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LINGUIST List 17.1743

Thu Jun 08 2006

Calls: Armenian Ling/Austria;Anthropological Ling/Nigeria

Editor for this issue: Kevin Burrows <kevinlinguistlist.org>


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        1.    Jasmine Dum-Tragut, Workshop: Cultural, Linguistic and Ethnological Interrelations in and around Armenia
        2.    Yisa Yusuf, Proverb Conference in Nigeria


Message 1: Workshop: Cultural, Linguistic and Ethnological Interrelations in and around Armenia
Date: 07-Jun-2006
From: Jasmine Dum-Tragut <jasmine.dum-tragutsbg.ac.at>
Subject: Workshop: Cultural, Linguistic and Ethnological Interrelations in and around Armenia



Full Title: Workshop: Cultural, Linguistic and Ethnological Interrelations in and around Armenia

Date: 04-Jul-2007 - 07-Jul-2007
Location: Michaelbeuern, Salzburg, Austria
Contact Person: Jasmine Dum-Tragut
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Armenian; Georgian; Turkish

Language Family(ies): East Caucasian; Indo-European; Kartvelian; Northwest Caucasian

Call Deadline: 31-Jan-2007

Meeting Description:

The Armenian highland and the neighbour regions in Anatolia and the Caucasus are well-known for their - often shared - cultural traditions, expressed in the linguistic inventory of the languages spoken in this region, in the spoken and written folk tales and myths, in religious and family customs, folk beliefs, and way of living and also expressed in folk art.

Papers are welcome in various fields of studies mainly presenting the interrelations of culture, language and traditions of this region: e.g. cultural words and isoglosses, proverbs, sayings, legends and myths, onomatology, terminology in agriculture, husbandry etc., customs as well as ethnological topics (traditional costumes, food etc.) in Armenia and the neighbouring regions (Turkey, Southern Caucasus, Iran, Azerbaijan).


Workshop ''Cultural, linguistic and ehtnological interrelations in and around Armenia'' Michaelbeuern (Austria), July 4th to 7th, 2007.

Longer presentations and discussions are welcome.
Workshop language: English (but other languages may be accepted).
Workshop fee: Euro 15,-

Please send the title of your paper with a short abstract/ description of your presentation in English until January 31st, 2007 to Univ. Doc. Dr. Jasmine Dum-Tragut.

Please contact:
Univ.Doc. Dr. Jasmine Dum-Tragut; Department of Armenian Studies; ORIENTALE LUMEN, Mayr-Melnhof-Institute for the Christian East, Moenchsberg 2a, A-5020 Salzburg. FAX +43/662/84 25 21 143. e-mail: jasmine.dum-tragutsbg.ac.at
or Dr. Uwe Blaesing: Slavonic - Altaic Studies. Leiden University, P.O.box 9515, NL-2300 RA Leiden. FAX: +31/71/ 527 75 69 Mail: U.Blaesinglet.leidenuniv.nl

Information about the workshop place:
The 8th century Benedictine abbey Michaelbeuern is located 30 km northeast from Salzburg, in the soft and green landscape of the Salzburg alpine upland and Salzburg lake district.
The monastery offers newly renovated rooms with shower, toilette and phone in the gothic wing; a conference room and a meeting room. The food is supplied by the monastery: typical regional food made from the products of the monastery's farm.

Prices:
- Double room with full-board (breakfast-lunch-dinner): Euro 36.60/per night and person
- Single room: additional Euro 6 per night.

For closer information about the monastery:
http://www.abtei-michaelbeuern.at



Message 2: Proverb Conference in Nigeria
Date: 06-Jun-2006
From: Yisa Yusuf <yisa_yusufyahoo.com>
Subject: Proverb Conference in Nigeria



Full Title: Proverb Conference in Nigeria

Date: 01-Aug-2006 - 05-Aug-2006
Location: Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria
Contact Person: Yisa Yusuf
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Ling & Literature; Pragmatics; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 30-Jun-2006

Meeting Description:

This conference is convened to examine the ubiquity, versatility and resilience of proverbs as Africa continues to strive to balance tradition with modernity.

PROVERB CONFERENCE IN NIGERIA

CALL FOR PAPERS

Theme:

CONTEMPORARY PERSPECTIVES ON AFRICAN PROVERBS

1ST - 5TH AUGUST, 2006

Venue:

Conference Centre, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria

As Eustace Egblewogbe puts it, ''African proverbs everywhere…are a distillation of the wisdom of the people derived over the ages from a careful observation of everyday experiences involving human beings, nature, and animals, as well as natural phenomena and social events.'' Moreover, as is asserted in the proverb about proverbs recorded by Wolfgang Mieder, ''A good maxim is never out of season.'' When radical changes occur in society, these proverbs adapt accordingly because, as Mieder further notes, due to their flexibility, proverbs can be ''intentionally changed to fit the needs and thoughts of modern people.'' It is in the light of the foregoing that this conference is convened to examine the ubiquity, versatility and resilience of proverbs as Africa continues to strive to balance tradition with modernity.

