28th June - 1st July 2022, The University of Manchester

The Department of Linguistics and English Language at the University of Manchester will be hosting a special conference next year: a joint event combining the 29th annual meeting of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association (AFLA) and the ninth edition of the TripleA workshop for semantic fieldworkers. This TripleAFLA virtual conference will take place from the 28th of June to the 1st of July 2022.

The Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association (AFLA) dates back to an initial meeting at the University of Toronto in 1994. Since then, the association has promoted the formal study of Austronesian languages, including, but not limited to, their phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics.

The TripleA workshop series for semantic fieldworkers was founded in 2014 by linguists from Potsdam and Tübingen with the aim of providing a platform for researchers who conduct theoretically-informed linguistic fieldwork that investigates meaning. Its focus is particularly on languages that are under-represented in the current research landscape.

  • Key Dates:
    15th February 2022, 23.59pm GMT | abstract submission deadline
    28th February 2022, 23.59pm GMT | extended submission deadline
    mid-April 2022 | notification of decision

    28th June-1st July 2022 | virtual conference

  • Invited Speakers:
    Sasha Calhoun (Victoria University, Wellington)
    Tingchun Chen (National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu)
    Joash J. Gambarage (University of British Columbia, Vancouver)
    Paloma Jeretič (Leibniz-Centre for General Linguistics, Berlin)
    Manfred Krifka (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)
    Luisa Martí (Queen Mary University of London)

Submissions are invited for 20-minute talks (plus 10 minutes for discussion). Submissions should ideally combine original data with formal linguistic analysis. Given the joint nature of the conference, we invite two types of submissions that reflect the two research communities involved: First, submissions on any aspect of the grammar of Austronesian languages from a theoretical perspective. Second, submissions that contribute formal research on the semantics of under-researched languages.

Abstracts must be anonymous and written in English, and should be formatted with A4 size paper and 2cm margins on all sides. Abstracts must be single-spaced and written using 11pt font. Abstracts should be at most 2 pages and must be submitted as a single PDF file. Authors may submit a maximum of two abstracts, be they single or co-authored. We particularly encourage submissions from graduate students and junior researchers.

  • Submission Deadline:
    Tuesday, 15th February 2022, 23.59pm GMT
    Extended: Monday, 28th February 2022, 23.59pm GMT

  • Submission Link:

Organising Committee:
Vera Hohaus, Jens Hopperdietzel,
Margit Bowler, Emily Hanink,
and Andrew Koontz-Garboden