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FRANCQUI INTERNATIONAL PROFESSORSHIP SYMPOSIUM

 

DIVERSITY AND DOCUMENTATION OF SPEECH SOUNDS IN LANGUAGES OF THE WORLD

 

Date: 9th December 2022

 

Location:

Antwerp University, Klooster van de Grauwzusters, Building S

Lange Sint-Annastraat 7, 2000 Antwerpen

Room: S.004

 

 

 

PROGRAMME

10.00

Welcome and formal opening by the Symposium Chair 

 

Jo Verhoeven

City, University of London, UK

Promotor of the Francqui International Professorship

 

10.15

Opening address by Prof. Dr Bruce Connell, International Francqui Professor

Requirements for Documenting Phonetics

 

Bruce Connell

International Francqui Professor, University of Antwerp, Belgium

 

11.00

Typological features of Consonants in Khoisan languages of the Kalahari Basin Area

 

Lee Pratchett1, Alena Witzlack-Makarevich2, Linda Ammann3, Daniel Auer3, Anne-Maria Fehn4,5, Tom Güldemann 3,5, Sylvanus Job6, Florian Lionnet7, Christfried Naumann3, Hitomi Ono8, Hirosi Nakagawa9

 

1 Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Germany; 2 Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel; 3 Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany; 4 CIBIO, Universidade do Porto, Portugal; 5 Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany; 6 University of Namibia, Namibia; 7Princeton University, USA; 8 Reitaku University, Japan; 9 Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Japan.

 

11.30

Labial-velar consonants in Sakata (Bantu C34): preliminary phonetic and phonological observations 

 

Lorenzo Maselli

Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek-Vlaanderen; University of Ghent; Université de Mons, Belgium.

 

12.00

Retroflex nasals in the Mai-Ndombe (DRC): the case of nasals in North Boma B82 and Nunu B822 

 

Lorenzo Maselli1,2,3,4, Véronique Delvaux4, Jean-Pierre Donzo5, Sara Pacchiarotti1,2,3, Koen Bostoen1,2

1Universiteit Gent, 2BantUGent, 3Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek – Vlaanderen, 4Université de Mons, 5Institut Supérieur Pédagogique de la Gombe, DRC.

12.30 Lunch break

14.00

A phonetic analysis of breathy voicing in Dza

 

Nlabephee Kefas Othaniel

Institut National des Languages et Civilisations Orientales, Languages and cultures of sub-Saharan Africa, Paris, France

 

14.30

Phonetics and phonology of the Asua and Efe languages: Aspects of description and documentation

 

Didier Demolin
Laboratoire de phonétique et phonologie, UMR 7018, Sorbonne nouvelle, Paris 3, France.

 

15.00

Shared phonetic features in newly documented hunter-gatherer Bantu languages  in the southern fringe of the Congo rainforest (DRC)

 

Jean-Pierre Donzo1, Lorenzo Maselli2, Marie-Faustine Beloko1, Sara Pacchiarotti2 & Koen Bostoen2

1ISP de la Gombe, DRC; 2 UGent Centre for Bantu Studies, Ghent University, Belgium.

 

15.30

Downstep and H tone raising in Kugama

 

Lora Litvinova

Institut National des Languages et Civilisations Orientales; Language, Langues et Cultures d'Afrique, Paris, France

16.00

Towards a prosodic classification of a Himalayan language isolate

 

J. Kudera

Trier University, Phonetics, Germany

 

16.30

Concluding discussion

 

17.00

Reception

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