Call for Book Chapters: Exploring Languages in African Social Contexts

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Call for Papers
June 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020
Subject Fields: 
African History / Studies, Area Studies, Cultural History / Studies, History Education, Linguistics


We invite authors to contribute scholarly articles for a book titled Exploring Languages in African Social Contexts. This book offers scholars the opportunity to address themes such as language and culture, communicative competence, language variation, multilingualism, sociopragmatics, discourse analysis, second language teaching, and Information and Communication Technologies, etc. The editors welcome scholarly articles from academics and researchers that highlight the conditions in different African societies that shape linguistic behaviors. Please consult the list of topics below and submit a 300-word abstract to on or before August 30, 2020. If your proposal is accepted for publication, you will receive notification together with the guidelines to complete your chapters. Completed chapters should be sent to on or before December 31, 2020. All articles will be peer-reviewed before publication. Articles must be original and should not be previously published or simultaneously been reviewed elsewhere for publication. All articles will be peer-reviewed before publication by a reputable USA publishing company. For any further inquiries, do not hesitate to contact the editors below.

  1. Relationship between Language and Culture
  2. Teaching Communicative Competence to Second Language Learners
  3. Language and Identity Formation
  4. Language Variation
  5. Language and Gender
  6. Language and Social Class
  7. Challenges and Prospects of Multilingualism
  8. Turn-Taking in Conversational Analysis
  9.  Political Discourse
  10.  Politeness/Impoliteness in Communication
  11.  Hate Speech/Aggressive Communication
  12.  Language and Conflict Resolution
  13.  Socio-Cultural Peculiarities of Proverbs
  14.  The Role of Music in Communication
  15.  ICT and Language Development
  16.  Mother Tongue and Education
  17.  Language and Literature
  18.  Language and International Politics
  19.  Language and Religion
  20.  Language, the Media and Advertising
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Professor Ogechi E. Anyanwu, Ph.D.                          Akumjika C. Michael, Ph.D.

Department of History, Philosophy                                Department of Linguistics and Nigerian

& Religious Studies                                                       Languages,

Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, USA               University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria.                                      

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