Past conferences

The first ACAL conference was held at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 1970. The following is a list of all previous ACALs and any published proceedings volumes.

ACAL Number

Date

Location

Proceedings published?

1 1970 U of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign C-W. Kim & H. Stahlke (eds). 1971. Papers in African Linguistics. Edmonton: Linguistic Research.
2 26-27 March 1971 UCLA Talmy Givon (ed.) SAL Suppl. 2. (1971) and papers in SAL 2 (2-3).
3 6-8 April 1972 Indiana University Third Annual Conference of African Linguistics. Indiana Univ. Publications, African Series, vol. 7
4 6-8 April 1973 Queens College and Graduate Centre of CUNY No proceedings
5 29-31 March 1974 Stanford University Will Leben (ed.), 1974. SAL Suppl. 5.
6 11-13 April 1975 Ohio State Univ. OSU WPL 19 and 20
7 1976 University of Florida Paul. F.A. Kotey & H. Der-Houssikian (eds.) Proceedings of the 7th Conference on African Linguistics. Columbia, SC: Hornbeam Press.
8 1-3 April 1977 UCLA Mould & Thomas Hinnebusch (eds.), 1977. SAL Suppl. 7 (1977); and papers in SAL 9 (1, 2, 3) [1978].
9 1978 Michigan State Univ. No proceedings
10 5-7 April 1979 U of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Eyamba Bokamba (ed.), 1984. Studies in the Linguistics Sciences 14 (2).
11 10-12 April 1980 Boston University Ivan Dihoff (ed.), 1983. Current Approaches to African Linguistics. vol. 1. Foris.
12 10-12 April 1981 Stanford University No proceedings. (Précis by Will Leben in SAL, Suppl. 8, 1981.)
13 30 April – 2 May 1982 U de Québec à Montréal Jonathan Kaye, Hilda Koopman, Dominique Sportiche & Andre Dugas (eds.), 1983. Current Approaches to African Linguistics. vol. 2. Foris.
14 7-10 April 1983 Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison Gerritt J. Dimmendaal (ed.), 1986. Current Approaches to African Linguistics. vol. 3. Foris.
15 29-31 March 1984 UCLA No proceedings. (Précis ed. by R. Schuh, SAL Suppl. 9, 1985)
16 21-23 March 1985 Yale University David Odden (ed.), 1987. Current Approaches to African Linguistics. vol. 4. Foris.
17 3-5 April 1986 Indiana University Paul Newman & Robert D. Botne (eds.), 1989. Current Approaches to African Linguistics. vol. 5. Foris.
18 23-26 April 1987 Univ. de Québec à Montréal Isabelle Haïk & Laurice Tuller (eds.), 1989. Current Approaches to African Linguistics. vol. 6. Foris.
19 14-17 April 1988 Boston University John Hutchinson & Victor Manfredi (eds.), 1990. Current Approaches to African Linguistics. vol. 7. Foris.
20 19-22 April 1989 Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Eyamba Bokamba, R. Treece & D. Evans (eds.). 1989 & 1990. Studies in the Linguistic Sciences 19.2 & 20.1.
21 12-14 April 1990 Univ. of Georgia Salifu Mufwene & Lioba Moshi. 1993. Topics in African Linguistics. John Benjamins.
22 15-19 July 1991 Univ. of Nairobi 22nd Annual Conference on African Linguistics. publisher: Karibu Kenya. [It’s unclear from the online information whether this is a proceedings volume or an abstract booklet]
23 26-29 March 1992 Michigan State Univ. No proceedings
24 23-25 July 1993 Ohio State Univ. No proceedings
25 25-27 March 1994 Rutgers University Akinbiyi Akinlabi (ed.), 1995. Theoretical Approaches to African Linguistics. Africa World Press.
26 23-25 March 1995 UCLA Ian Maddieson & Thomas J. Hinnebusch (eds.), 1998. Language History and Linguistic Description in Africa. Africa World Press.
27 29-31 March 1996 University of Florida Paul F. A. Kotey (ed.), 1999. New Dimensions in African Linguistics and Languages. Africa World Press.
28 18-22 July 1997 Cornell University Vicki Carstens & Frederick Parkinson (eds.), 2000. Advances in African Linguistics. Africa World Press.
29 26-29 March 1998 Yale University No proceedings
30 July 1999 Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign No proceedings
31 2-5 March 2000 Boston University Chege Githiora, Heather Littlefield & Victor Manfredi (eds.), 2004. Kinyira Njira! Step Firmly on the Pathway! Africa World Press.
