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Short papers, ongoing projects and reports mostly presented at LAEA conferences on any aspect of languages in the Eastern Africa region.
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Biennial conference bringing together linguists from all over the world to discuss a cross section of language aspects of the Eastern Africa languages.
Brief History of LAEA
The beginning of linguistic research in Eastern Africa can be attributed to the incentive provided by the Ford Foundation sponsored Survey in the 1960s- The Survey of Language Use and Language Teaching in Eastern Africa (SLULTEA). The main objective of the survey was to provide information on language use, language situation, language attitudes, and language in education. As a result of SLULTEA, the Language Association of East Africa (LAEA) was founded by members from Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. The aim was to further scientific and professional study of language, sponsor conferences, workshops and seminars and produce a journal. LAEA became dormant when the Ford Foundation closed the office set up for the survey in Nairobi. With no association of Linguistics found within the region, we thought it wise that reviving this association would benefit not only Linguists within the region but other individuals interested in language study.
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Organizing Committee


Moi University
Lynn Kisembe is a lecturer of Linguistics at Moi ...


Moi University
Dr. Justine Sikuku is a Senior Lecturer in the de...


Moi University
Emmanuel Furaha is a lecturer and a PhD student i...


Moi University
Dr. Stellah Onyiego is Snr Lecturer in the depart...

Dr Mary Lonyangapuo

Moi University
Dr Mary Lonyangapuo holds a Bachelor of Arts in E...

Prof Jane Akinyi Ngala

University Of Nairobi
Professor Jane Akinyi Ngala Oduor, an associate p...

Jacinta Muyuku

University Of Eldoret
Linguistics-Pragmatics and Sociolinguistics

Dr Allen Asiimwe

Makerere University
Dr. Allen Asiimwe


Convenor, LAEA 3