LINGUIST List 23.2708

Tue Jun 12 2012

FYI: Call for Papers for Language, Literature and Style

Editor for this issue: Brent Miller <>

Date: 12-Jun-2012
From: Arua Arua <>
Subject: Call for Papers for Language, Literature and Style
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Editors: Arua E. Arua, University of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana(

Papers are invited for publication in Language, Literature and Style inAfrica, a book that honours Professor Christopher Olatunji Awonugaand his work in the fields of Linguistic/ Literary Stylistics and AppliedLinguistics. Currently Dean of the School of Postgraduate Studies atCovenant University, Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria, Professor Awonuga is awell-known scholar who has been an excellent teacher and mentor toseveral academics. His greatest asset, in our view, lies in the care withwhich he nurtured many of his students through the rigours of theirdoctoral and masters theses, a factor largely responsible for hisappointment to the Deanship of the Postgraduate School at CovenantUniversity.

This book project is an opportunity not only to celebrate ProfessorChristopher Awonuga, but also to highlight and bring together theseminal contributions of those scholars who are interested in researchon language, literature and style in Africa. The accent on Africa ismotivated, as discussions relating to the primary literary artefacts(poetry, prose and drama) produced on the continent hardly feature inthe discussions in this field.

In view of the foregoing, contributors are invited to submit papers thatgenerally address the relationships between language, literature andstyle in Africa. In particular, papers relating to all areas of stylistics,theoretical and methodological, are welcome, as are those from fieldssuch as applied linguistics, conversational analysis and (critical)discourse analysis that are closely related to the discussions onlanguage and literature. In addition, contributions that deal with thetraditional genres of language and literature (poetry, prose and drama)as well as those of the media, advertising and music are welcome.Papers on canonical written and oral texts, and emerging prominentAfrican voices are especially welcome.

Publication Schedule:

July 31, 2012: Receipt of abstracts.

Abstracts should be about 250 words, and must have a recogniz-ablethesis statement or research question, an explanation of the researchmethodology, reference to emerging results (if applicable) and therelevant references (not more than 5). Abstracts are to be submittedby email attachments to the editors (see email addresses above).

August 31, 2012: Notification of the outcome of the review of abstracts.

November 30, 2012: Submission of full papers (for those whoseabstracts are accepted. A style sheet will be attached)

February 28, 2013: Notification of the outcome of the review of papers.

March 31, 2013: Submission of revised papers.

May 31, 2013: Submission to the publishers. Expected publicationdate: Late 2013.

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

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