Linguistic Society of PNG Conference-Call for Papers

Don Niles dniles.ipngs at GMAIL.COM
Tue May 7 22:29:07 UTC 2013

Please see announcement below. For further information, please contact Olga
Temple langlxmelanesia at or Priscilla Kona pckona at


Don Niles, PhD

Acting Director & Senior Ethnomusicologist

Institute of Papua New Guinea Studies

Box 1432

Boroko 111



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presented at our annual Conference to be held in September 2013 in Port
Moresby, N.C.D.

Venue:     University of Papua New Guinea,Waigani Campus

Dates:      September 24-26, 2013.   

LSPNG 2013 aims to provide a venue for the presentation of current research
on a variety of issues in linguistics, applied linguistics and literacy. The
aim of this conference is to promote collaboration, research and exchange of
ideas amongst linguists in PNG and abroad. All paper abstracts submitted
will be subject to assessment by the Program Committee.

LSPNG 2013 Program Committee

Prof. Kenneth M. Sumbuk, PVC (Admin) UPNG

Sakarepe Kamene, HOD Linguistics, University of Papua New Guinea

Dicks Thomas, Linguistics, University of Papua New Guinea

Kilala Devette-Chee, Linguistics, University of Papua New Guinea

Olga Temple, Linguistics, University of Papua New Guinea

Priscilla Kona, Linguistics, University of Papua New Guinea

Malinda Ginmaule, SIL-PNG

Abstract Submission

All intending participants should send in the abstract of their paper
(maximum 300 words), in order that the LSPNG 2013 Conference Program can be
properly planned and arranged into cohesive sessions.

General Requirements

1.       Abstracts for 20-minute papers must be submitted electronically in
Word format.

2.       After an abstract has been submitted, no changes of author,
affiliation, title, or wording of the abstract, other than those due to
typographical errors, are permitted. 

3.       Presenters must pre-register for the meeting.

Abstract content

A suggested outline for abstracts:

1.       Your choice of title will help us group your paper with others, to
form thematically coherent sessions; please make sure the title clearly
reflects the gist of your research. 

2.       State the problem or research question(s) raised by prior work,
with specific reference  torelevant prior research.

3.       State the main point or argument of your presentation.

4.       Cite examples/data, and explain how they support your main
argument. When examples are in languages other than English, provide
word-by-word glosses and underline the portions of the examples which are
critical to the argument. Explain abbreviations at their first occurrence.

5.       State the relevance of your ideas to past work or to the future
development of the field.

6.       Describe analyses in as much detail as possible. If you are taking
a stand on a controversial issue, summarize the arguments that led you to
your position.

7.       Summarize the significance of your research. 

The deadline for abstract submission:   Sunday, 5 July 2013. Submitting
authors will be notified of abstract acceptance by Friday, 30 July 2013.

Conference Proceedings will be published in Language & Linguistics in
Melanesia, the online journal of the Linguistic Society of Papua New Guinea,
as part of its Vol. 31 for 2013.


LSPNG members:            K50 (non-refundable)

Students:                          K10 (non-refundable)

Conference dinner:        K40 (non-refundable)

Please contact Priscilla Kona, LSPNG Chair, at pckona at for more
specific information on registration and accommodation / in-country travel


The Conference programme will be posted on the Language and Linguistics in
Melanesia (LLM) website after the acceptance of abstracts. Please visit <>  for more details.

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