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The World Congress of African Linguistics is the only truly international and pan-theoretical conference in the field of African Linguistics, with a strong emphasis on the participation of African scholars. Read more about the conference series here.

The 10th WOCAL will take place at Leiden University, June 7-12, 2021. The conference theme is African languages for sustainable societies and knowledge creation. Submission deadlines are July 30th, 2020 for workshop proposals and November 30th, 2020 for individual papers. See the second call for papers.

A list of workshops and instructions for workshop submissions can be found here. This conference will also feature the 5th consecutive workshop devoted to sign languages in Africa.
In the week before WOCAL, a satellite workshop “Technologies for enhanced documentation of African languages: creating synergies” will be hosted by the Lorentz Center.