New extended deadline for the call for papers

20th October 2016


Berber was first taught at INALCO in 1913.  Ever since, a lot of people have had the honor to contribute to the transmission of this language to students. André Basset was one of them. His career began in a Berber territory, namely, at the Faculté des Lettres d'Alger. It was only in 1940 that he came to work for l'Ecole Nationale des Langues Orientales Vivantes (ex-INALCO), where he took over from Edmond Destaing. André Basset's studies significantly contributed to Berber linguistics, being the first to have introduced the methods of modern linguistic. Berber studies are indebted for the work of this great Berber researcher. Indeed, some linguistic descriptions of Berber varieties by André Basset, are the only accounts that we have on them. Unfortunately, he couldn't complete his project since he died in 1956 while still in office.

For the commemoration of the sixtieth anniversary of André Basset's death, we would like pay a tribute to the man and his work via a scientific conference. This will be the first biennial international conference on Berber linguistics. We invite the scholars of Berber to submit an original research paper on the following topics : lexicology / semantics; morphosyntax; phonetics / phonology; sociolinguistics / dialectology.

Oral presentations should last 20 minutes and will be followed by a 10 minute session for discussion. Presentations can be either in French or in English.

The searchers would like propose a presentation must sent an abstract comprising the title of the presentation, the first name and second name of the contributor(s), affliliation and an email address. Please also specify on which of the above topics the contribution will be about. The abstract should fit in an A4 format (including a short bibliography) and be send as a pdf file.

Abstracts must be submitted before the 20th October 2016 (for more information, see the tab : Submission procedure).

The abstracts will be assessed and selected by the scientific committee. Notification of acceptance : 20th November 2016.

Selected presentations will be published in the Revue des Etudes Berbères.

Organization committee:

Kamal Naït-Zerrad ( )

Mohamed  El Idrissi ( )



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