Symposium on Naija, Institute of African Studies (UI) June 27-29, 2019
Professor Francis Egbokhare (Departement of Linguistics and African Languages, University of Ibadan) and Professor Bernard Caron (IFRA – CNR, Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan) cordially invite you to the Symposium on Naija organized by IFRA around the NaijaSynCor project.
And later to the Drama Performance of:
Provisional timetable of the International Naija Symposium
Ibadan, June 27-29, 2019.
Invited speaker: Professor Ben Elugbe
Discussants: M. Ayafor, M. Mowarin, M. Green, A.O. Ofiong, G. Ozon, K. Yakpo
NaijaSynCor contributors: B. Caron, S. Čeplö, A. Chika, M. Courtin, F. Egbokhare, K. Gerdes, S. Kahane, A. Lacheret-Dujour, L. Liu, S. Manfredi, C. Ofulue, E. Onwuegbuzia, B. Oyelere, C. Simard, S. Tella, K. Yakpo
Thursday, June 27
Arrival of participants (Transfer from Lagos)
Afternoon – Opening
- Prof. A.B. Ekanola, DVC Academic
- Prof. Olanike Adeyemo, DVC RISP
- Prof. Demola Dasylva, Dean of Arts
- Prof. Duro Adeleke, H.O.D., Linguistics and African Languages
- Dr. Elodie Apard, Director of IFRA
14:30-15:00 Keynote Address by: Emeritus Professor Ben ELUGBE, Department of Linguistics and African Studies
15:00-15:45 Interim Report on NSC by: Prof. Bernard Caron (IFRA,CNRS), Prof. Francis Egbokhare (UI), Prof. Sylvain Kahane (Nanterre University), Prof. Anne Lacheret-Dujour (Nanterre University), Dr Stefano Manfredi (Sedyl, CNRS)
15:45-16:00 Coffee Break
16:00-17:00 A first variationist approach of the NSC corpus by : Dr Stefano Manfredi (Sedyl, CNRS), Dr Slavomir Čéplö (Austrian Academy of Science), Prof. Francis Egbokhare (UI), Prof. Christine Ofulue (National Open University of Nigeria)
Evening – Theatre
19:00-21:00 Rukewe & Julie. (di Naija version of Romeo and Juliet by Ogini Bernard). Wole Soyinka Theatre, University of Ibadan.
Friday, June 28:
Morning Session: West African Pidgins and Creoles
09:30-10:30 Prof Miriam Ayafor (Yaoundé University), Dr Melanie Green (University of Sussex) & Dr Gabriel Ozon on Cameroon Pidgin
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-12:00 Prof. Kofi Yakpo (Hong Kong University) on Pichi (Equatorial Guinea)
11:45-12:30 Discussion. Round Table on Pidgins, Creoles and Pidgincreoles.
12:30-14:00 Lunch break
Afternoon Session: Syntax
14:00-14:30 Prof. S. Kahane (Nanterre University), Dr K. Gerdes (Sorbonne Nouvelle), M. Courtin (Sorbonne Nouvelle) et al. SUD-Naija
14 :30-15:00 S. Tella (U.I.), E. Onwuegbuzia (U.I.), A. Chika (U.I), Prof. B. Caron (IFRA, CNRS): SVC in Naija
15 :00-15 :30 Discussion
15 :30-16h Coffee break
16:00-16:30 Prof. Macauley Mowarin (Delta State University, Abraka) : Focus and Pseudo-focus in Naija
16:30-17:00 Prof. B. Caron (IFRA, CNRS): Clefts in Naija
19:00-21:00 Official dinner. IITA Capa Bar.
Saturday, June 29
Morning Session: Pitch and Prosody
09:00-10:00 ‘Biola S. Oyelere (UI, Nanterre University), Prof. A. Lacheret-Dujour (Nanterre University), Luigi Liu (UI, Nanterre University) & Dr C. Simard (University of South Pacific): Modelling Naija prosody: method and results
10:15-10:30 Coffee Break
10:30-11:00 ‘Biola S. Oyelere (UI, Nanterre University): The study of pitch in Naija: method and results
11:00-11:30 Luigi Liu (UI, Nanterre University): Modelling Naija communicative structure: method and results
11:30-12:15 Round table. The future of Naija & Pidgincreoles in West Africa
12:15-13:00 Closing session: Moving forward
13:00: Lunch & Departure.