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LINGUIST List 17.1255

Tue Apr 25 2006

Calls: General Ling/Nigeria;Taiwanese Literature/Taiwan

Editor for this issue: Kevin Burrows <kevinlinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Dr. Ozo-mekuri Ndimele, Conference of the Linguistic Association of Nigeria
        2.    Wi-vun Taiffalo Chiung, 2006 Conference on Taiwanese Literature

Message 1: Conference of the Linguistic Association of Nigeria
Date: 24-Apr-2006
From: Dr. Ozo-mekuri Ndimele <mekuri01yahoo.com>
Subject: Conference of the Linguistic Association of Nigeria

Full Title: Conference of the Linguistic Association of Nigeria
Short Title: CLAN

Date: 13-Nov-2006 - 17-Nov-2006
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Contact Person: Dr. (Mrs.) Appolonia Okwudishu
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 30-Sep-2006

Meeting Description:

Conference of the Linguistic Association of Nigeria holds annually to discuss issues relating to the archiving, documentation, and development of languages used by Nigerians.


November 13th - 17th, 2006

THEME: Nigerian Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Policy Reforms


Papers that address the theme of the Conference or any other topic relating to Nigerian languages and linguistics are invited

Topics: Syntax, Morphology, Phonology, Semantics, Pragmatics, Sociolinguistics, Psycholinguistics, Comparative and Historical Linguistics, Language Planning, ICTs and Nigerian Languages, Nigerian Languages and the Fight against HIV/ AIDS, Nigerian Languages and Peace and Conflict Resolution, Nigerian Languages and Entrepreneurship Development, Nigerian Languages and the UBE Scheme, Nigerian Languages and the Millennium Development Goals.

VENUE: Conference Centre, Nigerian Educational Research & Development Council (NERDC), Sheda Abuja, Nigeria.
Tentative Programme:

(1) 13th November, 2006: Arrival/Registration

(2) 14th November, 2006: Opening Ceremony/Paper Presentation

(3) 15th November, 2006: Tour of Abuja Federal Capital Territory/Silver Jubilee Anniversary Celebration
(4) 16th November, 2006: Presentation of Paper/AGM.

(5) 17th November, 2006: Departure

Professor Emeritus Ayo Bamgbose
University of Ibadan

(1) Professor Ben. O. Elugbe
The Executive Director, National Institute for Nigerian Languages, Aba.

(2) Professor T K. Adeyanju
Faculty of Education
Nasarawa State University, Keffi.

(3). Professor Munzali Jibril
Dept. of English
Bayero University, Kano

(4). Dr. (Mrs.) Chinyere Ohiri-Aniche
Faculty of Education
University of Lagos.

ABSTRACTS: Abstracts may be submitted by e-mail (PDF or Postscript Attachments as Word Documents only) and should be one page maximum in a 12-point font. Submission by fax is not acceptable. Abstracts should be e-mailed to clan_nerdc_abujayahoo.com. Those without access to e-mail may submit one copy of their abstract on a 3.5-inch diskette or on a flash disk (Microsoft Word Documents only) to any of the following:

Dr. (Mrs.) A.U. Okwudishu
Faculty of Education
University of Abuja
Phone: 0802-350-0054; 09-5234059
E-mail: appokwudishuyahoo.com

Dr Gboyega Kolawole
HOD: English and Literary Studies
University of Abuja
Phone: 0804-410-2278

Professor J.O. Omole
Dept of English & Literary Studies
University of Abuja, Abuja

Deadline for Submission of Abstract: September 30,, 2006


Conference Fee: N3,000. 00

Membership Annual Dues: N1,000. 00

New Membership Registration: N1,000.00

Overseas Registration: $100. 00

LAN Publication (JOLAN): N500. 00

Accommodation information: All accommodation spaces comprising single rooms and suites available at the NERDC Conference Centre have been booked for participants. The LOC is also making arrangements with the National Mathematical Centre for Reservations at their Guest House which is just a walking distance from the NERDC.

Charges: The Accommodation charges range from N1,000.00 to N5,000.00 per night.

Eating Arrangement: The Conference Centre has an excellent restaurant where members can pay and eat at affordable charges.

