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African Linguistic School

The African Linguistic School took place at the NYU-in-Ghana Academic Centre, Labone, Accra, Ghana from 27 July - 7 August 2009.

This two week school focused on the study of African languages and linguistic theory. One of the biggest challenges most African countries face is the maintenance and management of linguistic diversity. In order to meet these challenges, it is necessary to have access to advanced linguistic tools. This school aimed at offering African students the possibility of becoming familiar with new advances in linguistic description and theory. The school centered around four major linguistic domains - Syntax, Phonology, Semantics, and Language Contact - and included a field methods course which looked at an endangered and/or a less studied African language.