BAAL LIA SIG Annual Conference 12th May 2017

Language without Borders: Multilingual Communication in Africa and the Diaspora Date: Friday May 12th 2017 Venue: Department of English Language & Applied Linguistics, University of Reading Plenary speaker: Professor Friedericke Lüpke, SOAS, University of London Professor Lüpke is leader of the ‘Crossroads’ project, funded by the Leverhulme Trust, which is investigating how a group of…

BAAL LiA SIG Annual Conference: Friday, 6th May 2016

‘Technology and Media: Emerging Trends in Africa and the Diaspora’ Venue: Docklands Campus, University of East London   Plenary speaker: Professor Bonny Norton, University of British Colombia. Professor Norton’s research areas include identity and language learning, critical literacy, and international development. Her published works include the seminal Identity and Language Learning (2000/2013). Since 2003 Norton has…

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Exhibition on West Africa at the British Library One of our committee members, Caroline McGlynn, recently visited the British Library’s Exhibit on West Africa and had this to say:   ‘Today I had the great pleasure of visiting the remarkable British Library and their current exhibition entitled West Africa: Word, Symbol and Song.    As many…