[lg policy] Reminder: Language in Africa SIG Annual Conference May 11th 2018

Harold Schiffman haroldfs at gmail.com
Fri Feb 2 15:19:47 EST 2018


Carol
On Feb 2, 2018 1:51 PM, "Colin Reilly" <c.reilly.1 at research.gla.ac.uk>
wrote:

>
> **Apologies for cross-posting* *
>
> *British Association for Applied Linguistics*
>
>
> *Language* *in* *Africa** Special Interest Group LiA SIG*
>
> *Annual **Conference**: **Friday May 11th 2018, 10am – 5.30pm*
> Venue: School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics
> *SOAS, University of London*
>
>   *'African Languages in Public Spaces: Opportunities & Challenges**'*
>
> *Plenary speaker: Professo**r Leketi Makalela *
> *'**Re-imagining multilingualism as a cultural competence in Africa:
> leaking boundaries, ubuntu and multilanguaging in public spaces'*
>
> Professor Makalela is Head of the Division of Languages, Literacies and
> Literatures at Wits School of Education, University of the Witwatersrand.
>
> *ABSTRACTS* of up to *250 words* for 20 minute presentations are now
> invited, to be sent to Goodith White, Convenor, at:
> anne.goodithwhite at ucd.ie <anne.goodithwhite at ucd.io> and cc
> c.reilly.1 at research.gla.ac.uk ***no later than **February 15th 2018
> (please note change of deadline)***. We also invite proposals for
> posters. There is a £50 prize for the best.
>
> Topics of interest around the theme could include, but are not limited to:
>
>    - African languages in politics and government
>    - African languages in health and other campaigns
>    - The use of African languages in song, poetry and literature
>    - African languages as drivers of development
>    - African languages in digital spaces
>    - Multilingualism
>    - Language choice
>    - African languages in education
>
>
> *Posters*
> Posters can be either a traditional paper poster or a PowerPoint slide.
> Screens will be made available to display these.
> *Presentations*
> We encourage abstract submissions from individuals who may not be able to
> physically attend the conference as we can accommodate virtual presentation
> via Skype, Google Hangouts etc.
>
> *REGISTRATION:* Please register by *April 30**th** 2018 *so that we can
> make a final order for catering for the day. This is included in the
> attendance fee of £25 for BAAL members, £35 for non-members, and £20 for
> students who are not BAAL members and £18 for student BAAL members.  We
> particularly welcome postgraduate students.  *Registration forms are
> available from the LIASIG website:  **http://liasig.wordpress.com*
> <http://liasig.wordpress.com/>* Enquiries to:  Elvis Yevudey, *
> *yevudeye at aston.ac.uk* <yevudeye at aston.ac.uk>
>
>
> --
>
> Colin Reilly
> PhD Student
> English Language and Linguistics
> School of Critical Studies
> University of Glasgow
>
> Secretary
> Language in Africa, Special Interest Group
> British Association for Applied Linguistics
> @colinfreilly
>
>
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