32 23-25 March 2001 UCal-Berkeley No proceedings
33 21-23 March 2002 Ohio University, Athens, OH John M. Mugane (ed.), 2003. Linguistic Typology and Representation of African Languages. Africa World Press.
34 17-22 June 2003 (held in conjunction with WOCAL4) Rutgers University Proceedings of both WOCAL4 and ACAL 34 published in: Akinbiyi Akinlabi & O. Adesola (eds.), 2004. Proceedings of the 4th World Congress of African Linguistics. Rüdiger Köppe Verlag.
35 2-4 April 2004 Harvard University John Mugane, John Hutchinson & Dee A. Worman (eds.), 2006. Selected Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference on African Linguistics: African Languages and Linguistics in Broad Perspectives. Cascadilla Press Online Proceedings Project.
36 31 March – 3 April 2005 Georgia Southern University Olaoba F. Arasanyin & Michael A. Pemberton (eds.), 2006. Selected Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference on African Linguistics: Shifting the Center of Africanism in Language Politics and Economic Globalization. Cascadilla Press Online Proceedings Project.
37 6-9 April 2006 Univ. of Oregon Doris Payne & Jaime Peña (eds.), 2007. Selected Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference on African Linguistics. Cascadilla Press Online Proceedings Project.
38 22-25 March 2007 Univ. of Florida Masangu Matondo, Fiona McLaughlin & Eric Potsdam (eds.), 2009. Selected Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference on African Linguistics: Linguistic Theory and African Language Documentation. Cascadilla Press Online Proceedings Project.
39 17-20 April 2008 University of Georgia Akinloye Ojo & Lioba Moshi (eds.), 2009. Selected Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference on African Linguistics: Linguistic Research and Languages in Africa. Cascadilla Press Online Proceedings Project.
40 9-11 April 2009 Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Eyamba G. Bokamba, Ryan K. Shosted & Bezza T. Ayalew (eds.), 2011. Selected Proceedings of the 40th Annual Conference on African Linguistics: African Languages and Linguistics Today. Cascadilla Press Online Proceedings Project.
41 6-8 May 2010 Univ. of Toronto & Glendon College Bruce Connell & Nicholas Rolle (eds.), 2012. Selected Proceedings of the 41st Annual Conference on African Linguistics: African Languages in Contact. Cascadilla Press Online Proceedings Project.
42 10-12 June 2011 Univ. of Maryland Michael R. Marlo, Nikki B. Adams, Christopher R. Green, Michelle Morrison & Tristan M. Purvis (eds.), 2012. Selected Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Conference on African Linguistics: African Languages in Context. Cascadilla Press Online Proceedings Project.
43 15-17 March 2012 Tulane University Olanike O. Orie & Karen W. Sanders (eds.), 2013. Selected Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Conference on African Linguistics: Linguistic Interfaces in African Languages. Cascadilla Press Online Proceedings Project.
44 7-10 March 2013 (held in conjunction with GURT 2013) Georgetown University Ruth Kramer, Elizabeth C. Zsiga, and One Tlale Boyer (eds.) 2015. Selected Proceedings of the 44th Annual Conference on African Linguistics. Cascadilla Online Proceedings Project.
45 17-19 April 2014 University of Kansas Proceedings being edited. Will appear in Language Science Press (online)
46 26-28 April 2015 University of Oregon, Conference home page Doris L. Payne, Sara Pacchiarotti, and   Mokaya Bosire (eds.) Diversity in African Languages: Selected Papers from the 46th Annual Conference on African Languages. Language Science Press.
47 23-26 March, 2016 University of California, Berkeley, Conference home page Papers for proceedings are being processed.  Will appear in Language Science Press (online)
48 30 March-2 April, 2017 Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, Conference home page Papers for proceedings will be elicited shortly. Will appear in Language Science Press (online)