The 47th Annual Meeting of the North Atlantic Conference on Afroasiatic Linguistics (NACAL 47) takes place in Paris on 24-26 June 2019.

Here is the program:

Mon. June 24 Foyer Auditorium – Diachrony, documentation, and contact 5.05 – Phonology, morphology, and syntax
8:30-9:30 Registration and coffee
9:30-10:00 Welcome and introductions
10:00-11:00 Martine Vanhove (LLACAN – CNRS). Information structuring in Beja (North Cushitic)
11:00-11:30 Coffee
Chair: Antoine Lonnet Chair: Janet Watson
11:30-12:00 Mena B. Lafkioui. Postposed topic specification in Berber. An areal phenomenon Jean Lowenstamm. Does Chaha Threaten the OCP?
12:00-12:30 Siham Rouabah. Gender, Socialisation, and Chaouia Shift in Progress Morgan Nilsson and Laura J. Downing. Somali vowel qualities and vowel harmony
12:30-1:00 Stefano Manfredi and Caroline Roset. Toward a dialect history of the Baggara Belt Lydia Felice. Syllabification in Kabyle Berber: A Constraint-Based Approach
1:00-2:30 Lunch
Chair: Ekkehard Wolff Chair: Aicha Belkadi
2:30-3:00 Yvonne Treis and Ronny Meyer. Demonstrative systems in the Highland East Cushitic-Gurage contact zone Basem Al-Raba’a. On Possessive and Directional/Locative Constructions in Jordanian Arabic: A Phase-based Approach to Binding
3:00-3:30 Massinissa Garaoun. Contacts arabe-berbère : les paradigmes des interrogatifs en arabe jijélien et en tasahlit Chris Reintges. Greenberg’s Sixth Language Universal Revisited: The VSO/SVO Word Order Contrast in Early Egyptian
3:30-4:00 Coffee
Chair: Stefano Manfredi Chair: Chris Reintges
4:00-4:30 Lameen Souag. Colexification across the Sahara: In what sense is Hausa West African? Azeb Amha. What is definite about ‘definiteness’ in Wolaitta?
4:30-5:00 Letizia Cerqueglini. The ʕAzāzmih Color System: Arabic Lexicon and Ancient Egyptian Categories Keren Dubnov. Morphologically unmarked feminine nouns: from Biblical Hebrew to Modern Hebrew
5:00-5:30 Jonas Sibony. Moroccan Arabic verbs in Peripheral Israeli Hebrew Abdelkader Fassi Fehri. Varieties of Arabic Number
5:30-7:00 Reception
Tues. June 25 Foyer Auditorium – Diachrony, documentation, and contact 5.05 – Phonology, morphology, and syntax
8:30-9:00 Late registration
Chair: Yvonne Treis Chair: Ahmad Al-Jallad
9:00-9:30 Geoffrey Khan. Phonological enrichment in Neo-Aramaic dialects through language contact Ali Idrissi, Eiman Mustafawi, Tariq Khwaileh and Muralikrishnan R. Orthographic ambiguity and diacritic density in Arabic word reading
9:30-10:00 Ohad Cohen and Muhamad Hamed. The Historical Nature of the Written Hebrew Texts from Second Temple Period in Comparison with Modern Spoken Palestinian Dialects Valentina Schiattarella. Noun modification in Siwi (Berber, Egypt)
10:00-10:30 Roberta Morano. Remarks on the negative system in the Arabian Peninsula: the case of Omani /-ši/ Sharaf Yassin. Agreement in Palestinian Arabic: The main controller and the role of animacy and humanness
10:30-11:00 Coffee
Chair: Geoffrey Khan Chair: Catherine Taine-Cheikh
11:00-11:30 Abeer Abbas. Documenting Farasani Arabic Roula Skaf and Dana Cohen. Neutralisation du genre du numéral en soureth. Comparaison avec l’hébreu moderne
11:30-12:00 Lily Okalani Kahn and Sonya Yampolskaya. Non-canonical use of articles in Maskilic (Jewish Enlightenment) Hebrew Vermondo Brugnatelli. Some aspects of qualification in Tunisian Berber
12:00-12:30 Anbessa Teferra. Re-examination of Amharyəstʼ Features Amazigh Bedar. Les verbes réfléchis en berbère kabyle
