Join UNS at the NSLC 2017 Nubian Panels

The Union for Nubian Studies will co-host the Nubian panels during the 13th Nilo-Saharan Linguistics Colloquium in 2017, hosted by the University of Addis-Ababa, focused on Nubian Phonology and Tonology.

A number of relevant publications on Nubian phonology and tonology has been published over the last few decades. However, this field is still in its infancy. The current wide-spread interest in Nubian languages, both from scholars and native speakers, offers an opportunity to investigate these issues more closely.

We invite scholars, both native and non-native, to submit proposals for the Nubian panel to be held at the 13th Nilo-Saharan Linguistics Colloquium, May 2017 in Addis Ababa, dealing with phonology, tonology, and their interfaces with morphology and syntax. Topics may include (but not only):

  • Consonant and vowel systems and phoneme inventories;
  • Grammatical and lexical functions of tone;
  • Tonological and phonological assimilation;
  • Vowel harmony and ATR;
  • Stress, prosody, and vowel length.

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