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SHLP6 Conference, Adelaide, 13-14 Dec 2018


Date: 19 February 2018

The 6th biennial meeting of the Society for the History of Linguistics in the Pacific will be held 12-14 December 2018 at the University of Adelaide in South Australia, in conjunction with the 2018 conference of the Australian Linguistics Society (

SHLP6 features an exciting program with speakers from Australia and Europe. A key theme of the conference is the history of the documentation and description of indigenous languages. Prof. Otto Zwartjes of Université Paris 7 Diderot will open the meeting with a masterclass on missionary linguistics.

A special session on the second day will be devoted to the digitization and archiving of primary historical sources in language documentation.

The full program can be found at hiphilangsci (

This conference is supported by the Research Unit for Indigenous Language at the University of Melbourne and the ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language.

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