SOAS University of London

Department of Linguistics

Fifth Austronesian and Papuan Languages and Linguistics conference, 2012

{Fifth Austronesian and Papuan Languages and Linguistics conference, 2012}
The list of speakers is confirmed below

Date: 4 May 2012Time: 9:00 AM

Finishes: 5 May 2012Time: 5:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: Room: G3 (Friday), 4421 and 4418 (Saturday)

Type of Event: Conference

The Austronesian and Papuan Languages and Linguistics research group is pleased to announce its fifth international conference APLL5 to be held at SOAS, University of London, on 4-5 May 2012.  APLL5 follows the successful Austronesian Languages and Linguistics (ALL) conferences held at SOAS and St Catherine’s College Oxford in previous years, most recently ALL4 in 2008; the numbering of the APLL conferences follows on from the sequence established by the ALL conferences.

The purpose of the APLL conferences is to provide a venue for presentation of the best current research on Austronesian and Papuan languages and linguistics and to promote collaboration and research in this area. All papers will be subject to assessment by the Program Committee.

The keynote speaker for the conference will be Marian Klamer of Leiden University.

Program Committee
  • I Wayan Arka, Australian National University
  • Peter Austin, SOAS, University of London
  • Dunstan Brown, University of Surrey
  • Mary Dalrymple, University of Oxford
  • Lise Dobrin, University of Virginia
  • Nick Evans, Australian National University
  • Sebastian Fedden, University of Surrey
  • Bill Palmer, University of Newcastle
  • Laura Robinson, University of Alaska, Fairbanks


The deadline for the submission of all abstracts was Friday, 20 January 2012.

Applicants will be notified of abstract acceptance by Friday 2 March 2012.


APLL-5 Conference Programme


  • Standard rate £30
  • Student rate £15
  • Conference dinner £15

Pre-registration and pre-booking for the (optional) conference dinner is required. Please pay by credit card via the SOAS online store 

Organiser: Austronesian and Papuan Languages and Linguistics research group / Centres & Programmes Office

Contact email:,

Contact Tel: 020 7898 4586 or 020 7898 4892/3

Sponsor: University of Oxford, Surrey Morphology Group