Symposium on the Attributive Particle in Chinese Dialects

Symposium on the Attributive Particle in Chinese Dialects

The Chinese University of Hong Kong
June 8-9, 2011

We are pleased to announce that the « Symposium on the Attributive Particle in Chinese Dialects » will be held on June 8-9, 2011 at The Chinese University of Hong Kong and invite submissions of abstracts for papers (20-minute presentation plus 10-minute discussion) on the syntax of the attributive particle in Chinese dialects. Abstracts should be sent by email attachment by March 31, 2011. Please visit our website http://www.chi.cuhk.edu.hk/rcc/de/ for the details.

Organizing Committee
Department of Chinese Language and Literature
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

GRADUALNESS IN CHANGE AND ITS RELATION TO SYNCHRONIC VARIATION AND USE

nternational workshop on:
« GRADUALNESS IN CHANGE AND ITS RELATION TO SYNCHRONIC VARIATION AND USE »
Pavia (Italy), 30-31 May 2011

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DESCRIPTION:
The workshop aims to contribute to the discussion on the factors at play in diachronic change and to investigate the relationship between diachronic gradualness and synchronic variation, integrating the current views on linguistic variation and language use.

Special attention will be devoted to theoretical and methodological issues concerning i) how the study of language change can benefit from the most recent achievements in linguistic theories and ii) how the explanations of synchronic variation may be found in diachronic processes, discussing whether diachronic gradualness and synchronic variation may be analyzed through the same lenses and by means of the same theoretical instruments.

Furthermore, the workshop also wants to address the question of the impact of contact on linguistic change. Language contact may indeed be seen as a special type of synchronic phenomenon that may last in time and may gradually lead to diachronic change, triggering or influencing the development of particular constructions in neighbouring languages.

INVITED SPEAKERS:
Olga Fischer (University of Amsterdam):
—- Topic: On the role of analogy in processes of language change
Béatrice Lamiroy (University of Leuven):
—- Topic: The pace of grammaticalization in Romance languages
Graeme Trousdale (University of Edinburgh):
—- Topic: Diachronic construction grammar and gradualness in language change

Johan van der Auwera (University of Antwerp):

—– Topic: On diachronic semantic maps

The workshop will also accommodate four contributions from the project members (t.b.a) on the effects of contact and interference within the macro-geographic-area of the Mediterranean.

CALL FOR PAPERS:

Authors are invited to submit a one-page abstract, keeping in mind that the slot for their communication will last 40 min. including discussion.
Abstracts should be anonymous and should be sent as attachments in PDF format to: gradualness.workshop@gmail.com.
Author(s) name(s) and affiliation should be indicated in the corpus of the e-mail. The abstracts will be anonimously reviewed by two members of the Scientific Committee.

Besides theoretical issues, the exam of specific examples and the description of general patterns will also be welcome. Topics of interest include:

• what kind of factors trigger the grammaticalization processes
•  the relation of grammaticalization to other mechanisms of language change such as reanalysis and analogy
• the relationship between synchronic variation and grammatical change
• the interaction between frequency, entrenchment and use
• the possibility of multiple source constructions in language change
• the role of language contact in grammatical change
• how particular diachronic phenomena may be analyzed in the light of the most recent linguistic theories (e.g. construction grammar)
• diachronic explanations for synchronic patterns of variation
•  …..

IMPORTANT DATES:

Deadline for submission: 10 February 2011

Notification of acceptance 10 March 2011

ORGANIZERS AND CONTACT:
Anna Giacalone Ramat – annaram (at) unipv.it

Caterina Mauri – caterina.mauri (at) unipv.it

Piera Molinelli – piera.molinelli (at) unibg.it

For any questions and for submissions, please write to gradualness.workshop@gmail.com

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE:
Pierluigi Cuzzolin (University of Bergamo), Chiara Fedriani (University of Pavia), Chiara Ghezzi (University of Pavia), Anna Giacalone Ramat (University of Pavia), Gianguido Manzelli (University of Pavia), Caterina Mauri (University of Pavia), Piera Molinelli (University of Bergamo), Paolo Ramat (IUSS Institute), Andrea Sansò (Insubria University – Como), Federica Venier (University of Bergamo)

THE 12th CHINESE LEXICAL SEMANTICS WORKSHOP (CLSW 2011)

The 12th Chinese Lexical Semantics Workshop (CLSW 2011) will be held from May 3rd to 5th, 2011 in conjunction with the 5th Conference on Language, Discourse and Cognition (CLDC 2011) as a post-conference workshop. Abstract submissions are currently being accepted for this workshop.

