Austronesian and Papuan Languages and Linguistics

Peter Austin pa2 at
Thu Nov 17 11:12:09 UTC 2011

A new organisation, the Austronesian and Papuan Languages and
Linguistics research group (APLL -- see
has been established with sponsorship from SOAS, Oxford University and
University of Surrey. It is a successor to the UK Austronesian
Research Group that was established in 2005 but has been dormant for
some years -- APLL has a wider focus, including Papuan languages.

APLL is pleased to announce its fifth international conference APLL5
to be held at SOAS, University of London, on 4-5 May 2012.  APLL5
follows the successful Austronesian Languages and Linguistics (ALL)
conferences held at SOAS and St Catherine’s College Oxford in previous
years, most recently ALL4 in 2008; the numbering of the APLL
conferences follows on from the sequence established by the ALL

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

The keynote speaker for the conference will be Marian Klamer of Leiden

For further details, including key dates and abstract submission
guidelines see:

Prof Peter K. Austin
Marit Rausing Chair in Field Linguistics
Director, Endangered Languages Academic Programme
PhD Convenor
Department of Linguistics, SOAS
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square
London WC1H 0XG
United Kingdom


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