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LINGUIST List 22.4279

Sat Oct 29 2011

Calls: Niger-Congo, Historical Linguistics/France

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        1.     Kirill Babaev , Niger-Congo International Congress

Message 1: Niger-Congo International Congress
Date: 29-Oct-2011
From: Kirill Babaev <kbabaevgmail.com>
Subject: Niger-Congo International Congress
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Full Title: Niger-Congo International Congress
Short Title: NigerCongress

Date: 18-Sep-2012 - 21-Sep-2012
Location: Paris, France
Contact Person: Valentin Vydrin
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.nigercongo.com

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics

Language Family(ies): Niger-Congo

Call Deadline: 01-Apr-2012

Meeting Description:

Towards Proto-Niger-Congo: Comparison and Reconstruction
International Congress
LLACAN, Paris, 18-21 September 2012

The Niger-Congo International Congress (NigerCongress) is gathering scholars in comparative linguistic studies of the largest African language macrofamily. Issues of comparative analysis, reconstruction, language convergence and history will be discussed during three days of sessions in the Center for African Linguistics, Languages and Cultures (LLACAN) in Paris.

2nd Call for Papers:

We invite all colleagues working in the field of Niger-Congo comparative and historical linguistics to submit topics and abstracts for their presentations at the Congress.

The aim of the Congress is to forward the reconstruction of the proto-languages of the Niger-Congo constituent families and, eventually, of the Proto-Niger-Congo language. Data-based communications suggesting proto-language reconstructions (phonological, morphological, lexical, syntactical, semantic, etc.) of various chronological levels or concrete steps toward such reconstructions are especially welcome.

Topics and abstracts should be directed to the Organising Committee (mailnigercongo.com, vydrinegmail.com). Abstracts should not exceed 1,000 words (exclusive of data and references).

Presentations will be 20 minutes plus 10 minutes discussion.

The Organizing Committee will be looking for possibility to cover travel and accommodation expenditures of some participants (according to the results of selection by the Scientific Committee). Further important details concerning abstract submission are available on the Congress website. Please make sure that you consult these before submitting an abstract:


Taking into account the fact that results of a serious comparative work are hard to display in a 1,000-words abstract, we invite colleagues to send their files containing comparative data for the posting on the site of the Niger-Congo Congress. It will facilitate the discussion among specialists during the months preceding the Congress and at the Congress.

A publication of the Proceedings of the Congress is planned.

Important Dates:

Deadline for submission of topics: 1 March 2012
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 1 April 2012
Notification of acceptance: 15 May 2012
Program announced: 1 June 2012
Congress dates: 18-21 September 2012

Scientific Committee:

Kirill Babaev (Moscow)
Koen Bostoen (Gant)
Gerrit Dimmendaal (Köln)
Jean-Marie Hombert (Lyon)
Larry Hyman (Berkeley)
Derek Nurse (Newfoundland)
Gérard Philippson (Paris-Lyon)
Konstantin Pozdniakov (Paris)
Guillaume Segerer (Paris)
Victor Vinogradov (Moscou)
Valentin Vydrin (Paris)

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