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From: "Don Osborn" <dzo@xxxxxx>
To: qalam @ yahoogroups . com
Subject: Re: Study of African Languages in LA
Date: Mon, 31 May 2004 01:16:01 -0000
Gabriella, Congratulations! You may be interested in the Bisharat site http://www.bisharat.net, though it is not focused on the study of writing systems, but rather on the use of African languages in ICT which involves attention to writing systems.
There are some websites at http://www.bisharat.net/links.htm#3 that may be of interest, though you've probably already seen most of them. The basic documents part of the site at http://www.bisharat.net/Documents/ brings together, among other things, reports and proceedings of meetings discussing Latin based transcriptions of African languages
The A12N gateway at http://www.bisharat.net/A12N has a number of resources that may be of interest as well. The archived messages on the discussion lists there, in particular A12n-collaboration, may provide some useful information. Naturally lists such as this one, Qalam, and Unicode are a wealth of information but include a lot that is not Africa-specific.
Hope this helps. Good luck with your program there and please give my greetings to Russell Schuh.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Gabriella F. Scelta <gabriella@i...>
> hello all!
> I just got accepted into the ucla african studies grad program,
> primarily to study african writing systems, etc.
> Is anyone on this list studying or teaching at ucla or know of anyone
> who is? I'm just looking for some contacts that might be in a related
> field or interested in the same types of things. Any suggestions on
> people to study with, etc?
> Gabriella F. Scelta
> > IntelliGirl Design
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