The sub-themes for the conference include but are not limited to the following:

-Proverbs and Literature
-Proverbs and Linguistics
-Proverbs and Philosophy
-Proverbs and Religion
-Proverbs and Law
-Proverbs and Education
-Proverbs and the Performing/Visual Arts
-Proverbs and Mass-media
-Proverbs, Politics and Diplomacy
-Proverbs and Economics
-Proverbs and Gender
-Proverbs and Multiculturalism
-Proverbs and the Diaspora
-Proverbs and Medicine
-Proverbs and the Environment
-Proverbs, Science and Technology

Prospective participants are required to send abstracts of not more than 250 words electronically to yahoo.com> or yahoo.co.uk> on or before June 15, 2006. Full papers are to be sent to either of these e-mail addresses by July 20, 2006. Each abstract or paper should bear the name, contact details and email address of the author.

Conference Fee: N5,000

Keynote Speaker:

Professor Oyekan Owomoyela
Ryan Professor of African Literature
Department of English
University of Nebraska
Lincoln, NE 68588-0333
USA

Plenary Speakers:

Professor Idris O.O. Amali
Dean, Faculty of Arts
University of Maiduguri
Maiduguri
Borno State, Nigeria

Professor J.O.J. Nwachukwu-Agbada
Department of English
Abia State University
Uturu
Abia State, Nigeria

Schedule of Events:

Tuesday August 1: Arrival
Wednesday 2: Registration, Opening, Paper Presentation
Thursday 3: Paper Presentation
Friday 4: Paper Presentation, Meeting, Closing
Saturday 5: Departure

Local Hotel Rates:

The following are a range of room categories in some of the hotels in Ile-Ife that you may consider for lodging. Please note that hotel rates usually include VAT and that, in some cases, a refundable deposit is charged.

University Conference Centre and Guest Houses:
(On OAU Campus), Tel: 08034043622

Annex (Double) N1,600
Luxury Chalet N2,700
Luxury Double N2,000
Executive Double: N3,100
Executive Chalet: N3,100
Mini Suite: N5,000

(The CC charges between N500 and N1000 as refundable deposit for all rooms in addition to the rates listed above)

Hotel Diganga:
Kilometre 1, Ife /Ibadan Road, Ile-Ife
Tel. 08034425970

Room Tarrif
Single N1,800
Special Single N2,200
Double N2,750
Special Double N3,500
Mini Suite N4,200
Suite N5,800

Hilton Hotels:
NITEL Road, Mayfair, Ile-Ife
Tel. 08060225555

Standard General Double N2,750
Kings Double N3,950
Luxury Double N4,750
Royal Suite N5,950

Motel Royal:
Ife/Ibadan Road, Ile-Ife
Tel: 08057360978

Twin Bedroom N3,500
Executive Double N4,500
Mini Suite N10,000
VIP (2 Bedrooms) N15,000
VIP (3 Bedroom) N20,000

(Motel Royal charges 50% refundable deposit of the total for days guests wish to stay)

Transportation:

Ile-Ife is located in Osun State, southwestern Nigeria. The nearest airport is in Ibadan. Overland Airways operates flights to this airport and the airline can be reached by phone on +234-8035351158 (Ibadan) and +234-8035717017 (Abuja). The closest international air entry point is Murtala Muhammed Airport, Ikeja, Lagos. Vehicles are available for land transportation to Ile-Ife from major motor parks in Lagos, Ibadan, Ilorin, and Akure.

For further information, please contact any of the following:

Professor Yisa Kehinde Yusuf, Convener, Department of English, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria. Phone: +234-8034028057; +234-8051132816. E-mail: yyusufoauife.edu.ng, yisa_yusufyahoo.com

Dr. Laide Sheba, Department of African Languages and Literatures, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria. Phone: +234-8037198819, +234-8055767474. E-mail: laishebaoauife.edu.ng, laideshebayahoo.co.uk

Mr. Wale Adeniran, Institute of Cultural Studies, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria. Phone: +234-8034069609. E-mail: waleniranyahoo.com

Conference Planning Committee:
Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria

Professor Yisa Kehinde Yusuf, Convener, Department of English
Dr. Laide Sheba, Department of African Languages and Literatures
Mr. Wale Adeniran, Institute of Cultural Studies
Dr. Yunusa Kehinde Salami, Department of Philosophy
Dr. Yomi Daramola, Department of Music
Dr. Niyi Okunoye, Department of English
Mr. Kehinde Ayoola, Department of English
Mr. Adebayo Mosobalaje, Department of English



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