GAHLA, The Global Association for Hellenic Linguistics and Anthropology, is an initiative set up to connect and to network the efforts of Hellenic bodies globally, such as academic departments and units, non-government organizations, and cultural bodies. As per the constitution, the GAHLA seeks to work with all global bodies, to push forward conceptions of authenticity of Hellenism, and to reinforce a global infrastructure for education with respect to Hellenic heritage and modern day cultural and linguistic practices. More so, the GAHLA seeks to develop and to support work that exposes anthropological understandings of Hellenism, globally.

1.1 The name of the Association hereby constituted shall be (the) Global Association of Hellenic Linguistics and Anthropology
1.2 Its shortened name shall be GAHLA

2.1 The Association purports to network global academics, organizations, and individuals working in, for, and on Greek Linguistics, Anthropology, Sociology, and Cultural Studies, in academia, and in the application of this work in larger society, globally, for the advancement of knowledge and understanding of Greek societies.
2.2 To disseminate this work globally, and to expand and promote the study of this work, throughout global networks

3.1 GAHLA shall be administered by a Steering Committee (SC)
3.2 The SC shall follow the constitutional requirements set forth herein in this document.
3.3 The SC shall consist of at 15 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 committee members

3.4 The SC shall execute managerial decisions, such as

3.4.1 the selection of members of the SC, should there be a need.
3.4.2 the selection of venues for annual conferences.
3.4.3 to set up any working parties to be accountable to the SC.
3.4.4 the overseeing of the subsets of The GAHLA, 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 GAHLA, as well as amendments to the status of current projects of The GAHLA, 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 financial intentions of The GAHLA are fully maintained.
3.4.10 to enter into agreements as it considers necessary.
3.4.11 to 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, and must be justified with reasonable evidence.
3.4.12 to acquire, hold, deal with, and dispose of, any real or personal property.
3.4.13 to administer any property on trust.
3.4.14 to invests its monies in any security or foundation in which trust monies may, by act of government law, be invested. in any other manner authorized by the rules of the association.

3.4.15 to ensure that the non-profit intentions of The GAHLA are fully maintained.
3.4.16 to borrow money upon such terms and conditions as the association sees fit.
3.4.17 to give such security for the discharge of liabilities incurred by the association as the association sees fit.
3.4.18 to appoint agents to transact any business of the association on its behalf.
3.4.19 to enter into any other contract as it considers necessary or desirable.

4.1 Membership with The GAHLA shall be open to any institution, individual or organization interested in assisting The GAHLA to achieve its aims, and to any institution, individual or organization willing to abide by the rules of The GAHLA.
4.2 Membership with The GAHLA shall be by agreement between The GAHLA and each invited affiliate.
4.3 Any affiliate to The GAHLA may resign their membership by submitting to The GAHLA written notice to that effect.
4.4 The SC shall retain the power to refuse membership to The GAHLA, where it is considered that such membership would be detrimental to the aims, purposes, or activities, of The GAHLA. However, the SC must justify this adequately.
4.5 The SC 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 GAHLA. The individual member or representative of the member organization in question contains the right to be heard by the SC prior to a final decision. There shall be a right of appeal to an independent arbitrator appointed by mutual agreement. The SC must justify all actions adequately and reasonably.

5.1 To promote the understanding of the Hellenic Linguistics, Anthropology, Sociology, and Cultural Studies, and to determine ways in which to apply these understandings to larger Hellenic societies globally, and to societies in general, in all global regions
5.2 To conduct and concurrently promote the advancement of Hellenic Linguistics, Anthropology, Sociology, and Cultural Studies, as well as other scholarships related to these fields, 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 Hellenic society globally through the understanding of Hellenic linguistic cultural practices
5.5 To raise funds, and to receive contributions, so as to finance the work of the GAHLA, as well as the work of any affiliates which the GAHLA chooses to finance or assist
5.6 To advise and mentor those working in the field of Hellenic Linguistics, Anthropology, Sociology, and Cultural Studies
5.7 To facilitate collaboration and communication amongst members of The GAHLA, and in conjunction with other associations
5.8 To organize conferences, seminars, courses, scholarly and other work, and other events
5.9 To develop publications on Hellenic Linguistics, Anthropology, Sociology, and Cultural Studies
5.10 To collaborate with other organizations
5.11 To assist to peacefully resolve social and political disputes, through concepts, models and practices in Hellenic Linguistics, Anthropology, Sociology, and Cultural Studies

6.1 Any money obtained by The GAHLA shall be used only for The GAHLA and its constitutional intentions, and for its constitutional pursuits through itself or any of its partners, or for any of its affiliates selected for assistance.
6.2 Any bank accounts opened for The GAHLA shall be in the name of The GAHLA, or by any governing body of The GAHLA.
6.3 Any payment issued shall be signed by at least five upper members of the SC.
6.4 The SC will ensure that The GAHLA stays within its budget, and will adhere to the constitutional and ethical appropriation of all funds and accounts.
6.5 The GAHLA will ensure that it will not enter into a deficit of monies, and will budget so as to foresee spending no more than its allowable income.

7.1 There will be an Annual General Meeting, at which significant matters will be discussed.
7.2 The GAHLA meetings shall fall at various times deemed appropriate by the SC. These may be as frequent or as infrequent as the Committee deems appropriate.


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Contrastivity in Pontic Greek
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Recasting the typology of multiple wh-fronting: Evidence from Pontic Greek
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