THE 12th CHINESE LEXICAL SEMANTICS WORKSHOP (CLSW 2011)

CLDC 2011 POST-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP on Chinese lexical semantics

theme: COGNITIVE ASPECTS OF LEXICAL SEMANTICS

MAY 3- MAY 5, 2011

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSITY, TAIPEI, TAIWAN

Website: http://140.112.147.120/clsw2011/

MEETING DESCRIPTION

The 12th Chinese Lexical Semantics Workshop (CLSW 2011) will be held from May 3rd to 5th, 2011 in conjunction with the 5th Conference on Language, Discourse and Cognition (CLDC 2011) as a post-conference workshop. CLSW was initiated in 2000 by Researcher Chin-chuan Cheng at Academia Sinica, Prof. Shiwen Yu from the Institute of Computational Linguistics of Peking University, and Prof. Chu-Ren Huang of the Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies of Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Previous workshops have been held in different Asia Pacific cities, including Hong Kong, Beijing, Taipei, Singapore, and Xiamen. CLSW has become one of the most important meetings for scholars of Chinese lexical semantics and related fields, including theoretical linguistics, information processing, and computational lexicography.

Keynote speaker

James Pustejovsky

Professor

Department of Computer Science/Volen Center for Complex Systems

Brandeis University, U.S.A.

CALL FOR PAPER

As a post-conference event, the CLSW 2011 is intended to bring together researchers involved in cognitive aspects of lexical semantics, including cognitive approaches to word senses analysis, mental network of lexical knowledge, lexicalization of concepts, synonym differentiation, computational simulation of word senses, etc. For this workshop we invite papers including but not limited to the following topics:

–  Cognitive approaches to lexical semantics

–  Lexical categories

–  Computational lexical semantics

–  Lexicon and ontology

–  Metaphor and lexical semantics

IMPORTANT DATES:

Abstract Submission Deadline: March 1, 2011 (6 pages)

Notification for Acceptance: April 1, 2011

Full Paper Submission Deadline: April 15, 2011

Conference Date: May 3-5, 2011 (May 5: 1 day excursion)

Organizers

Shu-kai Hsieh

Graduate Institute of Linguistics, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Jia-fei Hong

Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica, Taiwan

CONTACT INFORMATION:

If you have any further questions, please contact us at clsw2011@gmail.com

第七届海峡两岸汉语语法史研讨会征文

第七届海峡两岸汉语语法史研讨会拟于2011年8月下旬在浙江金华举行。此届研讨会由北京大学汉语语言学研究中心、中国社会科学院语言研究所、清华大学人文学院、浙江师范大学人文学院联合主办,浙江师范大学人文学院承办。谨此向两岸三地同仁公开征集论文。凡希望参加讨论会的学者,请于2011年3月底之前将论文全文或详细提要寄至: jiangxiaoling@zjnu.cn或yxj1369@126.com,并请注明姓名、单位、职称、地址和邮箱等相关信息。论文经专家审读通过后,将于2011年5月底寄发正式邀请函。有关研讨会的具体信息(包括会议日程安排等),将在邀请函中予以说明。

“第七届海峡两岸汉语语法史研讨会”筹备组
2011年11月18日

第十二屆閩語國際學術研討會 徵稿啟事

第十二屆閩語國際學術研討會

徵稿啟事

一、會議名稱:

第十二屆閩語國際學術研討會

二、會議主辦單位:

臺灣 中央研究院 語言學研究所
三、會議時間:

2011年11月5-7日。會期共計3日,其中研討2日,會後文化參訪1日。

四、會議地點:

中央研究院 人文社會科學大樓 3樓

五、會議主題:
1.閩語的共時描寫與歷時比較
2.閩語文獻的研究與分析
3.閩語與周邊語言(漢語或非漢語)的關係

4.其他相關議題
六、提交摘要方式:

請以電子郵件方式郵寄到下列信箱:

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若作者不只一位,主旨中僅需提供一位作者(第一作者或通訊作者)之姓名。

