Arusha Working Papers in African Linguistics Launch
Troy Spier (Swahili 2017), a 2017 ADF recipient, used his grant to establish an academic journal, the Arusha Working Papers in African Linguistics (AWPAL) with his colleagues. AWPAL is a peer-reviewed, free-access, online-only academic journal whose goal is to provide a forum for discussions about applied and theoretical issues in African linguistics. AWPAL welcomes original contributions on all aspects of African languages and linguistics, in particular those that are data-oriented and descriptive or pedagogical in nature. Additionally, this journal encourages contributions from junior scholars in Africa whose work might otherwise not be considered at other venues. AWPAL was issued an ISSN on February 12, 2018, from the U.S. Library of Congress (2576-8638). The journal now has a dedicated server space and a domain name (http://arushalinguistics.org/) for the next three years, hopes to be indexed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and will be affiliated with the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) in April 2018 after the release of the first volume.
June 01, 2018