Afrikaans Grammar Workshop III - AGWIII

Країна: Нідерланди

Місто: Amsterdam

Тези до: 01.07.2020

Дати: 01.10.20 — 02.10.20

Область наук: Філологічні;

Е-мейл Оргкомітету: amsterdam AT

Організатори: International Committee


The first Afrikaans Grammar Workshop took place in Johannesburg in August 2016, the second one in Ghent (Belgium) in October 2018. The aim of the workshop is to bring together researchers from varying theoretical and methodological perspectives who concern themselves with the study of Afrikaans grammar. The workshop is organized in conjunction with the Virtual Institute for Afrikaans (VivA), the University of Michigan, and the Universiteit Gent.
Afrikaans is unique among the Germanic languages in several ways: Notably, it is the only language of the Germanic family that originated outside of Europe and that is spoken primarily in Africa. Due to the unique historical context in which Afrikaans developed, it has grammatical features setting it apart from the rest of the Germanic family. Afrikaans is also the first language of over seven million people and the third largest language in South Africa.
In spite of its uniqueness and the size of the Afrikaans speech community, Afrikaans is relatively understudied and underdescribed from the perspective of theoretical linguistics. This workshop seeks to address the paucity of descriptive and theoretical studies of Afrikaans in contemporary linguistics by bringing together scholars who work on any aspect of Afrikaans grammar.

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