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FYI: Call for Papers for Language, Literature and Style

Author: Arua Arua

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
Ling & Literature

FYI Body: Editors: Arua E. Arua, University of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana
(; Taiwo Abioye, Covenant University, Ota,
Nigeria ( .ng); Kehinde A. Ayoola,
Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Nigeria

Papers are invited for publication in Language, Literature and Style in
Africa, a book that honours Professor Christopher Olatunji Awonuga
and his work in the fields of Linguistic/ Literary Stylistics and Applied
Linguistics. Currently Dean of the School of Postgraduate Studies at
Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria, Professor Awonuga is a
well-known scholar who has been an excellent teacher and mentor to
several academics. His greatest asset, in our view, lies in the care with
which he nurtured many of his students through the rigours of their
doctoral and masters theses, a factor largely responsible for his
appointment to the Deanship of the Postgraduate School at Covenant

This book project is an opportunity not only to celebrate Professor
Christopher Awonuga, but also to highlight and bring together the
seminal contributions of those scholars who are interested in research
on language, literature and style in Africa. The accent on Africa is
motivated, as discussions relating to the primary literary artefacts
(poetry, prose and drama) produced on the continent hardly feature in
the discussions in this field.

In view of the foregoing, contributors are invited to submit papers that
generally address the relationships between language, literature and
style in Africa. In particular, papers relating to all areas of stylistics,
theoretical and methodological, are welcome, as are those from fields
such as applied linguistics, conversational analysis and (critical)
discourse analysis that are closely related to the discussions on
language and literature. In addition, contributions that deal with the
traditional genres of language and literature (poetry, prose and drama)
as well as those of the media, advertising and music are welcome.
Papers on canonical written and oral texts, and emerging prominent
African voices are especially welcome.

Publication Schedule:

July 31, 2012: Receipt of abstracts.

Abstracts should be about 250 words, and must have a recogniz-able
thesis statement or research question, an explanation of the research
methodology, reference to emerging results (if applicable) and the
relevant references (not more than 5). Abstracts are to be submitted
by email attachments to the editors (see email addresses above).

August 31, 2012: Notification of the outcome of the review of abstracts.

November 30, 2012: Submission of full papers (for those whose
abstracts are accepted. A style sheet will be attached)

February 28, 2013: Notification of the outcome of the review of papers.

March 31, 2013: Submission of revised papers.

May 31, 2013: Submission to the publishers. Expected publication
date: Late 2013.

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