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Australian Linguistic Society (ALS) Annual Conference, Monash University, 7-9 Dec 2016

Date: 19 May 2016


Australian Linguistic Society (ALS) Annual Conference
7-9 December 2016
Monash University, Melbourne

Contact Person: Melanie Burns
Meeting Email:
Web Site:

Meeting Description

The 2016 annual conference of the Australian Linguistic Society will be held at Monash University’s Caulfield campus on 7-9 December 2016. We are pleased to announce that Day 1 (Wednesday 7 December) will be a shared day with the 2016 Conference of the Applied Linguistics Association of Australia (ALAA), with joint plenaries and presentations on this day.

Plenary speakers for ALS 2016

Asif Agha (University of Pennsylvania) (joint ALAA/ALS plenary)
Jane Simpson (Australian National University)
Nick Enfield (University of Sydney)
Greville Corbett (University of Surrey)

Call for Papers

We welcome submissions on any topic within the fields of general linguistics, applied linguistics, and sociolinguistics for the following presentation types:

  • oral presentations: 20 minute presentation followed by 10 minutes question time
  • themed sessions: a collection of individually-run related presentations allocated a dedicated 1.5 hour time slot
  • lightning plenary presentations: brief (3 minute) presentations about work in progress or completed projects, with presenters then invited to be available during lunch (with or without a poster) to further discuss their work with those interested
  • panel discussions, workshops, colloquia, roundtables, or other innovative sessions

Please see the conference website for details on abstract submission requirements:

Abstracts must be submitted online via the conference website:

Abstract are due on 1 June 2016
Acceptances notified: Early August 2016 (please note that acceptance is conditional until at least one of the named authors registers their attendance)

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