Centre de linguistique appliquée de Dakar

The Centre de linguistique appliquée de Dakar (French for "Center of Applied Linguistics of Dakar"), abbreviated CLAD, is a language institute, which especially plays an important role in the orthographical standardization of the Wolof language.

The Centre was founded in 1963[1] The Serer Division is headed by Professor Souleymane Faye. Together with his team, they work towards standardizing the Serer language.[2][3] Faye, a professor of linguistics at the Cheikh Anta Diop University[4] who has authored and co-authored several books and papers partaining to the Serer and Cangin languages[3][5] is one of the current professors of the Centre (as of 2012).[6]

The institute is located in Dakar (Senegal) and belongs to the Cheikh Anta Diop University (French : "Université Cheikh Anta Diop").[1]


  1. 1 2 (French) CLAD Official page
  2. "Workshop Know Your Rights!/Connais Tes Droits!", report by African Commission on Human Rights, Brandeis University and the West African Research Centre (WARC) (2007) , pp 11 and 15
  3. 1 2 (French) Faye, Souleymane (CLAD, Dakar), & Dijkstra, Hillebrand (Société Internationale de Linguistique, Dakar), "GLOTTALISEES DU SEREER-SIIN, DU SAAFISAAFI ET DU NOON DU SENEGAL : ETUDE COMPARATIVE DE LA SONORITE",
  4. Professor Faye in Africorps Retrieved 14 August 2012)
  5. Some of Professor Faye's books / papers [in] Open Library
  6. CLAD personnel

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