LINGUIST List 23.5276

Sat Dec 15 2012

Calls: Sub-Saharan Languages, Phonetics, Phonology/South Africa

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <>

Date: 14-Dec-2012
From: Toni Borowsky <>
Subject: Phonetics and Phonology of Sub-Saharan Languages
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Full Title: Phonetics and Phonology of Sub-Saharan Languages
Date: 07-Jul-2013 - 10-Jul-2013 Location: Johannesburg, South Africa Contact Person: Andrew van der Spuy
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:
Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics; Phonology

Other Specialty: Sub-Saharan Languages

Call Deadline: 31-Jan-2013

Meeting Description:

The Linguistics Department of the University of the Witwatersrand is pleased to announce a conference to be held at the university from 7-10 July 2013 entitled ‘The Phonetics and Phonology of Sub-Saharan Languages’.

The conference is to be held in memory of Professor Tony Traill (1939-2007).

Invited speakers: Amanda Miller (Ohio State University), Ian Maddieson (University of California Berkeley / University of New Mexico), Tom Gueldemann (Humboldt University, Berlin)

2nd Call for Papers:

We invite abstracts for papers on Sub-Saharan Languages, especially Bantu and Khoisan. Relevant areas include all sub-areas of phonetics and phonology, including descriptive, theoretical, experimental, typological and historical studies as well as interface work such as morphology/phonology, and syntax/phonology.

(a) The abstract should be written in English, no more than one A4 or letter-size page in length.
(b) Email 2 copies of the abstract to One copy should be in MS Word format, and include the author’s name(s), affiliation(s), and email address(es). The file name of this copy should include the words ‘name included’, e.g. Egressive_clicks_in_Khoisan_name_included.docx. The other should be in PDF format (for anonymous review), identified by title only. The file name of this copy should include the word ‘anonymous’, e.g.Egressive_clicks_in_Khoisan_anonymous.pdf.
(c) Special fonts (if any) should also be sent as an attachment to the same email address.

Due date for abstracts: 31 January 2013
Notification of abstract acceptance: 31 March 2013

For further information, please see the conference website:

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