|Full Title:||Conference of the Language Associations of Southern Africa|
|Short Title:||CLASA 2017|
|Location:||Grahamstown, South Africa|
|Start Date:||26-Jun-2017 - 29-Jun-2017|
|Meeting Email:||click here to access email|
|Meeting Description:||The Conference of the Language Associations of Southern Africa (CLASA) is a joint conference comprising 5 associations including ALASA (African Languages Association of Southern Africa), AFRILEX (African Association for Lexicography, SAALA (Southern African Applied Linguistics Association) , SAALT (South African Association for Language Teaching), and LSSA (Linguistics Society of Southern Africa). The conference theme is ''Multilingualism and Transformation in the Knowledge Age'' but papers are also welcomed from the disciplines of Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Language Teaching, Language Practice, Lexicography and Literature.
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.
Keynote speakers include: Prof. Laura Downing, Prof. Anna de Fina and Prof. Tinatin Margalitadze.
|Linguistic Subfield:||Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Lexicography; Ling & Literature|
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