African Languages Conference: Online-Tagung mit 30 Referenten in 19 Einzelveranstaltungen

African Languages Conference
Bild: AFLC

Vom 21. bis 28. Februar 2024 findet online die dritte African Languages Conference (AFLC) statt. In der Einladung heißt es:

The African Languages Conference (AFLC), a flagship event in linguistic and cultural preservation, is set to return in 2024. AFLC is organised by Ady Namaran Coulibaly (Bolingo Consult), Avishta Seeras (The Lingua-Cultura Experience/Cultura Connector), Christian Elongué (Kabod Group) and with the partnership of the African Academy of Languages (ACALAN). The conference serves as a pivotal platform for language activists, scholars, linguists, educators, and enthusiasts to converge, exchange ideas, and foster collaborations aimed at promoting the rich tapestry of African languages. The 2024 edition of the conference is on the theme “African Languages: Challenges and Opportunities”.

This year’s conference has 19 sessions, most of which will be held in African indigenous languages. The sessions will be in Wolof, Zulu, Twi, Yoruba, Kiswahili, Sheng’, Igbo, Nigerian Pidgin English, French and English.

About the African Languages Conference

The African Languages Conference has emerged as a beacon for the exploration and celebration of linguistic diversity across the African continent. Building on the successes of previous editions (2022 and 2023), the 2024 conference will continue its tradition of providing a forum for in-depth discussions, presentations, and workshops on a myriad of topics related to African languages.

The conference will have various sessions covering language preservation, technology, translation, interpreting, localization and education, catering to a broad spectrum of interests and expertise. Engage with a rich and seasoned assembly of speakers and thought leaders from across the African continent and beyond, offering profound insights into the challenges and opportunities surrounding African languages.

Event Details

Date: February 21-28. Venue: Online, Zoom.

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