Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences - Institute of Asian and African Studies

Colloquium on African languages and linguistics (summer 2022)

Preliminary program of the digital research colloquium on African linguistics and languages at the Seminar for African Studies at HU Berlin in the summer semester 2022.

Coordination: Prof. Dr. Tom Güldemann

Place: HU Berlin, IAAW, Invalidenstr. 118, room 410 & online via Zoom

Time: On Tuesdays CET 4:15 p.m.

- Please contact Christfried Naumann for Zoom access information -


26.04.2022 Ulrike Nüsslein (HU Berlin): “Emergence or loss in Katlaic number marking systems?”

03.05. Koen Bostoen (Univerity of Ghent): “Erratic velars in West-Coastal Bantu: Explaining irregular sound change in Central Africa”

10.05. Jan Junglas (HU Berlin, Ph.D. project): "The R(eplacement) pattern within Northeastern Africa's tripartite number systems"

17.05. Zvinashe Mamvura (HU Berlin & University of Zimbabwe, Harare): “The semantic and morpho-syntactic aspects of Shona surnames”

24.05. Jesús Olguín Martínez (University of California, Santa Barbara): “‘At the time....’: Attributive temporal clauses in African languages and beyond”

31.05. Sylvanus Job (HU Berlin, Ph.D. project): “Aspects of Grammatical relations in Khoekhoegowab: From Argument-marking to Word Order”

07.06. Michael Schulze (HU Berlin, Ph.D. project): “Fossilized class affixes in the Mel languages”

14.06. Adrian Krause (HU Berlin, Bachelor project): „Der kompletive Aspekt in den Englisch-lexikalisierten Kreolsprachen Westafrikas”

21.06. Benedikt Winkhart (HU Berlin, Ph.D. project): tba

28.06. Julia Paas (HU Berlin, Master project): “Politeness strategies in Ghanaian Pidgin English and their traces in Akan, Ga and Ewe”

05.07. Julius Elstermann (HU Berlin): “*ki, *ka, und *ku im Proto-Tula-Waja”

12.07. Adams Bodomo (Universität Wien): “Africans in Europe: diaspora linguistics and socio-cultural development in the context of 21st Century Africa–Europe relations”