LINGUIST List 28.1421

Tue Mar 21 2017

Calls: Applied Ling, Gen Ling, Ling & Lit/Ghana

Editor for this issue: Kenneth Steimel <>

Date: 21-Mar-2017
From: Charlotte Fofo Lomotey <>
Subject: 30th West African Languages Congress and 10th Linguistics Association of Ghana Conference
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Full Title: 30th West African Languages Congress and 10th Linguistics Association of Ghana Conference
Short Title: WALC-LAG

Date: 31-Jul-2017 - 05-Aug-2017
Location: Winneba, Ghana
Contact Person: Charlotte Fofo Lomotey
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Ling & Literature

Call Deadline: 31-May-2017

Meeting Description:

Under the auspices of the West African Linguistic Society (WALS), the University of Education, Winneba in association with the Linguistics Association of Ghana (LAG) announces that the joint 30th West African Languages Congress (WALC 2017) and 10th Linguistics Association of Ghana (LAG) Conference will be held from 31 July-5 August 2017 at the University of Education, Winneba, Ghana. The conference will focus on all aspects of West African linguistics (descriptive, theoretical and applied) and Literature

The conference theme is: The role of language in the integration and development of West Africa

The following distinguished scholars have been confirmed as Plenary speakers.

- Prof Ron Schaefer, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, USA
- Prof. Annie Railand, Director of Research, CNRS, France
- Prof Ken Hiraiwa, Meiji Gakuin University, Japan

Other speakers will be announced in due course.

2nd Call for Papers:

The deadline for submissions has been extended to 31 May 2017.

Abstracts are invited on (but not limited to) the sub-themes of the conference such as:

- Indigenous language and education in West Africa
- Endangered languages in West Africa
- Language typologies in West Africa
- Linguistic human rights in West Africa
- Language and Commerce in West Africa
- Language and politics in West Africa
- Language and communication
- Language and gender
- Language and media
- Language and literature
- Language and education
- Language and law
- Language and policies

Papers in core areas of linguistics are also encouraged:

- Phonetics
- Phonology
- Morphology
- Syntax
- Semantics
- Pragmatics
- Discourse analysis
- Sociolinguistics
- Corpus Linguistics

Abstracts should not be more than 250 words and can be written in English or French. Submissions are restricted to one single-authored paper and one co-authored paper per individual.

Abstracts should be sent to

The new closing date for submission is 31 May 2017.

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