[An-lang] Call for papers: Linguistic Society of PNG conference (2-4 August 2016)

René van den Berg rene_vandenberg at sil.org
Fri Feb 26 10:17:07 UTC 2016

LSPNG 2016

Call for Papers: The Linguistic Society of Papua New Guinea 

The LSPNG Annual Conference is to be held on 2-4 of August 2016 at SIL-PNG’s
Training Centre, Ukarumpa, Eastern Highlands Province in Papua New Guinea.
2016 is the 50th year of LSPNG! 

It is also SIL’s 60th year in Papua New Guinea. The goal of the conference
this year is to provide a venue for research presentations in linguistics,
sociolinguistics, literacy and education, aimed at increased collaboration
between scholars and educators in the study of Tok Pisin and the amazingly
diverse and numerous vernacular languages of Melanesia. 

Abstracts and Programme 

Abstracts are due 1 June 2016. 

Applicants will be notified of abstract acceptance around 15 June 2016. 

All abstracts should be sent electronically to lr-tptrans at sil.org.pg 

They can also be mailed by post to Language Resources, SIL-PNG, PO Box
1-418, Ukarumpa, EHP 444. 

The programme for the conference this year will be made available by 20 June
on the Language and Linguistics in Melanesia website after the acceptance of
the abstracts. For more information please visit www.langlxmelanesia.com 

Papers will be collected and published in the LLM online journal. 

Accommodation and Costs for the Conference 

Conference dinner: K36 

Dormitory accommodation, including meals: Kina 120/night (around USD 40).

For alternate accommodations, please check with the organising committee. 

Students from PNG universities who present a paper will be eligible for
discounted accommodation. 

There is no conference registration fee. Please plan to arrive on Monday 1
August, as presentations will begin on Tuesday morning. Please plan to leave
on Friday 5 August as presentations will continue through Thursday
afternoon. Please register your attendance at
<mailto:lr-tptrans at sil.org.pg> lr-tptrans at sil.org.pg by 1 July 2016. 

Organising committee: 

Venessa Sogiri

Joyce Homuo 

Joyce Wood 

René van den Berg


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