The SAMWOP workshops aim to bring together linguists working in Southern African microlinguistics (broadly defined as linguistics which focuses on the structure of language as opposed to, for example, its sociological or educational role in society). This includes researchers based in Southern Africa working in various areas of linguistics, as well as those based elsewhere working on Southern African languages. The workshops provide opportunities for in-depth presentation and discussion, offering long time slots for talks, and no parallel sessions.
Traditionally, Stellenbosch Papers in Linguistics Plus features a volume of papers from each conference, normally appearing the following year.

The workshops are typically held towards the end of November, and the call for abstracts normally circulates 6-8 months before that.

Informal SAMWOP Working-Committee

Ian Bekker, North-West University
Will Bennett, Rhodes University
Theresa Biberauer, University of Cambridge, Stellenbosch University and University of the Western Cape
Mark de Vos, Rhodes University
Kate Huddlestone, Stellenbosch University
Johanita Kirsten, North-West University
Seunghun J. Lee, International Christian University & University of Johannesburg
Erin Pretorius, University of the Western Cape
Kristina Riedel, University of the Free State
Jochen Zeller, University of KwaZulu-Natal

Past and current SAMWOP workshops
  • SAMWOP-1: 2012, North-West University (Potchefstroom) 
  • SAMWOP-2: 2013, North-West University (Vaal Triangle) [link to papers volume]
  • SAMWOP-3: 2014, North-West University (Potchefstroom) [link to papers volume
  • SAMWOP-4: 2015, Rhodes University (Grahamstown) [link to papers volume
  • SAMWOP-5: 2016, University of the Free State (Bloemfontein)  [link to papers volume
  • SAMWOP-6: 2017, Stellenbosch University (Stellenbosch)
  • SAMWOP-7: 2018, University of Venda (Thohoyandou) 
  • SAMWOP-8: 2019, University of KwaZulu-Natal (Durban)
  • SAMWOP-9: 2020, University of the Free State (Bloemfontein)
  • SAMWOP-10, 2021, University of the Western Cape (Cape Town)
SAMWOP-4 was the first to have its own website (see link above).  Programmes and select materials from some earlier SAMWOP conferences are available for download below.

Provisional schedule for future SAMWOP workshops
(NB: subject to change)
Dec 15, 2015, 1:04 AM
Dec 15, 2015, 1:04 AM
Dec 15, 2015, 1:03 AM