LINGUIST List 24.2989

Tue Jul 23 2013

Calls: Ling & Lit, Phonology, Semantics, Socioling/Nigeria

Editor for this issue: Bryn Hauk <>

Date: 22-Jul-2013
From: Adegboye ADEYANJU <>
Subject: Abuja International Conference on Language and Literature
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Full Title: Abuja International Conference on Language and Literature Short Title: AInternConfLangandLit
Date: 10-Oct-2013 - 14-Oct-2013 Location: Abuja, FCT, Nigeria Contact Person: Adegboye Adeyanju
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:
Linguistic Field(s): Ling & Literature; Phonology; Semantics; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 30-Aug-2013

Meeting Description:

Theme: Chinua Achebe: From Prologue to Epilogue


The 2013 conference celebrates Late Chinua Achebe the greatest writer of his time and the founding father of African literature and whose style derives from African oral narrative tradition.


- Chinua Achebe: Life and times
- Achebe and his literary muse
- Achebe and literary influence
- Achebe and his literary career
- The pre-occupations of Achebe novels
- Achebe as a poet
- Achebe as an essayist
- The art of Achebe’s short stories
- Achebe’s writings for children
- Achebe as a historian
- Achebe in politics
- Achebe in exile
- Achebe in racism
- Achebe and pan-Igbo struggle
- Achebe the democrat
- Gender question and Chinua Achebe
- Achebe and his audience
- Achebe’s literary sons and daughters
- Achebe and his critics
- The language of Chinua Achebe
- Phonosemantic issues in Achebe’s writings
- The stylistics of proverbs in Achebe’s works
- Sociolinguistic dimensions in Achebe’s writings
- Socio-pragmatic issues in Achebe’s writings
- Achebe and gender/critics

Conference Date:

Arrival: Thursday, 10 October 2013
Departure: Saturday, 12 October 2013

Conference Fee:

The conference participation fee covers only conference material, refreshments and certificate of participation.

- Local non-students: N20,000; Early Bird until October 14: N17, 000
- Local students (with evidence of studentship): N8,000; Early Bird until October 14: N6,000
- International non-students: $200; Early Bird until October 14: $170
- International students (with evidence of studentship): $60; Early Bird until October 14: $57

Payment Information:

Vicky M. Sylvester (H.O.D)
Account Name: Vicky Sylvester
Name of Bank: Access Bank
Branch: Abuja Cadestral
Account Number: 0016783557
Sort Code: 484225

For further information, contact:

Convener/ Head of Department
Professor V.M Sylvester
Mobile +234 803 597 5993

Key Note Speakers:

Professor David Ker: Benue State University, Makurdi, Nigeria
Professor Ibrahim Bello Kano: Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria
Professor J.O.J Nwachukwu-Agbada: Abia State University, Uturu, Nigeria
Professor Olu Obafemi: University of Illorin, Illorin, Nigeria
Professor Umelo Ojinmah: Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Nigeria
Professor Mary Kolawole: Kwara State University, Nigeria
Professor Akachi Ademora-Ezeigbo: University of Lagos, Nigeria

Guest Speakers:

Senator Uche Chukwumerije: Chairman, Senate Committee on Education
Professor Micheal Thelwell: University of Massachusetts, USA.

Call for Papers:

Participants should submit electronically abstracts of not more than 200 words to:

Authors should include their sub-theme, name, title, email and phone number, using MS-Word, New Times Roman Font Size 12 with double line spacing.

Abstract Submission Deadline:

1st Call: 10 June 2013
2nd Call: 10 August 2013
Acceptance letter: 25 August 2013

Intending participant wishing to have his/her abstract appear in the conference Book of Abstracts should send it to the email above not later than 30 August 2013.

Paper Submission Deadline:

Papers should get to Convenor/Conference Secretary not later than 30 August 2013 if they are expected to be published in the Book of Proceedings which will be presented at the opening of the conference.

Submission of Paper:

Papers should not exceed 15 pages of A4 Paper using the MLA style. A soft copy (on CD) should be brought alongside 20 copies to the conference venue. Presentation at the conference is by SLIDE on MS- PowerPoint. Alternatively, papers could be brought to the conference venue by those whose abstract submission did not meet the deadline.

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