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LINGUIST List 21.2944

Fri Jul 16 2010

Confs: Nilo-Saharan, Anthro Ling, General Ling/Netherlands

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        1.    Jade Comfort, Nuba Mountain Languages Conference

Message 1: Nuba Mountain Languages Conference
Date: 16-Jul-2010
From: Jade Comfort <nmconferencehum.leidenuniv.nl>
Subject: Nuba Mountain Languages Conference
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Nuba Mountain Languages Conference

Date: 02-Sep-2011 - 04-Sep-2011
Location: Leiden, Netherlands
Contact: Jade Comfort
Contact Email: nmconferencehum.leidenuniv.nl
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; General Linguistics

Language Family(ies): Nilo-Saharan
Meeting Description:

More than 50 years have passed since R.C. Stevenson published a survey of the
phonetics and grammatical structure of the Nuba Mountain languages. For decades
afterwards, linguistic research in the Nuba Mountains was scarce. Recently
however, scholars from inside and outside Sudan have again taken up the study of
the languages of this fascinating area, and we think the time has come for a

Therefore, it is our great pleasure to invite you to the 1st

Nuba Mountain Languages Conference

Leiden, September 2-4, 2011


Please feel free to circulate this message to persons who would be interested in
attending or giving a paper at this conference.

The meetings will be held from Friday morning through Sunday morning. The
registration fee, which includes a dinner on Friday evening, is €30 (students
€15) and can be paid upon arrival.

Please register before January 1st, 2011, by sending us an e-mail at:


Please mention your name, address and affiliation, your e-mail address, and the
(preliminary) title or topic of your paper.

A confirmation of your attendance will be sent to you a.s.a.p. Papers on topics
other than languages and linguistics may be restricted.

We suggest you try to book your own accommodation. You can find suitable
addresses via our website. Let us know if you need any help!

If you need an official letter of acceptance for your participation, just ask
us. If you need a visa to enter the Netherlands, please start procedures well
ahead of time.

We have limited funding to provide financial assistance for presenters coming
from Africa.

A circular with more detailed information will be sent to you early in May 2011.
In the meantime we will keep you informed through our website:


We hope to hear from you and to see you at our conference!

Yours sincerely,

Jade Comfort, Thilo Schadeberg and Heleen Smits
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