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LAEA 3 Call For Abstracts
29.Nov.22


 

CONFERENCE THEME:

Empowering Communities through Language Research and African Linguistics for Sustainable Development


SHORT TITLE:               LAEA-3 CONFERENCE
 
DATE:                                15- 16 AUGUST 2023


ATTENDANCE:               PHYSICAL &VIRTUAL

 

HOST:                               School of Languages, Literature, and Communication

Makerere University, KAMPALA (Uganda)

 

COLLABORATORS:      Moi University ELDORET (Kenya)

                                             The University of Nairobi, NAIROBI (Kenya)

Pomona College, CLAREMONT (United States                               

Addis Ababa University, ADDIS ABABA (Ethiopia)

University of Dar es Salaam, DAR ES SALAAM (Tanzania)

Kyambogo University (UGANDA)

Hebrew’s University of Jerusalem (ISRAEL)

Gulu University (UGANDA)

 

CONTACT PERSONS:    PROF. EDITH NATUKUNDA TOGBOA & MS. AMINA NAKALIISA


MEETING EMAIL:         laeaconference2023@gmail.com

 

MEETING DESCRIPTION

In their search for solutions to the development problems of Africa in general and the Eastern Africa region in particular, stakeholders such as politicians and researchers have often ignored or downplayed the question of languages, linguistics, and other sociocultural resources (see Prah 1993 & 2012). This problem is further compounded by the sheer multiplicity and complexity of languages and cultures in Africa which is often seen as a hindrance to the development of the continent. However, over the past few decades, it has become clear that empowering communities through culture, language, and linguistics research is crucial to sustainable development. Moreso in the current context where researchers in the region either seem disinterested or have inadequate capacity. In this regard, the following questions emerge:  What are the relevant contextual language, cultural and linguistic realities of contemporary Africa? How do they affect the issues associated with Sustainable Development? How do the dominant assumptions in theoretical and applied linguistics relate to the challenges that face Africa in general and the Eastern Africa region in particular today? What should be done to build capacity among researchers to enhance research output?  This conference, therefore, brings together language researchers, educationalists, linguists, experts in cultural studies, and communicators as key stakeholders to deliberate language and linguistic-related matters that affect the development of the African continent.   This will be done through presentations of study findings, current language debates, collaborative research, linguistic projects, and graduate students’ work from all over the world. It is envisaged that this conference will promote knowledge creation and sharing, collaborative and interdisciplinary research in the Eastern Africa Region, and beyond.

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

We invite contributors to submit abstracts for papers that address, but not limited to, any of the following theoretical and applied linguistics themes:

 


Language and Globalization

Language and Community Empowerment 
Language Acquisition and Learning
Language in Education
Language Teacher Education
Language Curriculum Development
Language for Sustainable Development
Language Testing and Evaluation
Multilingualism, Translation & Interpreting
Language Cognition and Brain Research
Language Politics & Ideology
Language and Technology
Language, Culture, Socialization
Vocabulary and Lexical Studies
Language, Media and Communication

Language Planning and Policy

The teaching of Foreign Languages in the East African region and beyond                                                                                                                                                  

 

Educational Linguistics
Dialectology
Etymology
Forensic Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Linguistic Statistics
Dialectology
Forensic Linguistics
Lexicology &Lexicography
Phonetics and Phonology

Discourse Analysis

Language Documentation and Description

Ethnolinguistics

Morphology and Syntax

Linguistics and Literature

Text/Corpus Linguistics

Sign Language

Pragmatics and Semantics

Language and COVID_19

 


ABSTRACT LENGTH

Abstracts should not exceed 400 words including examples and references and must be in 12pt type Times New Roman. The abstract should clearly be marked according to one of the themes of the conference. Name(s) and affiliations should be on a separate page.

 

SUBMISSION OF THE ABSTRACT

Please upload your abstract to the LAEA website at www.thelaea.org

or send to laeaconference2023@gmail.com

CONFERENCE LANGUAGE

Abstracts should be written in English.

 

IMPORTANT DATES

The submission deadline for all abstracts is Nov 30, 2022

Decisions on acceptance will be made no later than Jan 30, 2023

 

CONFERENCE DATES

Arrival 14th of August 2023

Conference sessions 15th-16th of August 2023

Departure: 17th of August 2023