Conference 2010


Second Conference for Society for the History of Linguistics in the Pacific

Monday, 5th July 2010

University of Western Australia


Conference theme: Indigenous languages and colonial linguistics


Papers are invited both on the conference theme and any topic in the history of linguistics in the Pacific region.

The conference is open to all interested in linguistics and its history. We are particularly keen to solicit interest from historians, and for this reason we are running the conference concurrently with the AHA Conference ( The theme of our conference is relevant to some of the subthemes of the AHA conference, including: Indigenous histories and Indigenous knowledge; Colonial encounters; and Place and history.



SHLP2 is hosted by Linguistics, The University of Western Australia, and will be in Social Sciences Rm G210, on the courtyard of the southern extension of Social Sciences near the Oak Lawn, H7/8. See the online campus map or alternatively click here.


Pre-conference activities, Saturday and/or Sunday, 3rd/4th July

We plan two events for either or both of these days:



A preliminary programme is available here.



We are still open to more participants; if you would like to attend the conference and/or the pre-conference activity, please advise us at: as soon as possible.



For practical information on travel and accommodation see the AHA conference website at:


Conference Committee

Hilary Carey (Newcastle,

William B. McGregor (Aarhus,

David Moore (Alice Springs,