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Internat'l Conf. on Language, Literature & Education (Yaoundé, Cameroon)

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  • Donald Z. Osborn
    FYI (fwd from the Linguist list)... DZO Date: 05-Oct-2005 From: Kizitus Mpoche Subject: International Conference on Language, Literature
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 10, 2005
      FYI (fwd from the Linguist list)... DZO

      Date: 05-Oct-2005
      From: Kizitus Mpoche <kizitus@...>
      Subject: International Conference on Language, Literature and Education

      Full Title: International Conference on Language, Literature and Education
      Short Title: LALED

      Date: 11-May-2006 - 13-May-2006
      Location: Yaounde, Cameroon
      Contact Person: Kizitus Mpoche
      Meeting Email: english_uniyao@...
      Web Site: http://http://www.freetocharities.org.uk/yaounde

      Linguistic Field(s): Ling & Literature

      Subject Language(s): English; French

      Call Deadline: 31-Dec-2005

      Meeting Description:

      Language, Literature and Education

      Given the evolving contexts of language and literature in Postcolonial Africa,
      and the manner in which these have impacted the process of education, this
      conference will address issues that are related to how the trio of Language,
      Literature, and Education pose a challenge in prospecting an enduring
      pedagogical trajectory for the Continent in the 21st century. By considering
      questions about language and education policies, the 'what' and 'how' of
      literature texts to be taught, and whether language (indigenous or colonial)
      can be analysed as a medium or an end in itself, presenters are invited to
      underscore the overall or specific context in which language, literature, and
      education can enhance Africa's integration into a globalised world. Has the
      'variegated' nature of the African language enhanced or hindered such a
      possibility? How has language, whether of literature or of education, evolved
      or failed to do so in Africa, into the confluence of globalisation? What are
      the prospects for a more cohabiting relationship between language and
      literature in Africa? How influential have indigenous languages been, in
      configuring an African literature that is inclusive enough to accommodate
      cultural 'difference'? Has the incidence of indigenous languages in African
      literature been a mere 'translatable' exercise, or one that organically
      articulates a cultural bias? Has the African classroom, when it comes to the
      teaching of language and literature, been simply a replica of Western
      methodological practices at the expense of an African 'theory'? How
      (in)consistent have African writers been, in Africanising the African language
      in literature? What is/has been the role of policy makers in promoting a
      healthy debate on the relationship between language, literature, and
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