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FAQs

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Question: Why a central Institution?

Several institutions have convened with plans to collaborate for MEALA, and have expressed concern that the MEALA should be kept in The Middle East, but networked with all other bodies in Linguistic Anthropology. However, the MEALA plans to work with several other Institutions globally, and is currently negotiating with those bodies.

Question: Won’t the MEALA interrupt the aims of other well established organizations in Anthropology or Linguistic Anthropology?

The MEALA has no intention to do this, but to organize and develop the association so to support all Middle Eastern, and global, Linguistic Anthropologists, and organizations in Linguistic Anthropology. Our role as an association is to solidify and advance efforts by the current prominent and indeed crucial organizations focusing on Linguistic Anthropology, and related fields.

Question: Where will the MEALA Conference be held?

The MEALA Conference location will change every year, and will thus be hosted by a new Institution for each respective year.

Question: Will special issues emerge from the MEALA?

The MEALA will publish strong work presented at the MEALA, and is currently discussing with several key publications to effect this. Consequently, the MEALA aims to support and facilitate a rise in academic quality so to increasingly opportune academics and researchers to develop, and hence to become more competent to contribute their work to publications.

Question: Who do we communicate with for queries, for the MEALA?

All queries can be directed to the email connected to the hosting Institution.

Question: Can anyone host a future MEALA Conference?

Yes, the MEALA Conference accepts proposals from institutions wishing to host a future MEALA Conf. Please contact MEALA at secretariat@meala.me with an introductory proposal, and the MEALA secretariat will mediate the proposal.