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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 Association (with the same acronym) seeks to continue and provide stability to that tradition and to the conference itself. The Association is solicits support from ACAL’s attendees to guarantee the conference’s stability into the future.

We as an organization welcome all members from any country or background.

Response to President Trump’s Executive Order of January 27, 2017

Next ACAL Conferences

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

ACAL 49 will be hosted by Michigan State University, March 22-25, 2018. Call for papers is here. The abstract deadline has been extended to December 12.