July 20th 2013

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Royal Commonwealth Society, Uni Yao 1
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We are looking for complete papers to complete an ongoing edited volume of a collection of articles on the following theme:


Editors: Ernest L. VEYU (Ph.D.) & Valentine N. UBANAKO (Ph.D.)

The world today is marked by social, cultural, political, linguistic, ideological and literary tensions, which have indeed succeeded in creating cracks in the fabric that holds or supposed to hold the human race and the world together. The cause of this fragmentation is partly due to the absence of communication or the lack of the creation of communication avenues across the divide, be they imaginary or real. For example, today in Africa and elsewhere, English is being learnt and used in different contexts and for different reasons. The language has proven beyond doubts to be an asset in communication and the resolution of conflicts of all kinds. Non-native English writers have found it necessary to adapt and indigenize certain aspects of the language, including both the lexicon and narrative styles. In the same vein, national literatures have come up and new linguistic strategies have been put in place in the quest to enhance dialogue in order to fulfill the people's quest for cultural expression and national identity.
Papers should aim at examining the role language and literature can play in bridging the gap between the peoples in post colonial communities caused by the different linguistic and literary fault-lines. Papers may turn around, (but are not limited) to the following:

• Borrowing
• Pidginization, Creolization and mixed languages
• Code-switching/Code-mixing
• Interference
• Linguistic Hegemony
• Hybridity
• Contact Varieties of English
• Popular Culture
• Issues of Identity
• Globalization
• Travel literature
• Representation & Mimicry
• Cultural studies and historical approaches
• Ethnicity and national identity
• Gender studies and sexuality
• Globalisation and multiculturalism
• Ecocriticism and environmental studies
• Etc.

Submission Procedure: We prefer the MLA for literature and APA for language papers. Papers should range from 5000 to 7500 words, in Word, Times New Romans, font size 12, and normal spacing.
Finished papers are expected latest July 20th 2013. Kindly include affiliation and a short bio of the author(s). Please e-mail all enquiries and submissions to: vveyu@yahoo.com or ubaval@yahoo.com