Call for Book Chapter Proposals: Language and Politics in Africa:

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at
Tue Oct 28 17:11:12 UTC 2008

Call For Book Chapter Proposals

Call for Book Chapter Proposals-Language and Politics in Africa:
Contemporary Issues (Second Call)

Proposal Submission Deadline: 15th Dec 2008
Editors: Ochieng Orwenjo (University of Frankfurt) and Obiero Ogone
(University of Leipzig)

Objective of the Book: The major objective of the proposed book is to
provide a comprehensive multidisciplinary research, academic and
theoretical papers on the contemporary issues regarding Language and
Politics in Africa. The book aims to serve as a resource book for academics,
professionals and students of linguistics and political science who have a
keen interest on the relationship between language and politics in Africa.
Recommended topics include, but are not limited to:

-Political discourse and electioneering in any selected African country
-Language and Party politics in Africa
-The politics of language policy formulation in Africa
-Language right, minority languages and political participation in Africa
-Language, gender and political participation
-Language, media and politics
-The use of proverbs in political discourse
-Parliamentary discourse
-Language and political violence
-African diplomatic discourse

Submission Procedure

Potential authors should submit a maximum of two page chapter proposals
before December 15th 2008. The proposal should clearly state the
objectives of the intended chapter and its contents, as well as how the
chapter fits into the overal objectives of the proposed book. Submissions
should be made electronically in Microsoft Word format. All proposals and
submitted chapters will be double-blind peer reviewed. Authors of
accepted proposals will be notified by latest 30th March 2009. Upon
acceptance of their proposals, authors will have until September 30th 2009
to submit their 5000 to 8000 word chapters chapters. Guidelines for
preparing the chapters will be sent upon acceptance of proposals. Proposal
submissions and any questions should be sent electronically to the
following email

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