七、提交摘要內容:

1.摘要請包括研究問題、研究方法與預期成果。

2.請於摘要最後註明所屬研究領域(至少2個)。

八、提交摘要撰稿格式:
1.中英文摘要(含關鍵詞與參考文獻)請勿超過一張A4。
2.中文摘要字體請用細明體12pt字(即中國大陸宋體小4號字)。
3.英文摘要字體請用Times New Roman 12pt字。

九、論文摘要提交截止日期:

2011年2月28日(週一)。

十、摘要審查結果公告日期:

2011年5月2日(週一)。

十一、重要注意事項:

本屆研討會須繳交全文,並將印製會前論文集。請務必於公告期限前繳交論文全文,俾利論文集印製。
通過論文全文繳交期限:2011年9月30日(週五)。

十二、聯絡方式

臺灣臺北市南港區研究院路2段128號 中央研究院 語言學研究所

聯絡人:黃欣儀小姐(Grace Huang)

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44th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea

The Societas Linguistica Europaea and the Centre for Research in the Applications of Language at the University of La Rioja, Logroño (Spain) invite you to submit workshop, poster and paper proposals for the next annual meeting. SLE meetings provide a forum for high-quality scientific research in linguistics.

Plenary speakers

  • Bas Aarts (London): “Shifts in English modal verb usage in recent times”
  • Martin Everaert (Utrecht): “Anaphoric Dependencies and the Quest for Universals”
  • Adele Goldberg (Princeton): “Items and Generalizations”
  • Juan Manuel Hernández-Campoy (Murcia): “Constructivist Approaches to Style-Shifting: An Interactional Sociolinguistic Perspective”
  • Ruth Wodak (Lancaster): “Integrating Sociolinguistics and (Critical) Discourse Studies: Multilingual Practices in European Union Institutions”

Local organizing Committee

  • Chair: Francisco Ruiz de Mendoza Ibáñez
  • Secretary: Sandra Peña Cervel
  • Treasurer: Andrés Canga
  • Members:
    • María Pilar Agustín
    • Asunción Barreras
    • Almudena Fernández
    • Rosa Mª Jiménez
    • Javier Martín
    • Juan Manuel Molina
    • Lorena Pérez
    • Roberto Torre

SLE Conference Manager

  • Bert Cornillie (Leuven)

Scientific Committee

  • Chair: Letizia Vezzosi (Perugia)
  • Members: Laura Alba-Juez (Madrid, UNED), Johanna Barðdal (Bergen), Delia Bentley (Manchester), Marcella Bertuccelli (Pisa), Walter Bisang (Mainz), Kasper Boye (Copenhague), Anna Cieslicka (Poznan/TAMIU Laredo), Giuglielmo Cinque (Venice), João Costa (Lisbon), María Josep Cuenca (Valencia), Michael Daniel (Moscow), Kristin Davidse (Leuven), David Denison (Manchester), Ursula Doleschal (Wien), Patricia Donegan (Honolulu), Mirjam Fried (Prague), Francisco Gonzálvez (Almería), Stefan Th. Gries (UC Santa Barbara), Youssef Haddad (Florida), Liliane Haegeman (Ghent), Marja-Liisa Helasvuo (Turku), Daniel Hirst (Aix-en-Provence), Hans Henrich Hock (Urbana-Champaign), Willem Hollmann (Lancaster), Michael Israel (Maryland), Gunther Kaltenboeck (Viena), Stanislav Kavka (Ostrava), Seppo Kittila (Helsinki), Grzegorz Kleparski (Rzeszow), Bernd Kortmann (Freiburg), Livia Kortvelyessy (Kosice), Gitte Kristiaensen (Madrid, Complutense), Leonid Kulikov (Leiden), Karen Lahousse (Leuven), Meri Larjavaara (Turku/Åbo), Maria Luisa Lecumberri (Vitoria-Gasteiz), Elisabeth Leiss (München), María Rosa LLoret (Barcelona), María José López-Couso (Santiago), Ricardo Mairal (Madrid, UNED), Andrej Malchukov (EVA, Leipzig), Amaya Mendikoetxea (Madrid, UAM), Lavinia Merlini (Pisa), Laura Michaelis (UC, Boulder), Edith Moravcsik (Wisconsin, Milwaukee), Jan Nuyts (Antwerp), Miren Lourdes Onederra (Vitoria-Gasteiz), Hamid Ouali (Wisconsin, Milwaukee), Eric Pederson (Oregon), Paola Pietrandrea (Roma III), José Pinto de Lima (Lisbon), Vladimir Plungjan (Moscow), Nikolaus Ritt (Viena), Nicoletta Romeo (Sydney), Fernando Sánchez Miret (Salamanca), Andrea Sansò (Università dell’Insubria), Stephan Schmid (Zürich), Roland Schuhmann (Jena), Elena Seoane (Santiago), Augusto Soares da Silva (Braga), Jae Jung Song (Otago), Roeland van Hout (Nijmegen), Arie Verhagen (Leiden), Guido Vanden Wyngaerd (Brussels), Elly Van Gelderen (Arizona), Anna Verschik (Tallinn), Björn Wiemer (Mainz), Jan-Wouter Zwart (Groningen).

