SECOND WORKSHOP (-CUM CONFERENCE) OF THE
NIGERIAN PRAGMATICS ASSOCIATION
As earlier publicised, the second national workshop of NPrA is around the corner:
Date: 28 April – 1 May, 2019
Venue: Bowen University, Iwo, Osun State, Nigeria
Theme: Context, Discourse and Knowledge Construction
Types of expected participants:
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
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.
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
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.
- 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):firstname.lastname@example.org. Dr Grace Olutayo (LOC Chair, Bowen University):email@example.com. Professor Akin Odebunmi (NPrA National President): firstname.lastname@example.orgWe 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:
- Chair, National Organising Committee: Professor Sola Babatunde, University of Ilorin (email: email@example.com; phone number: 08035531021)
- Chair: Local Organising Committee: Dr Grace Olutayo, Bowen University, Iwo (firstname.lastname@example.org; phone number: 08036371675)
- NPrA President: Akin Odebunmi, University of Ibadan (email: email@example.com; phone number: 08033786713)Thank you.