Conference: AFLA 27 (online)

The 27th annual meeting of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association (AFLA 27) will be held at the National University of SingaporeAugust 20–22, 2020.

Conference website:

Important dates

  • January 15 (23:59 anywhere in the world) — abstract submission deadline
  • March 1 — acceptance notifications

Invited speakers

About AFLA

The Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association (AFLA) 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.

AFLA 27 is generously supported by the Singapore Ministry of Education and the National University of Singapore.

Call for papers

Abstracts are invited for 20-minute talks (plus 10 minutes for questions). A poster session may be added to the program following evaluation of submissions. Abstracts may deal with any aspect of theoretical or experimental linguistics (morphology, phonetics, phonology, psycholinguistics, syntax, semantics, typology) on any Austronesian language(s). We ask that you limit your submissions to one singly-authored abstract and one co-authored abstract, or two co-authored abstracts.

Submissions should be in PDF format. Abstracts should be no longer than two A4 (or letter) pages, including all text, data, figures, and references. Text should be in a 12pt font, with page margins no smaller than 1 inch (2.5 cm) on all sides.

A limited number of partial travel subsidies are available for student presenters and presenters without full-time academic positions. If you would like to be considered for such support, please indicate your interest when submitting on EasyChair.

Deadline: January 15, 2020, 23:59 anywhere in the world.

Submission URL:

Questions: Please contact the program committee (