Seminars by Prof William Croft

Conférences du Prof William CROFT

Directeur d’études associé à l’EHESS

Professeur de linguistique à l’Université de New Mexico à Albuquerque, Etats-Unis

“A two-dimensional conceptual analysis of lexical aspect”

Mardi 22 mai de 16h00 à 18h00

“An integrated semantic representation of the aspectual and causal structure of events”

Jeudi 24 mai de 16h00 à 18h00


“When is a modifier a modifier? A Radical Construction Grammar approach”

Mardi 5 juin de 16h00 à 18h00

Les conférences auront lieu en salle 5.09

à l’Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales


65 rue des Grands Moulins 75013 Paris

The 3rd Workshop on Sino-Tibetan Languages of Sichuan

The 3rd Workshop on Sino-Tibetan Languages of Sichuan will be held in Paris, 2-4 Sept. 2013 under the auspices of CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) <>

. The conference’s website is:

The aim of this workshop is to stimulate cross-fertilization of research efforts on the large number of little-explored Sino-Tibetan languages and dialects spoken in Sichuan and abutting areas. To what extent do features shared by several languages of the area reflect deeply entrenched borrowings? To what extent do they constitute retentions? These and
other intriguing questions prompted researchers at the Institute of Linguistics at Academia Sinica to organize in 2008 a workshop dedicated specifically to Tibeto-Burman Languages of Sichuan<>.

A second edition <> of the workshop was hosted by the Center for Chinese Linguistics of Peking University in 2010, with an emphasis on “Principles and Practices of Reconstruction”. This edition’s special focus is on “Sino-Tibetan Languages of Sichuan in their Areal Context”: in addition to studies of languages of Sichuan proper, we
encourage submissions about Sino-Tibetan languages of areas that border on Sichuan. The conference will also include a panel on Rgyalrong and Kiranti comparative morphosyntax.
Abstracts are invited on topics that include descriptions of phonetics and phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics, historical-comparative linguistics, typology, and field reports on recently investigated languages.

Abstract submission deadline: Feb. 28th, 2013. (Abstract submission will be opened as from from September 1st, 2012.)
Notification of acceptance: April 1st, 2013.

For further details, please refer to the conference’s website

The 20th Annual Conference of the International Association of Chinese Linguistics

The 20th Annual Conference of the International Association of Chinese Linguistics (IACL-20) will be held from August 29 to September 2, 2012 at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. The Call for Papers is in the Announcements section of this website.

IACL-20    The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Aug 29 – Sept 2, 2012
Abstracts are invited for talks on any fields of Chinese linguistics or linguistic studies of languages in China. Each talk will be 15 minutes, followed by a 10-minute discussion. Submissions are limited to one individual and one joint abstract per author. Abstracts should be submitted online through (the preferred method). Alternatively, abstracts can be submitted to the conference email: For email submission, please include the word ABSTRACT in the subject line of the e-mail. In the body of the email message, please include (1) the name of the author(s), (2) affiliation(s), (3) abstract title, and (4) an e-mail address. Please name the file in the following way:
For single-authored papers: LastName_FirstName.pdf
For co-authored papers: LastName_FirstName_co.pdf (list only the first author)
(For example, Wang Xiaomei would name her file as Wang_Xiaomei.pdf, or Wang_Xiaomei_co.pdf for co-authored paper)
Please stick to following format guidelines:
• Abstracts should be saved in the form of a PDF or DOC document, and all non-standard fonts should be embedded in the document.
• Abstracts are limited to one page (using 2.5 cm or 1 inch margins on all sides), including examples and (selected) references.
• Abstracts should be anonymous, and can be written in English or Chinese:
o For English: Please use standard Times New Roman font, size 12 pt
o For Chinese: Please use Songti font 宋体or SimSun, size ‘small 4’
Abstracts should be submitted no later than April 20 (extended deadline). The result will be notified around June 1.

