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LINGUIST List 23.2860

Wed Jun 27 2012

Calls: Socioling, Translation, Discourse Analysis, Pragmatics, Applied Ling/Kenya

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

Date: 26-Jun-2012
From: Francis Rew <lardnet2005yahoo.com>
Subject: Re-positioning Linguistics, Languages and Literature Studies in the Universities in Africa: Past, Present and the Future
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Full Title: Re-positioning Linguistics, Languages and Literature Studies in the Universities in Africa: Past, Present and the Future

Date: 19-Jul-2013 - 21-Jul-2013
Location: Kisumu, Kenya
Contact Person: Francis Rew
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Pragmatics; Sociolinguistics; Translation

Call Deadline: 15-Feb-2013

Meeting Description:

This is an International Conference on 'Re-positioning Linguistics, Languages and Literature Studies in the Universities in Africa: Past, Present and the Future.' The conference is intended to bring together academics representing a range of disciplines in humanities and social sciences with specific focus on Linguistics, Languages and Literature in the universities in Africa.

Conference Registration Fees:

Kshs 2500: Local and East African Community
$50 usd: Others

Call for Papers:

Proposals are invited for original and previously unpublished research papers that broadly fall within the following themes and topics:

Biographies and Autobiographies
Contemporary African Literary Studies
Cultural Diversity and Multilingualism
Defining, Developing, Refining and Maintaining the Mother Tongue
Female and Working Class Women Writers
Future of Sign Language(s)
Gender and Sexuality
Language and Economy
Language and Environment
Language Policy and Planning
Language teaching/learning theories and methods
Language, Culture and Identity
Literature and Cultural/Academic Values
Literature in the Age of Parody, Irony and Glocalization
Literature, media and communication cultures
Modernization of African Languages: possibilities and drawbacks
Multilingualism - a curse or an opportunity?
Popular Culture and Literature in Africa
Power of Translation and Interpretation
Publishing in African Languages
Reflections of Supervisors on their Experiences and Styles
Scientific Methodology in Translation Studies
Semantic Theories and Meaning in Translation and Interpreting
The contribution of languages in fostering intercultural dialogue
The place of minority languages in a globalised world
World Wide Web and language learning

Abstracts should be between 250 and 350 words, one paragraph in Ms Word with single spacing and Times New Roman 12-pt font. Please send as email attachments to iceprewgmail.com.

Submissions deadline: 15 February 2013
All notifications: By 20 March 2013



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