Call for papers: Workshops and general session

Workshops, posters and individual papers are invited on all topics belonging to the field of linguistics. One person may submit a single-authored paper, a single-authored paper and a co-authored one (not as first author) or two co-authored papers (only one as first author). Note that keynote papers within workshops count as ordinary papers. Presentations will be 20 minutes plus 10 minutes question time.

All abstracts have to be registered and sent to the Scientific Committee by 15 January 2011.

GENERAL SESSION – WORKSHOPS. General session papers can deal with any topic in linguistics. Workshop papers take into account the topic of the workshop proposal, and are usually pre-selected by the workshop convenors before they are submitted to the scientific committee (SC). The acceptance of a paper depends on the quality of the abstract.

Abstracts will be read by three referees. Abstracts submitted to the general session and to the poster session will be evaluated by three members of the SC. Workshop papers receive two evaluations by SC members and one by the convenors. The threshold for acceptance is the same for general session, poster and workshop abstracts. The acceptance rate of the previous conferences was 60% for the general session.

As of SLE 2009 more than half of the presentations have taken place within the framework of thematic workshops. Workshop proposals should contain:

  • A 1000 word description of the topic (including the research questions to be addressed) and
  • a provisional list of workshop participants and a short description of their topics.

We encourage workshop convenors to distribute an open call for papers on the LinguistList and other fora. The deadline for the submission of workshop proposals is 15 November 2010. Workshop proposals will be evaluated and ranked by the SLE Scientific Committee. Notification of acceptance will be given by 15 December 2010. After a workshop proposal has been accepted, the convenors will be requested to invite their participants to submit their full abstracts by 15 January 2011.

Since we want conference participants to be able to attend individual workshop presentations, SLE workshops have to be compatible with the main conference schedule. This means that the format of the workshops must be organized around 30 minute presentations (20 min. + 10 min. discussion). Workshops can contain 10 or 15 slots (corresponding to 1 or 1.5 days); each workshop ideally comprises:

  1. An introductory paper by the convenor(s) or by a key-note speaker, which summarizes previous research, specifies the approach(es) to be taken and sets the scope of the papers to be presented.
  2. Eight papers (1 day) or thirteen papers (1.5 day).
  3. A slot for final discussion on the topics covered by the papers, methodological issues and questions for future research.

Further details can be discussed with the SLE Conference Manager.

POSTERS. The next SLE meeting will hold a poster session of an hour for both senior and junior researchers. Posters and oral presentations will be evaluated according to the same quality standards. In order to foster interaction, all other sessions will be suspended during the poster session.

The maximum size of the poster is 1.10 m x 1 m. For more information about how to make a good poster, click here.

Guidelines for submission

Abstracts should not exceed 500 words (exclusive of references) and should clearly state research questions, approach, method, data and (expected) results. The abstract will also contain three to five key words specifying the (sub)field, the topic and the approach.

The deadline for all abstracts (for the general session, the poster session and the workshops) is 15 January 2011. Notification of acceptance will be given by 31 March 2011.

Submit your title through the Submit Abstract form where you can upload your abstract as an attachment. The abstract should not mention the presenter(s) nor their affiliations or addresses. Abstracts are preferably in Word or .RTF format; if your abstract contains special symbols, please include a pdf version as well.

