Welcome to the Association of Contemporary African Linguistics!
The Annual Conference on African Linguistics (ACAL) was first convened in 1970 and has since been held every year at various sites throughout North America. The affiliated Association of Contemporary African Linguistics, founded in 2013 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity, has the same mission: to advance and sustain the linguistic study of African languages. The newly constituted Association (with the same acronym) seeks to continue and provide stability to that tradition and to the conference itself. The Association is now soliciting support from ACAL’s attendees to guarantee the conference’s stability into the future.


Next ACAL Conferences

ACAL48 will be hosted by the University of Indiana March 30-April 2, 2017. The Conference home page is here.