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LINGUIST List 25.1076

Tue Mar 04 2014

Confs: Multiple Families, Language Documentation, Anthropological Ling, Socioling, Typology, General Ling/Italy

Editor for this issue: Xiyan Wang <xiyanlinguistlist.org>

Date: 02-Mar-2014
From: Gian Claudio Batic <gcbaticunior.it>
Subject: Symposium on West African Languages 2014
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Symposium on West African Languages 2014
Short Title: SyWAL 2014


Date: 27-Mar-2014 - 28-Mar-2014
Location: Naples, Italy
Contact: GC Batic
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.unior.it/ricerca/9736/3/symposium-on-west-african-languages-naples-march-27th-28th-2014.html

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language Documentation; Sociolinguistics; Typology

Language Family(ies): Afroasiatic; Niger-Congo; Nilo-Saharan

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.

Conference Fee:

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

Keynote Speakers:

Herrmann Jungraithmayr, J.W. Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main
Nina Pawlak, University of Warsaw
Anne Storch, University of Cologne
Henry Tourneux, CNRS-LLACAN

Program:

8:30-9:00
Registration

9:00-9:20
Greetings

9:20-10:10
Herrmann Jungraithmayr (J.W. Goethe University, Frankfurt/Main)
The relevance of Chadic in West African linguistic history

10:10-10:40
Gerog Ziegelmeyer (University of Vienna)
Coordination in languages of the Bade/Ngizim group

10:40-11:10
Norbert Cyffer (University of Vienna)
Evolution of concepts and strategies of subordination in Kanuri

11:10-11.30
Coffee

11:30-12:00
John Keegan
The comitative in the Sara and Sara-Kaba languages

12:00-12:30
Viktoria Kempf (University of Hamburg)
Satellite- or verb-framed? How to fit Bezen motion serial verb constructions into Talmy's classification scheme

12:30-13:00
Komla Amegashie (SUNY/Albany)
La métalexicographie de l'éwé : état des lieux

13:00-14:50
Lunch

14:50-15:40
Anne Storch (University of Cologne)
Being explicitly vague: On interjections and such things in Maaka

15:40-16:10
Alessandro Suzzi Valli (University of Cologne)
Maaka oral tradition and areal linguistics, instruments for reconstructing the past in Northeastern Nigeria

16:10-16:40
Jules Jacques Coly (University of Cologne)
Les idéophones en Maaka (langue tchadique de la branche occidentale)

16:40-17:00
Coffee

17:00-17:30
Rudolf Leger (J.W. Goethe University, Frankfurt/Main)
Pluractionals in Bole-Tangale languages - with special reference to Kwami, Kupto and Widala (Kholokh)

17:30-18:00
Gian Claudio Batic (University of Naples “L'Orientale”)
On Bure verbal morphology and TAM system

FRIDAY 28th
8:30-9:20
Henry Tourneux (CNRS-LLACAN)
L'étude des langues africaines dans la perspective du développement

9:20-9:50
Bruce Connell (Canada York University), Sascha Griffiths Germany (Technical University Munich), Marieke Martin (University of Cape Town), Laura Robson (independent), David Zeitlyn (University of Oxford)
Language ecology and language endangerment

9:50-10:20
Aliyu Mu'azu (Bayero University Kano)
An appraisal on the current state of indigenous languages in Nigeria: An insider's view for an outsider

10:20-10:40
Coffee

10:40-11:10
Comfort Ojongnkpot (University of Buea) and Alexandra Esimaje (Benson Idahosa University)
Assessing the nature and degree of endangerment: The case of Manyu indigenous languages

11:10-11:40
Raymond Siebetcheu and Sabrina Machetti - Università per gli Stranieri di Siena
La dynamique des langues bamilékés dans le contexte migratoire italien

11:40-12:10
Izabela Will (University of Warsaw)
Gestures, proverbs and sayings as means of expressing emotions and opinions among Hausa women

12:10-12:40
Sergio Baldi (University of Naples “L'Orientale”)
Proverbs as an educational factor in Hausa society

12:40-13:10
Mohammed Sguenfle (Université Ibn Zohr)
Le proverbe dans la tradition orale amazighe : aspects linguistiques et culturels

13:10-14:30
Lunch

14:30-15:20
Nina Pawlak (University of Warsaw)
Contributions of Chadic linguistics to linguistic theory: New challenges

15:20-15:50
Mahmoud Adam (University of Naples “L'Orientale”)
The influence of Hausa on Ghanian languages

15:50-16:20
Yakubu Magaji Azare (Bayero University Kano)
Creativity and lexemes innovations in Hausa-English rendering

16:20-16:50
Coffee

16:50-17:20
Maria Mazzoli (University of Bologna)
Be and na: equative copulas in Nigerian Pidgin

17:20-17:50
Hafizu Miko Yakasai (Bayero University Kano)
Rising tone as pragmatic means in Hausa

17:50-18:20
Usman Usaini Fagge (Bayero University Kano)
Syntactic and semantic analysis of Count / Mass noun in Hausa

18:20
Closure



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