ALS Annual Conference

The Australian Linguistic Society holds an Annual Conference. Information on the upcoming conference, and a list of all previous conferences is available on this page.

Since 1998, selected refereed conference proceedings have been published on the web. Click here to access these proceedings.

2017 in Sydney

Our annual conference ALS 2017 will be held at the University of Sydney in Sydney, December 5-7, 2017. More information will be available shortly.

Previous ALS conferences and meetings

The following list gives the dates and locations of the annual meetings of the Linguistic Society of Australia (founded 1967), which became the Australian Linguistic Society in 1978. The information on past ALS meetings and conferences was originally compiled by David Nash, with help from a number of other Australian linguists. If anyone has any further additions or corrections, please let the Website Editor know!

  Year Dates Location Additional Information
1 1967 24 May ANU, Inaugural Meeting and 1st General Meeting
  1968 27-28 May ANU, May Workshop
2 1969 7 Feb UWA, 2nd General Meeting (during AULLA conference)
3 1970 17 Aug Monash U, General Meeting (during AULLA conference)  
3 1971 23-24 Aug La Trobe U  
4 1972 17-19 May U Sydney  
5 1973 16-18 May U Queensland  
6 1974 21-24 May Monash U  
7 1975 21-23 Aug Macquarie U '7th Congress'  
8 1976 26-28 Aug U Adelaide  
9 1977 26-29 Aug U Melbourne  
10 1978 12-15 May Burgmann College, ANU  
11 1979 17-19 May U Newcastle  
12 1980 25-27 August Monash '12th Conference'  
13 1981 27-29 Aug ANU  
14 1982 Aug U Sydney  
15 1983 27-30 Aug La Trobe U  
16 1984 30 Aug-2 Sept IAD, Alice Springs  
17 1985 28-31 Aug U Queensland  
18 1986 25-27 August U Adelaide  
19 1987 24-26 Aug Burgmann College, ANU  
20 1988 26-29 August UNE  
21 1989 25-29 Sept Monash U  
22 1990 26-29 Sept Macquarie U  
23 1991 2-5 Oct Duchesne College, U Queensland  
24 1992* 26-28 June U Sydney  
25 1993 30 Sept-1 Oct U Adelaide  
26 1994* 1-3 July La Trobe U (Monash U organized)  
27 1995 25-27 Sept Ursula College, ANU  
28 1996* 6-7 July Manning Clark Centre, ANU  
29 1997 28-30 Sept UNE  
30 1998* 3-5 July U Queensland Proceedings
31 1999 28 Sept-1 Oct UWA Proceedings
32 2000* 8-9 July U Melbourne Proceedings
33 2001 27-30 Sept Burgmann College, ANU Proceedings
34 2002* 13-14 July Macquarie U (UNSW organized) Proceedings
35 2003 26-28 September Newcastle U Proceedings
35 2004 13-15 July Sancta Sophia College, Sydney U Proceedings
36 2005 28-30 September City Campus, Monash U Proceedings
37 2006* 7-9 July U Queensland Homepage, Proceedings
38 2007 26-28 September U Adelaide Proceedings
39 2008* 2-4 July Sydney U (Macquarie U organized) Proceedings
40 2009 9-11 July La Trobe U Proceedings
41 2010 7-9 July U Queensland Programme and Abstracts
42 2011 2-4 Dec ANU Abstracts, Proceedings
43 2012* 5-7 Dec UWA Handouts & Slides, Proceedings
44 2013 1-4 Oct U Melbourne Proceedings
45 2014 10-12 Dec Newcastle U Proceedings
46 2015 9-11 Dec Western Sydney U  
47 2016 7-9 Dec Monash U  

* indicates conferences held concurrently with ALI (Australian Linguistics Institute)