APLL9: Austronesian and Papuan languages conference

9th International Austronesian and Papuan Languages
and Linguistics Conference — APLL9

21–23 June 2017

motalavaThis year, our department LACITO has the pleasure of hosting APLL9, the 9th edition of the conference on Austronesian and Papuan Languages and LinguisticsThe purpose of APLL conferences is to provide a venue for presentation of the best current research on Austronesian and Papuan languages and linguistics and to promote collaboration and research in this area. (See the conference’s homepage for more detail.)

APLL9 is scheduled for three days, 21-23 June 2017. While previous editions were held in London, APLL9 will be convened in Paris, at the campus of our university partner INALCO, the Institut national des langues et civilisations orientales (see its Asia–Pacific section).

Our invited speaker will be Dr ​​Antoinette Schapper (Univ. Köln; KITLV). Following our call for papers (November 2016), all abstracts were subjected to thorough assessment by the Program Committee, and we selected 39 papers. The program is now available  (version of 11 April*):

* The program initially released has been revised based on the date constraints of some participants, while preserving the thematic coherence of individual sessions. Further changes might take place in future weeks.

The conference will start at 10:00 on the first morning, and 10:30 on the next two days. Lunches will be provided. The first day, 21 June, will end with a reception, allowing participants to also enjoy the Fête de la Musique on that evening. The second day will end with our (optional) conference dinner in a Paris restaurant. (Online registration and payment will be possible from mid-March onwards, from APLL9’s official homepage.)

We’re looking forward to welcoming you in Paris, to celebrate the linguistic wealth of the Papuan and Austronesian worlds.

A note on venue and accommodation

The precise venue will be INALCO’s Pôle des Langues et Civilisations (65, rue des Grands Moulins, 75013 Paris: see this map). If you haven’t done so yet, you may want to start looking for your transport and accommodation. Hotels in Paris can be expensive, especially during summertime. You ma try your luck at finding accommodation online, located at reasonable distance from the venue.
Among the many available options in Paris, INALCO recommends “Quality Suites Bercy Bibliothèque Paris 13”. Not only is it located close to the venue (see map), but this hotel has an agreement with INALCO: a single room will cost you 125€/night incl. breakfast (instead of respectively 160€ at that time of year) and a double room 135€ (instead of 242€). In order to benefit from these discounted prices, you need to write to hotel@qualitybercy.com, and indicate you’re coming for the conference APLL9 that will be held at their partner INALCO, rue des Grands Moulins.


Alexandre François

Linguiste au CNRS, Alexandre François étudie les langues et cultures du Pacifique. Il appartient depuis 2002 au LACITO (“Langues et Civilisations à Tradition Orale”), qu'il dirige depuis l'été 2015.

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