Linguistics and English Language

13th International Austronesian and Papuan Languages and Linguistics Conference (APLL13)

The Austronesian and Papuan Languages and Linguistics Research Group is pleased to announce that its thirteenth international conference – APLL13 – will be hosted by the University of Edinburgh on 10-12 June, 2021. Owing to the current pandemic and the unpredictability of travel restrictions, we plan to hold APLL13 in a fully-online format. We will provide more information on how this will work closer to the date.

The purpose of the 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. APLL13 follows a successful online instantiation of APLL, hosted by the University of Oslo, as well as previous APLL conferences held in Leiden, Surrey, Paris and London, and the Austronesian Languages and Linguistics (ALL) conferences held at SOAS and St Catherine's College, Oxford.

Previous conferences

Keynote speakers

  • Miriam Meyerhoff (University of Oxford): Title tbc
  • Don Daniels (University of Oregon): Title tbc

Early career plenary speakers

We are excited to continue the tradition of the Early Career Researcher plenary talk at APLL13. More information on this year’s ECR plenary will follow shortly.


There is no conference fee for APLL13, but you will be required to register, both to attend and to present at the conference. Check back soon for more information on how to register.

Practical information

Watch this space for information on the format of the conference, the platform we will use, and all of the technical information you will need to participate in APLL13!

Key dates

  • Abstract submission deadline: 21 December 2020
  • Notification of acceptance: 01 February 2021
  • Conference: 10-12 June 2021



Committee members

Local organisers

  • Laura Arnold
  • Bert Remijsen
  • Tatiana Reid


Laura Arnold


13th International Austronesian and Papuan Languages and Linguistics Conference (APLL13)

2021-06-10: APLL13