[RNLD] Linguistics Society of PNG Conference 2017

Lila San Roque lila.san.roque at gmail.com
Wed Dec 7 03:56:30 EST 2016

Preliminary Announcement

Linguistics Society of Papua New Guinea's Annual Conference

Tuesday 12-14 September, 2017

The Linguistics Society of PNG is pleased to announce its annual conference
to be held at the University of Goroka (UoG), Goroka, Eastern Highlands
Province, from Tuesday 12th to Thursday 14th of September 2017.

The conference aims to bring together researchers working in two broad

1.   Language documentation, and

2.   Language development.

Language Documentation

Intending  participants  are  invited  to  present  papers  on  innovative
work  in  the  area  of Austronesian  and  Papuan  (as  well  as  general)
linguistics, and  literacy/literature. Papers  on current initiatives in
collecting Oral Literature and documenting unwritten Languages (as part of
the ongoing efforts to preserve the cultural and linguistic heritage of PNG)
are also welcome.

Language Development

Papers are also invited in the area of Language development which
encompasses a broad range of topics, including (but not limited to) language
education, ELT, language policy, pidgins and creoles, language policy,
literature, language/literacy education, and applied linguistics, with new
fields emerging on the borders between disciplines and sub-fields.


The deadline for the submission of abstracts is Tuesday, 31st January 2017

Authors will be notified of abstract acceptance by Tuesday, 31st March 2017


The conference program will be available at the Language and Linguistics in
Melanesia (LLM) website http://www.langlxmelanesia.com
<http://www.langlxmelanesia.com/>  after the acceptance of abstracts.

Important dates:

Deadline for abstract submission: 31st January 2017

Notification of acceptance: 31st March 2017

Registration: 11th September 2017

Conference: 12-14th September 2017

Conference fees:

Registration (11thSeptember 2017) PKG150 /Students' Registration fee -

Registration includes conference pack (including a book of paper outlines),
and morning/afternoon teas.

Conference dinner 14th September 2017 PKG50

Further details and conference registration forms will be available in early
January 2017 at http://www.langlxmelanesia.com <http://www.langlxmelanesia.com/>

All other enquiries should be directed to: Dr. Jane Awi - awij at uog.ac.pg

Miss Anne-Marie Wanamp - wanampa at uog.ac.pg

Mr. Philip Tama - tamap at uog.ac.pg
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