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Visits Dr. Jean de Dieu Karangwa

April, 2009 (Erasmus visit) – Dr. Jean de Dieu Karangwa from INALCO in Paris presented lectures on “Language and Identity in Rwanda” and "The Swahili Language".

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Visits Prof. Lionel Posthumus

May, 2009 – Prof. Lionel Posthumus from the University of Johannesburgu (SA) presented the following lectures during his stay at our Department: "Afrikaans as a creole language”, "Language Planning and Language Usage in South Africa", "Tense Systems of the Bantu languages".

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Scientific session

December 2009 - In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the African Studies at the University of Warsaw the Department organised a one-day session Languages, cultures and societies of Africa in the process of transformation.

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Visits Dr. George Alao

April, 2010 – Dr. George Alao from INALCO, Paris, was our guest and during his stay he presented lectures on "Languages, Multiculturalism and Nation-building: the Nigerian Experience", "Politeness among the Yoruba and in the Yoruba Language and Culture", and "First-timer Approach to Learning Yoruba: a Practical Initiation Course".

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Visits Matthias Brenzingera

June, 2010 – Dr. Matthias Brenzinger from the University of Cologne (Germany) presented two lectures during his visit: "Gestures Studies in Africa: Bimodal Communication among the Khwe and? Anikhwe: The Vanishing Art of Communicating in the Bush" and "The Twelve Khoisan Modern Languages. Overview and Current Distribution of Speech Communities, Based on the more Recent Empirical Data Provided by Leading Khoisanists".

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