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Full Title: 2nd Abuja International Conference on Language and Literature and Workshop

      
Short Title: 2nd AIConLanLit
Location: Abuja, FCT, Nigeria
Start Date: 22-Nov-2012 - 24-Nov-2012
Contact: Vicky Sylvester
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.uniabuja.edu.ng/
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: rasheedatakanbi@yahoo.com
Mobile: +234-803-597-5993
Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Ling & Literature; Sociolinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language: None
LL Issue: 23.4149


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