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FYI: CFP: A Festschrift in Honour of Lekan Oyeleye


Author: Odebunmi Akinola

Linguistic Field(s): Discipline of Linguistics

FYI Body: CELEBRATION OF A HUMANIST ACADEMIC: A FESTSCHRIFT IN HONOUR OF LEKAN OYELEYE

Professor Albert Lekan Oyeleye is the current Head, Department of English,
University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He has occupied the chair of the Department
for some years now. A humanist academic he is by all reckoning; for he has
devoted his knowledge, time, material resources and energy to the service
of humanity, an attestation of which is the great number of students, both
undergraduates and graduates, whose lives he has touched positively. He has
supervised many M.Phil dissertations and Ph.D theses in addition to
numerous M.A. projects in virtually all essential areas of English studies
and Applied Linguistics. This is in addition to his insightful teachings
and publications in such areas as Discourse Analysis, Semantics,
Stylistics, Applied Linguistics, among others.

It is in celebration of this scholar, administrator and teacher of repute
that a book of readings with the above-stated tentative title is being put
together. Therefore, insightful contributions are invited from interested
scholars, students and researchers all over the world. Such contributions
should focus on the foolowing themes:

i) Language, style and meaning intransactional and interactional
linguistics.
ii) Linguistic and sociolinguistic effects of the global nature of the
English Language.
iii) The pragmatics of intra and inter-ethnic communication in Africa.
iv) The language of politics and language in politics in the Africa context.
v) Historicism and African literature.
vi) Globalization and African Literature.
vii) Globalization, Language Planning and Language Policies in African con
states.
viii) Gender and African literature.
ix) Bilingualism/Multilingualism and the teaching of English as a global
language.
x) The English language and global harmony in the 21st century.

Original contributions which should not exceed 25 pages , A4 (including
references) double-spaced should be forwarded to any of the following:

1. Ayo Ogunsiji
E-Mail: Ogunsijioa@yahoo.com
2. Ayo Kehinde
E-Mail: ayobamikehinde@yahoo.com
3. Akin Odebunmi
E-Mail: akinode@yahoo.com

Electronic submissions are also acceptable.

Contributors should adopt either MLA or APA style of referencing. The
deadline for submission of papers is 31st May, 2006.

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