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.

NEW! In the interest of promoting linguistics in Southern Africa, the LSSA offers seed funding for linguistics events.  Please see application forms on the left

The membership fees for 2014/2015 have been posted on the website.

LSSA/SAALA/SAALT Joint Annual Conference 2015
24-26 June 2015 - Potchefstroom Campus of the North-West University


Workshop on Digital Humanities
23-25 February 2015
North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, South Africa

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2015 International Symposium on Place Names: “Place names, diversity and heritage”
Organised by the IGU Commission/ICA Working Group on Toponymy and the Unit for Language Facilitation and Empowerment, UFS
Protea Hotel, Clarens, Free State Province, South Africa, 17 – 18 September 2015


ALASA Conference

ALASA in collaboration with Cape Peninsula University of Technology (Fundani CHED) will be hosting an International Conference of the African Language Association of Southern Africa.
Date 24-26 June 2015
Conference venue: The Granger Bay Hotel School, Cape Town


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