Talk on the contact between French and Wolof in Senegal (Tuesday, 12/4)


By Andries W. Coetzee
Dec 01, 2012 Bookmark and Share

Professor Fiona Mc Laughlin (University of Florida)

Professor Fiona Mc Laughlin (University of Florida)

The Africa History and Anthropology Workshop is a graduate student led interdisciplinary workshop with participants from the Departments of Afroamerican and African Studies, Anthropology and History. They host a regular speaker series on topics related Africa. This week, their speaker will be Fiona Mc Laughlin, Associate Professor of African Linguistics at the University of Florida. Professor Mc Laughlin's research focusses on the contact situation between Wolof and French in urban Senegal, and should be of interest to many members of our Department. She is widely published in journals such as Language in Society, Phonology, the Journal of the International Phonetic Association, and in edited volumes published by Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, Mouton de Gruyter, etc. More information about her presentation is given below. Contact  Sara Katz for even more, including a copy of Professor's McLaughlin's paper on Wolof/French contact.

Presenter: Professor Fiona Mc Laughlin

Title: Wolof goes to town: language contact in urban Senegal

When: Tuesday, December 4, 4 to 6 pm

Where: DAAS conference room, 4th floor Haven Hall.

Contact: Sara Katz