First School of Languages Conference (SOLCON1)

By Clement Appah
Tue, Oct 27 8:00AM - Thu, Oct 29 11:00AM
University of Ghana, Accra

Theme: ‘Multilingualism in the African Context: Resource or Challenge’

The School of Languages, College of Humanities of the University of Ghana, in conjunction with the Language Centre, University of Ghana, and Central University College, (Ghana), cordially invites proposals for the maiden School conference to be held from 27-29 October, 2015 at University of Ghana. The conference, which is on the theme ‘Multilingualism in the African Context: Resource or a Challenge’, seeks to attract seasoned and budding scholars from around the world to discuss pertinent issues relating to language, literary and cultural practices as set within our highly multilingual African settings

Individual papers and panel presentations are invited on the following subthemes. Panels/presenters are however not restricted to the underlisted sub-themes and are welcome to present on other related topics.

1. Phonetics/ Phonology/ Morphology/ Semantics/ Pragmatics/ Sociolinguistics
2. Multilingualism in urban and rural contexts in African context
3. Language Policies and Practice in Africa
4. Mother-tongue based multilingual education
5. Language in education and Language of the Media Policies in Multilingual African Environments
6. Youth languages in urban Africa
7. African Literature and Multilingual Practices
8. African literature, Modern Languages and the Challenge of Translation
9. African Literatures and the Challenge of Globalisation/ Cosmopolitanism
10. Literature, the Visual Art and the Digital Media
11. Literature and Political Causes
12. Representing Children’s Voices in Contemporary African Literature
13. Emerging Discourses on African Language Literatures


Proposal of panels should consist of:
i) Title of the Panel

ii) Convener

iii) Proposed Panellists

iv) Discussant (if necessary)

v) Description of Panel should not be more than 500 words maximum

Submission Guideline:
Anonymous single-spaced abstracts addressing the theme or sub-themes of the conference should be sent electronically to the following e-mail address:

Abstracts should be formatted according to the following guidelines:

(i) Title (Bold, font 14, Centre).

(ii) Abstract – 300 words maximum (The abstract should highlight the problem being investigated, methodology, significance of the study, as well as its findings).

Details of authors' names, institutional affiliations, and e-mail addresses should be sent on a separate sheet, bearing the title of the paper, to the same e-mail addresses.

Important Dates:

Submission Deadline: 31st August 2015.
Notification of Acceptance: 10th September 2015.
Deadline for Registration: 30th September, 2015.

Registration Fee: Local Participants: GHS 100  
Students and non-tertiary teachers GHS 50 
International Participants: USD 100

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