Welcome to the 39th International LAUD Symposium


The 39th International LAUD Symposium (2020):

cancelled because of growing coronavirus concerns

Postponed to summer 2023

Conference venue: Landau (Germany)



Multilingualism in Africa:

Language contact, endangerment and

cultural conceptualisation




Butenschoen Haus

Luitpoldstraße 8


in Landau, Germany
Landau is a small city surrounded by the Southern Wine Route district of
the Southern Rhineland-Palatinate and close to the Black Forest (1 hour from Frankfurt airport)


Conference dates:

Summer 2023, Dates yet to be determined



Samuel Atechi | University of Yaoundé I, Cameroon

Susan Coetzee-van Rooy | North-West University, South Africa

Yamina El Kirat El Allame | Mohammed V University, Rabat, Morocco

Jacqueline Lück | Nelson Mandela University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Sinfree Makoni | The Pennsylvania State University, USA

Rajend Mesthrie | University of Cape Town, South Africa

Salikoko Mufwene | University of Chicago, USA

Josef Schmied | Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany