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LINGUIST List 18.1894

Fri Jun 22 2007

Calls: Nigerian Languages: Journal of Nigerian Languages (Jrnl)

Editor for this issue: Hannah Morales <hannahlinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Herbert Igboanusi, Journal of Nigerian Languages (JNL)

Message 1: Journal of Nigerian Languages (JNL)
Date: 21-Jun-2007
From: Herbert Igboanusi <higboanusiyahoo.com>
Subject: Journal of Nigerian Languages (JNL)

Full Title: Journal of Nigerian Languages (JNL)

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 31-Oct-2007

The editors of the Journal of Nigerian Languages (JNL) call for high
quality papers on different aspects of Nigerian languages and linguistics
as well as on other topics relevant to the interest of the journal.

The aim of the JNL is to promote, present and spread research focused on
Nigerian languages and linguistics (including culture, literature and
stylistics). The journal provides a forum wherein academics, researchers
and practitioners may read and publish high-quality, original and
state-of-the-art papers describing theoretical and empirical aspects that
can contribute to our understanding of Nigerian languages and linguistics.

Instructions for Authors

Submission of articles and reviews: Articles should be submitted to the
executive editor:

Kola Owolabi,
Department of Linguistics and African Languages,
University of Ibadan, Nigeria
E-mail: kolawoleowolabiyahoo.co.uk,

or to any of the editors:

Herbert Igboanusi,
Department of Linguistics and African Languages,
University of Ibadan, Nigeria
E-mail: higboanusiyahoo.com,

and Duro Adeleke,
Department of Linguistics and African Languages,
University of Ibadan, Nigeria
E-mail: duroadelekeyahoo.com.

Each article (including reviews of books) will be assessed by at least two
experts in the field of language and linguistics. On acceptance, authors
should provide a final version of their paper electronically, together with
the hard copy. Preferred file format is MS Word.

Offprints: Ten offprints of each article will be sent free of charge (when
there is more than one author, the offprints will be sent to the
first-named author for distribution). Additional copies may be purchased at
a charge which is in proportion to the number of printed pages.

Style sheet: Contributors should conform generally to the style sheet of
the Linguistic Society of America. The detailed style sheet is printed
periodically in the LSA Bulletin. Please note the following points.

1. The bibliographical references should be placed at the end of each
article or review and should follow the model given below. Please note that
author's full names are included.

Adegbija, Efurosibina. 1994a. The context of language planning in Africa:
An illustration with Nigeria. In Language Contact and Language Conflict.
Edited by Martin Pütz, 139--162. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

Adegbija, Efurosibina. 1994b. Language attitudes in sub-Saharan Africa: A
sociolinguistic overview. Clevedon: Multilingual Matters.

Agheyisi, Rebecca Nogieru. 1984. Linguistic implications of the changing
role of Nigerian Pidgin English. English World-Wide 5, 211-33.

Onyekaonwu, Godwin O. 1986. The development of modern Igbo prose
fiction,1933-1983: An historical and stylistic survey. Unpublished PhD
thesis, Department of Linguistics and African Languages, University of Ibadan.

2. The titles of journals should not be abbreviated.

3. Manuscripts including the abstract, notes and reference list, should be
typed double-spaced on one side only, and margins of at least 2 cm should
be left on all four sides.

4. All manuscripts of articles and reviews should be submitted in
duplicate. The author's name, affiliation, and address should be given on a
detachable cover page only, to facilitate review.

5. Each article (not exceeding 20 pages) should include an abstract of
between 150 and 200 words, which succinctly presents the content of the

6. The contributions submitted to the Journal of Nigerian Languages should
not have been published previously and should not be under consideration
for publication elsewhere. If a related article is being published by the
author elsewhere, it should be so indicated.

7. References to cited sources should be incorporated within the text.
Material cited at length in the text should be double-spaced and indented.
Notes and references should follow the body of the text.

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