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Full Title: 1st Conference on the Languages of Nigeria

Short Title: 1st CLN
Location: Ibom E-Library, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria, Nigeria
Start Date: 24-Apr-2017 - 27-Apr-2017
Contact: Dr. Ogbonna Anyanwu
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting Description: The Department of Linguistics and Nigerian Languages, University of Uyo, in collaboration with the Linguistic Association of Nigeria (LAN), is planning a conference on the languages of Nigeria arising from the Nigerian Geopolitical Languages Survey (NGLS) project. The conference will provide an opportunity to listen to the reports of the work done so far in the project. This project conference will, in addition, provide a forum for linkage and collaboration between speakers of indigenous Nigerian languages, groups and cooperate bodies interested in the documentation and development of Nigerian languages. There will also be a platform for sharing and forming working groups to cover the six geopolitical zones. Beyond that, there will be an opportunity to take concrete action points and follow-up on the papers that will be received as well as strategize on how to deal with the issues of the documentation and development of Nigerian languages in a systematic and sustainable way.

The 1st CLN will mark the 13th year of the NGLS Project, and more importantly open the discussion to a wider national and international community. While it opens a discussion to fine-tune the work in progress, it should also provide an opportunity to strategize on the daunting task of executing what is left to complete the Project.

Date: 24 – 27 April, 2017
Venue: Ibom E-Library, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria
Theme: The Languages of Nigeria: Documentation, Description, Sociolinguistic Dynamics and Geopolitical Profile


- Geopolitical Profile of the languages of Nigeria
- Linguistic Situation and Vitality of the languages of Nigeria
- Language Surveys and Classifications
- Language Endangerment and Revitalization
- Language Development
- Language Archiving
- Phonology and Phonetics
- Morphology and Syntax
- Semantics and Pragmatics
- Orthography and Vocabulary Development
- Speech Recognition and Synthesis
- Lexicology and Lexicography


Corporate Bodies – N50,000
Participants from Nigeria - N15,000
Foreign Participants - $100
PG Students - N5,000
UG Students - N3,000

For more information, please contact: Dr Ogbonna Anyanwu, Secretary, CLN Organizing Committee, Department of Linguistics and Nigerian Languages, University of Uyo. Tel: 08036767731.

Convener: Professor Imelda Udoh, Coordinator, NGLS Project, Department of Linguistics and Nigerian Languages, University of Uyo (+234 802 350 3066).
Linguistic Subfield: Language Documentation; Sociolinguistics
LL Issue: 28.690

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