ALT 2017

12th Conference of the Association for Linguistic Typology (ALT), Canberra, Australia

The 12th meeting of the Association for Linguistic Typology will be held at the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia from 12th to 14th December. The preceding day (11th) will feature typological teach-ins on three language families: Australian, Papuan and Austronesian. The Friday after the conference (15th) will be reserved for workshops. There will also be a slot for poster sessions. We encourage attendees to come for this whole week.

Registration is from 8:00-5:00 on Monday and Tuesday in the Coombs Extension Foyer (directly across from back entrance to the Coombs Lecture Theatre), and 8:30 on days after.

Tea and Lunch is in the Coombs Extension 1.04 on Monday and in both the Coombs Extension Foyer and Coombs Lecture Theatre Foyer on Tuesday-Thursday.


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Conference details

Dates: 11th-15th December 2017
Location: Australian National University Campus 

Note also the following activities of interest in the two preceding weeks:

    • 27th Nov-1st Dec: CoEDL Summer School on Typology, venue tba.
    • 4th-7th Dec: Annual meeting of the Australian Linguistics Society, to be held at the University of Sydney. This will include a special event on 4th December celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Australian Linguistics Society.


Find descriptions of workshops and teach-ins in the left edge menu.

    • 15th Aug: Call for workshop proposals
    • 15th Oct: Deadlne for workshop proposals (closed)
    • 15th Nov: Decision and announcement on workshop proposals
    • 15th Dec: General call for abstracts (closed)
    • 31st Mar: Deadline for abstract submission and scholarship applications for researchers from low-income countries (closed)
    • 15 May: Notification of acceptance for ALT Conference and scholarship winners
    • 1st Oct: Deadline for Regular Registration (closed)
    • 2nd Oct-18th Nov: Late Registration (closed)
    • 10th Dec: Quantitative Teach-in

    • 11th Dec: Language Family Teach-ins

    • 12th-14th Dec: Main Conference 

    • 15th Dec: Workshops

For enquiries contact

  • Australian Government
  • The University of Queensland
  • Australian National University
  • The University of Melbourne
  • Western Sydney University