Those who wish to be considered in the Young Scholar Award (YSA), Mantaro J. Hashimoto Award (MJH), and Interdisciplinary Research Award (IRA) should submit both the abstract and the full paper directly to the conference email:, before April 20, 2012. Please include the word YSA in the subject line of the e-mail. In the body of the message, please include (1) the name of the author, (2) affiliation and academic rank, (3) age, (4) paper title, and (5) an e-mail address. Please also refer to the guidelines below:
The Young Scholar Award Guideline
The YSA competition is an innovative attempt by the IACL to promote, recognize, and encourage scholarship by young scholars. A “young scholar” is someone who is 35 years of age or below in the year of the conference 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. Only members of IACL are eligible to participate in the competition;
non-members must be prepared to join IACL at the time of participation. The YSA competition is held once a year in conjunction with the IACL annual conference. A call for papers is issued by the IACL conference organizer, normally with a deadline earlier than the usual conference abstract deadline. Participants are each required to submit a full paper of not more than 25 pages in length to the organizing committee, attaching a letter giving his or her age in 2012 as well as his or her present academic rank. All submissions for the YSA competition must be original papers that have not been published, accepted for publication, nor presented at a major conference and to appear in its proceedings. Previous award winners are not allowed to re-enter the competition. The same paper cannot be re-submitted.
A maximum of 5 (normally 2-4) finalists will be selected, each awarded a travel subsidy (of around $500) and invited to the IACL conference to make an oral presentation at a special session organized for this purpose, before a panel of judges chaired by the IACL President (the review committee of any given year may also recommend that no finalist be invited). The author of the best paper selected by the panel will be honored at the banquet of the annual conference and presented with an award certificate.
Mantaro J. Hashimoto (MJH) Award for Chinese Historical Phonology Guideline
This new award is an annual prize in the amount of US $500, donated by Professor Anne Yue in memory of the eminent linguist and Sinologist, Professor Mantaro J. Hashimoto. It is offered as an encouragement to young scholars who wish to devote themselves to the study of Chinese historical phonology, a field in which Professor Hashimoto was especially interested and to which he made numerous important contributions.
The prize will be administered as part of the Young Scholar Award process. All YSA papers submitted in the field of Chinese historical phonology will automatically be concurrently considered for the MJH Award. Applicants should follow the published YSA guidelines in preparing their submissions. All regulations, restrictions, selection criteria, and judging standards current in the YSA process will apply to papers considered for the MJH Award, with the exception that MJH submissions must deal specifically with the area of historical phonology.
The Interdisciplinary Research Award (IRA) Guideline
This award is an annual prize in the amount of US $500, established in the honor of Professor Hsin-I Hsieh for his immense contributions to the IACL and to the field of Chinese Linguistics. The award is offered as a token of encouragement to young scholars who wish to devote themselves to interdisciplinary studies in Chinese linguistics. The prize will be administered as part of the Young Scholar Award (YSA) process. All papers with an interdisciplinary approach submitted for YSA will automatically be concurrently considered for this Interdisciplinary Research Award.
