next Oceanic linguistics conference - call for papers

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8th International Conference on Oceanic Linguistics

University of Auckland
Auckland, New Zealand

4-9 January 2010

Call for papers
The Department of Applied Language Studies and Linguistics, University of Auckland, looks forward to welcoming scholars in the field of Oceanic linguistics to their eighth international conference.

Papers on any aspect of Oceanic linguistics will be welcome, as will papers on "east Papuan" languages, the pidgin/creole languages of the Oceanic area, and varieties of the metropolitan languages in the Oceanic area.

Keynote speakers:
Claire Moyse-Faurie (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)
Malcolm Ross (Australian National University)

Papers will be of 30 minutes' length, 20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for discussion. Participants may submit up to one single-authored paper and one joint-authored paper.

Length: not more than half a page, single-spaced, including data and references. Font: Times New Roman, 12. Please observe the length limit. Abstracts that exceed the limit will not be considered. With the abstract include only the title of your paper, not your name or affiliation. Abstracts are to be submitted electronically as Word attachments. In the body of your message give the title of your paper, and your name and affiliation. 

Deadline for abstracts: 31 May 2009

Abstracts to be submitted to: Melenaite Taumoefolau, m.taumoefolau at

Notifications of acceptance will be sent out by the end July.

Further details about the conference will be available in due course on the conference website, (not operational yet).

For other enquiries about the conference contact Frank Lichtenberk, f.lichtenberk at
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