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FYI: Festschrift in Honour of Professor Segun Awonusi


Author: Kofo Adedeji

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Subject Language(s): None

FYI Body: Prof. Segun Awonusi, will be 60 in March 2012. The
phonetician/phonologist-cum-sociolinguist or perhaps more
appropriately described as a sociophonologist (a product of the
London School under the joint supervision of Professors A.C. Gimson
and John Wells) has spent most of his academic career at the
University of Lagos, Nigeria, where he occupies a Chair of English
Language. He also has wide experience in administration as he was
once the Ogun State Commissioner for Education, Science and
Technology and currently the Vice Chancellor, Tai Solarin University of
Education, Ijagun, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State.

Friends, associates and colleagues think the best way of recognizing
his contribution to knowledge is by producing a book entitled:
Language in Societal Transformation: Perspectives from Nigeria, which
will be presented to the public.

The following are the sub-themes of the publication:
-Linguistic Theories and Social Transformation
-Phonetics and Phonology in Educational Development
-The Sociolinguistics of Transformation
-The English Language in Global and Nigerian Settings
-The Morpho-Syntactics of Language Development in Nigeria
-English Language and Nigerian Education
-Literature as a weapon of Good Governance and Poverty Alleviation
-Literature and the Nigerian Reading Culture
-Education and the Challenges of Poor Performance in key subjects of
the Nigerian Curriculum
-Literacy and Education
-Governance and Management Structures in relation to Educational
Development

Contributions should be no longer than 20 pages, in 12-point Times
New Roman font, typed double-spaced and should specify the
preferred sub-theme. References must conform to the MLA and APA
systems for Literature and Language respectively. An abstract of about
250 words and a five-line paragraph containing autobiographical
information should be included.

Please contact any of the following persons for more information: Dr.
Joseph Osoba: jbosoba@yahoo.co.uk; jbosoba@gmail.com; Dr. Feyi
Ademola-Adeoye: fademola-adeoye@unilag.edu.ng; feyiademola-
adeoye@yahoo.com; Dr. Kofo Adedeji: kadedeji@unilag.edu.ng;
kofo474@yahoo.com. The deadline for submission of completed
articles is 31st March, 2012.

Kind regards,
Dr. Kofoworola Adedeji
Secretary, UNILAG Local Organizing Committee
+234018023353981
kadedeji@unilag.edu.ng; kofo474@yahoo.com

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