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Emmon Bach Tribute to Emmon Bach

The Linguistics Department is deeply saddened to announce that Professor Emmon Bach (1929-2014) passed away on 28 November in Oxford.

9th December 2014

SOAS to host workshop in Bangkok on preserving indigenous languages

SOAS, University of London will host a workshop entitled ‘Documenting and preserving indigenous languages: principles, practices and tools’ in Bangkok, Thailand from 8-14 February 2015. The workshop has been organised in collaboration with Mahidol University, based in Bangkok, and is being funded by the British Council.

14th October 2014

Book cover SOAS scholar publishes Mamluk text

Owen Wright, Emeritus Professor of Musicology of the Middle East at SOAS, University of London provides a critical insight in the only text representative of musicological discourse in Cairo during the early fourteenth century CE in his latest book.

11th June 2014

Linguistic diversity in Middle East and North Africa explored at SOAS

Endangered languages in the Middle East and North Africa will be explored at a conference at SOAS, University of London next week, as part of the Endangered Languages Documentation Programme (ELDP) and the Endangered Languages Archive (ELAR), to raise awareness of the dramatic loss of linguistic diversity around the globe.

7th May 2014

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