Question: Why a central Institution?
Several institutions have convened with plans to collaborate for COOLA, and have expressed concern that the COOLA should be kept in The Oceania, but networked with all other bodies in Linguistic Anthropology. However, the COOLA plans to work with several other Institutions globally, and is currently negotiating with those bodies.
Question: Won’t the COOLA interrupt the aims of other well established organizations in Anthropology or Linguistic Anthropology?
The COOLA has no intention to do this, but to organize and develop the COOLA so to support all Oceanian, and global, Linguistic Anthropologists, and organizations in Linguistic Anthropology. Our role as an annual conference is to solidify and advance efforts by the current prominent and indeed crucial organizations focusing on Linguistic Anthropology, and related fields.