12:30-1:00 Ben Whittle. The Patterns of Translation of the Active Biblical Hebrew Verbal Stems in the LXX Pentateuch and Former Prophets Aicha Belkadi, Samir Ben Si Said and Candide Simard. Non-peripheral flexible word order and the issue of (non-) configurationality in Taqbaylit Berber
1:00-2:00 Lunch
Chair: Jérôme Lentin
2:00-2:30 Yishai Neuman. Parallel yet unrelated evolution of neo-Semitic: Maltese and spoken Hebrew typology of pronominal suffixes
2:30-3:00 Maris Camilleri. Possession as a source of grammaticalisation in Semitic
3:00-3:30 Julien Dufour. Turning one’s face to the dew-dropping south. The Arabic passive in the light of Modern South Arabian
3:30-4:00 Coffee
4:00-5:30 Posters
Tahar Abbou. Endangered Languages: the Case of Taznatit in Gurara
Enas Albasiri. An Anti-Contiguity Approach to Egyptian Arabic Interrogative Distribution
Lahoucine Amouzay. Questions de subordination en amazighe
Valeria Argiolas. Encore sur lat. buda
Abdelaziz Berkai. L’archaïsme linguistique en berbère (kabyle) : étude sur un corpus parémiologique
Dawit Tilahun Jembere. Negation in Gede’o
Fekede Menuta. Linguistic Distance among Gurage Varieties: Revisiting the Internal Classification
Kahina Ould Fella. La standardisation linguistique de tamazight : des fonctionnements discursifs et des enjeux socioculturels dans le discours médiatique
Aisha Saad. L’évolution sémantique de ʃōr (vers, en direction de) dans le dialecte de Benghazi (Libye)
5:30-6:30 Janet C. E. Watson (University of Leeds)
Endangered languages, cultures and ecosystems: The case of Modern South Arabian
7:30-10:00 Conference dinner at Dans la Cuisine (54-56 avenue de France, 75013 Paris)
Wed. June 26 Foyer Auditorium – Diachrony, documentation, and contact 5.05 – Phonology, morphology, and syntax
Chair: Vermondo Brugnatelli Chair: Azeb Amha
9:00-9:30 Elsa Oréal. Old Egyptian and Akkadian independent pronouns : a reassessment Maris Camilleri and Louisa Sadler. Non-canonical grammaticalisations of raising predicates in Arabic
9:30-10:00 Marijn van Putten. The reconstruction of the Berbero-Semitic adjectives Lutz Edzard. Embedded direct speech and shifting indexicals in Semitic
10:00-10:30 Benjamin Suchard and Jorik Groen. Sg. *CVCC-, pl. *CVCaC-ū-: broken plural or regular reflex? Silvia Stubnova. Where Syntax and Semantics Meet: A Typological Analysis of Old Egyptian Causatives
10:30-11:00 Coffee
Chair: Ronny Meyer Chair: Chris Reintges
11:00-11:30 Alessandra Serpone. Some remarks on the “South Semitic” k-suffix conjugation Abdallah El Mountassir. Les morphèmes d : un cas d’ambiguïté catégorielle en tachelhit
11:30-12:00 Hongwei Zhang. Which ‘that’ was Amharic yä-? – An alternative origin for the Amharic relative-genitive marker Alec Kienzle. Deriving agentive and stative meanings in Hebrew niCCaC and hitCaCeC
12:00-12:30 Paul Fallon. An assessment of Bender’s Proto-Cushitic Sara Al Sheyadi. The apophonic passive in northern Oman: data from a Bedouin dialect
12:30-1:00 Gene Gragg. Paradigm Survival and Innovation in Cushitic Jérôme Lentin. Le schème miCCiC dans les dialectes arabes
1:00-2:00 Lunch
Chair: Abdallah El Mountassir
2:00-2:30 Catherine Taine-Cheikh. Les emplois de bāš en arabe. Evolutions internes et problèmes de contact
2:30-3:00 Phillip Stokes. Diachronic Observations on the Development of the tanwīn alif in Christian Palestinian Arabic
3:00-3:30 Ahmad Al-Jallad. Preliminary Remarks on the Thamudic C and D inscriptions from the areas of Medina and Mecca
3:30-4:00 Coffee
4:00-5:00 Ekkehard Wolff (Universität Leipzig)
Chadic linguistics in the 21st century: Attempting a state-of-the-art accoun
5:00-5:30 Closing comments


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