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 222013
26-28 August: Colloquium on African Languages and Linguistics

On 26, 27, and 28 August 2013, the 43th edition of the Colloquium on African Languages and Linguistics (CALL) will take place in Leiden. Invitation to CALL 2013 We are pleased to invite you to the 43th Colloquium on African Languages and Linguistics (CALL 2013), to be held in Leiden on 26, 27 and 28 [...]

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 [...]