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CONFERENCE OF THE LANGUAGE ASSOCIATIONS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA – 25-28 June 2017 (LSSA/SAALA/SAALT/ALASA/AFRILEX)

http://www.clasa2017.co.za/

The Local Organising Committee of the 2017 Conference of the Language Associations of Southern Africa and the respective Associations invites proposals for paper presentations and poster exhibitions.

The conference is hosted under the auspices of the NRF South African Research Chair Initiative (SARChI) on Intellectualisation of African Languages, Multilingualism and Education and the National Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences’ Catalytic Project on Concept Formation in African Languages. In 2013 Rhodes University’s African Language Studies Section in the School of Languages and Literatures was awarded the prestigious NRF South African Research Chair Initiative (SARChI) on Intellectualisation of African Languages, Multilingualism and Education. The primary objective of the Research Chair is to undertake scientific and innovative research on African languages, focussing on the role the languages can play in fostering meaningful participation of all in education, as well as promoting a multilingual society.

Participants may submit papers relating to the conference theme or any of the following fields regardless of the conference theme:
•    Applied Linguistics
•    Language Practice
•    Linguistics
•    Language Teaching
•    Lexicography
•    Literature

ABSTRACTS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED BY 28 FEBRUARY 2017 TO THE RESPECTIVE ASSOCIATIONS THROUGH THE FOLLOWING LINK
For submissions relating to Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Language Practice, submit through the LSSA & SAALA abstract submission system.
http://linguistlist.org/easyabs/LSSASAALA2017


2017 LANGUAGE ASSOCIATIONS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA CONFERENCE ORGANISING COMMITTEE  

Conference Chairperson
Prof Russell H Kaschula
NRF SARChI Chair in the Intellectualisation of African Languages, Multilingualism and Education
Tel: 046 6038952 / 7588
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Conference Coordinators
Prof Pamela Maseko
Tel: 046 6038957
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Dr Dion Nkomo
Tel: 046 6038304
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Ms Bulelwa Nosilela
Tel: 046 6038224
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Organising Committee Members
Dr Mhlobo Jadezweni
Dr GV Mona
Ms Ntosh Mazwi
Mr Msindisi Sam
Ms Thulani Nxasana
Mr Hleze Kunju
Mr Sanele Ntshingana

Dr Mantoa Smouse (ALASA)
Prof Mark De Vos (LSSA)
Dr Sally Hunt (SAALA)
Dr Victor Mojela (AFRILEX)
Prof Rinelle Evans (SAALT)

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