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Full Title: Symposium on West African Languages 2014

Short Title: SyWAL 2014
Location: Naples, Italy
Start Date: 27-Mar-2014 - 28-Mar-2014
Contact: GC Batic
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Meeting URL: http://www.unior.it/ricerca/9736/3/symposium-on-west-african-languages-naples-march-27th-28th-2014.html
Meeting Description: The first Symposium on West African Languages (SyWAL2014) will be held at the University of Naples 'L'Orientale' (Department of Asian, African and Mediterranean Studies), Italy, on March 27 and 28. The SyWAL is meant to serve as a venue for those scholars working on West African languages under a wide spectrum of theoretical perspectives and research approaches.

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Attending, contributing, and enjoying the symposium is absolutely free of charge.

Keynotes Speakers:

To be announced
Linguistic Subfield: Anthropological Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language Documentation; Sociolinguistics; Typology
Subject Language Family: Afroasiatic; Niger-Congo; Nilo-Saharan
LL Issue: 24.4346

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