LINGUIST List 23.997

Tue Feb 28 2012

Calls: Socioling, Applied Ling, Discourse Analysis, General Ling/Botswana

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <>

Date: 28-Feb-2012
From: Chris Collins <>
Subject: 2nd Department of African Language and Literature International Conference
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Full Title: 2nd Department of African Language and Literature International Conference Short Title: 2nd ALLIC
Date: 12-Jul-2012 - 14-Jul-2012 Location: Gaborone, Botswana Contact Person: Pearl Seloma
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; General Linguistics; Language Documentation; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 30-Apr-2012

Meeting Description:

Conference Theme: African Languages, Literatures and Cultures in Development

This is an international and interdisciplinary conference which will grant scholars and practitioners an opportunity to debate on how African languages, literatures and cultures can contribute meaningfully to development, locally, regionally and/or internationally.


Participants will be required to pay a registration fee of P1000 or US$150.Students will pay P150 or US$20.

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:


- African languages as tools of socio-economic development- Language contact, domination, maintenance and shift- Linguistic landscapes- Language technology- Sign language in Africa- Linguistic description and documentation- Language policy and planning- Language proficiency in indigenous languages- Language, education and literacy- Language use, communication and the media- Indigenous languages and gender issues- Translation, interpretation and lexicography


- African literatures and cultures as tools of socio-economic development- Culture, folkloric formations and spaces- Globalization, gender and power relations- Literary theory and African philosophy- Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS)- Literature, creativity and innovation- Oral culture and Education- Ideologies, beliefs and ethics- Theatre, performance and the arts- Intangible heritage and entrepreneurship- Popular culture

General Sub-themes:

- Inter-cultural communication, discourse and language use- Unity in linguistic and cultural diversity- Linguistic and literary research- Public speaking and development- Etc.

Submission of Abstracts:

Abstracts, of not more than 300 words, should be emailed, not later than 30 April 2012, to

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