Prize for the best presentation and the best poster

There will be a prize for the best oral presentation by a PhD student, a prize for the best oral presentation by a postdoc and a prize for the best poster.

For current purposes, PhD-students are students that have not completed their PhD before the conference. Postdocs have completed their PhD not earlier than January 2008. A nominated paper may be co-authored; in such a case the nominee will be the first author.

Applicants are invited to mark the button referring to the prize when they register their abstract. On the basis of the ranking of the abstracts, the Scientific Committee will set up an internal shortlist with nominees for the prizes.

Members of the Editorial Board of Folia Linguistica (Historica) and the Scientific Committee will decide who will be awarded the first prize in each category, which consists of 500 euros and the 2nd and 3rd prize, which is a three-year SLE membership.

Registration

Registration will start from 1 April 2011 onwards. SLE 2011 keeps the SLE 2010 conference fees (see our website).

Become a member of the Societas Linguistica Europaea and get a discount.

Social programme

There will be a reception (included in the registration fee) and a conference dinner. On Sunday afternoon there will be a post-conference excursion. Further information will be given in the second circular.

How to get to Logroño

Logroño, the capital of La Rioja, is located in the North of Spain, 336 Km from Madrid, 478 Km from Barcelona, 171 Km from Zaragoza and 137 Km from Bilbao. The local airport offers daily flights to the international airport of Madrid. Other important international airports are Bilbao and Zaragoza, from where you can travel to Logroño by bus or by train.

Important dates

15 January 2011: deadline for submission of workshop proposals
15 January 2011: deadline for submission of poster and paper abstracts
31 March 2011: notification of acceptance
1 April 2011: early registration starts
1 June 2011: registration (full fee)
30 June 2011: registration closed for participants with a paper
20 August 2011: registration closed

Contact

SLE 2011 Local organizing committee

Sandra Peña Cervel (Secretary)
Tel. (+34) 941299437
Fax (+34) 941299419
E-mail: sle2011@cilap.es

SLE conference manager

Bert Cornillie
sle@arts.kuleuven.be

Local Conference Secretariat

University of La Rioja
Centre for Research in the Applications of Language
c/ San José de Calasanz s/n
26004, Logroño, La Rioja, Spain
http://sle2011.cilap.es/

EACL 7 (Venice, Italy)

The Seventh Conference of the European Association of Chinese Linguistics will be held on September 13, 14, 15, 2011, at Ca’ Foscari University in Venice, Italy. The conference is hosted by the Department of East Asian Studies and the Department of Language Sciences at Ca’ Foscari University. Registration is on September 12, 2011.

The organization committee of EACL-7 cordially invites abstracts for 20-minute talks (plus a 10-minute discussion) in all areas of Chinese linguistics. Abstracts in the field of Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language will not be considered. Abstracts may also be submitted for the two panels outlined below.

Each person may submit no more than one single-authored abstract in addition to one joint-authored abstract. The requirements for the submission are given below:

1) The abstract should be no more than one A4 or letter-size page in length. For English: Times New Roman font, size 12 pt (single space). For Chinese: Songti font 宋体, size ‘small 4’.
2) Please indicate the topic on the upper corner of your abstract (e.g. phonetics, phonology, lexicology, morphology, syntax, semantics, discourse/pragmatics, Chinese traditional phonology and philology, historical syntax, prosodic syntax, historical comparative linguistics, sociolinguistics, cognitive linguistics, psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, language acquisition, syntax-semantics interface, language contact, etc.)
3) Three to five key words must be provided to indicate the framework, topic, language(s), or dialect(s) of your paper.
4) Abstracts must reflect new research.
5) Only EACL members can present papers. To become a member of EACL, please fill in the registration form:
6) For Membership information please click here
7) E-mail 2 copies of the abstract to eacl2011@gmail.comThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and to linda.badan@gmail.comThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , (a) one abstract in MS Word DOC format which includes the author’s name(s), affiliation(s), and e-mail address(es); and (b) the other abstract in PDF format identified by title only (for anonymous review).
8) The deadline for submission of abstracts is January 30, 2011.
9) Notification of abstract acceptance or rejection can be expected by March 31, 2011.

