Application: All prospective participants, both students and post-doctoral scholars, need to apply. The link to the application is given below.

Costs: The school is free. There is no tuition or fees charged. Food and lodging will be covered by the school. Students traveling within Africa will be eligible for a limited number of travel grants.

Eligibility: This ALS is open to all students interested in linguistics, including syntax, phonology, morphology, semantics,languages in contact, field methods, and sign language. While the primary constituency of the ALS will be students, there are also a limited number of places at the ALS for post-doctoral scholars.

Admissions: Admissions to the ALS will be competitive.

Application for Students: Please complete this application form and send it to: The application is due on May 1, 2013. Note that the form includes the following questions:

Education: List each post-secondary institution (after high school) that you have attended. For each school give the following information: (a) Name of school, (b) Dates of attendance, (c) Major/minor field of study, (d) Classes completed, (e) Classes currently enrolled in; (f) Degree received or anticipated.

Academic Positions Held: Note: This can include teaching assistantships.

Dissertation/Thesis Title: List the title of any dissertation/thesis that you have written. If you have not written a dissertation/thesis, that is OK. You are not required to have completed a dissertation/thesis to attend the ALS.

Research Interests: The description of research interests should be one to two pages long, and should give an indication of your areas of interest (syntax, semantics, phonology, language contact, languages of interest, and topics within these areas). If you do not have a research background, you can describe areas of linguistics in which you would like to do work in the future. Your proposal should be at least two full pages (double spaced) pages long. For a proposal concerning syntax, semantics, phonology, or language contact your proposal should include:

a. What language or language group are you in interested in?

b. What phenomenon are you interested in? (e.g. nasalization, tone, vowel harmony, consonant harmony, reduplication, serial verb constructions, tense, mood, aspect, word order in the noun phrase, the distribution of prenasalized consonants, quantification, topic and focus constructions, word-order constraints on code-switching, language mixing in SMS (text-messaging), or any linguistic phenomenon that you are interested in.) Please give an example or two of the phenomenon that you are going to investigate.

c. What do you find interesting about the phenomenon?

d. What kinds of data do you propose to gather to investigate the phenomenon?

e. How do you analyze the data, or how do you think they could be analysed? (Just give a sketch. If you have not developed an analysis yet, don't worry).

f. Have you done any background reading on the topic? Please specify a few of the references that you are already studied.

Application for Post-Doctoral Scholars: The application form for post-doctoral scholars is similar to that for students (see above), except that these applicants will be asked to summarize the results of their dissertation research as well as describe their research interests.

Each of the applications will be evaluated by the four organizers: Aboh, Akinlabi, Collins and Singler. The top-ranked 80 students and post-doctoral scholars will be admitted. There will be a waiting list as well to ensure that all 80 places will be filled.