Several Chicago students and faculty are presenting at the 47th Annual Conference on African Linguistics (ACAL) at UC Berkeley from March 23-26:
- Jonathan Pesetsky: How and When To Be Alive: Animacy in Swahili
- Joanna Pietraszko: The Ndebele relative marker as a nominal linker
- Rebecca Baglini (PhD ’15): The lexical semantics of Wolof ideophones
- Betsy Pillion, Lenore Grenoble, Emmanuel Ngue Um (Yaounde), & Sarah Kopper (Michigan State): Verbal gestures in Cameroon
- Kathryn Franich: Cues to Tone Perception in Medumba
Also, Jeff Good (BA ’98, MA, ’98) is one of the invited speakers of the conference and will be talking about “Stability under contact as a guide to reconstruction: Noun classes, argument alignment, and the Macro-Sudan belt”.