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LINGUIST List 25.1558

Wed Apr 02 2014

Calls: Socioling, Ling & Lit, Lang Documentation, Lexicography, Translation/Botswana

Editor for this issue: Anna White <awhitelinguistlist.org>

Date: 31-Mar-2014
From: Ethelbert Emmanuel Kari <ethelbert.karimopipi.ub.bw>
Subject: 3rd Department of African Languages and Literature International Conference
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Full Title: 3rd Department of African Languages and Literature International Conference
Short Title: 3rd ALL

Date: 30-Jul-2014 - 01-Aug-2014
Location: Gaborone, Botswana
Contact Person: Budzani Mogara
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Language Documentation; Lexicography; Ling & Literature; Sociolinguistics; Translation

Call Deadline: 25-May-2014

Meeting Description:

Conference Title: 3rd Department of African Languages and Literature International Conference
Acronym: 3rd ALL
Location: University of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana
Start/End Date: 30 July 2014 – 1 August 2014
Contact: Budzani Mogara

Conference theme: Language, Literature and Culture in the 21st Century

The conference has two major objectives, namely to discuss African languages and literatures in the context of multilingual and multicultural discourses and to examine African languages, literature and culture in the light of the new socio-political and economic circumstances of the 21st century in Africa.

Keynote Speakers:

Renowned scholars have been identified as Keynote Speakers. Their names will be communicated to you in due course.


Participants will be required to pay a registration fee of P2000.00 or US$200 or R2300.00 Students will pay P500.00 or US$50 or R650.00.

Transport and Accommodation/Lodging:

The following is useful information about transport and accommodation (lodges and hotels around the University).


Transport will be charged from and to the airport for P200.00. If you have any enquiries, please contact Dr. R. Dikole at dikolersmopipi.ub.bw and Mr. Norman Gadilatolwe at gadilatolwenmopipi.ub.bw.

Visa Application:

For Visa application forms and guidelines for completing the forms, please click on the following links to download:


Print, fill urgently, sign, scan and send back the VISA application form to Professor S.T.M. Lukusa lukusastmopipi.ub.bw by e-mail with the following attachments:

1) A certified copy of your passport
2) An English translation of the certification stamp which is on that passport copy (if it is not in English).
3) A passport-size picture of you, facing the camera without multi-colour background
4) An application fee of US$ 107 (to be sent to Professor Lukusa by Western Union to the name and office address given below):

Professor Stephen T.M. LUKUSA
Dept. of African Languages & Literature
University of Botswana

Bag UB 00703
Gaborone, Botswana
Office No.: 239/205
Office Phone: (+267) 3552652
Cellphone: (+267) 71863289
Email: lukusastmopipi.ub.bw

Send to Professor Lukusa all details that will enable him to cash this money a.s.a.p. to enable him to submit your visa application in time. Botswana visa application processing normally requires a minimum of 14 working days. So, the sooner you apply the better.

Should you have any further questions concerning visa application, please contact Professor Lukusa or any member of the Organizing Committee. As soon as letter of visa acceptance has been issued you, you will be sent a scanned copy of that letter and arrangements will be made to meet you at the airport with the original visa letter as required by the Immigration Service.

For any further enquiries concerning visa application, please contact Prof. S.T.M. Lukusa at lukusastmopipi.ub.bw.

Other Details:

For further details please contact:
1. Dr B. Mogara: Telephone: +267-355-4122; Email: gabanabmopipi.ub.bw
2. Dr. E. E. Kari: Telephone: +267-355-4113; Email: ethelbert.karimopipi.ub.bw

We look forward to meeting you at our conference.

2nd Call for Papers:

Conference Sub-Themes:

The conference welcomes papers on the following sub-themes and/or any other relevant topics in the areas of language, literature and culture:


- Multilingualism and multi-culturalism in the 21st Century
- African languages in a globalized world
- African languages as tools of socio-economic development
- Language standardization and harmonization nationally and across borders
- Language technology
- Sign language in Africa
- Linguistic description and documentation
- Language policy and planning
- Language contact, domination, maintenance and shift
- Language proficiency in indigenous languages
- Language, education and literacy
- Language use, communication and the media
- Indigenous languages and gender issues
- Translation, interpretation, terminology and lexicography
- Inter-cultural communication, discourse and language use
- Unity in linguistic and cultural diversity


- African literature in the 21st Century
- African literature and literary criticism
- Textual representations of African culture
- Literature , gender and relations of power
- Politics, History and Religion in African Literature
- Media and communication of African culture
- Philosophy and theory in African Literature
- Popular culture in the 21st Century
- African literature and translation
- African written literature in indigenous languages
- Literature, development and economic diversification
- Indigenous Knowledge Systems [I.K.S] and African literature
- The evolution of the African novel
- Research on African folklore
- Emerging internet literatures

Submission of Abstracts:

Abstracts, of not more than 300 words, should be emailed, not later than 25th of May 2014, to the following email addresses: Prof. H. M. Batibo (batibohmmopipi.ub.bw) (Language) and Prof. E. Kezilahabi (kezilahamopipi.ub.bw) (Literature). As soon as an abstract is received, the Organizing Committee will consider its relevance to the Conference and a decision will be made and communicated to you promptly.


