LINGUIST List 25.4799

Fri Nov 28 2014

FYI: Arabic Script in Africa: Website Announcement

Editor for this issue: Uliana Kazagasheva <>

Date: 28-Nov-2014
From: Meikal Mumin <>
Subject: Arabic Script in Africa: Website Announcement
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Dear Colleagues,

We have set up a Tumblr-based website at dedicated to the studies of African languages written in Arabic script (Ajami) and related disciplines. We hope that the website will develop into a networking and informational hub building on earlier and current research. As a first step, we would like to invite you to send us news and information regarding:
- events (conferences, workshops, presentations and calls for papers);
- research projects;
- recent publications (papers, books, dissertations and theses);
- other relevant material (e.g. work outside academia, technical changes affecting our research, etc.).

With potential growth of information, the website might need more editorial support and we will be grateful to early volunteers even at this initial stage.

Please send us your ideas and any suggestions to

With our best wishes,
Meikal Mumin and Dmitry Bondarev

Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation; Sociolinguistics; Writing Systems

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