SIL linguists present papers at Colloquium on African Languages and Linguistics
(August 2010) The 40th Colloquium on African Languages and Linguistics is being held 23–25 August at Leiden University in the Netherlands, organized by the Department of African Languages and Cultures. Seven SIL linguists are presenting papers.
Papers presented by SIL personnel
- Gert De Wit: "Aspects of Lika tone"
- Andreas Joswig: "Tone phenomena on the noun phrase in Majang"
- Heidrun Kroeger: "Ngoni demonstratives"
- Christiane Lauschitzky: "Are there long vowels in Bozo Jenaama?"
- Doris L. Payne: "Subject, aspect and associated differences across Maa (Maasai) varieties"
- Mary Pearce: "Epenthetic vowels in three Chadic languages"
- Tim Stirtz: "Gaahmg tone"
Language research and documentation are core contributions SIL makes to the world’s understanding of languages. Field linguists work in partnership with minority language speakers to collect and analyze language and culture data, producing linguistic descriptions: phonologies, grammars and dictionaries. SIL facilitates the publication of research in linguistics, anthropology, ethnomusicology and other fields. SIL has surveyed more than 2,500 languages, contributing unique and significant data to the Ethnologue, a reference volume cataloging the world’s known living languages.
Related links of interest
- Official Colloquium website
- Other works by Gert De Wit
- African language information in the Ethnologue
- Linguistics training in SIL
- 41st Annual Conference on African Linguistics (May 2010 News Article)
- WOCAL 6—SIL presents 18 papers on African linguistics (August 2009 News Article)
- SIL research at African linguistics conference (April 2009 News Article)
- Grammar of Akoose: A Northwest Bantu Language (May 2009 News Article)
- Language development in Bantu languages (2008 News Article)