Language in Africa meeting at SOAS May 3rd 2014



    British Association for Applied Linguistics

Language in Africa Special Interest Group (LiASIG)

Annual Meeting: Saturday 3rd May 2013
Venue: School of Oriental and African Studies, London
Theme: ‘Ideology and language choices: African perspectives’

PLENARY: Dr. Tope Omoniyi, Professor of Sociolinguistics, University of Roehampton
‘The English-Plus Project and Effective Public Healthcare in Sub-Saharan Africa’

Tope Omoniyi’s interests and publications cover a wide area: these include language policy and planning, the impact of social change on language identity, and multilingualism and education. He has recently (Jan 2014) published the paper ‘Indigenous capital and development in Sub-Saharan Africa’ in a special issue of the International Journal of the Sociology of Language on ‘Language Issues in Development’, which he also edited.

CALL FOR PAPERS: Presentations can focus on any theme-related topic. Poster presentations are also welcome for display throughout the day. Abstracts of up to 300 words should be sent to Dr Ross Graham, LiASIG Convenor, The deadline for receipt of abstracts is April 6, 2014. Acceptance will be notified by April 11, 2014.

REGISTRATION: The attendance fee is £20 for BAAL members, £30 for non-members, and £10 for students. We particularly welcome attendance by postgraduate students. Registration forms are available from here.

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