Welcome to the website for the African Linguistics School.


The African Linguistics School (ALS) is a two-week institute which brings the latest work in core areas of linguistics to students from African universities. The areas of focus are syntax, semantics, phonology, sociolinguistics and phonetic fieldwork.



Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ALS6, due to be held in Benin, has been postponed until summer 2022. 

Stay tuned for a special online ALS event in summer 2021



ALS5, was held June 30th-July 13th 2019 

at Rhodes University, Makhanda (formerly Grahamstown), South Africa.