LINGUIST List 26.2917

Tue Jun 16 2015

Calls: General Linguistics, Sociolinguistics/Nigeria

Editor for this issue: Erin Arnold <>

Date: 15-Jun-2015
From: Greg Obiamalu <>
Subject: 28th Annual Conference of Linguistic Association of Nigeria
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Full Title: 28th Annual Conference of Linguistic Association of Nigeria
Short Title: CLAN 2015

Date: 02-Nov-2015 - 06-Nov-2015
Location: Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria
Contact Person: Greg Obiamalu
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 30-Sep-2015

Meeting Description:

The conference of the Linguistic Association of Nigeria is an annual conference that takes place in different universities in Nigeria on rotational basis. This year’s conference will be hosted by Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, Nigeria and the theme of the conference is ''Language, Society and Emergent Varieties''. The subthemes include: emergence and dimensions of language internal varieties, emergent bilingualism, emergent linguistic theories, languages and evolving identities, emergence of linguistic forms in time, language policy and social varieties, languages in contact and development of new pidgins, youth language, neologisms, language use and social networks. However, in line with the tradition of this annual meeting, papers from all other areas in linguistics are welcomed.

The following distinguished scholars have accepted our invitation to participate as plenary speakers:

Felix K. Ameka (Keynote speaker), Leiden University Centre for Linguistics, University of Leiden, Netherlands
Imelda Udoh, Dept of Linguistics and Nigeria languages, University of Uyo, Nigeria
Herbert Igboanusi, Department of Linguistics and African languages, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
Ahmadu Bello, Department of Nigerian Languages, Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria
Chinedu Uchechukwu, Department of Linguistics, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria

Conference Registration Cost:

Early Bird Registration Fee (before 30 Sept 2015) - 10,000 Naira
On-Site Registration - 12,000 Naira
LAN Membership Dues - 2,400 Naira
New Members Registration - 5,000 Naira
Paper Assessment Fee - 2,000 Naira
Subscription for Two Issues of JOLAN per year (optional) - 5,000 Naira

Foreign Participants (total package) - 100 Dollars or 85 Euros

The registration fee covers cost of conference materials, tea breaks, lunch and closing dinner

For the early bird registration fee, please pay into the LOC bank account.
Diamond Bank Nigeria
Acc No:
0063849193 Acc Name: Local Organising Committee 28th CLAN

Arrival/Registration: Monday 2 Nov 2015
Venue: Faculty of Arts Building

Opening Ceremony/Keynote: Tuesday 3 Nov 2015
Venue: University Auditorium

Plenary/Parallel Session: Wednesday 4 - Thursday 5 Nov 2015
Venue: Faculty of Arts Building 9 am - 5 pm each day

Departure: Friday 6 Nov 2015

Call for Papers:

Abstracts of not more than 300 words are invited for 25-minute presentation. The abstract should be followed by the name of the author(s), title of the paper, institutional affiliation, e-mail address and phone number on a separate page. The abstract should be sent as an e-mail attachment to on or before 30th Sept 2015. Letter of acceptance of abstract will be sent to the e-mail address of the sender within three weeks of receipt.

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