The annual African Assembly on Linguistic Anthropology is significant in that African regions have had limited access to this scholarship and to pathways through which to work and publish. The GLOCAL AFALA has extensively assisted African scholars to engage with Linguistic Anthropology and Sociolinguistics, receiving attention from bodies throughout Africa, and from global institutions seeking to interact with African scholars. The AFALA has general papers, colloquia, and poster presentations, as well as booths, workshops, talks, presentations, and anthropological excursions.


AFALA’s expansion along with its publications is crucially connecting Linguistic Anthropological scholarship with African sustainability, conjoining African and global scholars in significant ways, which has not been attempted elsewhere, as African regions remain largely unexplored Linguistically and Anthropologically. Bodies globally (e.g., the World Bank) have expressed interest in supporting The GLOCAL AFALA.

In General

The SOAS GLOCAL includes the following sections at each conference

  • General Paper Presentations
  • Colloquium Sessions
  • Poster Presentations
  • Methodology / Analysis Workshops
  • Talks
  • Keynotes
  • Anthropology Excusrions
  • Cultural Performances
  • Anthropology Exhibitions
  • Displays
  • Proceedings Publication (SCOPUS / ISI (WoS) Indexed
  • Special Issue