1ST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE AFRICAN PROVERBS AND PHRASEOLOGY SOCIETY (AFRICAPPS)

THEME:
PROVERBS, IDIOMS AND SOCIETY: AN AFRICAN PERSPECTIVE
CALL FOR PAPERS

Established in 2017 and based in Nigeria, the African Proverbs and Phraseology Society (AFRICAPPS) is a not-for-profit association of scholars worldwide who have an interest in the study of proverbs, idioms and related expressions with the aim of advancing Africa-oriented scholarship and promoting global understanding.

Proverbs, idioms and other phrasemes are generating renewed global interest today, because they are proving consistently to have significant influence in societies across the world. These expressions are demonstrating their vitality in various fields such as education, the arts, religion, business, rhetoric, mass communication, law, the social sciences, medicine and even in science and technology. Specifically, the significance of these categories of language is becoming increasingly evident in issues dealing with pedagogy, linguistics, music, gender, sexuality, health care, poverty, innovation, development, commerce, ethnicity, peace and conflict, migration and international diplomacy, among others.

AFRICAPPS thus invites contributions from scholars from all fields of study on all areas of proverb and phraseological scholarship, under the broad theme PROVERBS, IDIOMS AND SOCIETY: AN AFRICAN PERSPECTIVE, for presentation at the 1st International African Proverbs and Phraseological Society Conference scheduled as follows:

a. DATE: 2nd – 5th October, 2018

b. VENUE: Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Southwestern Nigeria

Abstracts of not more than 250 words are to be submitted electronically by 15th February, 2018 to the following conference e-mail address: africapps.nigeria2018@gmail.com. Submissions may be for 20-minute paper or poster presentations with 10 minutes for discussion. The abstracts may be in English, French or Arabic. The decision of the Abstracts Review Committee would be sent by the middle of March 2018.

Further details on the conference can be obtained by contacting the Organising Committee through the conference e-mail address or by visiting the AFRICAPPS website at https://www.africapps.fr.