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[POSTPONED] CALL. 30.04.2020: [WORKSHOP] Akkadian Grammar and Lexicon (66e Rencontre Assyriologique




UPDATE: Due to the present global emergency situation and the impossibility ofserious planning we have to inform you with great regret that the RAI66 at Frankfurt and Mainz has to be postponed to 2022. In accordancewith the board of the International Association for Assyriology (IAA),the cancelled Rencontre of this year on the topic “Cultural Contact –Cultures of Contact” will be held in two years time, at July 25–29,2022, at Frankfurt and Mainz.

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Westend Campus (Frankfurt, Germany) - Philosophicum building, University Campus (Mainz, Germany)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Øyvind Bjøru (University of Texas, Austin); Jacob Jan de Ridder (Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena); Na’ama Pat-El (University of Texas, Austin).

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Together with Sumerian, Akkadian is the main written language in Ancient Mesopotamia. Due to the political and cultural spread of the language and its speakers, it had significant influence on languages across the Ancient Near East. In recent years there has been a surge of activity in Akkadian grammatical studies, with the publication of several descriptive grammars and linguistic analyses, as well as a number of ongoing projects devoted to Akkadian lexicon and morphology.

Given the growing interest in the linguistics of the language, this session hopes to facilitate a conversation between scholars enriching the traditional philology that is the backbone of Assyriology with up-to-date linguistic tools and models. Papers are encouraged on topics ranging from phonology, morphology, and syntax to lexicon and etymology. Informative abstracts not longer than one page should be submitted as pdf files to the organizers (see below) until 30 of April. The languages of the workshop are German and English.

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