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.
1.5 hours with 3-5 contributors
- Abstracts for the colloquium must be uploaded in the submissions box. The abstract must contain both the main description of the colloquium, as well as a summarized description of each individual paper to be presented within the colloquium. This information must include the names and affiliations of each author and presenter, the title of each respective session/presentation, as well as any other information construed as relevant.
- Each author must also confirm their role: Presenting Author, Non-Presenting Author, Chair, or Discussant.
- Colloquia provide an opportunity for several presenters within the boundaries of a theme or topic to present together in a supportive environment. Colloquium organizers can tailor time lengths to each presentation, but must allow time to include opening and closing remarks, presentations, and audience interaction.
- The colloquium chair is responsible for organizing the group and for submitting the colloquium in the Call for Papers platform on behalf of all contributors.
- All colloquium submissions must be uploaded to the submission site using the Colloquium Submission Form Template provided.
- Panel organizers here will be responsible for panel chairs. Time keepers will be provided by The GLOCAL AFALA, if needed.
Methodology / Analysis Workshops
ELAR – Endangered Language Repository, SOAS
Several Academic Scholars on Linguistics, Anthropology, Sociolinguistics
Endangered Languages Projects
10 global universities
Various Universities and Associations
Various Publishing Companies
ISI / SCOPUS / AHCI / CPCI Indexed Proceedings book
Several special journal issues in highly tiered journals