The North American Conference on Afroasiatic Linguistics (NACAL) provides scholars from North America and around the world with a venue to discuss the Afroasiatic language phylum. Now in its 43th year, NACAL has held annual meetings since 1973. Previous meetings have been held in Albuquerque, Ann Arbor, Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Cambridge, Chicago, Los Angeles, Nashville, New Haven, San Diego, Seattle, Toronto, and several other cities in the United States and Canada.
NACAL offers a venue for the presentation and discussion of original research on linguistic topics relevant to the languages of the Afroasiatic phylum (Chadic, Berber, Cushitic, Omotic, Egyptian, and Semitic). Topics related to all aspects of Afroasiatic languages, including phonology, morphology, syntax, comparative linguistics, sociolinguistics, and epigraphy, will be considered. These topics should only be considered as general guidelines and are not intended to be exhaustive.