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Full Title: Phonetics and Phonology of Sub-Saharan Languages

      
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Start Date: 07-Jul-2013 - 10-Jul-2013
Contact: Andrew van der Spuy
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.wits.ac.za/conferences/phonetics
Meeting Description: The Linguistics Department of the University of the Witwatersrand is pleased to announce a conference to be held at the university from 7-10 July 2013 entitled ‘The Phonetics and Phonology of Sub-Saharan Languages’.

The conference is to be held in memory of Professor Tony Traill (1939-2007).

Invited speakers: Amanda Miller (Ohio State University), Ian Maddieson (University of California Berkeley / University of New Mexico), Tom Gueldemann (Humboldt University, Berlin)
Linguistic Subfield: Phonetics; Phonology
LL Issue: 24.18


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