Practice talks for Westermann workshop

October 11, 2021

In advance of the upcoming Westermann anniversary workshop (see this Calques story), Larry Hyman and Hannah Sande are hosting a session of practice talks. The times and dates are listed below, and all are welcome. Anyone interested in attending can reach out to Prof. Sande for the Zoom link.

Thursday 10/28, times listed in Pacific

  • 9-9:45am: Karee Garvin, Katherine Russell, and Hannah Sande: "A typology of STAMP morphs in the Macro-Sudan Belt"
  • 9:45-10:30am: Nik Rolle and Florian Lionnet: "Phonological profile changes in the Macro-Sudan Belt: The antagonism between ATR and interior vowels"
  • 10:30-11:15am: Florian Lionnet: "Laal and the Macro-Sudan Belt"
  • 11:15-11:30ish: General discussion

Friday 10/29, times listed in Pacific

  • 9-9:45am: Johanna Nichols and Frederik Hartmann: "The greater Sahara in the historical linguistic geography of Africa"
  • 9:45-10:30am: Jack Merrill: "Atlantic groups as primary Niger-Congo branches"
  • 10:30-11:15am: Jeff Good: "Individual-level lexical variation in the Bantu homeland and its implications for the development of Niger-Congo"
  • 11:15-11:30ish: General discussion