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Friday, October 25 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Language Endangerment in Africa

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Presenters:
  • Language Endangerment and Loss: Why Africa Has Not Experienced Them Like the Americas and Australia (Salikoko Mufwene)
  • Plural Suffixes in Tagoi, a Highly Endangered Kordofanian Language (Abeer Bashir)
  • Language documentation: a view from the Tanzanian Rift Valley (Andrew Harvey)
  • Stemming digital extinction of African languages: African Language Technology Research and Development (Wanjiku Nganga)
  • A Deadly Hug: the endangerment of languages of Southern Ethiopia and Northern Kenya by Borana (Kenneth Ngure)

Moderator
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Benjamin Lawrance

Chief Editor, University of Arizona

Presenters
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Salikoko Mufwene

Professor of Linguistics; Interim Faculty Director, Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture, University of Chicago
I do evolutionary linguistics, including the phylogenetic emergence of languages in mankind, language speciation (especially in European American and African colonies, e.g., the case of creoles), language endangerment and loss.
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Andrew Harvey

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Leiden
I'm a research fellow at the Leiden University Centre for Linguistics. The title of my current funded research is "Gorwaa, Hadza, and Ihanzu: Grammatical inquiries in the Tanzanian Rift Valley Area". My interests include the languages of the Tanzanian rift, their documentation and... Read More →


Friday October 25, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm EAT
USIU Business School LT2 USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

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