The GLOCAL Constitution

Clause 1 - Name

1.1 The name of the Association shall be The Global Committee for Anthropological Linguistics (The GLOCAL).

Clause 2 - Purpose

2.1 To network academics working in, for, and on Linguistic Anthropology, Sociolinguistics, Language and Society, and pertinent fields, globally

2.2 To disseminate this work globally, and to expand and promote the study of this work globally

Clause 3 - Management and Steering Committee

3.1 GLOCAL shall be administered by the Management and Steering Committee (MSC)

3.2 The MSC shall follow the constitutional requirements set forth herein in this document.

3.3 The MSC shall consist of at least five members, that is,

3.3.1 a chair, who will oversee committee interactions and decisions

3.3.2 a vice chair

3.3.3 a head of communications and projects

3.3.4 a sponsorship and fundraising coordinator

3.3.5 a membership and affiliations officer

3.3.6 general steering commitee members (3)

3.4. The MSC shall execute managerial decisions, such as

3.4.1 the selection of members of the MSC, should there be a need.

3.4.2 the selection of venues for annual conferences.

3.4.3 to set up necessary working parties to be accountable to the Management Committee.

3.4.4 the overseeing of the subsets of The GLOCAL, that is, projects, events, and other pursuits.

3.4.5.to set up networks globally to facilitate its intentions.

3.4.6. to organize current and prospective actions for The GLOCAL, as well as amendments to the status of current projects of The GLOCAL, but not conflicting with the terms of this constitution, and aligning with the decisions of the head of projects.

3.4.7. to manage and control funds, providing that no conflict arises between use of funds and constitutional requirements.

3.4.8. to ensure the need, purpose, and success of projects

3.4.9. to ensure that the non-profit intentions of The GLOCAL are fully maintained.

3.4.10 to enter into agreements as it considers necessary.

3.2.6. disqualify any committee members who are seen to act against the constitution. This will be done through a majority vote of the other committee members.

3.2.7. acquire, hold, deal with, and dispose of, any real or personal property.

3.2.8. administer any property on trust.

3.2.9. Invests its monies

3.2.9.1 in any security or foundation in which trust monies may, by Act of government law, be invested.

3.2.9.2 in any other manner authorized by the rules of the association.

3.2.10 ensure that the non-profit intentions of The CALA are fully maintained.

3.2.11. borrow money upon such terms and conditions as the association thinks fit.

3.2.12. give such security for the discharge of liabilities incurred by the association as the association thinks fit.

3.2.13. appoint agents to transact any business of the association on its behalf.

3.2.14. enter into any other contract as it considers necessary or desirable.

Clause 4 - Membership

4.1. Membership with The GLOCAL shall be open to any institution or organization interested in assisting The GLOCAL to achieve its aims, and to any institution or organization willing to abide by the rules of The GLOCAL.

4.2. Membership with The GLOCAL shall be by agreement between The GLOCAL Organization and each invited affiliate.

4.3. Any affiliate to The GLOCAL may resign its membership by submitting to The GLOCAL written notice to that effect.

4.4. The MSC shall retain the power to refuse membership with The GLOCAL, where it is considered that such membership would be detrimental to the aims, purposes, or activities, of The GLOCAL. However, the Committee must justify this adequately.

4.5. The MSC may, by resolution passed at a meeting thereof, terminate or suspend the membership of any member, if in its opinion its conduct is prejudicial against the interests and objects of The GLOCAL. The individual member or representative of the member organization in question contains the right to be heard by the MSC prior to a final decision. There shall be a right of appeal to an independent arbitrator appointed by mutual agreement. The MSC must justify all actions adequately.

Clause 5 - Objectives

5.1. To promote the understanding of the Linguistic Anthropology, the Sociolinguistics, and the Language and Society of all global regions

5.2. To conduct and concurrently promote the advancement of Linguistic Anthropology, as well as other scholarships related to Linguistic Anthropology, through collaborating with relevant institutions and other bodies

5.3. To invite unlimited participation by academics and associations from all global regions

5.4. To promote the development of society through the sharing of linguistic cultural practices

5.5. To raise funds, and to receive contributions, so as to finance the work of Linguistic Anthropology, Sociolinguistics, and Language and Society

5.6. To advise and mentor those working in the field of Linguistic Anthropology, Sociolinguistics, and Language and Society

5.7. To facilitate collaboration and communication amongst members of The GLOCAL, and in conjunction with other associations

5.8. To organize conferences, seminars, courses, scholarly and other work, and other events

5.9. To collaborate with other organizations

5.10. To assist to peacefully resolve social and political disputes, through concepts, models and practices in Linguistic Anthropology

Clause 6 - Finance

6.1. Any money obtained by The GLOCAL shall be used only for The GLOCAL and its constitutional intentions, and for its constitutional pursuits through itself or any of its partners.

6.2. Any bank accounts opened for The GLOCAL shall be in the name of The GLOCAL, or by any governing body of The GLOCAL.

6.3. Any payment issued shall be signed by three members of the MSC.

6.4. The MSC will ensure that The GLOCAL stays within its budget, and will adhere to the constitutional and ethical appropriation of all funds and accounts.

Clause 7 - Committee meetings and special general meetings

7.1 The Global Association on Anthropological Linguistics meetings shall fall at various times deemed appropriate by the MSC. These may be as frequent or as infrequent as the Committee deems appropriate.