A session in memory of Tope (Sky) Omoniyi, SS22, Auckland, June 2018

The late Tope Omoniyi, whose sudden death prevented him presenting a plenary address at this conference, was widely known for his pioneering work with the late Joshua A. Fishman in the development of the study of the sociology of language and religion and in his contributions to the role of English in public health intervention in Africa. In this colloquium, some of his many followers and friends will pay tribute to his work and influence.

  1. Bernard Spolsky (Bar-Ilan University)
  2. Andreas Koechert (University of Quintanta Roo)
  3. Barbara Pfeiler (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México)
  4. Andrey Rosowsky (University of Sheffield)
  5. Phyllis Ghim-lian Chew (Nanyang Technological University &)
  6. Ghil‘ad Zuckermann (The University of Adelaide)
  7. Donna Starks (Latrobe University)
  8. Reema Alsaif (Latrobe University)
  9. Nirukshi Perera (Monash University)
  10. Rajeshwari V. Pandharipande (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Link to abstracts.