It is now possible to register formally to APLL9, the 9th international conference on Austronesian and Papuan Languages and Linguistics. This will be done using Azur Colloque, the CNRS web system for paying online.
9th International Austronesian and Papuan Languages
and Linguistics Conference — APLL9
21–23 June 2017
This year, our department LACITO has the pleasure of hosting APLL9, the 9th edition of the conference on Austronesian and Papuan Languages and Linguistics. The 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.
En octobre et novembre 2016, le LaCiTO a l’honneur de recevoir Prof. Juliette Blevins.
Longtemps affiliée au Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology de Leipzig, Juliette Blevins est aujourd’hui Professeur de linguistique au Graduate Center de la City University of New York (CUNY). Prof. Blevins est spécialiste de théorie et typologie des systèmes phonologiques, appréhendés dans une perspective panchronique – alliant synchronie et diachronie.
Sa présence parmi nous s’effectue dans le cadre de la Chaire Internationale du Labex Empirical Foundations of Linguistics (EFL). C‘est la première titulaire de cette chaire qui soit invitée par le LaCiTO.
LACITO is part of a larger academic complex called SPC or USPC – for Université Sorbonne Paris–Cité. USPC includes a number of universities of eastern Paris (Paris-III Sorbonne Nouvelle, INALCO…) as well as a range of research departments within CNRS, covering a variety of scientific disciplines… and this includes Linguistics.
SPC just launched a new funding scheme for 2016, called INSPIRE. It takes the form of 30 PhD fellowships, for international candidates of all disciplines. If you are (or know) a motivated Masters student who would like to do a PhD in Paris, this fellowship may be for you!
But beware: the deadline for applications is 15 January 2016, which is very soon. All details can be found on INSPIRE’s homepage.
You can find here the description of options for Social sciences and Humanities, including Linguistics. LACITO is mentioned on pp. 10 and 16. A list of potential PhD supervisors from LACITO can be found on our page (in the French system, a PhD thesis can be supervised by a “Directeur or Directrice de recherche”, or “Professeur”). Feel free to contact us if you are interested.