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FAQs

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Question: Why a central Institution?

Several institutions have convened with plans to collaborate for AFALA, and have expressed concern that the AFALA should be kept in Africa, but networked with all other bodies in Linguistic Anthropology. However, the AFALA plans to work with several other Institutions globally, and is currently negotiating with those bodies.

Question: Won’t the AFALA interrupt the aims of other well established organizations in Anthropology or Linguistic Anthropology?

The AFALA has no intention to do this, but to organize and develop the association so to support all African, and global, Linguistic Anthropologists, and organizations in Linguistic Anthropology. Our role as an association is to solidify and advance efforts by the current prominent and indeed crucial organizations focusing on Linguistic Anthropology, and related fields.

Question: Will special issues emerge from the AFALA?

The AFALA will publish strong work presented at the AFALA, and is currently discussing with several key publications to effect this. Consequently, the AFALA aims to support and facilitate a rise in academic quality so to increasingly opportune academics and researchers to develop, and hence to become more competent to contribute their work to publications.

Question: Where will the AFALA Conference be held?

The AFALA Conference location will change every year, and will thus be hosted by a new Institution for each respective year.

Question: Who do we communicate with for queries, for the AFALA?

All queries can be directed to the email connected to the hosting Institution.

Question: Can anyone host a future AFALA Conference?

Yes, the AFALA Conference accepts proposals from institutions wishing to host a future AFALA Conf. Please contact AFALA at secretariat@afala.africa with an introductory proposal, and the AFALA secretariat will mediate the proposal.