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Conference: Linguistic Perspectives on/from Africa

Contact personProf. Dr. Christian Mair
DateWednesday, 7th June 2023, 14:00 - 19:00
LocationUniversität Freiburg, KG I, HS 1132 Freiburg Germany


2 pm – 4 pm: KG I, HS 1132

Time Name Title
14:00-14:30 Innocent Chiluwa (Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria, AvH Freiburg) The language of conflict/protest: Examining the #EndSARS protests in Nigeria
14:30-15:00 Omatoya Okesola (University of Ile-Ife, Nigeria, AvH Freiburg) Rural communities and risk communication in Nigeria: Challenges, insights and takeaways from COVID-19 pandemic
15:00-15:30 Lucky Nte (Lyon 2/Freiburg) Nigerian medical professionals in Germany and France: Lingua franca communication in non-Anglophone environments
15:30-16;00 Zainab Musa Shallangwa (University of Maiduguri/FRIAS) Same People Shifting Places: A photovoice documentation of cultural memory and identity reconstruction in Monguno, Borno State, Nigeria


Coffee break


4:15 pm – 18:45 pm: KG I, HS 1132

Time Name Title
16:30-17:00 Grace Diabah (University of Ghana) Gendered discourses in Ghana’s politics: Reflections on “bloody widows” and “the mother of all nations”
17:00 -17:30 Beatrice Offeibea Awuku (ERASMUS, Freiburg) News discourse on Charlotte Osei: An analysis in the appraisal framework
17:30-18:00 Samsondeen Ajagbe (Freiburg) The spread of Nigerian Pidgin
18:00-18:30 Bridget Fonkeu and Christian Mair (Freiburg) Nigerian and Cameroonian Pidgin in contact in the German diaspora
18:30-19:00 Sandro Sassarego (Austin TX/FRIAS) Current issues in Afro-Hispanic linguistics: How academic research is informing cultural activism