[RNLD] Vanuatu Languages Conference, July 25 - 27, 2018

Nick Thieberger thien at unimelb.edu.au
Thu Dec 14 14:50:45 EST 2017

The ARC Centre for Excellence for the Dynamics of Language, the Max Planck
Institute for the Science of Human History, and University of the South
Pacific are pleased to announce the Vanuatu Languages Conference, which
will take place

from July 25 - 27, 2018 at the University of the South Pacific in Port
Vila, Vanuatu.

This Vanuatu Languages Conference is dedicated to Prof. John Lynch, a
pioneer of Vanuatu linguistics. The focus will

be on current and emerging areas of linguistic research in Vanuatu. We
welcome abstracts related to Vanuatu on the

following themes:

·  Description of specific Vanuatu language features

·  Documentation of Vanuatu languages

·  Vernacular literacy and language material creation

·  The intersection of archaeology and linguistics

·  Genetics, population movement, and language change

·  Variation

·  Historical linguistic relationships

·  Language acquisition

·  Building local capacity in language documentation and revitalization

Abstracts must be submitted by February 28, 2018 via EasyChair [see
instructions on the website] and should be no more than 300 words,
excluding references and examples/figures. Files must also include the
title of the presentation and 3-5 keywords.
Abstracts should be anonymous and should not indicate author names anywhere
in the body of the file. Please submit abstract files in PDF with the
following file name: VLC-LASTNAME[of the first author].

An additional half-day symposium on the same issues will be delivered in
Bislama and is aimed at local participation.

The conference website is here: http://go.coedl.net/vanlangconf2018

== For further information ==

Email contact to the VLC 2018 organizers: vanuatulanguagesconf at gmail.com
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