Call for Papers

We invite papers for the Annual Conference of the Australian Linguistic Society held at The University of Melbourne from 30 November until 2 December 2022. The conference will be held in person, but themed sessions may be in person, hybrid or fully online (see below). We welcome papers on all aspects of linguistics.

Please submit an abstract of your paper, maximum one A4 page of text, including title. The abstract may also include an additional A4 page of examples, figures, tables and references. Each abstract should be in a single file in Word (*.dox, *.docx) or PDF (*.pdf), in 12-point font with 2cm on all margins. On the additional page, 10-point font may be used. The abstract must be anonymous and should not include any author names or affiliations.

Abstracts should be submitted online via the ALS 2022 EasyChair website (if you don’t have an EasyChair account you will have to create one):

Deadline for abstracts: 14 August 2022
Notification of acceptance: 14 September 2022

As part of the EasyChair online submission form, you will be asked to supply author name(s) and affiliation(s), presentation title, keywords and topics, your preferred presentation type (oral or poster presentation) and which thematic session, if any, you would like to present within. Thematic sessions will be announced in a second call for papers. You will also need to upload your abstract as an anonymous Word or PDF file.

All abstracts will be reviewed anonymously with feedback given to the author(s).


Abstract Review Criteria

Each abstract will be double-blind reviewed. The reviewers will consider the degree to which each abstract:

  • situates the study within its research context and demonstrates a clear theoretical, methodological and/or practical contribution to the field;
  • coherently articulates its topic and objectives;
  • outlines the data being analysed and how it will be analysed; and
  • is of potential interest to an ALS audience.


Call for thematic session proposal

We invite proposals for sessions on any aspect of linguistics. Themed sessions should contain 5-8 talks on a coherent theme to be described in a paragraph of ca. 300 words plus references. Themed sessions can replace talk slots with a discussion slot as the organisers see fit. The organisers may choose in-person, hybrid or fully online for their session, and should indicate this in the proposal. All session abstracts will be reviewed together with the abstracts for the general program. Accepted abstracts that are not deemed suitable by session organisers will be included in the general program. Proposals should be sent directly to by 30 June 2022. In addition to a description, proposals need to include the name(s) and affiliation(s) of the organiser(s). Indications of (potential) speakers are welcomed. Accepted sessions will be advertised by 10 July 2022.


Further Information

For further information and updates please see the ALS website  or send an email to the ALS2022 Conference team:

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