Conference: AFLA 23

The 23rd Annual Meeting of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association at Tokyo University of Foreign Studies

Date: 10-12 June 2016

Invited speakers
Edith Aldridge (University of Washington)
Paul Kroeger (Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics/SIL International)
Hooi Ling Soh (University of Minnesota) [special session on discourse particles]


Important dates
Submission deadline : 15 January 2016, 20 January, 2016
Notification of review : 15 March 2016
Conference : 10-12 June 2016

Conference website:

AFLA is an organization which promotes the study of Austronesian languages from a formal perspective. Since the initial meeting in 1994, AFLA has served as a forum for the presentation of new research in all of the core areas of formal linguistics, including (but not limited to) phonology, linguistic typology, morphology, semantics and syntax. AFLA has a history of bringing together leading scholars, native speaker-linguists, and junior scholars in the formal study of Austronesian languages.

More information, including information about past AFLA meetings, can be found at

Abstracts are invited for 20-minute talks (plus 10 minutes for discussion) and poster presentations on any aspect of formal linguistics (acquisition, morphology, phonetics, phonology, psycholinguistics, syntax, semantics, etc.) of any Austronesian language(s). Abstracts on experimental or psycholinguistic research of any Austronesian language(s) are also invited.

We ask that you limit your submissions to one single-authored abstract and one co-authored abstract, or two co-authored abstracts. Abstracts should be in PDF format, with all non-standard fonts embedded. Abstracts should be limited to a maximum of two A4 (or letter-sized) pages (for all text, data, figures, and references), with 2.5 cm (or 1 inch) margins and in 12 pt font.

Submission Deadline: 15 January 2016

Submission URL:

Organizing committee
Hiroki Nomoto
Asako Shiohara
Masashi Furihata
Naonori Nagaya
Takuya Miyauchi

AFLA 23 is supported by JSPS KAKENHI Grant Numbers 26770135, 15K02472, 15K16734.