Conference: AFLA 28

The 28th meeting of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association will be online, May 25–28, 2021, co-organized by McGill University and the National University of Singapore.

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Invited Speakers

Victoria Chen (Victoria University of Wellington)
Jed Pizarro-Guevara (University of Massachusetts Amherst)
Vololona Razafimbelo (McGill University)
Jozina Vander Klok (University of Oslo)
Sam Zukoff (Leipzig University)

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.

More information about AFLA, including locations of past meetings, can be found here.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the organizing committee at

Call for papers

Abstracts are invited for 20-minute talks (plus 10 minutes for questions). 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.

Submission guidelines:

  • Submissions should be in PDF format.
  • Abstracts should be no longer than 2 letter-sized (or A4) 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.

Extended deadline:  January 29th, 2021, 23:59 anywhere in the world.

Notification of decision: Expected March 1st 2021

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