Linguistics Hosts Annual AFLA Meeting

The Department of Linguistics and TESOL will host the 20th annual Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association (AFLA) conference on May 17-19 at The University of Texas at Arlington.

All lectures and presentations will be held in Pickard Hall, Room 110. Invited speakers include Sandra Chung (University of California-Santa Cruz), Eric Potsdam (University of Florida) and Norvin Richards (MIT).  Each will present a keynote presentation during the three-day conference.

UT Arlington faculty and students will serve as hosts and session chairs. The full conference program, featuring 23 talks, is available at

The event is sponsored by the Festival of Ideas Global Research Institute.

AFLA began in 1994, a small group of linguists met at the University of Toronto to create an organization that promotes the study of Austronesian languages from a formal perspective. More information about the group is available in its website,


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