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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
Mark de Vos & Will Bennett, Rhodes University
Jochen Zeller, University of KwaZulu-Natal
Kate Huddlestone, Stellenbosch University
Erin Pretorius, University of the Western Cape
Seunghun J. Lee, International Christian University & University of Johannesburg
Sean Bowerman, University of Cape Town
Kristina Riedel, University of the Free State

Past and current SAMWOP workshops
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)
  • SAMWOP-8: University of KwaZulu-Natal (Durban)
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samwop3-abstracts.zip
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