All enquires pertaining to Protocol/Logistics should be addressed to the Chairman, Protocol Committee:

Dr. Ismail Junaidu,
Director, Language Centre,
NERDC Sheda, Abuja
e-mail: ismailjunaiduyahoo.com
Phone: 0804-411-4615; 08032912808


TOPIC: ''Globalisation and the future of Nigerian Languages''

LENGTH: Not more than 15 pages double-spaced A4 size paper (including Abstract and References)


CONTACT: All submissions to be made online to: ahmedamfaniyahoo.com

TOPIC: ''Grammatical description of the languages of the Niger Delta area'' (Note: The Niger Delta Area is defined in its broad sense, so that contributions from Igbo, Yoruba and other Nigerian languages which interact with the Niger Delta Area are welcome)

Date: 15th November, 2006
Venue: NERDC Conference Centre, Sheda, Abuja
Contact: Interested participants should contact mekuri01yahoo.com for details, including the format for presentation

Message 2: 2006 Conference on Taiwanese Literature
Date: 23-Apr-2006
From: Wi-vun Taiffalo Chiung <uibuntwyahoo.com.tw>
Subject: 2006 Conference on Taiwanese Literature

Full Title: 2006 Conference on Taiwanese Literature

Date: 28-Oct-2006 - 29-Oct-2006
Location: Tainan, Taiwan
Contact Person: Wi-vun Taiffalo Chiung
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.twl.ncku.edu.tw/~uibun/conf/2006taigi

Linguistic Field(s): Ling & Literature

Subject Language(s): Chinese, Min Nan

Language Family(ies): Sino-Tibetan

Call Deadline: 31-Mar-2006

Meeting Description:

Conference on literary works written in the Taiwanese language.

Call for Papers
2006 Conference on Taiwanese Literature
October 28-29, 2006

Theme: Dialogues Between Taiwanese Poetry And Homeland Taiwan
Co-sponsors: Department of Taiwanese Literature, National Cheng-kung University
Taiwanese Romanization Association
Ministry of Education, Taiwan
Tainan City Government
Whale Taiwanese Educational Association
Conference site: National Cheng-kung University (Tainan, Taiwan)
Conference website: http://www.twl.ncku.edu.tw/~uibun/conf/2006taigi
Conference date: October 28-29, 2006
Deadline for abstracts: May 31, 2006
Deadline for full papers: Aug 31, 2006

Papers with the following topics are invited:
(1) Topographical writing in Taiwanese poetry/songs
(2) Taiwan images in Taiwanese poetry/songs
(3) Topographical writing in Koa-a-chheh
(4) Taiwanese poets' homeland writing
(5) The aesthetic tradition of Taiwanese poetry/songs
(6) Any other topics related to Taiwanese potry/songs

Submission guideline:

(1) The abstract must be limited to one page, with font size 12p, margins 1'' (top and bottom) and 1.25'' (left and right), line spacing 1.5.

(2) Please add an additional information page prior to the abstract page. The information should include a) title of the paper, b) author(s), c) affiliation, d) position, e) mailing address, f) phone number, and g) e-mail.

(3) The abstract must be saved as Word or PDF formats, and send to the following address: yahoo.com.tw> Please add author's name with the phrase ''abstract for 2006 conference on Taiwanese literature'' to the title of email.

(4) The conference organizers will send out the acceptance letter by the end of June. For the accepted presenters, please write your paper with the conference designated format and submit your full paper (a hardcopy with electronic file in both DOC and PDF formats) to conference organizers by the deadline mentioned above.

(5) The official languages of the conference include the Taiwanese languages and English. Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, and Vietnamese may be used as long as no body is opposed to them.

(6) Limited honorarium and travel grants will be provided to the paper presenters. However, honorarium may be dismissed if the paper is not submitted by appropriate deadline and not written in the designated format.

(7) For the most updated information regarding the conference, please visit conference website at http://www.twl.ncku.edu.tw/~uibun/conf/2006taigi

(8) For any questions, please contact:
Conference coordinator: Wi-vun Taiffalo Chiung
Assistant Professor
Department of Taiwanese Literature
National Cheng-kung University
Conference administrative assistant: Giok-pheng Tiun
E-mail: uibuntwyahoo.com.tw
Tel: +886-6-2757575 ext 52627
Fax: +886-6-2755190

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