The Afranaph Development Workshop will take place on December 10-11 at Rutgers. The schedule and extended abstracts are now available on the Afranaph website.
The APDW is hosted by the Afranaph Project (NSF BCS-0919086), the Office of International Programs and the Linguistics Department of Rutgers University, New Brunswick.
The Afranaph Project, which was originally designed to explore empirical patterns of anaphoric phenomena in the languages of Africa and to provide online access to data and analysis thereby uncovered, is expanding its empirical scope, using the infrastructure developed in the last six years, to initiate explorations in other domains of grammar in the languages of Africa and perhaps beyond. The purpose of this workshop is to encourage the development of research that exploits the data from the Afranaph Project and its database, to consider proposals for new domains of research that suit the project’s methodology and resources, and to bring together those who have worked on the project or the languages that are studied in it and to consider how the project can be developed over the next several years as a platform for research into new empirical domains.