Registration Information and Program

Dear colleagues and friends,

NACAL 45 is now a month away!  Here is a link to the most recent version of the program.

INFORMATION ABOUT PRESENTATIONS

Each paper will be 20 min (presenter) + 7 min (questions/discussion) in length. Time will be strictly enforced as we will have parallel sessions. Please plan your paper accordingly. A powerpoint projector will be available. Presenters are required to photocopy handouts themselves (40 copies minimum are recommended). A copy machine is available at the university for a reasonable cost. We ask participants to load their powerpoints onto the university computer during the break before their session.

REGISTRATION

Registration for NACAL 45 must be done on the first day before the conference at 8:30am in the Lipsius building (see below). Registration costs 50 euros and 30 euros for students, retired faculty, and those from soft-currency countries and includes access to the conference dinner.  Fees must be paid in cash (euros).

LOCATION

NACAL 45 will be held in the Lipsius building on the Leiden University campus, rooms 003 and 005.

https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/locations/lipsius-building#tab-1

ACCOMMODATION 

Participants have been asked to reserve their own hotel.  There are a number of possibilities in the area, all of which are in walking distance from the university campus.  Feel free to contact us for suggestions.

CONFERENCE DINNER

Registered participants are invited to the conference dinner, which will be held on Saturday evening in the Arsenaal building (https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/locations/arsenaal-building).  We plan on an Indonesian buffet; there will be a vegan option.  Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions.

SOCIAL

There will be an informal social at the Pakhuis (https://www.pakhuisleiden.nl/) on the 8th of June at 8pm for thirsty participants arriving early.

If for some reason you are unable to attend NACAL 45, please let us know.

With best wishes,

Ahmad Al-Jallad

Maarten Kossmann

Marijn van Putten

NACAL 45 Keynote Speaker Announced

North Atlantic Conference on Afro-Asiatic Linguistics 
Theme: Lexicology, Lexicography, and Lexical Reconstruction
Keynote speaker:
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Our keynote speaker for NACAL 45 will be Prof. dr.  Harry Stroomer, Professor emeritus of Afroasiatic Languages at Leiden University.  Prof Stroomer is a field-work oriented descriptive linguist focusing on linguistic diversity in North Africa and the Middle East. He has a warm interest in local cultures, material culture and linguistic anthropology. He did fieldwork in Egypt, Kenya, Somalia, Morocco and Yemen. He studied languages in the Semitic, Cushitic and Berber group of the Afroasiatic language family.

Date: June 9-11, 2017
Location: Leiden University, the Netherlands

NACAL 44 Program Now Available

The 44th annual meeting of the North American  Conference on Afroasiatic Linguistics (NACAL 44) will be held at the University of Texas at Austin, Saturday, February 13rd, 2016 and Sunday, February 14th, 2016. The program is available here.

James Peter BrownOur keynote speaker for NACAL 44 will be James Allen, the Charles Edwin Wilbour Professor of Egyptology at Brown University in Providence, RI. The subject of his keynote, which will be delivered on Saturday night, will be Ancient Egyptian as a Real Language.

Accommodations for NACAL 44 will be announced shortly.


To register, kindly furnish the following information. 

Na’ama Pat-El and Aren Wilson-Wright
NACAL 44 Organizers