LINGUIST List 26.1806

Sat Apr 04 2015

Confs: African Languages, General Ling, Historical Ling, Lang Documentation, Typology, Anthropological Ling/USA

Editor for this issue: Anna White <>

Date: 04-Apr-2015
From: Peter Jenks <>
Subject: 47th Annual Conference on African Linguistics
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47th Annual Conference on African Linguistics
Short Title: ACAL47

Date: 23-Mar-2016 - 26-Mar-2016
Location: Berkeley, CA, USA
Contact: Larry Hyman and Peter Jenks
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

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

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

Meeting Description:

The department of linguistics at UC Berkeley is pleased to announce that it will be hosting the 47th meeting of the Annual Conference on African Linguistics. The conference will focus on all aspects of African linguistics, from linguistic description to theoretical analysis and historical reconstruction. Please plan ahead and join us in Berkeley next Spring!

Invited Speakers (more to be announced):

- Gerrit Dimmendaal (Universität zu Köln)
- Jeff Good (University at Buffalo)
- Tom Güldemann (Humboldt-Universität)
- Claire Halpert (University of Minnesota)
- Ethelbert Kari (University of Botswana and University of Port Harcourt)
- Sharon Rose (UC San Diego)

Special Workshop: Areal Features and Linguistic Reconstruction in Africa

Africa contains several distinct linguistic areas which are often claimed to hold special importance for the reconstruction of African proto-languages and our understanding of African pre-history. This workshop will focus on exploring the fine-grained areal distribution of the phonological, morphological, and syntactic features of Africa with debates about genetic affiliation and historical migration patterns as a backdrop.

Important Dates and Deadlines:

August 15: Submission open
November 15: Submission deadline
Early January: Results announced, registration opens

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