24. Afrikanist*innentag, Programme (Day 3)

Programme Saturday 3 July 2021

Navigating between talks: Presentations are split over two Zoom rooms that are open for the duration of the conference. All presentations on the left hand side of the programme are held in Room 1 and the presentations on the right hand side are in Room 2. Clicking on the name of the presenter will take you to the appropriate room. Alternatively, click on either ROOM 1 or ROOM 2 in the programme below.

A seperate Zoom room for gathering digitally can be accessed by clicking on Coffee break / lunch break. All rooms are password protected. The password is provided upon registraton.

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Last updated: 23 June 2021 (LP)





Session 1
Lexical typology and semantics
Pius Akumbu & Roland Kießling
The linguistic expression of anger in Babanki
Roland Kießling
Unterwegs dahinknirschen – die Kategorie der begleitenden Fortbewegung und ihre Spuren im Datooga-Lexikon / Grating on one’s way thither – the associated locomotion category in the Datooga lexicon
Esther Morgenthal &
Henning Schreiber
Materielle Kultur – Kognition – Sprache: Manding und Dogon Keramik-Traditionen aus kognitiver Perspektive
Coffee break
Christfried Naumann
Lehre afrikanischer Sprachen an deutschsprachigen Afrika-Instituten

Session 2

Panel 1
Commands, blessings, and warnings: Grammatical and ethnolinguistic aspects of directives in African languages

Convenors: Yvonne Treis & Ronny Meyer

Panel 2
Linguistic biographies

Convenors: Andrea Hollington & Nico Nassenstein

Anne-Maria Fehn
Kx’ui tii - Don’t speak! Morphology, syntax and ethnolinguistic aspects of imperative expressions in Khwe, Ts’ixa (Kalahari Khoe) and beyond
Hamza Boutemin & Axel Fanego Palat
Zur Erfahrung von Minderheitenstatus in den sprachbiographischen Interviews nordafrikanischer Männer (Reading North African minority experiences from linguistic biography interviews)
Ronny Meyer
Exceptional imperative constructions in Muher
Klaudia Dombrowsky-Hahn & Axel Fanego Palat
“If I speak (English) very fast, people think I am not a Ghanaian” – language biographies as a resource in the sociolinguistics of mobility
Rebecca Voll
‟Watch out! You're about to walk into that stop sign!” A rare semantic change from an inceptive form to a prohibitive marker
Nico Nassenstein & Laura Seel
Kinyarwanda in Congolese speakers’ language repertoires: Language portraits as an approach to biographies, trajectories and stigmatization
Lunch break
Lunch break
Session 3
Panel 1 continues
Panel 2 continues
Abbie Hantgan
Morpho-phonological properties of quoted imperatives in Dogon languages
Samantha Goodchild
A linguistic biographical approach to the construction of mono-/multilingualism through chronotopes and sociolinguistic spaces
Klaudia Dombrowsky-Hahn
Blessings in Bambara (Mande): syntactic structure and social functions
Kaia DeMatteo
Contextualizing host family narratives in Tanzania: Insights from a Swahili college homestay program
Denis Creissels
Directives and related speech acts in Jóola Fooñi (Atlantic)
Andrea Hollington
Linguistic biographies and translocal identities: indexicalities, belonging and contestation in Ethiopia
Coffee break
Coffee break
Session 4
Panel 1 continues
Pius Akumbu
The expression of commands, warnings and threats in Babanki
Daniel Van Olmen & Maud Devos
(A)symmetries in imperative negation in Bantu
Session 5
Closing address
AFRA Orga-Team
Abschied/Closing address:
24. Afrikanist*innentag (15 Min.)
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