ICAAL 2017, 7th International Conference on Austro-Asiatic Linguistics (ICAAL) (deadline 13 janvier 2017)

From September 29 – October 1, 2017, the Department of Linguistics at the Christian-Albrechts-Universität in the port city of Kiel in northern Germany will be hosting the biennial 7th International Conference on Austro-Asiatic Linguistics (ICAAL).
Abstracts are now being accepted for contributions for this conference. 

Abstracts should not exceed 750 words plus references, tables and maps and should be sent as PDF files by Friday, January 13, 2017 to the following address:  ICAAL2017@isfas.uni-kiel.de

Abstracts should contain no direct references to the contributor(s). Instead, contributors should submit a second file in addition to the abstract containing the name(s) of the contributor(s) and the title of the abstract. Notices of acceptance will be sent out no later than January 31, 2017.

Presentations will be for 30 minutes each, followed by 15 minutes for discussion. Following the presentations, the conference will close on the final day with an open discussion on the concrete results of the conference, the state of the field of Austro-Asiatic studies, as well as directions for future research.

Conference convenor: John Peterson

Scientific committee: Nick Enfield, Mathias Jenny, Nicole Kruspe, John Peterson, Paul Sidwell

Contributions on any aspect of the languages belonging to the Austro-Asiatic phylum will be considered for acceptance. This includes – but is by no means limited to! – the following topics:

  • language documentation and description
  • phonetics & phonology
  • historical linguistics
  • areal linguistics
  • linguistic relativity
  • formal linguistics
  • writing systems

 All questions concerning the conference should be sent to John Peterson at the following address:


The conference website can be found under the following address:

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