SAALA is one of several societies in Southern Africa concerned with linguistics and applied language studies. Together, SAALA and LSSA/LVSA publish a journal, Southern African Linguistics and Applied Language Studies, and, jointly with SAALT, host an annual conference.

Our latest collaboration involves the establishment of SIGs, Special Interest Groups, which span the societies and draw members from all of them. Currently, we have SIGs for Theoretical Linguistics – Southern Africa, Linguistics & Literacies for African Languages, Corpus Linguistics – Southern Africa and Critical Discourse Analysis – Southern Africa. Each SIG has a coordinator and a Facebook presence. Members of SIGs are encouraged to take up formal membership of one of the societies and would need to be paid up members in order to access benefits like workshops or conference discounts. We welcome suggestions for more SIGs so if you would like to motivate for one, please contact the SAALA Chair, Sally Hunt (see details alongside) with your ideas.

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