Preliminary Schedule:

Thursday, 24 September 2015

6:00    Group Dinner

Friday, 25 September 2015

8:30 – 9:00    Welcome

9:00 – 12:30   Morning Sessions

Session OneMapping the Space of Language

  • Kenneth Olson – “The Ethnologue and Language Mapping”

  • Carolyn Logan – “100 Languages and Counting: Managing Survey Research Across a Linguistically Diverse Continent”

  • Eileen Johnson – discussant


Session TwoLanguage Change through History and Archaeology

  • Scott MacEachern – “Understanding Distributions of Chadic Languages: Archaeological Perspectives”

  • Kathryn de Luna – “Scales and Units: Language Movement in Precolonial Central Africa”


Session ThreeLanguage and Population Movement

  • Fiona McLaughlin – “Repertoires of Locality: Taxes, Scripts, and Languages at the Port of Niodior, Senegal”

  • David Gordon – “Wanderwörter of the South-Central African Caravan Trade, c.1800-c.1900”


12:30 – 1:30   Lunch

1:45-4:15   Afternoon Sessions
    
Session FourLanguage Spread through Religion and Education


Session Five –Languages Chosen and Imposed


4:15 – 5:00   Discussion and Wrap Up
    
5:00 – 6:00   Free Time
    
6:00 – 9:00   Reception/Dinner