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Call for papers: BAAL Language in Africa SIG Annual Meeting (5th May 2012)

 Theme: ‘The social life of language and language development in Africa’

Venue: School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H OXG

The topic of the keynote presentation by Dr Jo Westbrook of CIE, University of Sussex, will be of interest to many involved in multilingual education; it is the result of an international research project across 6 African countries:

Teacher preparation for teaching beginning reading in multilingual classrooms in sub-Saharan Africa

The objective of this BAAL Language in Africa (LiA) Meeting is to enable LiA SIG members and others to get together, present their research, and discuss current issues related to language and literacy in African schools, and other issues which relate to the sociolinguistic or sociocultural contexts of language use in Africa, including language endangerment and development.

Presentations can focus on any theme-related topic.
Abstracts written in English of max 300 words (with bibliographical references) for a 30 minute paper should be sent by 17th March 2011 to The preferred file formats are .doc and .pdf. Authors of accepted abstracts will be notified by 2nd April 2012.

REGISTRATION: The Meeting fee is £20.00 for BAAL members, £30.00 for non-members and £10 for students. Prepayment is essential. Click on this link to download a copy of the registration form –>  Lang in Africa SiG 2012_Registration Form

MORE or for enquiries please contact Annette Islei (click on name for email address).



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