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The 20th International Congress of Linguists is to be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre between from 2 – 6 July 2018. The hosts are CIPL (Comité International Permanent des Linguistes), the LSSA (Linguistics Society of Southern Africa) and UCT (the University of Cape Town).

The theme for 2018, The Dynamics of Language is meant to connect with the major ways of studying the phenomenon of language, while being responsive to the diversity of contexts of its use in the early 21st century.

The Congress is meant to showcase current developments in Linguistics and will run over five days with 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.

The local organising committee is inviting all interested organisations to contact the secretariat to discuss sponsor and exhibition opportunities.

A variety of Sponsorhip and Exhibition Opportunities are available. 

Contact: Brenda Outhet
Tel:+27 (0)21 422 2402
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