From: Laura Downing <downingzas.gwz-berlin.de>
Subject: Berlin Bantu Conference
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Full Title: Berlin Bantu Conference
Short Title: B4ntu
Date: 07-Apr-2011 - 09-Apr-2011
Location: Berlin, Germany
Contact Person: Laura Downing
Meeting Email: b4ntuhu-berlin.de
Web Site: http://www2.hu-berlin.de/b4ntu/
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Language
Call Deadline: 01-Nov-2010
Berlin Bantu Conference (B4ntu)
Special theme: Historical Bantu Linguistics
7-9 April 2011
Held at the Seminar für Afrikawissenschaften, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.
Conference Website (from 31 March 2010): http://www2.hu-berlin.de/b4ntu/
The Fourth International Conference on Bantu Languages brings together
specialists in all aspects of the study of Bantu languages. Abstracts are
invited for conference presentations addressing any aspects of the analysis,
description or comparison of Bantu languages. We especially welcome
contributions on the conference theme, Historical Bantu Linguistics.
1st Call for Papers
Deadline for abstracts: 1 November 2010
Invited Speakers (confirmed)
Thilo C. Schadeberg
Laura J. Downing
We are using the Linguist List's EasyAbs system for abstract submission.
Abstracts should be uploaded to the B4ntu conference page on the EasyAbs site by
1 November 2010: http://linguistlist.org/confcustom/berlinbantu
Please contact the conference organizers if you are unable to submit your
abstract via the EasyAbs website: b4ntuhu-berlin.de
Abstracts should be no more than 500 words long, plus data and references (one
A4 page in all, maximum). Longer abstracts will not be considered. Papers will
last around 30 minutes including time for questions.
Further important details concerning abstract submission are available on the
conference website. Please make sure that you consult these before submitting an
We aim to finalise the programme, and to contact abstract-senders by around 20
December 2010, and we will contact all those who have sent abstracts as soon as
the decisions have been made.
Note that there is limited financial support available for scholars based in
Africa whose abstracts have been accepted for the conference.
Summary of Important Dates
Deadline for submission of abstracts to EasyAbs: 1 November 2010
Abstract-senders informed of the decision: 20 December 2010
Program announced: early January 2011
Conference dates: 7-9 April 2011
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