Linguistics Society of Southern Africa
Welcome to the LSSA website

The Linguistics Society of Southern Africa is broadly dedicated to promoting the discipline of Linguistics and to fostering research excellence concerning all the languages of Southern Africa.

Welcome to the site, whether you are a casual browser interested in languages, linguistics or an active member of the society.

For information on the Southern African Linguistics and Applied Language Studies journal (SALALS) use the link under the 'Journal' menu on the right.


You are kindly invited to submit an abstract for a contributed oral or poster presentation for LSSA / SAALA / SAALT Conference 2016, to be held at the University of the Western Cape from 4 – 7 July 2016.

First call for papers
Second call for papers
Third call for papers

Conference website:

Call for Nominations: The best linguistics paper of 2015
A joint initiative of LSSA & SAALA

Due date: 31 March 2016

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LSSA Seed funding for linguistics events

Call for proposals for events to be hosted during 2016
First Deadline: 1 March 2016.

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LSSA funding for students to attend the annual LSSA/SAALA/SAALT conference

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