AFLA7:final call & information

M. Klamer m.klamer at
Thu Jan 13 08:55:12 UTC 2000

Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association
7th Annual Meeting (AFLA 7)
Free University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
11-13 May,  2000

Abstract deadline: 1 February 2000
Notification of acceptance: 1 March 2000

Amsterdam hosts the International World Wide Web Conference
from Saturday 13 May onwards. We therefore advice you to
make a hotel reservation as soon as possible, PREFERABLY
until 48 hours in advance). Hotel information can be found
at the bottom of this posting, and on our website.


The program will be announced following the notification of
acceptance on March 1, 2000, and will be posted with the
selected abstracts on the website after March 1, 2000.

Abstracts are invited for 30 minute talks (20 minute
presentations  + 10 minute question period) on any aspect of
formal linguistics (e.g., phonology, phonetics, semantics,
morphology, language acquisition, language contact) of any
Austronesian language. Applicants are limited to one
singly-authored and one jointly-authored abstract.
Abstracts relating to this year's main themes (see below)
are particularly encouraged, though abstracts on other
topics will also be considered.


Ergativity; Nominalisation; Argument--non argument status
theoretical implications thereof?
(see our website for full details)


Abstracts should be one page long, with an additional page
for data or references. Submissions may be made by regular
mail or email. A Conference Proceedings of the unreviewed
conference papers will be published soon after the
conference. We also intend to publish a thematic volume on
one of the conference topics; these papers will be reviewed.
To submit an abstract by regular mail, send 3 anonymous
copies of the abstract to the address below. Also include an
index card bearing your name, affiliation, mailing and email
address,  the subdiscipline of your abstract (phonology,
syntax, etc.) and status (student or non-student). For
submissions by email, send one copy of your abstract in the
body of an email message (please avoid attachments), along
with your name, address, subdiscipline, and status to:
afla at


An award of US$500 will be granted to an Austronesianist
from Irian Jaya.

INVITED SPEAKERS (in alphabetical order):

I Wayan Arka (Universitas Udayana, Bali, Indonesia)
Ellen Broselow (SUNY, Stony Brook)
Adrian Clynes (Universiti Brunei Darussalam)
William Foley (Sydney University)
Harry van der Hulst (University of Leiden)
Diane Massam (University of Toronto)


For more information, consult our website or mail to afla at
The information below is also posted on the website.


Please book soon!
Information on hotels in Amsterdam can be obtained from and Hint: Try to find a hotel close to the
Museum Square (Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum and Stedelijk
Museum), so that you will be close to the city center and
only a 20-minute tram ride from the Vrije Universiteit (Tram
5, southbound: direction "Amstelveen").

A few reduced hotel rates
The following three family hotels are conveniently located
in the Jan Luykenstraat, a quiet street build around 1900, a
few steps from the Museum Square. Two of them have offered
us a few rooms with reduced rates for May 11, 12 and 13.

Hotel Acro, Jan Luykenstraat 40-46, 1071 CR Amsterdam
Ph 31 + 20 662 05 26
Fax 31 + 20 675 08 11
2 double rooms    Dfl. 175 per room per night
4 single rooms     Dfl. 150 per room per night
Mention "VU conference" when you confirm the reservation as
a booking on your personal account
NB These rooms are only reserved for bookings connected to
our "VU conference" until January 14, 1999!

Hotel Fita, Jan Luykenstraat 37, 1071 CL Amsterdam
Ph 31+20 679 09 76
Fax 31+20 664 39 69
2 double rooms, single use    Dfl. 215 per room per night
Mention "VU conference" when you confirm the reservation as
a booking on your personal account

Hotel Aalders, Jan Luykenstraat 13-15, 1071 CJ Amsterdam
Ph 31 + 20 673 40 27
Fax 31 + 20 673 46 98

The currency rate is approx. 2 Dutch guilders for 1 US

Youth hostels
The following three youth hostels offer cheap accomodation,
but be sure to book in time!
Vondelpark, Zandpad 5, 1054 GA Amsterdam (nicely located in
the Vondelpark!)
Ph 31 + 20 683 1744
Fax 31 + 20 616 6591

NJHC, Prof. Tulpstraat 2, 1018 HA Amsterdam
Ph 31 + 20 551 31 33
Fax 31 + 20 623 49 86

Stadsdoelen, Kloveniersburgwal 97, 1011 KB Amsterdam
Ph 31 + 20 624 6832

Crash space
We may be able to arrange limited crash space for students.
Contact us at afla at for further details. Please
note that, because many of  the faculty and students do not
actually live in Amsterdam, the crash space that we can
offer will most probably be in another town and that you may
have to commute to the conference, which could also be
rather costly.


The conference will be held in the main building
("Hoofdgebouw") of the Vrije Universiteit, De Boelelaan
1105, Amsterdam. The exact room numbers will be posted on
the website as soon as they become available.

The campus of the Vrije Universiteit is located in the
southern suburbs of Amsterdam, close to the A10 motorway
around Amsterdam and 5 minutes walk from Amsterdam Zuid/WTC
Station. Amsterdam Zuid/WTC connects directly with The Hague
/ Leiden / Schiphol/Utrecht, but only indirectly with
Amsterdam Central Station. Tram 5 is the most convenient way
to travel between the University and down town Amsterdam or
Amsterdam Central Station.


>>From Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, there are frequent and
convenient train connections (15 minutes) with Amsterdam
Central Station. A one-way ticket costs a few guilders and
is obtainable from Schiphol train station, which is right
next door to Arrivals.  When you buy your ticket they can
also tell you where to find your train. The train stops in
the heart of the city. From there you may want to take a
taxi to your hotel, or catch a tram or bus. A taxi from
Schiphol to down town Amsterdam will cost approx. 50
guilders, and takes about 30 minutes.

Maps of Amsterdam can be obtained from the Tourist
Information at the Central Station, or bought at bookstores
or tobacconists. The Yellow Pages in your hotel room also
contains a map.


The currency rate is approx. 2 Dfl for 1 US $.
Cash dispensers can be found everywhere, including Schiphol
There is also a cash dispenser at a bank next door to the
Vrije Universiteit.


Faculty 	Dfl. 150/US $ 75
Students 	Dfl. 50/US $25
This fee includes: 	
Coffee and tea
Three cold conference lunches on Thursday, Friday and
A three-course conference diner ('rijsttafel') on Thursday
(drinks excluded)


All registered participants are cordially invited to the
conference dinner on Thursday 11 May, 7.30 p.m. A
three-course "rijsttafel" dinner will be served at an
Indonesian restaurant down town:

Restaurant Kantjil & De Tijger,
Spuistraat 291-293, Amsterdam
Ph 020 - 620 0994

>>From the VU, tram 5 (northbound, direction Central Station)
will take you there in 30 minutes. Get off at Spui.


Geert Booij, Aone van Engelenhoven, Rob Goedemans, Marian
Klamer, Bert Remijsen, Hein Steinhauer, Ruben Stoel,  Wim
Stokhof, Lourens de Vries


The Faculty of Arts of the Free University Amsterdam
The Holland Institute of Linguistics (HIL)
The Centre of Non-Western Studies (CNWS)
The project Irian Jaya Studies (ISIR) at Leiden University
The International Institute of Asian Studies (IIAS) in
The Netherlands Foundation for Scientific Research (NWO)
The Royal Dutch Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)

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