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The programme is as follows: Amer al-Kathiri: الأصوات الانفجارية في اللهجات العمانية Leonid Kogan (Keynote speaker): Recent Lexicographic Research on Soqotri, with an Emphasis on the Comparative-Historical Dimension To attend the workshop, please contact Janet Watson: j.c.e.watson@leeds.ac.uk
A series of online workshops organized by Janet C. E. Watson (Leeds) Kamela Russell (UC Berkeley) and Fabio Gasparini (FU – Berlin) Leonid Kogan –  Recent lexicographic research on Soqotri with an emphasis on the comparative-historical dimension For further information about the programme and access to the Zoom event please contact us: http://J.C.E.Watson@ leeds.ac.uk russellkamala@gmail.com…
A series of online workshops organized by Janet C. E. Watson (Leeds) Kamela Russell (UC Berkeley) and Fabio Gasparini (FU – Berlin) Jerzy Wierzbicki – Eroding of traditions, eroding of presence Miranda Morris – Researching oral art in Soqotra: challenges, observations and choices made For further information about the programme and access to the Zoom…
Speaker: Professor Paul Roe, QUT, Brisbane, Australia p.roe@qut.edu.au Abstract The Australian Acoustic Observatory (A2O) is a continental-scale acoustic sensor network, recording for a five-year period across multiple Australian ecosystems. The observatory comprises 360 continuously recording acoustic sensors and over its 5-year lifetime will collect over two Petabytes of data: two millennia of sound. It is…
A series of online workshops organized by Janet C. E. Watson (Leeds) Kamela Russell (UC Berkeley) and Fabio Gasparini (FU – Berlin) Fabio Gasparini – Glottalisation from a comparative perspective Gisela Tomé Lourido, Janet Watson, Andrea Boom, Carlos Jair Martínez Albarracín – Vowels in Mehri Jarred Brewster – The phonemic status of long vowels in Sheret Barry Heselwood and…
Centre for Endangered Languages, Cultures and Ecosystems We are delighted to announce that the poet and historian, Katrina Porteous, will be presenting to CELCE on 24th February at 4pm GMT through Zoom.  
This is a workshop on Kumzari led by Dr Dola Algady from the University of Sohar. PLEASE NOTE THE NEW TIME! We will start 2 hours later than normal for the rest of the Spring semester. The programme is as follows: Dola Algady, Muna AlBadaai, and Makeyya AlKumzari (University of Sohar): The boat trip from Khasab…
Speaker: Richard Porter: https://friendsofsoqotra.org/pdfs/Socotra%20bird%20update-05-2020.pdf I will talk about the variety of wildlife that makes this World Heritage Site such a global hotspot of endemism. I will dwell particularly on birds that I have been studying since my first visit in 1993. I will also cover the wildlife conservation history and particularly the actions that have…
The last meeting of the Language and/or Nature in South Arabia Workshop in 2020 will take place on Tuesday 8th at 13:00 GMT.  We will be back in January. The programme is as follows: – Samuel Liebhaber (Middlebury College): Presentation on the Digital Exhibit:  When Melodies Gather: Oral Art of the Mahra – Anna Fancett (Sultan…
Programme: Leonid Kogan (National Research University, Moscow): Towards an Arabic-Based Soqotri Orthography: Consonants and Vowels Kamela al-Barami (University of Leeds): Women in Shehret / Jibbali poetry: Who are Tfool and Alkhiyar? Craig Cornelius (Google): Typing in my language? Get started with GBoard and other keyboards Abstract: Using a language on digital devices requires text support, including ways…