Annual Meeting of the British Association for Applied Linguistics Language in Africa Group

28th Jun 2013, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Edge Hill University

Language as communicative practice in African and African diasporic contexts

‘Ways
of Communicating in Ghanaian Cultural and Faith Settings’

A talk by Dr Amoafi Kwapong,
Goldsmiths College, University of London,based on the BeLiFS
(‘Becoming Literate in Faith
Settings’) research project in London, http://www.gold.ac.uk/clcl/belifs/

Living bilingually in African and African diasporic
contexts’

A discussion forum led by Dr Joseph
Gafaranga, University of Edinburgh, covering topics such as maintaining  languages
in equilibrium, formal and informal language learning, and hybridity in
language use.

CALL FOR
PAPERS
:  Presentations can focus on any
theme-related topic.  Poster
presentations are also welcome, for display throughout the day.  The deadline for receipt of abstracts has
been extended to Friday 31 May 2013.
 
Abstracts of up to 300 words should be sent by to Jo Shoba shobajo@edgehill.ac.uk.  Acceptance will be notified by Friday 7 June
2013. 

REGISTRATION:  The attendance fee is £20 for BAAL members,
£30 for non-members, and £10 for students.  We particularly welcome attendance by
postgraduate students.  Students
presenting a paper or a poster may apply for a fee waiver and reasonable travel
expenses.  Registration forms are
available from Jo Shoba shobajo@edgehill.ac.uk, to whom
informal enquiries can also be addressed.

Presentations can focus on any
theme-related topic.  Poster presentations are also welcome, for display
throughout the day.  

Further information and how to register are available here