2nd call for papers – abstract submission deadline extended

We invite abstracts for papers for presentation at the Annual Conference of the Australian Linguistic Society held at The University of Sydney from 29 November until 1 December 2023. The conference will be held in person. We welcome papers on all aspects of linguistics. 

Confirmed keynotes:
Professor Evan Kidd, Australian National University
Professor Erich Round, University of Surrey, University of Queensland
Professor Emerita Elly Van Gelderen, Arizona State University

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. Please indicate on the abstract which thematic session, if any, you would like to present within. The abstract must be anonymous and should not include any author names or affiliations.

Abstracts should be submitted online via the ALS 2023 EasyChair website (if you don’t have an EasyChair account you will have to create one):

Deadline for abstracts: 13 27 August 2023
Notification of acceptance: 11 September 2023

As part of the EasyChair online submission form, you will be asked to supply author name(s) and affiliation(s), presentation title and keywords). 
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
  • is of potential interest to an ALS audience.

Thematic Sessions

  • Australian languages, histories of documentation, description and revival (James McElvenny, Bill McGregor, Bruce Moore, Jane Simpson, Clara Stockigt, Michael Walsh)
  • Linguistics for the polycrisis (Helen Bromhead and Alena Kazmaly, Griffith University)
  • New Directions in Linguistics in the School Curriculum (Iain Giblin, Clarence Green)
  • Indigenous Language Collections in LDaCA (Robert McLellan, Ben Foley, Simon Musgrave)
  • LVC-A 6: Language Variation and Change – Australia 6 (Catherine Travis, James Walker, Celeste Rodriguez Louro)

Further Information

For further information and updates please see the ALS website or send an email to the ALS2023 Conference team: conf@als.asn.au

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