LINGUIST List 30.3581

Sat Sep 21 2019

Calls: Austronesian; General Linguistics/Norway

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 20-Sep-2019
From: Åshild Næss <>
Subject: 12th International Austronesian and Papuan Languages and Linguistics Conference
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Full Title: 12th International Austronesian and Papuan Languages and Linguistics Conference
Short Title: APLL12

Date: 18-Jun-2020 - 20-Jun-2020
Location: Oslo, Norway
Contact Person: Åshild Næss
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Language Family(ies): Austronesian

Call Deadline: 22-Nov-2019

Meeting Description:

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. APLL12 follows previous APLL conferences held in Leiden, Surrey, Paris and London, and the Austronesian Languages and Linguistics (ALL) conferences held at SOAS and St Catherine's College, Oxford (see

Call for Papers:

Abstracts for APLL12 are now invited. Presentations will be 20 minutes followed by 10 minutes of discussion. Each individual may contribute to up two submissions, one of which may be a single-author paper. Abstracts must be submitted via the EasyChair system which you can access at
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).

Abstracts must be no more than one A4 page in length, including all material such as references, examples, figures, tables, and maps. Abstracts must be anonymous, and set in a minimum of 12pt font. They should be in .docx or .pdf format and the filename should start with APLL12, followed by an underscore and then first author’s surname, e.g. APLL12_hamar.pdf. If you have a common surname, please also include initials, e.g. APLL11_jjones.pdf. Abstracts will be peer-reviewed by members of the Programme Committee.

The Programme Committee welcomes presentations in the field of descriptive linguistics of individual Austronesian and Papuan languages, as well as comparative and historical studies involving several of these languages.

The conference will contain two thematic sessions on:

1) Information structure and the role of prominence in grammar

2) The interface between language documentation and experimental methodologies​

Authors who want to present in one of these thematic sessions should indicate so in their abstracts.

A selected early career researcher will be invited to address the plenary in an invited talk. BA, MA or PhD students, as well as researchers who have received their PhD after January 2018, are especially invited are invited to submit an abstract and to indicate that they wish to be considered for the early career researcher plenary session; this can be indicated as part of the submission process in EasyChair. The early career plenary speaker will be selected from the abstracts indicating this, and will be invited to give a 45-minute plenary talk at the conference.

Key Dates:

Abstract submission deadline: Friday 22 November 2019
Notification of acceptance: Friday 10 January 2020
Conference: Thursday 18 June - Saturday 20 June 2020

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