The Southern African Linguistics and Applied Linguistics Society of Southern Africa (SALALS) is a scholarly society of linguists, applied linguists and language practitioners whose research foci are the languages and language practices of and in the Southern African region. As such, “Southern” here refers more to linguistic borders than geographic ones.
The numerous languages within the Society’s purview include:
Afrikaans, Bemba, ChiShona, Chichewa, Ciluba, Damara, English, French, German, isiNdebele, isiXhosa, isiZulu, Nama, Nyanja, Portuguese, San, Sepedi, Sesotho, Setswana, Sindebele,Siswati, Tshivenda, Xitsonga.
Established in 2018, the society is a result of the amalgamation of the former LSSA/LVSA (Linguistics Society of Southern Africa) and SAALA (Southern African Applied Linguistics Association).