[Lingtyp] Workshop on the Languages of Melanesia 2015 - Second Call + Survey!

Matthew Carroll mattcarrollj at gmail.com
Tue Apr 21 02:34:20 UTC 2015

(apologies for cross posting)

Please find attached the second call for papers for WLM2015.

We also ask those considering attending the workshop to please complete the
following survey (https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5ZSJDXF) so that we can
get an idea of numbers in order to finalise costs. Thanks for your
consideration in this matter.

Best regards,

WLM2015 Organising Committee

*Workshop on the Languages of Melanesia, 21-23 June 2015*

The Workshop on the Languages of Melanesia is hosted by the ANU and will be
held at the coastal campus at Kioloa (NSW coast) on the 21st to 23rd of

The WLM is an informal workshop with a focus on Papuan languages, although
submissions on all languages from Melanesia are happily welcomed. The
workshop provides an opportunity to present on exciting and exploratory
work rather than published outcomes all within an environment of lively
discussion and a stunning natural setting.

The workshop also involves many opportunities for social interaction with
fellow scholars of all levels, including a group bushwalk at some point
during the workshop.

Please see the website for more details as they are announced:

*Call for Papers:*

 Abstract submissions are welcomed on the topic of, but not restricted to:

*Considering variation in linguistic description of Melanesian Languages.*

 Languages do not exist in isolation and neither should grammatical
description. We are therefore particularly interested in talks and posters
which recognises the role variation plays in the description, modelling and
understanding of languages of the region. We conceive of variation in this
sense to be both *macrovariation*, i.e. inter-language, and *microvariation*,
i.e. intra-language variation.

We invite abstracts of a maximum of a single page in length (including any
examples and references). Talks may be for 20 or 30 minutes, with 10
minutes discussion. We also invite abstracts for posters. Please indicate
preference when submitting abstract.

The deadline for submission of abstracts is the 28th of April, please email
abstracts to: wlm2015anu at gmail.com. The date for notification is 8th of May.

The workshop will be located at the Kioloa Coastal Campus, for more
information see: http://kioloa.anu.edu.au/. Transport from Canberra to the
workshop venue will be provided. Food and accommodation costs will be
supplemented to keep costs to a minimum.

Invited speaker will be announced shortly.


Nicholas Evans

Charlotte van Tongeren

Matthew J Carroll

Simon J Greenhill
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