Nilo-Saharan Linguistics Colloquium 2017 – Addis Ababa

Panel: Issues in 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.

The proceedings of this panel will be edited and published by Dotawo: A Journal of Nubian Studies.

The deadline for abstracts (max. 500 words) will be May 31, 2016.

Angelika Jakobi  –
Vincent W.J. van Gerven Oei –