LINGUIST List 23.5045

Mon Dec 03 2012

Calls: Bantu, General Linguistics/France

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <>

Date: 03-Dec-2012
From: Dmitry Idiatov <>
Subject: 5th International Conference on Bantu Languages
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Full Title: 5th International Conference on Bantu Languages Short Title: BANTU 5
Date: 12-Jun-2013 - 15-Jun-2013 Location: Paris, France Contact Person: Dmitry Idiatov
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Other Specialty: Bantu Languages

Call Deadline: 10-Dec-2012

Meeting Description:

The 5th International Conference on Bantu Languages brings together specialists in all aspects of the study of Bantu languages.


Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales
65 Rue des Grands Moulins
75013 Paris, France


Dmitry Idiatov, Sophie Manus, Annie Rialland and Mark Van de Velde

Final Call for Papers:

Abstracts are invited for conference presentations addressing any aspect of the analysis, description or comparison of Bantu languages.

Besides the general session, contributions are also invited for four workshops and one special session:

Workshop 1: Nasal noun class prefixes in Bantu: Innovated or inherited? (convenors: Larry Hyman & Gudrun Miehe)

Workshop 2: The construal of tense and aspect in Bantu (convenors: Axel Fleisch & Robert Botne)

Workshop 3: New interdisciplinary perspectives on Bantu expansion (convenors: Rebecca Grollemund & Jean-Marie Hombert)

Workshop 4: The influence of language contact on Bantu prosodic systems (convenors: Laura J. Downing & Maarten Mous)

Special session: What is the grammar of preverbal domains in Bantu languages? (a position paper by Fatima Hamlaoui & Koen Bostoen)

The descriptions of the workshops and the special session can be found on the conference website.

Please consult the section ‘Call for Papers’ on the conference website for instructions on abstract submission.

Important note: Some people using Internet Explorer have reported problems accessing the website of the conference. We are working on a solution. In the meantime, please try using a different browser, such as Firefox.

Important Dates:

Deadline for abstracts: December 10, 2012Notification of acceptance for abstracts: February 15, 2013Programme available: March 2013Workshops: June 12, 2013Conference: June 13-15, 2013

Page Updated: 03-Dec-2012