Linguistics and English Language

15th Nilo-Saharan Linguistics Colloquium


Over several decades, the Nilo-Saharan Linguistics Colloquium has become established as a valuable forum for the dissemination and discussion of research findings among linguists investigating the languages that belong to the Nilo-Saharan language family, which stretches from Algeria to Tanzania.

It is a pleasure to announce that the 15th Nilo-Saharan Linguistics Colloquium is on the rails. The event will take place in Nairobi, from Wednesday 4 to Friday 6 of August 2021.

Further details, including a call for papers, will be announced in the months ahead on this webpage and on the LinguistList.


Organizing committee at the University of Edinburgh

  • Tatiana Reid
  • Bert Remijsen (convenor)

International scientific committee

  • Torben Andersen (Aalborg University)
  • Colleen Ahland (California State University Long Beach)
  • Denis Creissels (University of Lyon)
  • Richard Griscom (Leiden University)
  • Jeffrey Heath (University of Michigan)
  • Angelika Jakobi (University of Cologne)
  • Prisca Jerono (University of Nairobi)
  • Angelika Mietzner (University of Cologne)
  • Alice Mitchell (University of Cologne)
  • Manuel Otero (Eastern Connecticut State University)
  • Doris Payne (University of Oregon)
  • Helga Schroeder (University of Nairobi)
  • Tim Stirtz (SIL International)
  • Christine Waag (SIL International)


Bert Remijsen


15th Nilo-Saharan Linguistics Colloquium

2021-08-04: Linguistics Colloquium