New Austronesian and Papuan research group

A new organisation, the Austronesian and Papuan Languages and Linguistics research group (APLL), has been established with sponsorship from SOAS, Oxford University and University of Surrey. It is a successor to the UK Austronesian Research Group that was established in 2005 but has been dormant for some years — APLL has a wider focus, including Papuan languages.

APLL 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.

For further details, including key dates and abstract submission guidelines see the conference website.

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