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LINGUIST List 23.4925

Mon Nov 26 2012

Calls: Anthropological Linguistics, Sociolinguistics/Portugal

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

Date: 25-Nov-2012
From: Susana Castillo-Rodriguez <susana.castillo-rodriguezunh.edu>
Subject: Exploring Glottopolitical Dynamics in Africa: The Spanish Colonial Past and Beyond
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Full Title: Exploring Glottopolitical Dynamics in Africa: The Spanish Colonial Past and Beyond

Date: 26-Jun-2013 - 26-Jun-2013
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Contact Person: Susana Castillo-Rodriguez
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.nomadit.co.uk/ecas/ecas2013/panels.php5?PanelID=1799

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 16-Jan-2013

Meeting Description:

During the colonial period in Rio de Oro, Rio Muni and Fernando Po, Spain dealt not only with the linguistic and cultural diversity of the natives but also with the influence of Portuguese, English, French and Arab languages. In 1968, Equatorial Guinea embraced French and Portuguese as official languages, influenced by the ebb and flow of the political relationship with Spain and by economic and geopolitic interests. In the meantime, native languages such as Bube, Benga, Fang, Kombe and Fá d’ambó were (and still are) relegated to the back row of language planning/policy. In the northern territory of Morocco (Spanish Protectorate), Sidi Ifni and Western Sahara Spain was rather lacking in organization vis a vis with the French after the Conference of Congo (1884). With the independence from France and Spain the Spanish language gained in North Africa a symbolic status as an identity marker as well as a sign of differentiation from the francophone Maghreb.

In this panel we address questions regarding the ethnic, social and political challenges and dynamics that go hand on hand with past and present languages policies in North Africa and Equatorial Guinea. Glottopolitical tensions between the colonial and the native languages need to be investigated in a deeper way to understand the linguistic hispanicization in Africa.

Convenors:

Susana Castillo-Rodriguez (University of New Hampshire)
Laura Morgenthaler (University of Bremen)

Call for Papers:

From a glottopolitical approach, we seek to analyze the dynamics involved in the practices, policies, attitudes and relations regarding languages in Northern Africa and Equatorial Guinea and their geopolitical-linguistic redefinitions during the Spanish colonial period and afterwards.

Proposals should consist of a paper title, a (very) short abstract of less than 300 characters, and an abstract of 250 words. The proposal may also state the audio-visual requirements you have for your presentation.

More information on proposal submission can be found on our website.



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