Special panels:

« Classical Chinese » For information, please contact Barbara Meisterernst (ddurkin AT aol.com)

“Chinese and typology” For information, please contact Guglielmo Cinque (cinque AT unive.it)

Confirmed keynote speakers:

C.-T. James Huang (Cambridge, Mass.)
Christine Lamarre (Paris)
Federico Masini (Rome)
Luigi Rizzi (Siena)
Rint Sybesma (Leiden)

Conference languages: English, French, Mandarin Chinese

Registration fees : € 25 for students, € 40 for non-students
Student status will have to be certified.

Contact persons

§ Dr. Magda ABBIATI, local organizer
magda AT unive.it
§ Dr. Linda BADAN, EACL Vice-President and local organizer
linda.badan AT gmail.com
§ Dr. Guglielmo CINQUE, local organizer
cinque AT unive.it

NACCL 23 (OREGON, USA)

The University of Oregon is pleased to host the 23rd Annual NACCL conference, to be held in Eugene, Oregon from June 17-19, 2011.

Call for Papers

NACCL-23 will continue to serve as a platform of scholarly exchange for researchers of all subfields of Chinese linguistics. Proposals of original studies on (but not limited to) the following topics are invited:

Phonetics/Phonology, Syntax, Semantics, Pragmatics, Morphology, Orthography, Historical linguistics, Computational/Corpus Linguistics, Chinese Language Acquisition and Pedagogy, Psycholinguistics, Sociolinguistics, etc.

Papers are presented within a thirty-minute period with 20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for questions and discussion.

Abstract submission

Abstracts should be submitted by January 10, 2011 via “Easy Abs” on the Linguist List. Please click here to access the site.

Notification of abstract acceptance

March 15, 2011

NACCL-23 Scientific Committee

Susan Guion Anderson (UO)
Marjorie Chan (OSU)
Scott DeLancey (UO)
Agnes He (Suny, Stony Brook)
Zhuo Jing-Schmidt (UO)
Lizhen Peng (Zhejiang University)
Chaofen Sun (Stanford)
Hongyin Tao (UCLA)
Liang Tao (Ohio U)
Janet Xing (Western Washington University)

Keynote speakers

  • Walter Bisang, Professor of General and Comparative Linguistics, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany
  • Chu-Ren Huang, Chair Professor of Applied Chinese Language Studies and Dean of Faculty of Humanities, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Agnes He, Professor of Chinese Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition of Chinese, SUNY Stony Brook
  • Fu-xiang Wu, Professor of Chinese Linguistics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, China

IACL 19 (天津, 南開大學)

The 19th Annual Conference of the International Association of Chinese Linguistics (IACL–19) will be held from 11 June 2011 throught 13 June 2011, at Nankai University, in Tianjin, China. On behalf of the IACL Executive Committee, the conference is being hosted under the joint auspices of Nankai University and the Linguistic Society of Tianjin. The organization committee of IACL-19 cordially invites abstracts, in all areas of Chinese linguistics or the languages of China, for presentation at the conference.

1. Call for Paper

Those who want to present a paper at the Conference should submit an abstract to the organizing committee for anonymous review. Each person may submit no more than one single-authored abstract in addition to one joint-authored abstract. The requirements for the submission are given below:

(a)    The abstract should be no more than one A4 or letter-size page in length.

For English: Times New Roman font, size 12 pt

For Chinese: Songti font 宋体, size ‘small 4’

(b)   Please indicate the theme on the upper corner of your abstract (e.g. phonetics, phonology, lexicology, morphology, syntax, semantics, discourse/pragmatics, Chinese traditional phonology and philology, historical syntax, prosodic syntax, historical comparative linguistics, sociolinguistics, cognitive linguistics, psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, language acquisition, syntax-semantic interface, language contact, etc.)

(c)    Three to five key words must be provided to indicate the framework, topic, language(s), or dialect(s) of your paper.

(d)   E-mail 2 copies of the abstract to <IACL19papers@gmail.com>, one MS Word DOC format which includes the author’s name(s), affiliation(s), and e-mail address(es); and the other PDF format document (for anonymous review) identified by title only.

(e)    Special fonts (if any) should also be sent as an attachment to the same email address.

(f)     The deadline for submission is Friday, December 31, 2010, and you will receive an acknowledgement from the IACL-19 organizing committee in a timely manner.

