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Tenth International Conference
on Austronesian Linguistics

17-20 January 2006
Palawan, Philippines

LSP: Linguistic Society of the Philippines SIL: Partners in Language Development Summer Institute of Linguistics, Philippines: Celebrating More than 50 Years in Asia

The Tenth International Conference on Austronesian Linguistics (10-ICAL) was hosted by the Linguistic Society of the Philippines and SIL International, 17-20 January 2006 at the Legend Hotel in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan, the Philippines. Plenary speakers were Dr. Lawrence Reid (Aspects of the Morphosyntax of Proto-Northern Luzon) and Dr. Nicole Revel (Memory of Voice: Archiving and Analyzing Oral Compositions).

Special Panel Sessions included:

Other Sessions featured papers on: Creoles, Deictics, Discourse, Formosan Languages, Historical Linguistics, Indonesian Languages, Language Contact, Nominals, Oceanic Languages, Philippine Syntax, Phonetics/Phonology, Possessives, Predicates, Reduplication, and Theoretical Issues.

A welcome dinner was hosted by Mayor Edward S. Hagedorn on the evening of 16 January.

A final dinner was held on the evening of Friday, 20 January, at the Kamarikutan Kape at Galeri. In relation to the papers presented on "Epics in Austronesian Languages and Cultures," participants were privileged to listen to singers of tales in performance, coming from the highlands of Palawan and Mindanao, and the island of Tawi-Tawi.

A field trip to Tabon Caves was conducted on 21 January, in cooperation with the National Museum of the Philippines.