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10th International Conference of the European Association of Chinese Linguistics (EACL-10)

The 10th international conference of the European Association of Chinese linguistics (EACL) will be held in Milano, jointly organized by Clara Bulfoni (Università degli Studi di Milano) and Giorgio Francesco Arcodia (Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca).

Milan, 28th-29th September 2018

We are very pleased to announce a round table:

Chinese syntax seen from a “distance”

with our four invited speakers:

Prof. Guglielmo Cinque (Università Cà’ Foscari Venezia)
Prof. Maria Teresa Guasti (Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca)
Prof. Luigi Rizzi (Université de Genève/Università di Siena)
Prof. Henk van Riemsdijk (Emeritus, Tilburg University)

Organising committee

Giorgio Francesco Arcodia
Françoise Bottero
Clara Bulfoni
Maria Teresa Guasti
Victor Junnan Pan
Waltraud Paul
Carlotta Sparvoli

Important dates

Deadline for abstract submission: March 15th, 2018
Notification of acceptance: May 31st, 2018
Deadline for registration: TBA
Conference: 28th-29th September, 2018

We invite abstracts (in English) for 20-minute talks (plus 10 minutes for discussion) presenting new research in all areas of Chinese linguistics (excluding applied linguistics and teaching of Chinese). Abstracts should be submitted exclusively via the Easy Chair conference system, using the following link:

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=eacl10

The abstract should not exceed one page (examples and references included), with 2.5 cm (1 inch) margins and Times New Roman 12pt.
Submissions must be anonymous and all author-related file properties must be removed. Please include 2 to 4 keywords right below the title of the abstract.
No more than one single-authored and one co-authored abstract per person will be are accepted.
Papers that are included in the program must be presented by the author(s) and cannot be presented by proxies.
All presenters must be members of the European Association of Chinese Linguistics; an on-site registration will be possible at the conference.

Further relevant information will be posted in due time on the conference website:

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Teaching and learning L2 pragmatics:
Second language pragmatic development in the home and study abroad contexts
International Conference
28-29 June 2018 – Preston, United Kingdom

Call for Papers – Deadline: 15 March 2018

Confirmed Speakers

  • Professor Naoko Taguchi (Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA)
  • Professor Guofang Li (University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada)
  • Professor Gila A Schauer (Erfurt University, Germany)
  • Professor Dániel Kádár (University of Huddersfield, UK)
  • Dr Ken Fordyce (University of Edinburgh, UK)

This conference is themed towards second language pragmatic development in learning and teaching. We particularly welcome papers focussing on Chinese as a second language, or Chinese learners of English at home or in study abroad contexts.

  • Papers and posters are invited from researchers or practitioners in any field of language learning and teaching, to focus on an aspect of the conference theme:
  • The teaching and learning of L2 Chinese pragmatics at home or study abroad
  • The teaching and learning of pragmatics for Chinese English language learners at home or study abroad
  • Effective ways of teaching pragmatics in the classroom
  • Using ICT for pragmatic development
  • Pre-departure and in country pragmatics instruction
  • Testing and assessing pragmatic development
  • Affective factors influencing pragmatic development (e.g. motivation)

Abstract Proposals & Conference Enquiries

Papers are invited for presentations of 20 minutes + 10 minutes for questions. Poster proposals are also welcome. A title and 250 word (maximum) proposal plus 50 word summary (all in one word document) should be submitted by Thursday 15th March 2018 to the following link: http://linguistlist.org/easyabs/l2pragdev2018

For any other enquiries, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please visit https://uclanl2pragmatics2018.wordpress.com/ for the conference website.

We look forward to seeing you in Preston in June 2018!


Nicola and Jiayi

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Fifth International Symposium on Chinese Language and Discourse

Short Title: The 5th ISCLD

Location: Sydney, Australia

Start Date: 18-Jun-2018 - 20-Jun-2018

Contact: Linda Tsung Wei Wang

Meeting URL: http://sydney.edu.au/arts/conference/2017ISCLD/index.shtml

Meeting Description:

The International Symposium on Chinese Language and Discourse (ISCLD) is a biennial international symposium that advances the exchange of scholarship and emphasizes an empirical orientation in functional discourse studies of the Chinese language. The theme of the 2018 symposium is Chinese Language in Action: Discourse, Literature, Culture and Education.

  • SCLD 1: 2010 University of California, Los Angeles, USA
  • SCLD 2: 2012 Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • SCLD 3: 2014 Birkbeck College, University of London, UK.
  • SCLD 4: 2016 Bryant University, USA
  • SCLD 5: 2018 University of Sydney, Australia

Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Sociolinguistics

Subject Language: Chinese, Mandarin

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6th NTU Postgraduate Conference on Teaching Chinese as a Second Language

Location: Taipei, Taiwan

Start Date: 24-Mar-2018 - 24-Mar-2018

Contact: Meng-Xin Wu

Meeting URL: https://goo.gl/crwTPw

Meeting Description:

Chinese is the most spoken language in the world, and the study of Chinese has become internationally fashionable. In order to develop primary research capabilities and professional training in Chinese language pedagogy, the Fifth NTU Postgraduate Conference on Teaching Chinese as a Second Language will be held on March 25, 2017 at National Taiwan University (NTU).

Organized by postgraduate students from the Graduate Program of Teaching Chinese as a Second Language at NTU, this one-day conference hopes to bring together postgraduate students interested in the filed an intellectually stimulating and friendly platform for the exchange of ideas. Presenters of the conference will have the possibility to publish their research in the Proceedings of the Fifth NTU Postgraduate Conference on Teaching Chinese as a Second Language.

Areas of research can include Chinese teaching method, Chinese linguistics, second language acquisition, etc., couched in any theoretical framework.

Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Ling & Literature


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30th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics


Location: Columbus, Ohio, USA

Start Date: 09-Mar-2018 - 11-Mar-2018

Contact: Zhiguo Xie

Meeting URL: https://u.osu.edu/naccl30/

Meeting Description:

The 30th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL-30) will be held on March 9-11, 2018 at The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA.

Conference Theme – Chinese Linguistics: From the field, from the lab, and from the armchair

Traditional Chinese linguistic research has primarily focused on descriptive and theoretical inquiry within a diversified range of frameworks. Such research has yielded many valuable results and findings that not only enhance our understanding of Chinese and many other languages spoken in China but also contribute significantly to the development of modern general linguistic theory. In more recent years, the scope of Chinese linguistic research, within both the descriptive and theoretical traditions, has been greatly broadened Moreover, informed and inspired by advances in general linguistic research, Chinese linguists have started bringing increasingly more methodologies to their research. For instance, experimental Chinese linguists employ the most up-to-date technology (EEG, eye-tracking, etc.) and language processing and acquisition experiments to test and develop linguistic theories. Chinese dialectologists draw on not only traditional fieldwork research methods but also language corpora to explore universality and variations among Chinese dialects. Against this background of expanded scope of inquiry and methodological innovations, for NACCL-30 we welcome submissions from all descriptive, theoretical, and experimental perspectives. Especially welcome are submissions that combine more than one of the above perspectives.

Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Language Documentation; Psycholinguistics

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