WICL-3

WICL-3_213X250The 3rd Workshop on Innovations in Cantonese Linguistics (WICL-3) will take place on March 12 and 13, 2016, at The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A. This 1-1/2 day conference focuses on new advances in Cantonese Linguistics, including innovations in methodologies, tools, and/or computing software. New approaches and research on language variation within the Cantonese (or “Yue”) subgroup of the Chinese language family, language contact phenomena, and new subfields and their interfaces are especially welcome.

Note: The WICL-3 program is now online here. This event is free and open to the public. To assist us with planning for the event (name tags, program booklets, etc.), please pre-register online here by March 4th, 2016.

Date:    12-13 March 2016 (Saturday & Sunday)

Place:   Mershon Center for International Security Studies, Room 120
              1501 Neil Ave., Columbus, OH 43201
              The Ohio State University

Contact: wicl.osuwicl_emailgmail.com

Keynote speakers:

  • Professor Valter Ciocca
    School of Audiology and Speech Sciences, University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada)
    “A developmental perspective on the perception and production of Cantonese tones”
  • Professor Stephen Matthews
    Dept. of Linguistics, University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong SAR)
    “Tonal targets in language and music”
  • Professor Virginia Yip
    Dept. of Linguistics and Modern Languages, Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong SAR)
    “The acquisition of Cantonese in bilingual contexts”

Please see our call for papers page for information on abstract submission. The conference organizing committee is considering a teleconferencing presentation session. Scholars with difficulties in travelling to the conference are encouraged to submit an abstract.


Organizing committee:

Faculty chair:
Professor Marjorie K.M. Chan – Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures
Director, Institute for Chinese Studies, East Asian Studies Center

Graduate student chairs:
Litong Chen – Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures
Yutian Tan – Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures
Tsz-Him Tsui – Department of Linguistics

Organizing committee members:
Professor Zhiguo Xie – Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures
Sha Huan – Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures
Cathy Huang – Fisher College of Business
Yuhan Lin – Department of Linguistics
Yun Shen – Visiting scholar, Yunnan University, China
Kimberly Wan – Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures
Qian Wang – Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures
Qingyang Yan – Department of Linguistics
Seo-Jin Yang – Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures
Qianqian Zhang – Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures
Dani Cooke – Fiscal Associate, East Asian Studies Center
Nathan Lancaster – Assistant Director for Academic Programming, East Asian Studies Center

WICL-3 logo designer: Honglin Du (都虹霖)


WICL-3 is supported by the following OSU sponsors:
East Asian Studies Center
Institute for Chinese Studies
Graduate Association of Chinese Linguistics (GACL)
Graduate Students of East Asian Languages and Literatures (GREALL)

OSU co-sponsors:
Department of Linguistics
Department of Speech and Hearing Science
Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures
Council on Student Affairs

This event is sponsored in part by the Jerome G. Dare Fund and a U.S. Department of Education Title VI grant for The Ohio State University East Asian Studies Center.