41st Annual Conference on African Linguistics
(May 2010) Six SIL linguists are presenting papers 6–8 May at the 41st Annual Conference on African Linguistics (ACAL 2010) in Toronto, Canada. ACAL is an annual conference dedicated to the study of African languages and linguistics. The featured theme for 2010 is “African languages in contact.” This year’s organizing committee is the Department of Linguistics of the University of Toronto. The presentations cover numerous areas of African linguistic research covering a wide range of the African continent.
- Michael C. Cahill, Ph.D., International Linguistics Coordinator for SIL—Differing place assimilation of nasals to labial-velar stops in Konni
- Rod Casali, Ph.D.—Dekereke: A software tool for phonological fieldwork
- Myles Leitch, Ph.D. —The ‘Split’ Rainforest Bantu Hypothesis: Reading history from vowel harmony variation in Zone C?
- Kenneth Olson, Ph.D. —Bilabial trill genesis and language contact in DRC and Sudan
- Mary Pearce Ph.D. —Language contact in Kera
- Scott Satre—The consecutive morpheme in Bamileke-Ngomba
Linguistics in SIL focuses on researching undocumented minority languages, training field linguists, and providing resources to assist in linguistic data collection and analysis.