The 5th Workshop on Innovations in Cantonese Linguistics (WICL-5) will take place on Sunday, 19 April 2020, at The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A. This 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.

WICL-5 will be a one-day event to be held in conjunction with the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures’ DEALL 50th Anniversary celebration (18-19 April 2020).

Call for Papers and other information will be added in the months ahead. Stay tuned!

Organizing Committee:

Faculty co-chairs:
Professor Marjorie K.M. Chan (DEALL)
Professor Zhiguo Xie (DEALL)

Graduate student co-chairs:
Jinwei Ye (DEALL)
Junyu Ruan (Department of Linguistics)

Organizing committee members:
Yuhong Zhu (Department of Linguistics)
Seo-Jin Yang (DEALL)
Qian Wang (DEALL)
Wei Zhou (DEALL)
Skylor Gomes (EAS MA Program)
Jingyi Chen (Department of Linguistics)
Wendy Wei (Linguistics major)
Shirley Wu (Linguistics major)

WICL-3 logo designer: Honglin Du (都虹霖)
– logo extended for subsequent WICL events, including WICL-5


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