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FYI: CFP for Book on Slang in American/African Politics

Author: Odebunmi Akinola

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

FYI Body: Papers are invited from scholars working on slang and political discourse
for publication in the book, Perspectives on Slang in American and African
Politics. The papers, which could be of any length, should address the
topics below or any other one that is considered relevant to the use and
understanding of slang in the political lives of Americans and Africans:

1. Contextual issues in political slang
2. Slang and campaigns
3. Slang and manifestoes
4. Slang and propaganda
5. Slang and governance
6. Slang and political speech
7. The media and political slang
8. Slang and election conduct
9. Slang and grassroot mobilisation
10. Slang and political debates
11. Slang in parliamentary meetings
12. Literary representation of political slang
13. Slang and political manoeuvres
14. Neologising and sustaining political slang

The deadline for submission of articles is 31 March, 2007. Authors
should adopt the APA referencing style. Electronic or hard copies of the
papers should be sent to the following address:
Dr Akin Odebunmi,
Department of English,
University of Ibadan,
Ibadan, Nigeria.

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