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.