LINGUIST List 28.690

Fri Feb 03 2017

Calls: Sociolinguistics, Language Documentation/Nigeria

Editor for this issue: Kenneth Steimel <kenlinguistlist.org>


Date: 02-Feb-2017
From: Harrison Adeniyi <harrison.adeniyilasu.edu.ng>
Subject: 1st Conference on the Languages of Nigeria
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Full Title: 1st Conference on the Languages of Nigeria
Short Title: 1st CLN

Date: 24-Apr-2017 - 27-Apr-2017
Location: Ibom E-Library, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria, Nigeria
Contact Person: Dr. Ogbonna Anyanwu
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 30-Mar-2017

Meeting Description:

The Department of Linguistics and Nigerian Languages, University of Uyo, in collaboration with the Linguistic Association of Nigeria (LAN), is planning a conference on the languages of Nigeria arising from the Nigerian Geopolitical Languages Survey (NGLS) project. The conference will provide an opportunity to listen to the reports of the work done so far in the project. This project conference will, in addition, provide a forum for linkage and collaboration between speakers of indigenous Nigerian languages, groups and cooperate bodies interested in the documentation and development of Nigerian languages. There will also be a platform for sharing and forming working groups to cover the six geopolitical zones. Beyond that, there will be an opportunity to take concrete action points and follow-up on the papers that will be received as well as strategize on how to deal with the issues of the documentation and development of Nigerian languages in a systematic and sustainable way.

The 1st CLN will mark the 13th year of the NGLS Project, and more importantly open the discussion to a wider national and international community. While it opens a discussion to fine-tune the work in progress, it should also provide an opportunity to strategize on the daunting task of executing what is left to complete the Project.

Date: 24 – 27 April, 2017
Venue: Ibom E-Library, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria
Theme: The Languages of Nigeria: Documentation, Description, Sociolinguistic Dynamics and Geopolitical Profile

Sub-themes:

- Geopolitical Profile of the languages of Nigeria
- Linguistic Situation and Vitality of the languages of Nigeria
- Language Surveys and Classifications
- Language Endangerment and Revitalization
- Language Development
- Language Archiving
- Phonology and Phonetics
- Morphology and Syntax
- Semantics and Pragmatics
- Orthography and Vocabulary Development
- Speech Recognition and Synthesis
- Lexicology and Lexicography

Registration

Corporate Bodies – N50,000
Participants from Nigeria - N15,000
Foreign Participants - $100
PG Students - N5,000
UG Students - N3,000

For more information, please contact: Dr Ogbonna Anyanwu, Secretary, CLN Organizing Committee, Department of Linguistics and Nigerian Languages, University of Uyo. Tel: 08036767731.

Convener: Professor Imelda Udoh, Coordinator, NGLS Project, Department of Linguistics and Nigerian Languages, University of Uyo (+234 802 350 3066).
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Call for Papers:

Submissions:

There are two categories of submissions:
1. Abstracts of papers
2. Proposals for the documentation of Nigerian languages in specific areas.

All submissions should be one-page maximum in a 12-point font to: ogbonnaanyanwuyahoo.com or imeldaudohuniuyo.edu.ng.

Deadline for submissions: 30 March 2017.

Guidelines for Subimssions:

1. Abstracts

Abstracts on the theme/sub-themes of the conference, may be submitted by e-mail attachments (PDF or Word Documents only). These should be reports of either completed projects or work in progress in the catchment area of presenters as much as possible, and could capture interdisciplinary collaboration. Accepted papers will be published in JOLAN Supplement XIII, which is dedicated to address the theme: “Language Documentation and Language Description in Nigeria: Problems and Prospects”.

2. Proposals

Proposals for possible documentation may also be submitted on the languages/groups in any State of the six geopolitical zones of Nigeria. Such proposals may be accepted for inclusion in the Nigerian Geopolitical languages Survey (NGLS) Project.

For more information, please contact: Dr Ogbonna Anyanwu, Secretary, CLN Organizing Committee, Department of Linguistics and Nigerian Languages, University of Uyo. Tel: 08036767731.

Convener: Professor Imelda Udoh, Coordinator, NGLS Project, Department of Linguistics and Nigerian Languages, University of Uyo (+234 802 350 3066).


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