Welcome to the ALS 2013 Conference website

Conference proceedings now available

The Australian Linguistics Society (ALS) Conference 2013 Committee is pleased to announce that Selected Papers from the 44th Conference of the Australian Linguistic Society, 2013 is now published online in the University of Melbourne’s online repository Minerva Access:


The volume contains 21 papers, all of which have been double blind peer-reviewed.

Transcript now available
The transcript for Michael Walsh’s talk “Language and performance in Aboriginal Australia: creaking; ‘growling’; ‘humming’; ‘whispering’” from the Language as Performance workshop is available from the Workshops page.

The School of Languages and Linguistics at The University of Melbourne is pleased to be hosting the 44th annual conference of the Australian Linguistics Society The conference will be held at University College at the University of Melbourne (See the map below) from the afternoon of Tuesday 1st to Friday 4th October 2013.

Plenary speakers:


The program (current as of September 25) for ALS 2013 is now available. Click here to download a print-friendly version, and click here for a version that contains links to all abstracts (both PDF).

A booklet containing all abstracts can be downloaded here (updated September 25), however please reconsider before printing out the entire booklet, as it is over 150 pages long. A printed version will be available for perusal at the conference information desk. A booklet with general information about the conference, and your time in Melbourne, can be downloaded here.


The map below shows the location of the conference venue in Melbourne. The most convenient entrance is located on Royal Parade (nearest the marker on the map below) however it involves stairs. The accessible entrance is located on University Crescent. See here for information on getting to the venue and navigating Melbourne. Note that the opening plenary will be a public lecture by Andy Butcher, and will be held in the Arts West Building rather than the conference venue. This lecture will be followed by the conference opening reception in the Old Arts Building. Both these locations are marked on the map.


The conference program is now available. Click here to access.

WiFi will be available at University College:
Username: als2013
Password: als2013

  • Conference Dates
    Tuesday, October 1st to
    Friday, October 4th, 2013
  • Informal mixer
    Wednesday, October 2nd, 6:30 pm
  • ALS Annual General Meeting
    Thursday, October 3rd, 4.45 pm
  • Conference dinner
    Thursday, October 3rd, 7:00 pm