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LINGUIST List 24.4130

Mon Oct 21 2013

Calls: Socioling, Translation, Ling & Literature, Discipline of Ling, General Ling/South Africa

Editor for this issue: Bryn Hauk <brynlinguistlist.org>

Date: 20-Oct-2013
From: Felix Awung <felixadut.ac.za>
Subject: DUT International Language Symposium 2014
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Full Title: DUT International Language Symposium 2014

Date: 05-Mar-2014 - 07-Mar-2014
Location: Durban, South Africa
Contact Person: Sibusiso Dlamini
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Discipline of Linguistics; General Linguistics; Ling & Literature; Sociolinguistics; Translation

Call Deadline: 29-Nov-2013

Meeting Description:

The Durban University of Technology will be hosting an International Language Symposium from 5-7 march 2014, under the theme: Developing Africa through a Harvest and Reinvestment of Multilingualism.

Call for Abstracts:

Contributions in the form of papers are invited for the DUT International Language Symposium.


Developing Africa through a Harvest and Reinvestment of Multilingualism

Contributions will be particularly welcomed on the following sub-themes:

- Bilingualism, nation building and the role of African indigenous languages
- Harnessing and harvesting African languages through research, teaching and learning
- Exploring and utilising languages spoken in Africa for achieving the millennium development goals (MDGs)
- Access to (language) education – a gender issue?
- The demise of marginalized African languages
- Translation, interpreting and ICT
- Language, media, social media, culture and identity
- Lexicography and terminology development
- Deepening democracy through sign language
- Multilingualism, multiculturalism and globalisation
- Bilingualism and creativity: The linguistic spectacle of African literature
- Language and business
- Linguistics and the imperative of methodological change
- The role of literature in social transformation

Contributions may report on empirical research or address broad conceptual issues. Full papers will be published after a rigorous peer review process.

Notes for Contributors:

Submission deadline for abstracts: 29 November 2013
Presentation time: 20 minutes presentation + 10 minutes discussion
Length of abstract: Maximum of 300 words (Times New Roman, font size 12)

Abstracts should include title, name of presenter/s and institutional affiliation/s, and email address of principal presenter.

Submission Address:

Please send abstracts electronically to: sibusisoddut.ac.za

Notification of acceptance: 6 December 2013

Submission deadline for full papers: 11 April 2014 (for publication)

NB: All submissions and presentations should be in English.

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