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  1. Do, 31st Annual Conference on African Linguistics ("ACAL 2000")

Message 1: 31st Annual Conference on African Linguistics ("ACAL 2000")

Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2000 20:49:12 -0500 (EST)
From: Do <>
Subject: 31st Annual Conference on African Linguistics ("ACAL 2000")

31st Annual Conference on African Linguistics ("ACAL 2000"), Boston 
University, March 2-5, 2000

Preliminary Program
N.b: all nonplenary talks are 30 minutes plus 10 minutes discussion.

Thursday March 2nd George Sherman Union, 775 Commonwealth Ave.

10 a.m.-Registration: 2nd floor lobby (through Saturday)
Book displays: Ziskind Lounge (through Saturday)

Session 1a
11:40-M.J.C. Echeruo (Syracuse), Igbo gbaa verbs
12:20-A.S. Bobda (Illinois/Yaounde 1), Towards an English pronunciation 
atlas for Africa

Session 1c: Literacy 1
11 a.m.-M.A. Mohamed (UTL), Indigenous medium as a tool in education: the 
case of Swahili
11:40-S.A. Sow (Niamey), Forces et faiblesses de l'enseignement bilingue 
langue officielle/langues nationales: cas du Niger 
12:20-T. Moyo (U Zululand), The language-in-education policy and language 
politics in Malawi

Session 2a: Syntax
2 p.m.-S. Obeng, E. Yankey (Indiana), Negation in Nzema
2:40- J. Mugane (Ohio), Split categories in Gikuyu
3:20-S. Mchombo (Berkeley), On reciprocals in Bantu and the 
syntax-semantics interface

Session 2b: Loan phonology
2 p.m.-M. Bamba (Penn), Deletion of the medial consonant and nasal 
stability in Mawukakan
2:40-A. Kawu (Rutgers/Ilorin), Faithfulness and markedness in Benue-Congo 
loan phonology

Session 2c: Literacy 2
2 p.m.-I. Diallo (Ouagadougou), J. Hutchison (Boston), Limpact du 
franais sur l'enseignement primaire au Burkina Faso
2:40-K. Kone (SUNY-Cortland), Do proverbs constitute Africa's 
contribution to philosophy?
3:20-O. Alidou (Cleveland State U), The development of literacies

Plenary session
4:15-Business meeting

Friday March 3nd George Sherman Union, 775 Commonwealth Ave.

Session 3a: Checking theory
9:30-E. Bokamba (Illinois), Head movement, agreement and Case-marking in 
Bantu languages
10:10-J.L. Jake (Midlands), Evidence for movement in finite control 
structures in Fur
10:50-J. Ndayiragije (W. Ontario), Deriving syntactic ergativity

Session 3b: Tone-bearing units
9:30-M. Mous, K. Traore (Leiden), Contour tones and downstep in Seme 
(Kru, Burkina Faso)
10:10-J. Ntihirageza (Chicago), Quantity-sensitivity in Kirundi
10:50-M. Paster (OSU), The TBU in G

Session 3c: Grammaticalizaton
9:30-M. Meeuwis (Antwerp), The Lingala verb *kolinga* 'to want' at an 
early stage of grammaticalization
10:10-B.B. Mbom (CUNY), Towards a typological appraisal of Basaa gender
10:50-A. Bell (Cornell), Negatives in Afrikaans: a Khoisan interference 

Session 3d: Language death
9:30-H. Fleming (Boston), Four endangered languages of unusual saliency
5:40-A. Lima (Boston Public Schools), Kriolu and language impaired 
6:20-L. Caswell (Harvard), CCI: an update - foundation, activities and 

Session 9c: Phonology
4:20-J. Riggle (UCLA), Relational markedness in Bantu vowel harmony
5 p.m.-E. Koffi (Houghton), Unnasalized vowels in nasalizable 
environments in Anyi
5:40-S. Lyon (UCSC), An OT account of consonant gradation in Fula
6:20-K.S. Olson (Chicago/SIL), Languages in which the labial flap is found

Session 9d 4:20-M. Johnson, K. Demuth, S. Canon (Brown), Morphological 
tagging and glossing of Bantu language corpora
5 p.m.-A. Kimenyi (CSU), Life as journey metaphor in Kinyarwanda
5:40-Y. Morimoto (Stanford), The role of animacy and associational 
harmony in Bantu
6:20-S. Mchombo (Berkeley), Choppin' up Chichewa

Plenary session
8 p.m.-Dinner-dance, catered by Restaurant Sodade Terra, Jorge 
Hernandez Cultural Center, Inquilinos Boricuas en Accion, 85 West Newton 
Street, Boston.

Sunday March 5th General Classroom Building, 750 Commonwealth Ave.

Session 10a
10:00-S. Makoni (Cape Town/Michigan), The South African constitution and 
multilingualism: an argument for the disinvention of African languages
10:40-R. Schaefer (S. Illinois), F. Egbokhare (Ibadan), Emai's 
classificatory put verbs

Session 10b: Gikuyu orthography 
10 a.m.-Workshop chaired by C. Githiora and open to all ACAL participants

Session 10c: Igbo
10 a.m.-M.A.A.N. Uwalaka (Ibadan), Tense and movement in Igbo
10:40-P.A. Nwachukwu (Nsuka), Case theory, the theta-criterion and Igbo 
inherent complement predicates

Session 11b: Gikuyu orthography 2
11:40-[Workshop continues.]

Session 11c: Anaang
11:40-U.I. Idem (Uyo), The pro-drop parameter in Anaang
12:20- I. Icheji (Uyo), Anaang syllable structure

Session 12b: Gikuyu orthography 3 2 p.m.-[Workshop concludes.]


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