LINGUIST List 32.2622

Wed Aug 11 2021

Calls: Anthropological Linguistics, General Linguistics, Ling & Literature/Ghana

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 10-Aug-2021
From: Samuel Odoi-Agyei <>
Subject: Literary, Linguistics & Cultural Studies in a Time of Crises
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Full Title: Literary, Linguistics & Cultural Studies in a Time of Crises
Short Title: SOLCON IV

Date: 03-Nov-2021 - 05-Nov-2021
Location: Accra, Ghana
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
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Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; General Linguistics; Ling & Literature

Call Deadline: 30-Aug-2021

Meeting Description:

The School of Languages, College of Humanities, University of Ghana, in collaboration with the Language Centre, Centre for Latin American Studies, Centre for European Studies and Centre for Asian Studies, invites proposals for individual papers and roundtable panels for the 4th School of Languages Conference (SOLCON IV) to be held online from 3 - 5 November 2021 at University of Ghana, Legon.

Crises are by their very definition recognized in the huge impacts they make upon social relationships, economies, social stratification and transformation of cultural expression. These impacts are depicted by scholarly studies of change in all genres of human expression: crises catalyze new dimensions in language studies, new trends in representational, plastic, and performing arts, in transformations of literary stylistics and themes. Famously, crises have inspired radical changes in the theoretical focus and approach adopted within non-fictional literatures, especially in the social and natural sciences, as well as in academic philosophy. Crisis is reflected in the very constitution of living languages as reflected by specialists working on changes in morphology, semantics and syntax. Historically as well as currently, crises are always managed and subdued through the oralature and folklore, the management of everyday activities, moments of spiritual transformation and religious movements reflected in the everyday lives of indigenous communities.
The conference which is themed “Literary, Linguistic and Cultural Studies in a Time of Crisis” seeks to bring together researchers, scholars, public speakers and students to discuss the theme and related issues through theoretically-nuanced interdisciplinary papers.

Keynote Speakers:

Professor Ato Quayson, Jean G. and Morris M. Doyle Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies; Professor of Comparative Literature; and Head, Department of English, Stanford University

Professor Veronika Koller, Professor of Discourse Studies; Department of Linguistics and English Language, Lancaster University UK

Call for Papers:

Abstracts/proposals should be sent electronically via EasyChair:

The language of the conference is English, however, panels in other languages are also welcome, and encouraged, especially, if they relate to crisis in literary, linguistic and cultural studies, or any of the extensive list of domains covered by the conference.

Proposal of panels should not exceed 500 words, and should include:

- Title of the panel
- Convenor
- Proposed panelists (distinguishing main speakers and discussants, if appropriate)
- Discussant (if necessary)
- Language (if different from English)

For languages of mediation that are not English, prior submission of papers will be welcome so that translators can be engaged.

Abstract of individual papers:

- Present for blind review a single-spaced, Times New Roman 12 pt. font abstract
- Abstracts should not be more than 300 words and must address the theme or sub-themes of the conference.
- The abstract should highlight the problem being investigated, methodology, significance of the study, as well as its findings.

Abstract submission deadline: August 30, 2021

Registration deadline: October 1, 2021

Notification of Abstract Acceptance: September 15, 2021

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