Under the auspices of the West African Linguistic Society (WALS), the University of Education, Winneba in association with the Linguistics Association of Ghana (LAG) announces that the joint 30th West African Languages Congress (WALC 2017) and 10th Linguistics Association of Ghana (LAG) Conference will be held from 31st July-5th August 2017 at the University of Education, Winneba, Ghana. The conference will focus on all aspects of West African linguistics (descriptive, theoretical and applied) and Literature.
The closing date for submission is May 31st, 2017.
The conference theme is:
THE ROLE OF LANGUAGE IN THE INTEGRATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF WEST AFRICA
Abstracts are invited on (but not limited to) the sub-themes of the conference such as:
Indigenous language and education in West Africa
Endangered languages in West Africa
Language typologies in West Africa
Linguistic human rights in West Africa
Language and Commerce in West Africa
Language and politics in West Africa
Language and communication
Language and gender
Language and media
Language and literature
Language and law
Language and policies
Papers in the core areas of linguistics are also encouraged:
Abstracts should not be more than 250 words and can be written in English or French. Submissions are restricted to one single-authored paper and one co-authored paper per individual.