is about to start. It will take place this week (September 12-14, 2013) and will be hosted at the Asien-Afrika-Institut (AAI), University of Hamburg, Germany.

Have a look at the programme (PDF file).

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BICCL 7 — Call for Papers

Posted by useibert on Wednesday, July 3, 2013

The Permanent  Committee  of  the  International  Colloquium  on  the  Chadic  Languages* is pleased to announce that the 7th Biennial International Colloquium on the Chadic Languages (BICCL) will be hosted at the Asien-Afrika-Institut (AAI), University of Hamburg, Germany from September 12 to September 14, 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

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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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BICCL 6 — Poster and Programme

Posted by useibert on Monday, September 12, 2011

The 6th Biennial International Colloquium on the Chadic Languages (BICCL) will be hosted at the LLACAN (Langage, langues et cultures d’Afrique noire, UMR 8135 INALCO-CNRS) at Villejuif (near Paris) from September 22 to September 23, 2011. Here is a Poster and the Programme:

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WOCAL 7 – Invitation and call for papers

Posted by useibert on Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The 7th World Congress of African Linguistics (WOCAL 7) will hold from the 20th to the 24th of August 2012 in the University of Buea, Cameroon. The theme of the congress is Language description and documentation for development, education and the preservation of cultural heritage in Africa. The organisers have just sent us an invitation and call for papers: Read the rest of this entry »

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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

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BICCL 6 — Call for Papers

Posted by useibert on Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The “ Permanent  Committee  of  the  International  Colloquium  on  the  Chadic  Languages ” is pleased to announce that the 6th Biennial International Colloquium on the Chadic Languages (BICCL) will be hosted at the LLACAN (Langage, langues et cultures d’Afrique noire, UMR 8135 INALCO-CNRS) at Villejuif (near Paris) from September 22 to September 23, 2011.

This  Colloquium  takes  place  after  those  of  Leipzig  (2001),  Prague  (2003),  Villejuif (2005),  Bayreuth  (2007)Leipzig  (2009) taking  up  two  discontinued  traditions  (the series  of  Leiden  1976,  Hamburg  1981,  Boulder  1987)  and  the  Franco-German meetings  in  Paris  (Groupe  d’Etudes  tchadiques,  1980  –  1997).  It  is  devoted  to  all aspects of Chadic languages and linguistics, in particular:

  • Descriptive linguistics of individual Chadic languages
  • Comparative linguistics of Chadic languages
  • Typology of Chadic languages
  • Hausa linguistics
  • The position of Chadic within Afroasiatic
  • Chadic languages in contact with non-Chadic languages
  • Oral literature in Chadic languages

Registration for the Villejuif meeting should contain:

  • NAME AND ADDRESS (preferably e-mail AND snail mail),
  • TITLE OF PAPER AND ABSTRACT (1 page),
  • PLANNED DATES OF ARRIVAL (suggested: Wednesday, 21 st  September)
    AND DEPARTURE (suggested: Saturday, 24 th  September),
  • INDICATION OF PREFERRED ACCOMMODATION (single/double; hotel category or price).

Registrations should be addressed exclusively by e-mail to:

biccl2011@orange.fr
Subject : BICCL 2011

Deadline for submitting title and abstract: May 31, 2011.

Further details will be found in a second circular.

The  “ Permanent  Committee  of  the  International  Colloquium  on  the  Chadic  Languages ”  is presently  represented  by  Prof.  Dr  D. IBRISZIMOW (Lehrstuhl  Afrikanistik  II,  University  of Bayreuth),  Dr  H.  TOURNEUX (LLACAN  –  CNRS  /  INALCO  –  Villejuif  /  Paris),  and  Professor (emeritus) Dr phil. habil. E. H. WOLFF (Lehrstuhl Afrikanistik, University of Leipzig).

Download this Announcement (PDF)

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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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Programme of the “19th Afrikanistentag” now online

Posted by useibert on Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The programme of the  “19th Afrikanistentag” is now online. A few papers will deal with Chadic languages. Find out more on the conference website.


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