13th Nilo-Saharan Linguistics Colloquium Department of Linguistics, Addis Ababa University May 04-06, 2017

Final Program for 13th Nilo-Saharan Linguistics Colloquium Department of Linguistics, Addis Ababa University May 04-06, 2017 Venue: Desalegn Hotel 2

Thursday, May 4, 2017

8:00 – 9:00 Registration
9:00-10:00 Opening SessionChairman of the Organizing Committee

President of Addis Ababa University

Opening speech: H.E. Dr. Hirut Wolde-Mariam

Minister of Culture and Tourism of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

10:00-11:00 Plenary Talk: Rainer Vossen, University of FrankfurtHistorical Reconstruction of Nilotic Languages: a review

Chair: Moges Yigezu

11:00-11:30 TEA BREAK
  Nubian PanelChair: Angelika Jakobi Western NiloticChair: Jane Ngala Odour Koman Chair: Torben Anderson
11:30-12:00 Abeer Bashir & Ishag AbdelrahmanUniversity of Khartoum

Tones in Kàrgèdí: A dialect of Midob (Darfur Nubian)

Helga SchroederUniversity of Nairobi, Kenya Revisiting Talmys Verb and satellite frame typology Justin GoldbergSIL International

Body Part Lexemes in T’apo (Opuo): from Referring to Non-referring

12:00-12:30 Muhammad Jallal HashimUniversity of Khartoum

Loss of Tonal Features in Nobiin

Tatiana ReidUniversity of Survey (UK)

Nuer vowels: phonetic facts and morphological systematicity

Melese GelanehBahir Dar University

Noun categorization in Tapo

12:30-13:00 Thomas Kuku (Abdalla) Alaki,SIL Sudan

Taang (Tabaq) Phonology


Mathew BaermanUniversity of Survey (UK)

Vocalic gradation in western Nuer nouns

Joshua SmoldersSIL International

Nominal Number and Pluractionality in the Tʼapo (Opuo) Verb Stem


13:00-14:00 LUNCH
14:00-15:00 Plenary Talk: Doris Payne, University of OregonMaa Clause Combining: The “Low Tone” versus “Infinitive” Constructions

Chair: Andreas Joswig

  Nubian PanelChair: Vincent W.J. van Gerven Oei Western NiloticChair: Tatiana Reid Koman Chair: Justin Goldberg
15:00-15:30 Jade ComfortUniversity of Leiden

Unycu Phonology

Sawsan Abdel Aziz Mohammed NashidUniversity of Khartoum

Loan words in the Nuer language

Manuel A. OteroUniversity of Oregon

On some (stable) Koman features in a Nilo-Saharan perspective

15:30-16:00 Angelika Jakobi & Ali IbrahimUniversity of Cologne

The vowel system of Tagle

Siri GjersoeLeipzig University, Germany

Tonal marking of case in Nuer

Don KillianUniversity of Helsinki

Uduk gender from a Koman perspective

16:00-16:30 TEA BREAK
  Nubian PanelChair: El-Shafie El-Guzuuli Western NiloticChair: Mathew Baerman Eastern NiloticChair: Anne-Christie Hellenthal
16:30-17:00 Ishag Abdelrahman HassanUniversity of Khartoum

Consonants and vowels in the Midob language

Bert RemijsenUniversity of Edinburgh

Shilluk noun morphology and noun phrase morphosyntax

Chelimo K. AndrewMoi University, Kenya

Gender marked responses in ENDO-Marakwet

17:00-17:30 Angelika Jakobi & Gumma Ibrahim & Ahmed HamdanUniversity of Cologne

Long vowels – A comparative study of some Kordofan Nubian languages

Abebayehu MeleseAddis Ababa University

The Acoustics of Anuak Stops

Jonathan MoodieUniversity of Melborne

Aspect in Lopit – Aspect marking is aligned with the structure of

the verb root

18:00-9:00 Reception at Desalegn Hotel 2