Jun 262014

Sidaama (Sidaamu Afoo), Languages of the World/Materials 501, 2014, Lincom GmbH http://www.lincom-shop.eu Book URL: http://bit.ly/1iwM90X Author: Anbessa Teferra Paperback: ISBN:  9783862885701 Pages: 116 Price: Europe EURO 58.80 Abstract: This book presents a descriptive grammatical sketch of Sidaama, a Highland East Cushitic language spoken in south-central Ethiopia. It deals with phonology, lexical categories, phrasal categories, and sentence structure […]

Jun 262014
Book : State Ideology and Language in Tanzania

State Ideology and Language in Tanzania, Second and Revised Edition, 2014, Edinburgh University Press, Jan Blommaert http://www.euppublishing.com Book URL: http://www.euppublishing.com/book/9780748675807 Available on Amazon:State Ideology and Language in Tanzania: Second and Revised Edition Abstract: Tanzania is often seen as an exceptional case of successful language planning in Africa, with Swahili being spread to all corners of the country. Yet, this […]

May 162014
Book :  Developing Orthographies for Unwritten Languages

Developing Orthographies for Unwritten Languages (Publications in Language Use and Education  #6),  2014,  SIL International Publications    http://www.sil.org/resources/publications Available from Amazon: Developing Orthographies for Unwritten Languages (Sil International Publications in Language Use and Education) Editor: Michael Cahill Editor: Keren Rice Paperback: ISBN:  9781556713477 Pages: 275 Price: U.S. $ 44.95 Abstract: While investigating endangered languages, many researchers become interested […]

May 072014
Book :  A Grammar of Digo, A Bantu Language of Kenya and Tanzania

A Grammar of Digo, A Bantu Language of Kenya and Tanzania by Steve Nicolle (2013), Available from Amazon:A Grammar of Digo: A Bantu Language of Kenya and Tanzania (Sil International Publications in Linguistics) Abstract: This volume, the result of seven years of fieldwork, is the only comprehensive grammar of the underdocumented Digo (Chidigo) language to date. […]

Aug 192013

36th International LAUD Symposium Short Title: LAUD 36 Date: 31-Mar-2014 – 02-Apr-2014 Location: Landau/Pfalz, Germany Contact Person: Martin Pütz Meeting Email: puetz@uni-landau.de Call Deadline: 15-Sep-2013 Meeting Description: 36th International LAUD Symposium Endangerment of Languages across the Planet: The Dynamics of Linguistic Diversity and Globalization Location: University of Koblenz-Landau Landau, Germany Landau is a small city surrounded […]

Jul 232013

Abuja International Conference on Language and Literature Short Title: AInternConfLangandLit Date: 10-Oct-2013 – 14-Oct-2013 Location: Abuja, FCT, Nigeria Contact Person: Adegboye Adeyanju Meeting Email: adegboyeadeyanju@yahoo.com Web Site: http://www.uniabuja.edu.ng Call Deadline: 30-Aug-2013 Meeting Description: Theme: Chinua Achebe: From Prologue to Epilogue Introduction: The 2013 conference celebrates Late Chinua Achebe the greatest writer of his time and the founding […]

Jul 172013

A Phonetic and Phonological Account of the Civili Vowel Duration Via Linguistlist: http://linguistlist.org/issues/emailmessage/verification.cfm?iss=24-2902.html&submissionid=13825120&topicid=9&msgnumber=1 Discuss this message: http://linguistlist.org/pubs/reviews/get-review.cfm?subid=13825120 Book announced at http://linguistlist.org/issues/23/23-3683.html Buy the book:A Phonetic and Phonological Account of the Civili Vowel Duration AUTHOR: Hugues Steve Ndinga-Koumba-Binza TITLE: A Phonetic and Phonological Account of the Civili Vowel Duration PUBLISHER: Cambridge Scholars Publishing YEAR: 2012 REVIEWER: Yolanda […]

Jul 152013

Applying Documentary Linguistics Date: 22-Nov-2013 – 23-Nov-2013 Location: Freiburg, Germany Contact: Joshua Wilbur Contact Email: joshua.wilbur@skandinavistik.uni-freiburg.de Meeting URL: http://www.frias.uni-freiburg.de/institute/veranstaltungen/nachwuchstagungen-2013/wilbur-riessler/doc-ling/ Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Applied Linguistics; Computational Linguistics; Language Documentation; Text/Corpus Linguistics Meeting Description: This workshop seeks to highlight practical aspects of documentary linguistics, including the application of endangered language documentation in other disciplines, and discuss its role […]

Jul 102013

Call for proposals: Workshops on Language Documentation, Maintenance, and Revitalization Deadline for receipt of proposals: July 15, 2013 Selection of proposals: August 30, 2013 To be held as part of: 2014 Institute on Collaborative Language Research (CoLang/InField) Institute on Field Linguistics and Language Documentation http://www.uta.edu/faculty/cmfitz/swnal/projects/CoLang/ (please note this web address is case sensitive) University of Texas […]

Jun 122013

First Swahili edition of Human Development Report launched in Kenya / Report in print and on line in record 22 languages NAIROBI, Kenya, June 12, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — A Swahili summary edition of the 2013 Human Development Report was launched here today by the United Nation Development Programme, marking the first time that […]