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Department of Linguistics

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 BuildingsRoom: Room: G3 (Friday), 4421 and 4418 (Saturday)

Type of Event: Conference

Please note that the conference programme and logistical advice will be available early in 2012.

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


Abstracts are invited for the APLL conference. Presentations will be 30 minutes followed by 10 minutes of discussion. Each individual may present up to one single authored paper and one joint paper.

Abstracts should be no more than one page in length including references and examples. They should be anonymous, and set in a minimum of 12pt font. They should be in .doc or .pdf format (but not .docx format) and the filename should start with APLL5, followed by an underscore and then first authors’ surname, e.g. LDLT3_ashmore.pdf. If you have a common surname, please also include initials, e.g. LDLT3_jjones.pdf.

Abstracts should be submitted using the APLL5 EasyAbs site, which is now open.

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

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


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

Pre-registration is required. To register online please visit the SOAS Online Store.

Organiser: Austronesian and Papuan Languages and Linguistics research group

Contact email: apll5.conference@gmail.com

Contact Tel: 020-7898-4586