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FYI: Call for Book Contributions: Mapping Recent Advances in Applied Linguistics

Author: Adeleke Fakoya

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

FYI Body: A festschrift is being planned in honour of Professor Oladipo Salami, a distinguished scholar and academic, and Dean, Faculty of Arts, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. This publication, with the title Mapping Recent Advances in Applied Linguistics, is being put together by friends and colleagues of Professor Dipo Salami to mark his 60th birthday. The book is expected to prompt original, data-based arguments and discussions on current issues and methodologies, and to set a new point of reference for the next generation of scholars and academics across the globe.

Professor Oladipo Salami has distinguished himself through his publications which report on fields ranging from Language Use and Attitude to Ethnography of Communication, Language Policy, Bilingualism and Multilingualism, and Discourse and Politics among others. Professor Oladipo Salami is also reputed to have mentored numerous younger colleagues, some of whom have gained recognition as eminent linguists in their own right, in the course of a career spanning over 35 years.

Theme: Mapping Recent Advances in Applied Linguistics


- Language Variation and Language Change
- Language Use and Attitude
- Language, Culture and Communication
- Ethnography of Communication
- The Sociolinguistics of Language and Religion
- Bilingualism /Multilingualism
- Language Policy
- Language, Ethnicity and Nationalism
- Media and Political Discourse

Interested linguists and scholars are hereby invited to send in their abstracts to the editors by e-mail to the following e-mail addresses: adelekefakoya@yahoo.com and sky_omoniyi@yahoo.com and kehinday77@yahoo.co.uk. While all abstracts or indication of intention to contribute to the publication are expected to be in by 30 June 2013, all completed papers (which should not exceed 15 pages of A4 sized paper, including references, graphs, tables etc. and typed double spaced) should reach the editors by 31st August 2013.

Professor Adeleke A. Fakoya
Department of English
Lagos State University

Professor Tope Omoniyi
Department of Media, Culture and Culture
University of Roehampton

Kehinde A. Ayoola, PhD
Department of English
Obafemi Awolowo
University Ile-Ife

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