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LINGUIST List 23.4149

Fri Oct 05 2012

Calls: Socioling, Discourse Analysis, Applied Ling, Text/Corpus Ling/Nigeria

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

Date: 04-Oct-2012
From: Adegboye Adeyanju <adegboyeadeyanjuyahoo.com>
Subject: 2nd Abuja International Conference on Language and Literature and Workshop
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Full Title: 2nd Abuja International Conference on Language and Literature and Workshop
Short Title: 2nd AIConLanLit

Date: 22-Nov-2012 - 24-Nov-2012
Location: Abuja, FCT, Nigeria
Contact Person: Vicky Sylvester
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.uniabuja.edu.ng/

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Ling & Literature; Sociolinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Oct-2012

Meeting Description:

The Abuja International Conference on Language and Literature is organised by the Department of English and Literary Studies, University of Abuja-Nigeria and 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.

The 2nd Abuja International Conference on Language and Literature builds on the gains of the Abuja International Conference on Language and Literature which commenced in 2011 with a focus on Odia Ofeimun's works, celebrating the author's unrelenting zeal and determination to bring a change in the ethical, political, social and cultural life of the Nigerian people. The 2012 conference would again focus on the writings of Abubakar Gimba to honour him as a Nigerian writer whose works impact on ethnic nationalism and national consciousness, ethics and religion, culture, gender parity, security. There shall also be a 3 day workshop preceding the Conference from Monday 19 November 2012 to Wednesday 21 November 2012.

The conference participation is expected to cut across disciplines:

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

Keynote Speakers:

Prof. Rasheed Abubakar: Bayero University, Kano-Nigeria
Prof. Tanure Ojaide: University of North Carolina Charlotte-USA
Dr. A.K Babajo: Kaduna State University, Kaduna-Nigeria
Prof. Tanimu Abubakar: Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria-Nigeria

Conference Fee: covers only conference materials, refreshment and certificates of participation.

The Conference Participation fee of N20,000 local / Early Bird until 14 October N17,000
$200 International / Early Bird until 14 October $170
Students - with evidence of studentship - local N8,000 / Early Bird until 14 October N6,000
Students - with evidence of studentship - $60 International / Early Bird until 14 October $57

The 3 day Workshop preceding the Conference from Monday 19 November 2012 to Wednesday 21 November 2012 is on the following:

Creative Writing led by Professor Tanure Ojaide - Morning
Literary Criticism led by Professor Mary Kolawole - Morning
Linguistic and Literary Stylistics led by Professor Olukayode Omole - Mid Morning
Research and Grants Application led by Professors Tanure Ojaide - Evening
Corpus Linguistics led by Professor Maduka-Durunze - Evening

The workshop is conceived of a small focussed group, interactive and practical class, meeting in the mornings and evenings for 2 hours each class. Attendance would be strictly limited only to 15 people per class maximum, participants may only enroll for one Morning/Mid-Morning/ and/or Evening classes; minimum of 2 modules and maximum of 3 modules.

Workshop Fee: covers only workshop materials, refreshment and certificates of participation.

3 modules Participation fee of N15,000
2 modules Participation fee of N10,000
Students - with evidence of studentship - N9,000

Workshop registration deadline is 14 October 2012.

All payments to: Vicky M. Sylvester (HOD)
Account Name: Vicky Sylvester
Name of Bank: ACCESS
Branch: Abuja Cadestral
Bank Account No: 0016783557
Sort Code: 484225

For Hotel Assistance:

Rasheedat Akanbi
Email: rasheedatakanbiyahoo.com
Mobile: +234-803-597-5993

Call for Papers:

Theme: The Writer, Creativity and National Development

Sub-themes:

- Writings for Development: The Non-fiction option
- Language, Culture and National Development
- Language, Literature and Rhetoric in Politics and National Development
- Emerging Trends in National Consciousness
- The Writer, Gender Parity and National Development
- The Writer, Religion and National Development
- Theatre, the Audience and National Development
- The Writer, the Economy and National Development
- The Writer, Censorship and National Development
- The Writer, Security and National Development
- The Writer, Brain Drain and National Development
- The Writer, Environmental Degradation and National Development
- The Writer, history and National Development
- The Writer, the judiciary and National Development
- Language, Politics, Literature and the Performing Arts
- Literature, Language and Globalization
- Human Rights and Re-orientation through literature
- Linguistic Rights, Minorities and Multilingualism and National Development
- Ethnicity, Racism, Religion and Democracy
- Language, Literature and Sustainable Development
- Language, Literature and War Discourse
- Psychology, Language and Literature
- Corpus Linguistics and African Language Education
- Ethnicity, Racism, Religion and Democracy

Papers are not limited to Abubakar Gimba's works.

Participation: Participants should submit electronically abstracts of not more than 200 words to:

uniabujaenglishconfabyahoo.com
vickysylvestermyahoo.com and
chassynony2003yahoo.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:

1st Call: 27 July 2012
2nd Call: 27 August 2012
3rd and Final Call: 15 October 2012
Acceptance letters: 17 October 2012

Intending participant wishing to have his/her abstract appear in the conference Book of Abstracts should get to the following not later than 15 October 2012.

Full Paper Submission Deadline:

Papers should get to the Convenor/Conference Secretary not later than 20 October 2012 if they are expected to be published in the Book of Proceedings which will be presented at the opening of the conference.

Submission of Paper:

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.

For further information, contact:

Convenor/Head of Department:

V.M. Sylvester
Email:vickysylvestermyahoo.com
Mobile: +234-806-097-2880

Conference Secretary:

C. Nonyelum Mba
Email: chasynony2yahoo.com
Mobile: +234-803-588-3608

Programme Committee:

George T. Teke
Barth Oshionebo
Isidore Nnadi
Folasade Ifamose
'Gboyega Kolawole
Adegboye Adeyanju

Chief Host:

Prof J.S. Aadelabu
Vice-Chancellor
University of Abuja, Nigeria



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