LINGUIST List 26.2903

Mon Jun 15 2015

Calls: Austronesian, East Papuan, West Papuan, General Ling, Lang Documentation, Typology/UK

Editor for this issue: Erin Arnold <>

Date: 14-Jun-2015
From: Mary Dalrymple <>
Subject: 8th Austronesian and Papuan Languages and Linguistics Conference
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Full Title: 8th Austronesian and Papuan Languages and Linguistics Conference
Short Title: APLL8

Date: 13-May-2016 - 14-May-2016
Location: London, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Peter Austin
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Language Documentation; Typology

Language Family(ies): Austronesian; East Papuan; West Papuan

Call Deadline: 06-Nov-2015

Meeting Description:

The Austronesian and Papuan Languages and Linguistics research group is pleased to announce its eighth international conference APLL8 to be held at SOAS, University of London, on 13-14 May 2016. APLL8 follows the highly successful APLL7 conference held in 2014, and the Austronesian Languages and Linguistics (ALL) conferences held at SOAS and St Catherine's College Oxford in previous years. For APLL8 we are grateful for generous sponsorship from University of Edinburgh, University of Oxford, Surrey Morphology Group, University of York and SOAS University of London.

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. All papers will be subject to assessment by the Program Committee.

Call for Papers:

Abstracts are now invited for the APLL8 conference. Presentations will be 30 minutes followed by 10 minutes of discussion. Each individual may present up to one single authored paper and one joint paper.

Abstracts should be no more than one A4 page in length including references and examples. They should be anonymous, and set in a minimum of 12pt font. They should be in .docx or .pdf format and the filename should start with APLL8, followed by an underscore and then first authors' surname, e.g. APLL8_bloggs.pdf. If you have a common surname, please also include initials, e.g. APLL8_jjones.pdf.

Abstracts must be submitted via the EasyChair system which you can access by clicking on this link:

If you do not have an EasyChair account already, you will need to create one when you do this. Once logged in complete your details and upload your abstract as an attachment (pdf or docx).

The deadline for the submission of all abstracts is Friday 6 November 2015.

Applicants will be notified of abstract acceptance by Friday 11 December 2015.

For further information about the conference go to: or email

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