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Tue Nov 15 2011

FYI: Call: A Book in Honour of Prof Kola Owolabi

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        1.     Oye Taiwo , Call: A Book in Honour of Prof Kola Owolabi

Message 1: Call: A Book in Honour of Prof Kola Owolabi
Date: 13-Nov-2011
From: Oye Taiwo <oyepaultaiwogmail.com>
Subject: Call: A Book in Honour of Prof Kola Owolabi
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Linguistics and the Glocalisation of African Languages for Sustainable
A Festschrift in Honour of Prof. Kola Owolabi

Call for Papers

Papers are hereby invited from scholars across the globe who may
wish to contribute to a festschrift in honour of Professor Kola Owolabi,
the Director of the Yorùbá Language Centre, University of Ibadan; a
renowned linguist, who has been in the vanguard of engineering the
indigenous Nigerian languages, particularly the Yoruba language, to
meet the demands of the modern world. The festschrift is to address
the broad theme:

Linguistics and the Glocalisation of African Languages for Sustainable

Prospective authors are to submit papers on basic, applied, action and
evaluation research on language policy, language planning, language
advocacy and language implementation issues in respect of any of the
following sub-themes:
- African linguistics: phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax,
semantics, pragmatics
- African languages in transition: historical, philosophical and
cultural perspectives
- African languages vis-à-vis foreign languages in the continent:
status, forms and functions
- The facets of African languages in social life: education, health,
agriculture, law, fine art, science and technology, finance,
administration, religion, politics and governance
- African languages and social communication: the media
(electronic, print and symbolic), advertising, music and entertainment
and conflict mediation
- Computerisation of African languages
- The nexus of African languages and literatures
- African languages and literatures pedagogy
- Language policy, planning, advocacy and implementation:
Lessons from projects in (a) Africa and (b) outside Africa
- Translation/Interpreting in a multilingual context: challenges and
- Lexicography and the challenges confronting African languages

Each paper is expected to reflect research problem, aim/purpose and
objectives, methodology (data base and theoretical perspective),
findings/ demonstration/ application, conclusion and references.

The deadline for submission of papers is 31 March, 2012.

Acceptance of successful papers will be communicated to authors
latest by June 2012.

Papers are to be forwarded to any of the following:

1. Prof. Wale Adegbite, Department of English, Obafemi Awolowo
University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria (adewaleadegbiteyahoo.com;
aadegbitoauife.edu.ng); +234(0)8034840633, +234(0)8058968456.

2. Dr Ayo Ogunsiji, Department of English, University of Ibadan,
Ibadan, Nigeria (ogunsijioayahoo.com); +234(0)8033939032

3. Dr Oye Taiwo, Department of Linguistics and African Languages,
University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria (oyepaultaiwogmail.com); +
(0)234853506069, +234(0)8098483243.

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

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