International Congress of Linguists 20 (ICL20) 2018 – Cape Town
Date: 2 – 6 July 2018
Theme: The congress, held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, is hosted by CIPL (Comité International Permanent des Linguistes), the LSSA (Linguistics Society of Southern Africa) and UCT (the University of Cape Town), together with partners, the Southern African Applied Linguistics Association (SAALA), the African Languages Association of Southern Africa (ALASA) and theSouth African Association for Language Teaching (SAALT).
The Congress is held every five years, and is meant to showcase current developments in Linguistics. The Congress will run over five days, have a plenary panel on linguistics in South Africa, nine plenary speakers covering a range of major sub-fields, 10 paper sessions each with its own focus speaker, up to 30 workshops, and several poster sessions. While speakers and topics are drawn from a wide international pool, ICL 20 will take the additional opportunity of showcasing African language research. It will also cover applied linguistic areas of research of vital importance to the African continent and the 21st century at large, with a special extended session on Multilingualism, Education, Policy and Development.