Sunday, 29 July 2007

Somali Language at the Somali Studies Conference

Based on the preliminary program, Somali language related sessions at the Somali Studies International Association conference to be held in Ohio and Djibouti are small in number. This does not hide the fact that the small number of sessions at a major conference like the SSIA's affects the visibility of research into Somali language ( I assume a lot of research is conducted on my mother tongue.) More Somali language related research papers were presented at the first three SSIA conferences than those presented at the last three SSIA conferences.
The inclusion of a session on Somali caste system complements the sessions on Somali language for the Somali caste system is sustained through our oral tradition.

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