Reading Group #8

The Language in The Gambia Virtual Reading Group‘s eighth meeting will be on Tuesday 5 July 5.00-6.30pm Gambian Time/6.00-7.30pm. We will talk about the Wolof spoken in the north-western border area that separates The Gambia from Senegal, often referred to as part of the Saloum.

Mitsch, J. 2016. Bordering on National Language Varieties: Political and linguistic borders in the Wolof of Senegal and The Gambia. (Doctoral dissertation, The Ohio State University). [download here] Please read p. ii-iv (the abstract) and p. 66-72 (section 3.5). You will find out about what linguists have to say about Gambian and Senegalese Wolof and much more.

Meeting link and WhatsApp attendees

We will continue to use GOOGLE MEET. This is the link to join the call: If you’re already using Gmail, Google Photos, YouTube, or another Google product, just sign in to your existing Google Account. If you don’t have a Google Account, you will need to sign up (free). If you’re using your laptop, any browser will work. If you’re using your phone or tablet, you will need to download the Google Meet mobile app from Google Play or Apple Store.

You can also participate through our WhatsApp group by sending your phone number to We encourage all members to join our WhatsApp group so they can follow the contributions of our reading group members who will be able to join us via WhatsApp only. If you have technical issues, please join through WhatsApp. We’ll monitor the WhatsApp group each meeting.


Tuesday 6 September @ 5.00-6.30pm Gambian and UK time


ALL welcome! This is not intended for an academic audience only.

Dates of future meetings

We will meet the first Tuesday of every month until December (we will have a break in August).

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