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Advances in Visual Methods for Linguistics 2016 (AVML2016), 26-28 Sept

University of Queensland

Date: 26 September 2016

Call for papers

Linguistics, like other scientific disciplines, is centrally reliant upon visual images for the elicitation, analysis and presentation of data. It is difficult to imagine how linguistics could have developed, and how it could be done today, without visual representations such as syntactic trees, psychophysical models, vocal tract diagrams, dialect maps, or spectrograms. With the emergence of new visualisation methods and technologies there is a renewed interest in the application of these techniques to the study of language.

In 2012, the University of York hosted the first AVML meeting, addressing a need within the academic community for a forum dedicated to sharing work in this emergent interdisciplinary space. After the success of this first meeting, The University of Tübingen then hosted AVML2014.

The UQ Node of the Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language at the University of Queensland is hosting ‘Advances in Visual Methods for Linguistics’ on September 26th – 28th 2016.

The AVML2016 meeting consists of two events:

The workshop with hands-on workshops/sessions (September 26th) and the conference with oral and poster presentations (September 27th & 28th).

Suggestions for workshops and abstracts for oral or poster presentations (maximum length 500 words; please state your preference for oral or poster format) should be submitted as PDF files to by May 15th 2016. Submitters are encouraged to include relevant graphics in or accompanying their abstracts.

The venue for the conference is The University of Queensland St Lucia Campus. Find more information here.

Registration fees will be $200 (faculty/industry) or $100 (student) for the 3 days which includes catering and a digital proceedings, and $50 for the conference banquet for interested attendees.

More information will be posted on over the coming weeks.

Conference organisers
Daniel AngusJanet WilesLydia Byrne 
(The University of Queensland)

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