LINGUIST List 32.3349

Mon Oct 25 2021

Calls: Applied Ling, Gen Ling, Phonetics, Phonology, Socioling/Nigeria

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 19-Oct-2021
From: Rotimi Oladipupo <>
Subject: An International Conference On Accents & Innovations (The Association of Phoneticians and Phonologists in Nigeria)
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Full Title: An International Conference On Accents & Innovations (The Association of Phoneticians and Phonologists in Nigeria)
Short Title: APPNRUN 2022

Date: 04-Apr-2022 - 07-Apr-2022
Location: Redeemer’s University, Ede, Osun State, Nigeria, Nigeria
Contact Person: Rotimi Oladipupo
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Phonetics; Phonology; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 31-Jan-2022

Meeting Description:

The dynamism of the modern world has pushed the boundary of accents beyond the confines of phonetics and phonology. Accent-related issues now cut across all spheres of human and non-human endeavours. Within the human space, the features of accents are readily found in various domains of language use (e.g., religion, politics, media, movies, teaching, commerce, advertising, music, entertainment, etc.) and in diverse geographical locations (e.g. national, regional or ethnic varieties). In non-humans, such as machines, advances in the field of Artificial Intelligence have produced various automation systems, such as voice automation (e.g. answering machine, voice mail, voice biomatics, etc.) and voice recognition systems with applications in telephony, car system, access control system, teaching, google assistant in smart android phones, etc.). In all these human and non-human domains, accentuation of words is key to successful communication, interaction and transaction. It is this wide-ranging nature of accents and its implications that shape the focus of this conference. The goal of the conference, therefore, is to interrogate current trends and innovations in the features of accents in various spheres and walks of life. It is hoped that the robust presentations and discussions at the conference will illuminate these perspectives.

Conference Speakers include:
Professor Segun Awonusi (University of Lagos, Nigeria)
Professor Sam Onuigbo (University of Nigeria, Usukka)
Professor Francis Egbokhare (University of Ibadan)
Professor Adenike Akinjobi (University of Ibadan)
Dr Sam Kirkham (Lancaster University, UK)
Tunde Adeyemo (Veteran Nollywood Artiste)

Call for Papers:

Abstracts of papers that are related to the conference theme Accent Beyond Borders: Trends and Innovations are hereby invited from scholars and practitioners in accent-related fields of study on the following - but not limited to – sub-themes:

- Innovative Accents in Religious Discourse
- Innovative Accents in Political Discourse
- Innovative Accents in the New Media
- Innovative Accents on Stage and Screen (the broadcast media, popular sitcoms, Nigerian stand-up comedy, Hollywood/Nollywood movies, etc.)
- Trends in Non-Enculturation Sources of Learning Accents (Cartoon Network, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, audio aided books and dictionaries, etc.)
- Trends and Innovations in the Accents of Immigrants and the Diaspora.
- Trends in Elocution/Diction Teaching and Instruction
- Accents in English(es) around the World: Trends and Innovations
- Trends and Innovations in voice automation systems (answering machines, voice mail, automated voicebots, voice biomatics, etc.)
- Trends and Innovations in Voice Recognition Systems (telephony, in-car system, access control system, education, google assistant in smart android phones, Cortana on systems, etc.)
- Innovations in Nigerian Regional Accents
- Trends and Innovations in the New English Native Accents
- Trends and Innovations in the Accents of Technology-inclined Nigerian Teenagers
- Trends in Bilingual Translations
- Accents in Corpora
- Accents in airports and air-traffic control
- Modelling Issues in Accents
- Trends in Discourse Intonation
- Accents and Identity Creation
- Accents in Music: Trends and Innovations
- Accents in Covid-19 Era: Trends and Innovations
- Accents in Linguistic Borrowing Phenomena
- Accents in Forensic Investigation/Forensic Speaker Identification
- Accents Production and Perception in Advertising, Commerce and Public Relations
- Accents in Literary Appreciation
- Accents in First and Second Language Contexts

Abstract of not more than 250 words should be submitted to The abstract should be in Times New Roman, font 12 and should include the title of research, goals & methods. The name and affiliation of the author should be written under the title. The deadline for abstract submission is January 31, 2022.

Conference Registration Details:

Conference Registration Fee: N20,000
Students: N10,000
International participants: $100 dollars
Early bird Registration Fee: N17, 000
Early bird opens immediately and closes on 31 Dec, 2021.

Further Information:

Further up-to-date information regarding registration and the conference programme can be found on:

For questions and comments, please feel free to contact us at at any time.

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