Applicants should follow the published YSA guidelines in preparing their submissions. All regulations, restrictions, and selection criteria adopted in the YSA process will apply to the papers considered for the Interdisciplinary Research Award, with the exception that these submissions must have an interdisciplinary focus, which includes interface studies (phonology-syntax, morph-syntax, syntax-semantics, etc.), studies which combine diachronic and synchronic approaches, those that combine methodologies from different frameworks (formal, functional, typological, etc.), or those that combine linguistics and other disciplines (literature, anthropology, sociology, psychology, computer science, etc.).
For past winners and more information of these awards, please go to the IACL website:
Important Dates:
Conference Dates: Aug 29 – Sept 2, 2012
Abstract (incl. YSA/MJH/IRA full paper) Submission Deadline: Apr 20, 2012
Early Registration Deadline: July 16, 2012
Please send any inquiries to:
The Program Committee
IACL-20, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
國際中國語言學學會(International Association of Chinese Linguistics)第 20屆年會將於2012年8月29日至9月2日在香港理工大學召開。會議誠摯邀請世界各 地從事漢語語言學和中國境內語言研究的 學者、學生踴躍參加。
一、大會論文提要徵集準備在會上宣讀論文的學者須提交論文提要, 每位報名者在 一篇獨立完成的論文提要之外最多還可提交一篇合寫的提要。論文宣讀的時間為15 分鐘, 並有10分鐘的討論時間。我們希望您可以透過互聯網(網際網路)繳交論文提 要,網址為:
或者,您也可以將論文提要透過電子郵件的方式繳交至大會電子郵寄地址: 。如以電子郵件繳交,請於郵件標題處寫上ABSTRACT,並 在電子郵件內文處標明以下的內容:(1)作者姓名;(2)研究領域;(3)論 文題目;(4) 電子郵寄地址,並請用以下方式命名您的文件:
• 獨立寫作的論文:姓_名.pdf
• 合寫的論文:姓_名_co.pdf(僅列出第一作者) (例:王大明的論文提要需命名 為 王_大明.pdf,或與他人合寫的論文為, 王_大明_co.pdf)
• 提要的檔案格式須為 .pdf或.doc,可用中文或英文書寫。
o 英文:請用標準的Times New Roman字體,12號字體;
o 中文:請用宋體或SimSun,小四號字體。
• 提要長度不超過一頁A4/letter 紙(包含例句與參考書目)。若有特殊符號與字 體,請隨檔提供該符號或字體檔案。
• 提要須為匿名(請同時避免任何可能透露作者身分的內容)
為獎掖青年學者,促進中國語言學研究的發展,本屆IACL年會循例設置“青年學者 獎(YSA)”、“橋本萬太郎漢語歷史音韻學獎(MJH)”、及 “跨學科研究獎 (IRA)”三種獎項,並組織論文競賽。參選資格為:
(3)曾經入圍IACL往屆年會論文決賽、但未獲獎項者,符合第一項條件的,仍然 可以參加本次論文競賽,但不得提交與往屆入圍決賽論文相同的論 文。
(1)獨立完成的論文全文1份。刪去作者姓名、致謝及其它可能透露作者身份的資 訊;全文長度不超過A4/letter紙25頁。
(2)上述全文之論文提要1份。亦須刪去作者姓名、致謝及其它可能透露作者身份 的資訊;長度不超過A4/letter紙1頁。
(3)參賽者資訊1份。包括論文題目、姓名、年齡、工作或就學單位、工作職稱、 email 地址。請將資料列於電子郵件的內文處
其他格式同大會提要要求。請將檔通過附件傳送至,並在 電子郵件的標題列寫上YSA。
競賽論文經匿名評審專家評審初選入圍者,邀請赴本次會議參加決賽,並根據路途 距離獲得不超出500美元的旅途補貼。最終的優勝者將獲得獎勵證書和 獎金。
国际中国语言学学会(International Association of Chinese Linguistics)第 20届年会将于2012年8月29日至9月2日在香港理工大学召开。会议诚挚邀请世界各 地从事汉语语言学和中国境内语言研究的 学者、学生踊跃参加。
一、大会论文提要征集准备在会上宣读论文的学者须提交论文提要, 每位报名者在 一篇独立完成的论文提要之外最多还可提交一篇合写的提要。论文宣读的时间为15 分钟, 并有10分钟的讨论时间。我们希望您可以透过互联网缴交论文提要,网址 为: /iacl2012。
或者,您也可以将论文提要透过电子邮件的方式缴交至大会电子邮件地址: 。如以电子邮件缴交,请于邮件标题处写上ABSTRACT,并 在电子邮件内文处标明以下的内容:(1)作者姓名;(2)研究领域;(3)论 文题目;(4) 电子邮件地址,并请用以下方式命名您的文件:
• 独立写作的论文:姓_名.pdf
• 合写的论文:姓_名_co.pdf(仅列出第一作者) (例:王大明的论文提要需命名 为王_大明.pdf,或与他人合写的论文为,王_大明_co.pdf)
• 提要的文件格式须为 .pdf或.doc,可用中文或英文书写。英文:请用标准的 Times New Roman字体,12号字体;中文:请用宋体或SimSun,小四号字体。
• 提要长度不超过一页A4/letter 纸(包含例句与参考书目)。若有特殊符号与字 体,请随文件提供该符号或字体档案。
• 提要须为匿名(请同时避免任何可能透露作者身分的内容)
为奖掖青年学者,促进中国语言学研究的发展,本届IACL年会循例设置“青年学者 奖(YSA)”、“桥本万太郎汉语历史音韵学奖(MJH)”、及 “跨学科研究奖 (IRA)”三种奖项,并组织论文竞赛。参选资格为:
(1)候选者在2012年当年不超过35周岁、且职称在副教授以下(不包括副教授) (2)曾经获得IACL往届年会上述奖项者不得参加本次论文竞 赛。
(3)曾经入围IACL往届年会论文决赛、但未获奖项者,符合第一项条件的,仍然 可以参加本次论文竞赛,但不得提交与往届入围决赛论文相同的论 文。
(1)独立完成的论文全文1份。删去作者姓名、致谢及其它可能透露作者身份的信 息;全文长度不超过A4/letter纸25页。
(2)上述全文之论文提要1份。亦须删去作者姓名、致谢及其它可能透露作者身份 的信息;长度不超过A4/letter纸1页。
(3)参赛者信息1份。包括论文题目、姓名、年龄、工作或就学单位、工作职称、 email 地址。请将数据列于电子邮件的内文处
其他格式同大会论文提要要求。请将文件通过附件传送至, 并在电子邮件的标题栏写上YSA。
竞赛论文经匿名评审专家评审初选入围者,邀请赴本次会议参加决赛,并根据路途 距离获得不超出500美元的旅途补贴。最终的优胜者将获得奖励证书和 奖金。



25e Journées de Linguistique d’Asie Orientale

Les Vingt-cinquièmes Journées de Linguistique d’Asie Orientale se tiendront les 28 juin et 29 juin 2012 à l’École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales au 105 boulevard Raspail, 75006 Paris.

Les participants à ces Journées pourront présenter une communication dans tous les domaines de la recherche linguistique sur les langues d’Asie Orientale.

Nous invitons les intervenants à soumettre un résumé d’une page maximum en format PDF (ou à défaut Word) et de nous faire parvenir par courrier électronique :  une version anonyme du résumé avec le titre de la communication, une version avec le titre de la communication, le nom de l’auteur, son affiliation et son adresse e-mail à l’adresse suivante :


La date limite de réception des résumés est fixée au : 12 mars 2012.
La date de la notification d’acceptation est fixée au : 30 avril 2012

Le comité d’organisation, Françoise Bottéro et Waltraud Paul






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