LINGUIST List 27.2386

Mon May 30 2016

Calls: Berber, General Ling/France

Editor for this issue: Ashley Parker <>

Date: 28-May-2016
From: Mohamed El Idrissi <>
Subject: 1st International Conference on Berber Linguistics
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Full Title: 1st International Conference on Berber Linguistics
Short Title: CILB

Date: 09-Mar-2017 - 10-Mar-2017
Location: Paris, France
Contact Person: Kamal Naït-Zerrad
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 30-Sep-2016

Meeting Description:

A tribute to André Basset

Berber was first taught at INALCO in 1913. Ever since, a lot of people have had the honor to contribute to the transmission of this language to students. André Basset was one of them. His career began in a Berber territory, namely, at the Faculté des Lettres d'Alger. It was only in 1940 that he came to work for l'Ecole Nationale des Langues Orientales Vivantes (ex-INALCO), where he took over from Edmond Destaing. André Basset's studies significantly contributed to Berber linguistics, being the first to have introduced the methods of modern linguistic. Berber studies are indebted for the work of this great Berber researcher. Indeed, some linguistic descriptions of Berber varieties by André Basset, are the only accounts that we have on them. Unfortunately, he couldn't complete his project since he died in 1956 while still in office.

For the commemoration of the sixtieth anniversary of André Basset's death, we would like pay a tribute to the man and his work via a scientific conference. This will be the first biennial international conference on Berber linguistics.

Organization committee:

Kamal Naït-Zerrad ( )
Mohamed El Idrissi ( )

Call for Papers:
We invite the scholars of Berber to submit an original research paper on the following topics : lexicology / semantics; morphosyntax; phonetics / phonology; sociolinguistics / dialectology.

Oral presentations should last 20 minutes and will be followed by a 10 minute session for discussion. Presentations can be either in French or in English.

The searchers would like propose a presentation must sent an abstract comprising the title of the presentation, the first name and second name of the contributor(s), affliliation and an email address. Please also specify on which of the above topics the contribution will be about. The abstract should fit in an A4 format (including a short bibliography) and be send as a pdf file.

Abstracts must be submitted before the 30 September 2016 on the website of the conference (see the tab : Submission procedure).

The abstracts will be assessed and selected by the scientific committee. Notification of acceptance : 30 October 2016.

Selected presentations will be published in the Revue des Etudes Berbères.

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