The (SCOPUS / ISI) SOAS GLOCAL AFALA 2024 Call for Abstracts / Papers

Dear Colleagues

Below is the Call for Abstracts (with links), for the (SCOPUS / ISI) SOAS GLOCAL AFALA 2024, the African Assembly on Linguistic Anthropology, December 4-7, 2024. The major event will foreground the Linguistic Anthropology, Sociolinguistics, and Language and Society of Africa, globally. Please be at liberty to disseminate this CFA / CFP to networks.


Call For Abstracts - The SOAS GLOCAL AFALA 2024
(the GLOCAL African Assembly on Linguistic Anthropology)
(SCOPUS / ISI (AHCI / SSCI / CPCI) indexed)

Official Website

Main Hosts
University of South Africa, and the GLOCAL, SOAS, University of London

Purpose and Structure
Over 400 scholars globally will present papers and engage in progressive discussion on the Linguistic Anthropology, Language and Society, Sociolinguistics (and related fields) of Africa. The SOAS GLOCAL is a fully Non-Profit unit.

The University of South Africa, Pretoria, December 4-7, 2024

The GLOCAL AFALA 2024 theme, Code and Commodification, as the New Decolonization, Ikhodi kanye Nokuthengisa njenge decolonization Entsha, describes a process deeply connected to the commodification of language and cultural identities throughout African regions, as fertile climates for Linguistic Anthropological attention. The GLOCAL AFALA 2024 invites work that addresses the decolonization of African contexts through the complex appropriation of language and cultural code. The conference committee invites abstracts and proposals addressing the contribution of cultural and linguistic mixing to the decolonization of African, and the pinpointing of truths on identity, ethnicity, and nation, and a culturally complex Africa.

Keynote and Plenary Speakers
- Globally renowned scholars
- Publishing company speakers

Official Partners
- Taylor and Francis Global Publishers, Elsevier Publishers, Springer Publishers, Multilingual Matters
- SOAS, University of London
- Over 3000 academic institutions globally (Stanford University, University of Hawai'i, Temple University, University of Illinois, Montclair State University, Ohio State University, University College London, Stockholm University, etc)
- Scientific Committee of over 500 academics globally prominent in Linguistic Anthropology and related fields

Conference Format
- General Papers (400+)
- Interviews (30+)
- Poster Presentations (150+)
- Methodology / Analysis Workshops (Endangered Languages Network, Globally Prominent Scholars)
- Talks
- Keynotes
- Anthropological Excursion
- Cultural Performances
- Anthropological Exhibitions
- Linguistics Exhibitions
- Displays

Proceedings Publications (SCOPUS / ISI / AHCI / SSCI / CPCI)
Special Issue Publications in High Impact Journals

Call for Abstracts and Submissions
- Call For Abstracts Deadline: August 1, 2024
- URL for abstract submissions:

- (High Impact/Scopus/ISI/ACHI/SSCI) Journal Issues and Monographs with well ranked publications and publishers
- Ample assistance is provided to revise papers.
- Proceedings book (SCOPUS / ISI (AHCI / SSCI / CPCI) indexed), contingent upon passing review criteria

Anthropological Excursion
- Full day excursion on December 7, 2024, the final day

Following us:

Samantha Emery
Nhan Huynh
Heads of Communication


Professor Nompumelelo Zodwa Radebe
Chair - GLOCAL AFALA 2024
Chair - Department of Anthropology
University of South Africa
Pretoria, South Africa

"Code and Commodification, as the New Decolonization"
The (SCOPUS/ISI) GLOCAL AFALA 2024, December 4-7, 2024, University of South Africa