Next meetings of GLECS

The “Groupe Linguistique d’Études Chamito-Sémitiques” (GLECS) invites to its next meeting which will take place on Thursday, November 24th, 2016 at 5 p.m. at the Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales  (INALCO) in Paris. The next meetings will be on December 15th,  January 26th, February 23rd, March 30th, April 27th, May 18th and June 20th.

Réunion du G L E C S
(Groupe Linguistique d’Études Chamito-Sémitiques)
jeudi 24 novembre 2016, à 17 h 00

Salons de l’INALCO,
2 rue de Lille, Paris 7e, escalier C, 2e étage

1) Présentation d’ouvrages et informations diverses
2) Communication de Monsieur Zygmunt FRAJZYNGIER :Reconstruction des relations entre prédicat verbal et syntagmes nominaux en Proto-tchadique

N.B. Si vous :- souhaitez faire une communication
– n’avez pas encore remis le texte d’une communication à paraître
– souhaitez acquitter votre cotisation 2016-2017 (25 €)

Vous pouvez le faire auprès de :
Jérôme Lentin. 9, rue des Trois frères Carasso. 13004 Marseille. Tél. 06 71 00 74 79
ou Antoine Lonnet. 8, rue de l’Abbé-de-l’Épée. 75005 Paris. Tél. 01 43 29 61 19

Dates des réunions de l’année 2016-2017:
15 Décembre 2016, 26 Janvier 2017, 23 Février 2017, 30 Mars 2017, 27 Avril 2017, 18 mai 2017, 29 Juin 2017.


North American Conference on Afroasiatic Linguistics (NACAL) 36

The following invitation for NACAL 36 was published on Linguist List Issue 18.2557:

The 36th annual meeting of the North American Conference on Afroasiatic Linguistics (NACAL 36) will be held in Chicago, IL, USA from March 14-16, 2008 (Friday-Sunday). Papers are solicited for the 36th annual meeting of the North American Conference on Afroasiatic Linguistics (NACAL 36), which will be held in Chicago, IL, USA from March 14-16, 2008 (Friday-Sunday).

Papers on linguistic topics relevant to the languages of the Afroasiatic phylum (Chadic, Berber, Cushitic, Omotic, Egyptian, Semitic) are requested. Topics relating to all aspects of Afroasiatic languages will be considered, particularly including phonology, morphology, syntax, comparative linguistics, sociolinguistics, and epigraphy. These topics should be considered as general guidelines and are not intended to be exclusive. No original paper will be rejected on account of its subject, as long as it relates to the languages of the Afroasiatic phylum and meets the scholarly standards established by previous conferences.

In addition to the general sessions, there will be a special panel on Comparative Afrasian, dedicated to Alan S. Kaye. Participants who wish to contribute to this panel should indicate their preference when submitting the abstract or contact Lionel Bender (

Abstracts describing the precise topic treated with a length of approximately 200-300 words can be sent as an electronic version (pdf or word document) or as a paper copy to the addresses specified on the registration page on the website( The deadline for submission is December 1st, 2007. For more information, please visit our website at

Just released: Morphologies of Asia and Africa

The two-volume set, “Morphologies of Asia and Africa“, edited by late Alan S. Kaye, has just ben released by Eisenbrauns. Here is a description of the book which was published on Linguist List Issue 18.2543:

This comprehensive collection of essays covers both the Afroasiatic languages of the Middle East and North Africa as well as other languages that are found in this geographic region. Nearly 50 essays by the leading scholars in each language provide comprehensive discussion of the morphology of these languages; and the set is edited by one of the last half-century’s foremost experts on the linguistics of this region. In two volumes totaling almost 1400 pages, this publication provides the most up-to-date summary of the morphology of languages: both ancient languages – from Akkadian to Syriac – and modern – from Arabic to Tsez. Essays on the non-Afroasiatic languages spoken in the geographical region, such as Hittite, Sumerian, Sanskrit, and Armenian (for example), are also included.

More details can be found at the website of Eisenbrauns:

In 1997, Eisenbrauns published the highly-regarded two-volume Phonologies of Asia and Africa, edited by Alan Kaye with the assistance of Peter T. Daniels, and the book rapidly became the standard reference for the phonologies of the Afro-Asiatic languages. Now the concept has been extended, and Kaye has assembled nearly 50 scholars to write essays on the morphologies of the same language group. The coverage is complete, copious, and again will likely become the standard work in the field. Contributors are an international Who’s Who of Afro-Asiatic linguistics, from Appleyard to Leslau to Voigt.

It is with great sadness that we report the death of Alan Kaye on May 31, 2007, while these volumes were in the final stages of preparation for the press. Alan was diagnosed with bone cancer on May 1 while on research leave in the United Arab Emirates and was brought home to Fullerton by his son on May 22.

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