The Faculty of Languages, University of Education, Winneba, Ghana
The Department of English, University of Lagos, Nigeria
announce an international conference on the theme:
CODIFICATION, STANDARDIZATION AND COMMUNICATION: LINGUISTIC AND LITERARY PERSPECTIVES ON ENGLISH AND INDIGENOUS LANGUAGES’ USAGE IN ANGLOPHONE WEST AFRICA
This conference brings together policymakers, researchers and practitioners not only to reframe questions but also to think of novel solutions for sustainable development in the area of language and its usage in Anglophone West Africa.
The use of English and indigenous languages in Anglophone West Africa in the new millennium has been impacted by mass culture and consumption from which new alternative possibilities of speaking, reading, writing and communicating have begun to
emerge. These new alternative possibilities evoke a revealing sense of direction that sometimes leads to new theoretical models in communication. Furthermore, the new possibilities also can become problematic as they create dilemmas that beckon intellectual intervention to unmask the contradictions that characterize language usage in the sub-region. Discussants will particularly focus on the patterns of positives and negatives that have emerged in the intellectual space situated in a number of conceptual axes from which both English and indigenous languages are engaged.
The three-day conference, therefore, seeks to provide a veritable platform for interrogating issues of language in the region and especially the place of English and indigenous languages in terms of codification, standardization and communication and how these have reflected in literary and linguistic applications in the area.
The conference will be held on the campus of University of Education, Winneba, Ghana, from 4th to 6th of November, 2014.
Submissions are welcomed in areas that relate to languages, linguistics, literature, literary practices and communication. Sub-themes include:
Phonology Morphology Syntax
Semantics Discourse Analysis Pragmatics
Sociolinguistics Communication Language Acquisition
Applied Linguistics Media Arts & Studies Public Relations
Advertising Broadcasting Journalism
Stylistics Prose Drama
Poetry Languages in Contact Literary Theory
Linguistic Theory Film Studies Pedagogy
Oral Literature Arts & Culture Popular Culture
Semiotics Orthography Translation
The conference will also feature three renowned scholars and a keynote speaker from the sub-region. Notable among them are Professor Segun Awonusi from Nigeria and Professor Kwadwo Opoku Agyemang from Ghana.
The presentations will also include Postgraduate Students’ Session to provide a forum for the students to share and discuss their works.
Prospective participants should submit abstract of up to 200 words by July 31st, 2014
Abstracts should be in MS Word format with the following information and in this order: a) Title of abstract; b) Body of abstract; c) Author(s) name; d) Author’s (s) status (eg. Faculty member /Postgraduate student); e) affiliation; f) email address.
Send your abstract with the subject “LALICOM 2014 Abstract” to
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