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Full Title: 6th Austronesian and Papuan Languages and Linguistics Conference

Short Title: APLL6
Location: London, United Kingdom
Start Date: 24-May-2013 - 25-May-2013
Contact: Peter Austin
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Meeting URL: http://www.soas.ac.uk/linguistics/events/apll6-conference/
Meeting Description: The Austronesian and Papuan Languages and Linguistics research group is pleased to announce its sixth international conference APLL6 to be held at SOAS, University of London, on 24-25 May 2013. APLL6 follows the highly successful APLL5 conference held at SOAS in May this year.

The purpose of the APLL conferences is to provide a venue for presentation of the best current research on Austronesian and Papuan languages and linguistics and to promote collaboration and research in this area.

The keynote speaker for the conference will be Nikolaus Himmelmann of Cologne University.
Linguistic Subfield: General Linguistics
LL Issue: 24.228

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