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International conferences, meetings and seminars

2019, 4-5 October
10th Biennial International Colloquium on the Chadic Languages (LLACAN-CNRS Villejuif, Paris)
paper: "The Kushi trickster and his victims"

2019, 11-16 June
Summer School "Reading Literatures in African Languages" Scuola di Procida per l'Alta Formazione – UNIOR (Naples)
"Linguistic fieldwork and oral traditions"

2019, 22-23 May 2019
Reported Discourse across Languages and Cultures (LLACAN-CNRS Villejuif, Paris)
paper: "Logophoricity in Kushi"

2018, 26-29 September
3rd Symposium on West African Languages (University of Warsaw)
paper: "Measuring phonological complexity in West African Languages"

2018, 27-28 April
Language, Literature, Theory (University of Niš)
paper: "The theory of not having a theory: Descriptive linguistics in practice"

2017, 7-8 September
9th Biennial International Colloquium on the Chadic Languages (LLACAN-CNRS Villejuif, Paris)
paper: “Verbal classes and TAM system in Kushi (Nigeria)“ pdf

2016, 27-29 November
2nd Symposium on West African Languages (SyWAL2016), University of Vienna
paper: "The two lovers: Universal themes and cultural variations in a Hausa dilemma story"

2014, 27-28 March
Symposium on West African Languages 2014 (SyWAL2014), University of Naples "L'Orientale"
paper: "On Bure Verbal Morphology and TAM System"

2013, 7-10 March
Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics 2013 (GURT) & 44th Annual Conference on African Linguistics (ACAL)
"African Languages: Specifics and Universals", Georgetown University (Washington D.C, USA)
paper: "The Bure Verbal System"

2013, 28 February - 3 March
3rd International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation (ICLDC), "Sharing Worlds of Knowledge" (University of Hawai'i, Honolulu, USA)

2012, 20-24 August
7th World Congress of African Linguistics (University of Buea, Cameroon)
paper: "A Hausa Semantics of Affect: Love Encoding in Computer Mediated Linguistic Exchange"

2012, 15 August
Jos Linguistic Circle (Nigeria)
paper: "Documentation of Bure"

2012, 6-8 June
Wealth and Societies, IXth Annual International and Interdisciplinary Symposium of the Maison René-Ginouvès, Archaeology and Social Anthropology (Nanterre, France)
paper: "Wealth as an Idealised Cognitive Cultural Model in Computer Mediate Linguistic Exchange. A Case-Study from Nigeria"

2012, 1 June
Language, Thought and Education (University of Zielona Góra, Poland)
paper (with Sergio Baldi): " 'My heart is white, your belly is black': Encoding Emotions in a West African Culture"

2012, 10 April
Typologie de l'expression des émotions, syntaxe et sémantique (CELIA - CNRS Villejuif, France)
"Emotions in Hausa"

2011, 23-24 November
1st International Conference on Cultures and Languages in Contact (MCRG and Faculty of Letters and Human Sciences, El Jadida, Morocco)
"Hausaization and Identity: the Case of Bure, a Dying Language of Northern Nigeria"

2011, 22-23 September
6th Biennial International Colloquium on the Chadic Languages (LLACAN-CNRS Villejuif, Paris)
paper: "The Bure Language: an Overview"

2011, 15-18 June
14th Italian Meeting of Afro-Asiatic Linguistics (University of Turin, Italy)
paper: "Documenting Bure, a Chadic Language of Northern Nigeria: the Clause Structure"

2010, 5-7 July
3rd International Conference on Hausa Studies: African and European Perspectives (University of Naples "L'Orientale", Italy)
presentation: "Domains of lexical permeability: social networking in Hausa"

2010, 8-10 April
Space and Time across Languages, Disciplines and Cultures (University of Cambridge, UK)
paper: "Space-Time-Quality: Encoding and Representation in Chadic"

2009, 8-10 October
Space in Language (University of Pisa, Italy)
paper: "Lexicon and Grammar of Space in West Chadic"

2008, 11-13 September
VIII International Afro-Asiatic Congress (University of Naples "L'Orientale", Italy)
paper: "Idealized Cognitive Models and Hausa Experiential Constructions: Preferred Strategies and Pragmatical Devices"

2007, 30-31 October
Fourth International Biennial Colloquium on the Chadic Languages (University of Bayreuth, Germany)
paper: "Imaginative Dimension and Experiential Constructions in Hausa and Bole"

2006, 6 September
Department of Nigerian Languages, Bayero University Kano
paper: "Metaphorization in Experience and Cognition"