Phonetics and Phonology of Sub-Saharan Languages

Professor Tony TraillUniversity of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
07 July 2013 - 10 July 2013 

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 Berkeley, California  / University of New Mexico), Tom Gueldemann (Humboldt University, Berlin)

Call for Papers: 

Wits University

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. 

  1. The abstract should be written in English, no more than one A4 or letter-size page in length. 

  2. 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. 

  3. Special fonts (if any) should also be sent as an attachment to the same email address. 

Extended call deadline: 28 February 2013 
Notification of abstract acceptance: 31 March 2013


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