Some of the Hotels and Lodges within Gaborone and their rates as of January, 2014 are given below:

NB: you are kindly advised to make your own reservations directly with the hotel/lodge of your choice before third week of June 2014 for you to be able to secure accommodation close to the University of Botswana, where the conference will be held. For GROUP Reservations please contact Mrs K. Matlhaku at matlhakukmopipi.ub.bw before third week of June 2014.

Bed and Breakfasts:

Lolwapa Lodge:

Telephone: +267 3182204, +267 3182205
Email: obibotswanayahoo.com
Dist. to venue: 4 minutes walk
Rates: Single: P300.00 shower, P330.00 executive
Double: P350.00 Executive
All w/out b/fast, lunch, dinner. No meals. Coffee offered at any time.
Free transport around Gaborone.
Director: +267 71552151
Manager: +267 72296720
Supervisor: +267 71741214

Gaborone Sun Hotel:

Telephone: +267 3951111
Fax: +267 3902555
Email: pearl.botlhasitsebw.suninternational.com, keneetse.kgoberegobw.suninternational.com
Dist to venue: 7 minutes walk
UB rate: P1024.00 with b/fast
UB rate: P1184.00 with b/fast
Dinner: P210

Planet Lodge:

Telephone: +267 3910116/7, +267 71319940/1
Fax: +267 3910118
Email: planetlodgemega.bw
Dist to venue: 10 minutes walk
Rates: P660.00 with continental b/fast, P710.00 with continental b/fast

Southring Lodge:

Telephone: +267 3185550
Dist. to venue: 10 minutes walk
Rates: P395.00 w/out b/fast, P60 b/fast, P395.00 w/out b/fast (charges per room)

Budget Lodge:

Telephone: +267 3959501, +267 3959922 (Attn: Vincent)
Dist. To venue: 15 minutes walk
Rates: P200.00 w/out b/fast, P280.00 w/out b/fast, P300.00 Executive, w/out b/fast

Brackendene Lodge:

Telephone: +267 3912886
Fax: +267 3906246
Email: brackendeneyahoo.com
Dist. to venue: 30 minutes walk
Rates: P410.00 with b/fast, P450.00 with b/fast


UB Graduate Halls:

Telelphone: +267 355 4047
Email: mabekmopipi.ub.bw
Dist. to venue: On campus
Double: Will not be available

UB Undergraduate Halls:

Telephone: +267 355 4047
Email: mabekmopipi.ub.bw
Est. dist to venue: On campus
Double: Will not be available

Mondior Summit Hotel:

Telephone: +267 3190600, +267 71210018
Fax: +267 3190660
Email: reservationsmondiorsummit.co.bw, charitymondiorsummit.co.bw
Est. dist. to venue: 5 minutes walk
UB rate: P1005.00 w/out b/fast (twin beds), P95.00 b/fast
UB rate: P1260.00 w/out b/fast (with double bed)
Dinner: P195

President Hotel:

Telephone: +267 3953631
Fax 1: +267 3191470
Fax 2: +267 3951840
Email: respresidentcresta.co.bw
Dist. to venue: 15 minutes walk
UB Rate: P1098.00 with full English b/fast
Dinner: P185
UB Rate: P1425.00 with breakfast b/fast

Cresta Lodge:

Telephone: +267 3975375
Email: res2lodgecresta.co.bw, reslodgecresta.co.bw
Dist. To venue: 10 minutes drive (if there is no traffic congestion)
UB rate: P1194.00 with b/fast
UB rate: I have to book for you
Dinner: P200
UB Rate: P1481.00 sharing (b/fast inclusive)

Walmont Ambassador:

Email: reservationsgrandpalm.bw
Telephone: +267 3637777
Dist. To venue: 20 minutes drive
Rates: P1335.00 UB Rate, I have to book for you
P1295.00 both w/out b/fast
P190.00 b/fast


Meal prices for some hotels and lodges in Gaborone as at January, 2014:

Cresta Lodge: Lunch P220.00, Dinner P260.00 (excluding drinks)
Mondior Summit Hotel: Lunch P195.00, Dinner P195.00
Gaborone Sun Hotel: Lunch P155.00, Dinner P185.00
Planet Lodge: From P38.00 up to P175.00 both lunch and dinner
Brackendene Lodge: Lunch P77.00, Dinner P77.00
President Hotel: Lunch P166.00, Dinner P175.00
Walmont Ambassador: Lunch P155.00, Dinner P155.00
(P=Botswana Pula (BWP))

For further enquiries in respect of accommodation, please contact Mrs Matlhaku at: matlhakukmopipi.ub.bw

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