The African Language Association of Southern Africa (ALASA) was established in 1979 as a non-discriminatory, non-profit-making association at a conference hosted by the Department of African Languages of the University of South Africa (UNISA).
ALASA has two main aims:
1. to promote interaction between researchers, students and teachers of African languages and literature, and
2. to assist in the promotion of research, language development and effective verbal and written communication in a multilingual society, for example, in matters relating to language planning and policy, education policy and liaison with other organisations with similar interests.
ALASA CONFERENCE 2015
Linguistics prize: Dr Victor Mugari (University of Zimbabwe) and Dr Maxwell Kadenge (Wits) (Pure Linguistics)
Dr Jacques Lwaboshi Kayigema (Adventist University of Central Africa- Rwanda) and Prof Davie E. Mutasa (UNISA) (Sociolinguistics)
Literature prize: Andrew Tichaenzana Manyawu (University of Lesotho)
International Biennial Conference: 2015 – Cape Peninsula University of Technology
Latest ALASA Newsletter (Oct. 2014)
The South African Journal of African Languages is published in association with ALASA. Follow the link to NISC's site for the latest edition.