The 9th World Congress of African Linguistics will be held from 25 to 28 August 2018, in Rabat, on the initiative of Mohammed V University of Rabat and the Research Laboratory on culture, language, education and migration and society.
Filed under the theme "African languages in the age of globalization: from description to government policy", the Congress will have to investigate many linguistic and cultural phenomena, as well as the factors that influence African languages in a world of globalization. complete change, with a special emphasis on endangered languages, says a statement from the organizers.
This edition will be characterized by the participation of more than 45 countries, including 23 African, and the presence of about 400 speakers from the world of culture, politics and scientific research, with the key to the presentation of more than 300 scientific articles.
Organized for the first time in North Africa, this conference will discuss topics such as "African languages in law and policy", "Amazigh studies" or "the presence of the Arabic language in Africa".
Debates will also be held on "Globalization and the social-linguistic landscape in Africa" and seminars on official and national languages (classical Arabic, Amazigh, Hassaniya and Arabic dialect).