BAAL LiA SIG Annual Report: 2016-2017

1. MEMBERSHIP Since September 2016, 14 new members have joined the LiASIG. Our current membership stands at 117. 46 are members of BAAL. Of the 71 non-BAAL members, 43 are resident in Africa, and 12 more are outside the UK – USA, Canada, Australia, Japan, Spain, Netherlands and Norway. 2. ORGANISATION Elections were held in…

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…

BAAL LiA SIG Annual Conference Friday 22nd May 2015

BAAL LANGUAGE IN AFRICA SIG ANNUAL MEETING Friday 22nd May 2015 Theme: “Developing languages in Africa: social and educational perspectives” Venue: School of Languages and Social Sciences, Aston University, Birmingham The objective of this BAAL Language in Africa (LiA) meeting is to enable LiA SIG members and others to get together, present their research, and…

BAAL LiA SIG Annual Conference May 3rd 2014

BAAL Language in Africa SiG Annual Meeting ‘The social life of language and language development in Africa’ SOAS, May 3rd, 2014. Programme 9.30-10.30           REGISTRATION and Coffee  Rooms B102 / B111 10.30-10.40         Introduction to the Day (Convener, Ross Graham) Chair: Lutz Marten 10.40 – 11.10      Mtenje ‘An assessment of the evolution of language in…

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…

Reading African Languages event Jan 17 2014

A free event ‘Reading in African Languages: Developing literacies and reading methodologies’ is being held at SOAS on Friday, Jan 17th. 2014 in room 116 in College Building. hosted by Prof. Lutz Marten at the School of Oriental and African Studies. It will be led by Professor Rosemary Wildsmith-Cromarty from the University of KwaZulu-Natal,  who is interested in…

Reading Bantu Languages

This free event at SOAS is hosted by Prof. Lutz Marten at the School of Oriental and African Studies. It will be led by Professor Rosemary Wildsmith-Cromarty from the University of KwaZulu-Natal,  who is interested in reading research in isiZulu. Prof Elizabeth Pretorius from UNISA and Dr Joanne Westbrook from the University of Sussex will also…