2. Young Scholar Awards (YSA, MJH, IRA)

To encourage young scholars and to promote the study of Chinese linguistics, the IACL has set up three awards: Young Scholar Award (YSA), Mantaro J. Hashimoto Award (MJH Award), and Inter-Disciplinary Research Award (IRA) for which competitions are held at the IACL annual conference.

Qualifications for contestants of the awards:

(a) The contestants, who are 35 years of age or below and whose current rank is below that of associate professor in the Chinese and American university systems and below that of senior lecturer in the British system in 2011;

(b) Previous winners are not allowed to participate in the competition;

(c) Previous finalists (but not winners), who are not over 35 years of age and hold positions below an associate professor, can participate in the competition if they submit a new paper.

Those who want to compete for the awards should send both abstract and full-paper by Monday, December 20, 2010 (both in pdf format and word format (.doc):

(a) a full single-authorized anonymous paper (not to exceed 25 single-spaced A4 or letter-size pages), deleting name, acknowledgements and other informations which could identify the author;

(b) An anonymous abstract of the paper no more than one A4 or letter-size page;

(c) a separate page giving the paper’s title, the author’s name, age, academic rank, postal and e-mail addresses.

Please submit the full paper, the abstract (with the same requirements regarding language, keywords and formatting as for that of the conference abstract), and personal information as email attachments to <IACL19papers@gmail.com>, ensuring that you receive an acknowledgement from the IACL-19 organizing committee.

Nominated finalists will be invited to attend the conference and receive no more than $500 of travel subsidies,and the winner(s) of the competitions will be honored with the award of a certificate and a prize.

3. Important Dates to Note:
December 20, 2010 Deadline for submitting abstract and full paper for YSA, MJH, and IRA
December 31, 2010 Deadline for submitting conference abstracts
March 10, 2011
Notification of abstract acceptance;
Notification to YSAs finalists
April 1, 2011 Deadline for sending confirmation of the participation and submitting final revised abstracts
April 10, 2011 Formal invitation letter and conference brochures (including any necessary documents for visa applications) will be sent to participants
May 10, 2011 Detailed informaiton of the conference programe available on the IACL-19 website
April 20-May 20, 2011 Online Early-Bird registration for conference attendees
June 10, 2011 On-site registration at Nankai University
June 11, 2011 IACL-19 Conference held at Nankai University!
4. Website and contacts:

The IACL-19 website is under construction, please visit the website <http://nkyyx.nankai.edu.cn> (<http://202.113.234.165/nkyyx/index.html>) for further information on lodging and travel; as well as the IACL links on <http://www.iacling.org/>. For information on YSAs, please visit <http://www.iacling.org/#mjh>. If you have any inquiries and questions, please send email to <IACL19questions@gmail.com>.

All the scholars and students are welcome to the conference. However, the particaption of IACL-19 is for members only. Please go to IACL homepage to apply for membership or renew your membership. No membership status is required at the time of submitting abstracts or papers. After receiving the confirmation of receipt from the IACL-19 organizing committee, membership payment should be made at the time of on-line preregistration or on-site registration.

5. Organizing Committee:

The organizing committee of IACL-19 consists of people from School of Literature, College of Chinese Language and Culture, College of Foreign Languages, and Linguistics Institute of Nankai University.

Copmmittee Chair: SHI Feng
Advisor: ZHANG Hongming

Secretary-General: Yeshes Vodgsal Atshogs

Members of Academic Committee:

Shi Feng, Zhang Hongming, Zeng Xiaoyu, Li Bing, Shi Xiangdong, Wang Hongqi, Zhang Maizeng, Zhou Jian, Su Lichang, Yang Lin, Zhang Wenzhong, and Lu Fubo

Members of the Committee for Logistics:

Guo Jimao, Kong Xiangqing, Wang Jihui, Yuan Mingjun, Yeshes Vodgsal Atshogs (Secretary-General), Ran Qibin, Guo Zhaojun, Liang Lei, Sun Yi, Wang Ping, Guo jia, and Yu Hui

Please check the IACL-19 website for updated schedules and information once it has been ready.

The IACL-19 organizing committee is looking forward to the participation of all fellow colleagues in the field who are committed to the research and teaching of Chinese language and linguistics.

Organizing Committee of IACL-19