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LINGUIST List 22.2592

Wed Jun 22 2011

Calls: Discourse Analysis, Sociolinguistics/Nigeria

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <alisonlinguistlist.org>

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        1.     Adegboye Adeyanju , Abuja International Conference on Language and Literature

Message 1: Abuja International Conference on Language and Literature
Date: 21-Jun-2011
From: Adegboye Adeyanju <adegboyeadeyanjuyahoo.com>
Subject: Abuja International Conference on Language and Literature
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Full Title: Abuja International Conference on Language and Literature
Short Title: AICoLanLi

Date: 15-Sep-2011 - 19-Sep-2011
Location: Abuja-Nigeria, Nigeria
Contact Person: Prof. Vicky M. Sylvester
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.UniAbuja.edu.ng

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Aug-2011

Meeting Description:

The Abuja International Conference on Language and Literature is a platform
that brings together researchers for cross fertilization of ideas on
intellectual and national development in all spheres captured by writers
and critics towards national reconstruction.

This year the conference focuses on Odia Ofeimun’s works in celebration of
the author’s unrelenting zeal and determination to bring a change in the
ethical, political, social and cultural life of the Nigerian people.

Keynote Speakers:

Prof. Tejumola Olaniyan (U.S)
Prof. Funso Aiyejina (Trinidad)
Prof. Harry Garuba (Capecoast University,South Africa)
Prof. Stewat Brown (U.K)
Prof. Okome Onokome (Alberta University, Canada)
Prof. Pius Adesanmi
Prof. Akin Adesokan

Duration of Conference:

Arrival: Thursday 15th September, 2011
Commencement: Friday 16th September, 2011
Presentation continues: Saturday 17th September, 2011BR
Departure: Sunday 18th September, 2011

Conference Fee:

The conference fee of N20,000/$200 covers only conference materials,
refreshment and certificates of participation.

For further information contact:

Convener/Head of Department:
V.M.Sylvester (vickysylvestermyahoo.com ) (234) 8060972880

Prof. Effiok B. Uwatt (234) 806526564

Dr. Simon Abochol (234) 8051002497

Chief Host Prof J.S.A Adelabu
Vice-chancellor, University of Abuja

For Hotel Assistance Call: Mrs. Amuche Madu 08033113834
For Visits to Sites Call: Mrs. Rashidat Akanbi 08035975993

Call for Papers:


The Writer in the Evolving Democracies


Language, Politics, Literature and the Performing Arts
Language and Globalization
Dictatorship and Creative Imagination
Human Rights and Re-orientation through Literature
Feminism, Marxism and the New Sexism
The Poet and Civil War Discourse
Gender Advancement and Critics
Psychology, Language and Literature
Conflict Resolution and the Advancement of Peace in Literature
Engineering Infrastructural Development, Democratization and Good
Governance in the Creative Arts
Language, Literature and Sustainable Development
Ethnicity, Racism, Religion and Democracy

Papers are not limited to Odia Ofeimun's works.


Participants should submit an abstract of not more than 250 words to
ofeimunconfabyahoo.com Authors should include their sub-theme, name,
title, address, email and phone number, using MS-Word, New Times Roman-Font
size 12 with double line spacing.

Abstract Submission Deadline:

Intending participant wishing to have his/her abstract appear in the
conference book of abstract should get to the co-cordinator not later than
30th June 2011.

Paper Submission Deadline:

Papers should get to the co-cordinator not later than 15th August 2011 if
they are expected to be published in the book of proceedings which will be
presented at the opening of the conference.

Submission of Papers:

Papers should not exceed 15 pages of A4 paper using the MLA style. A soft
copy (on CD) of paper should be brought alongside 20 hard copies to the
conference venue. Presentation at the conference is by SLIDE on
MS-PowerPoint. Alternatively, papers could be brought to the conference
venue by those whose abstract submission did not meet the deadline.

Conference Coverage:

The conference participation is expected to cut across disciplines:

Arts and Humanities
Linguistics and Communication Arts
Literature & Theatre Art
Psychology and Sociology
Social Science

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