LINGUIST List 29.3002

Tue Jul 24 2018

Calls: Applied Ling, Comp Ling, Discipline of Linguistics/Nigeria

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Date: 24-Jul-2018
From: Jeremiah Anene Nwankwegu <>
Subject: 2nd EBSU - Linguistics International Interdisciplinary Conference 2018
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Full Title: 2nd EBSU - Linguistics International Interdisciplinary Conference 2018
Short Title: EBSULING 2018

Date: 13-Nov-2018 - 16-Nov-2018
Location: Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, Nigeria
Contact Person: Jeremiah Anene Nwankwegu
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Computational Linguistics; Discipline of Linguistics

Call Deadline: 30-Sep-2018

Meeting Description:

2nd International Interdisciplinary Conference


''Digital Humanities and Spaces: Exploring Current Trends in Digital Linguistics and Literature''

The Department of Linguistics and Literary Studies, with the support of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, calls for abstracts for its conference to be held on 13–16 November, 2018. The conference aims to provide a platform for the community of interdisciplinary Digital Humanities researchers – Digital linguists and Digital literati - to meet, present and discuss their latest research findings, key developments and digital trends in linguistics, language and literary studies; to explore the new opportunities and challenges posed by DH, digital linguistics and literature, and to think out how the humanities (particularly, linguistics and literary studies) can exploit the opportunities offered and deal with the challenges posed by digital technologies, for maximum impact on society.

Confirmed Speakers:

Opening Keynote: Professor, Ozo-Mekuri Ndimele
Vice Chancellor, Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Closing Keynote: Professor, Paul Onovo
Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Lead Papers
Professor, Charles Ogbulogo
Covenant University, Nigeria

Professor, Nana Aba A. Amfo
Dean School of Languages, University of Ghana, Legon

Dr Emmanuel Ngue Um
University of Yaoundé 1n

Dr Demola Anthony Lewis
University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Dr Ngozi U. Emeka-Nwobia
Head, Department of Linguistics and Literary Studies, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki

For further inquiries, email or visit the conference website

Call for Papers:

Researchers/Scholars in Linguistics, Language, Literature, Translation, Publishing, Communication and Media Studies and other allied areas are encouraged to submit abstracts not exceeding 250 words, written in English are invited in all areas relevant to Digital Linguistics and Digital Literature as well as all areas of Theoretical and General Linguistics, and Applied Linguistics as well as allied disciplines. The selected abstracts will be considered for presentation in the main session of the conference.

The abstracts are specifically invited in the thematic areas outlined below; however, interested persons may submit abstracts in other relevant areas too:


Digital Linguistics (DL):
- Language technology
- DL & translation studies (Machine Translation)
- Corpus linguistics & corpus creation
- DL and Dictionary making (lexicology)
- Linguistic Parsing & synthesis
- Computer aided language learning (CALL)
- Linguistic applications & tools
- Etc.

Digital Humanities (DH):
- DH & historical studies, ethnology, cultural heritage, archaeology, sociology
- DH & musicology, fine/visual arts
- Humanities computing; Digital publishing
- DH & research; Digital methodology
- Etc

Theoretical/General/Applied Linguistics:
- Phonetics, Phonology, Morphology, Syntax, Semantics, Pragmatics, Sociolinguistics, Discourse Analysis, Psycholinguistics, Applied Linguistics, Lexicography & Lexicology, Historical & Comparative Linguistics, Contact Linguistics, Translation,, Language Disorder & Speech Therapy, Forensic Linguistics, Language Endangerment & Documentation, etc.

- Digital Literature; Comparative literature
- Poetry, prose, drama & performance
- Oral literature, Folklore/Folk Tales/Fables
- Media literature ; Children literature
- Critical literary theories; Feminist/gender literature; etc.

Language & Culture:
- Cultural heritage & hybridisation
- Ethnicity, diversity & linguistic identity
- Language, culture & translation
- Language & popular culture
- Inter-/cross-cultural issues in language studies
- Indigenous culture & language preservation

Language & Education:
- Language acquisition & learning
- Language teaching methodology
- Language curriculum development
- Innovations in language teaching & learning

- Public speaking; Interpersonal communication;
- Political/ Campaign communication
- New media; Hate speech & social media
- African communication system
- Rhetorical theory and criticism
- Media, Politics and Society, etc

- Language online (Chat language)
- Language and media
- Text-speak/SMS language
- Language & law; Legalese
- Language & religion (Religious language)
- Language, peace and conflict
- Occupational languages (Business language; Political language, etc)
- Language and popular culture
- Urban language; Youth language; Slanguage
- Language and music

Abstract Guideline:
- Abstracts can be submitted through the Easy Abs online submission platform or to
- Authors’ names, affiliations, emails and official addresses should be written on a separate sheet.
- Abstracts should not exceed 250 words
- Font size 12, Times New Roman and single line spacing
- A standard, conference-type paper, delivered in a 20-minute oral presentation, followed by a 10 min Question & Answer session.
- Selected well-written papers presented at the conference will be published in an edited Conference Proceedings or Ebonyi Journal of Language and Literary Studies, according to each author’s choice.

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