FAQs

Question: Why a central Institution?

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

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

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

Question: Where will The GLOCAL AFALA be held?

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

Question: Will special issues emerge from The GLOCAL AFALA?

The GLOCAL AFALA will publish strong work presented at The GLOCAL AFALA, and is currently discussing with several key publications to effect this. Consequently, The GLOCAL 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: Who do we communicate with for queries, for The GLOCAL AFALA 2022?

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

Question: Can anyone host a future GLOCAL AFALA?

Yes, The GLOCAL AFALA accepts proposals from institutions wishing to host a future GLOCAL AFALA. Please contact GLOCAL at glocal@soas.ac.uk with an introductory proposal, and the GLOCAL secretariat will mediate the proposal.