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Full Title: 1st Annual Kay Williamson Legacy Lecture
         
Short Title: KWLL
Location: Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Start Date: 11-Mar-2014 - 11-Mar-2014
Contact: Ozo-mekuri Ndimele
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.kaywilliamsoncentre.com
Meeting Description: Kay Williamson 1st Annual Legacy Lecture holds on 11 March, 2014. Those interested to participate in the Symposium and the Legacy Lecture may arrive a day earlier (i.e. Monday, 10 March, 2014)

Lecture 1: Kay Williamson’s Legacy to African Linguistics
By Professor Emeritus Ayo Bamgbose
Dept. of Linguistics & African Languages, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Lecture 2: Kay Williamson & the Linguistic Pre-History of Africa
By Professor Nicholas Faraclas
Faculty of Humanities, University of Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico

A centre has also been established in honour of Kay Williamson. The name of the centre is:

'Kay Williamson Centre for Language & Communications'

Website: http://kaywilliamsoncentre.com/

Chair Occupant/Director: Professor Ozo-mekuri Ndimele
Linguistic Subfield: Discipline of Linguistics
LL Issue: 25.222


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