Welcome to the British Association for Applied Linguistics Language in Africa Special Interest Group (LiASIG).

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Our aim is to generate, support and disseminate research in the field of Applied Linguistics in sub-Saharan Africa through:

  • our network of scholars and academic organisations in Africa, UK and rest of the world
  • our annual meetings and events
  • promoting members’ research
  • and our Hot Topic discussions

For more information and to join our network, please contact the LiASIG Secretary Goodith White anne.goodithwhite@ucd.ie or the Convenor, Annette Islei annetteislei@gmail.com

For our most recent blog posts click here

Find us on the Sociolinguistic Events Calendar: http://baal.org.uk/slxevents.html

Recent Announcements

‘Language without Borders: Multilingual Communication in Africa and the Diaspora’

Annual Conference: Friday May 12th 2017, 10am – 5.30pm

Venue: Dept. of English Language & Applied Linguistics, University of Reading

Plenary speaker: Professor Friederike Lüpke, SOAS, University of London

Download the flyer for our 2017 conference: Flyer_REGISTER_LiASIG_Conf_Reading_12th-May-2017

For information and to register for our upcoming Annual Conference please click here


British Association for Applied Linguistics Annual Conference.

Diversity in Applied Linguistics: Opportunities, Challenges, Questions

University of Leeds

31st August – 2nd September

More information on the annual BAAL conference can be found here.

Scholarship are available to assist those from outside of the UK in attending the conference. Information available here.

We are organising a colloquium on Language in Development for the conference.