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Conference Information

Full Title: Illinois Symposium on Semitic Linguistics

Short Title: ISSL
Location: Champaign-Urbana, IL, USA
Start Date: 02-Nov-2012 - 04-Nov-2012
Contact: Dana Shalash
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://ills.linguistics.illinois.edu/issl/
Meeting Description: The Semitic Linguistics Association at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is pleased to announce that it will be hosting its first annual meeting of the Illinois Symposium on Semitic Linguistics (ISSL) on November 2-4. ISSL is a general Semitic Linguistics conference open to all subfields.

Invited Speakers:

Reem Bassiouney (Georgetown University)
Abbas Benmamoun (University of Illinois)
John Hayes (University of California, Berkeley)
Christopher Woods (University of Chicago)

Contact Information:

Dana Shalash
Linguistic Subfield: General Linguistics
Subject Language Family: Semitic
LL Issue: 23.3293

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