UPCOMING

SECOND WORKSHOP (-CUM CONFERENCE) OF THE

NIGERIAN PRAGMATICS ASSOCIATION

As earlier publicised, the second national workshop of NPrA is around the corner:

Date: 19 – 22 February, 2019

Venue: Bowen University, Iwo, Osun State, Nigeria

Theme: Context, Discourse and Knowledge Construction

Types of expected participants:

  1. Those who will only participate in the training workshop on the theme of the event, and be exposed to core/new theories of pragmatics & their applications

  2. Those who will both participate in the training workshop and present papers either on the theme of the workshop or any pragmatically relevant topic.

Early bird registration has started. Kindly click the button below to register for the workshop.

It is easy and cheaper than on-site registration.

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KINDLY NOTE THE FOLLOWING KEY INFORMATION:

a. Participation is open to both members and non-members, so, kindly 
encourage your colleagues and students to also attend.

b. There will be a pre-workshop symposium on theories of pragmatics; and 
given that many theories will be discussed, the symposium sessions may 
have to be spread across the whole period of the workshop-cum conference 
to ensure maximal benefits of members.

c. There will be workshop and brainstorming sessions, as we had them in 
the first national workshop at the Lagos State University in 2017; but beyond these, special sessions are arranged for undergraduate students (and interested graduate students) to familiarise them with the discipline of pragmatics. You are therefore kindly enjoined to encourage your students to attend. Group transportation is advised where many 
people will be attending from the same place.

d. Participation is not tied to submission of abstracts, i.e. submitting 
an abstract is not a condition for participation. The workshop, covering 
the keynote, plenary presentations and brainstorming/training sessions, 
is a very crucial part of the event.

e. Abstract submission is not limited to the theme of the workshop cum 
conference:

      i. Individuals working in the area of knowledge construction are 
            encouraged to submit their abstracts on the theme.

      ii. NOTE THAT ABSTRACTS CAN BE WRITTEN ON ANY AREA OR TOPIC RELATED 
            TO PRAGMATICS CONCEIVED BROADLY AS THE USE OF
      LANGUAGE IN CONTEXT. ALL DOMAINS OF LANGUAGE USE SUCH AS THE MEDIA, 
MEDICINE, RELIGION, LAW, LAW ENFORCEMENT, THE
      MILITARY, SOCIAL MEDIA, ACADEMIA, ETC. ARE RELEVANT SOURCES OF 
IDEAS FOR ABSTRACTS FOR THE BOWEN WORKSHOP-CUM CONFERENCE.

f. Intending participants are encouraged to take advantage of the early 
bird registration to register for the event by contacting the 
organisers. It is cheaper.

  1. Intending participants are also encouraged to book their accommodation as early as possible to be able to secure accommodation inside or close to Bowen University. See the attached flier for the persons to contact.h. The LOC and the national body will work with regional representatives on the provision of highly subsidised transportation of participants between the University of Ibadan and Bowen University for those coming from a long distance or those who do not know Iwo where  Bowen is located.In addition to submitting abstracts to the address specified in the flier/poster, intending participants can also submit to the following persons or the national president of NPrA:a. Dr Ayo Banji (HOD, English Department, Bowen University):tbanjiayo@yahoo.comb. Dr Grace Olutayo (LOC Chair, Bowen University):omo1167@gmail.comc. Professor Akin Odebunmi (NPrA National President): papaabnm2@gmail.comWe look forward to your participation in the NPrA workshop-cum Conference at Bowen University, Iwo.

Kindly mail or call the following officers in case you encounter any difficulty:

  1. Chair, National Organising Committee: Professor Sola Babatunde, University of Ilorin (email: solababatunde2012@gmail.com; phone number: 08035531021)
  2. Chair: Local Organising Committee: Dr Grace Olutayo, Bowen University, Iwo (omo1167@gmail.com; phone number: 08036371675)
  3. NPrA President: Akin Odebunmi, University of Ibadan (email: papaabnm2@gmail.com; phone number: 08033786713)Thank you.