From: Meikal Mumin <meikal.muminuni-koeln.de>
Subject: Arabic Script in Africa
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Arabic Script in Africa
Short Title: TASIA
Date: 06-Apr-2010 - 07-Apr-2010
Location: Cologne, Germany
Contact: Meikal Mumin
Contact Email: meikal.muminuni-koeln.de
Meeting URL: http://www.uni-koeln.de/phil-fak/afrikanistik/tasia/
Linguistic Field(s): Writing Systems
The Institute for African Studies (Institut für Afrikanistik) of the University
of Cologne (Universität zu Köln), Germany, is proud to host the international
The Arabic Script in Africa
Diffusion, Usage, Diversity and Dynamics of a Writing System
The workshop is generously funded by the Fritz Thyssen Stiftung.
The workshop will take place on April 06-07, 2010.
This workshop will be the first of its kind and deal with linguistic aspects of
the usage and diffusion of the Arabic script in Africa for the writing of
African languages, a phenomenon also known as Ajami. 16 papers by international
experts from three continents will be dealing with linguistic, sociolinguistic,
and historical processes as well as applied language policy for a number of
African languages, such as Afrikaans, Fulfulde, Tuareg, Chimiini, or Swahili.
The workshop is open to the public on registration with the organizers by email.
For a preliminary schedule, further information, and contact kindly consult the
website online at:
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