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York University and U. of T. Will Host the 41st Annual Conference on African Linguistics (ACAL 41)


The 41st Annual Conference on African Linguistics, ACAL 41 is being held in Toronto from May 6 to May 8, 2010, organized by linguists at York University (Keele and Glendon campuses) and the University of Toronto (St. George campus, Mississauga campus and Scarborough campus).

The Annual Conference on African Linguistics has been held each year since 1969 and is the longest-established annual international meeting for linguists involved with African languages. The conference is being held in Canada for only the second time in its history.

The featured theme of this year’s meeting is ‘African Languages in Contact’, with keynote speaker Professor Sammy Beban Chumbow, former Rector of the University of Yaoundé I, Cameroon and current Vice-President of the Cameroon Academy of Sciences. Other invited speakers include Professor Salikoko Mufwene; Frank J. McLoraine, Distinguished Service Professor of Linguistics, University of Chicago; and Professor Sharon Rose, University of California at San Diego.

Sponsoring organizations include York University, Glendon University College, CRLC-CRCl/Glendon/York University and the University of Toronto .

Further information can be found at the ACAL41 website:

Published on April 12, 2010