WALC2017 Congress



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 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 education
  • Language and law
  • Language and policies

Papers in the core areas of linguistics are also encouraged:

  • Phonetics
  • Phonology
  • Morphology
  • Syntax
  • Semantics
  • Pragmatics
  • Discourse analysis
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Corpus Linguistics

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.

Abstracts should be sent to walcuew2017@gmail.com

The closing date for submission is March 31st, 2017.

Authors will be informed of the outcome of the review by April 15th, 2017.