Buckeye East Asian Linguistics Forum 3 (2018)

Buckeye East Asian Linguistics Forum 3
(BEAL Forum 3) — to take place on Monday, 22 October 2018 — provides a platform primarily for students to articulate and exchange ideas on their research findings with forum participants. Both graduate and undergraduate students are welcome to submit abstracts. It is a one-day event with keynote lectures BEAL Forum logo - 500x500and poster sessions. The Forum is an excellent opportunity to present one’s research in a public arena and to receive comments individually. With the exception of keynote lectures, all are poster presentations, thus giving participants ample time for discussion. The event is intended to showcase regional research activities in East Asian linguistics, and is free and open to the public.

Date: Monday, 22 October 2018
Place: Mershon Center, Room 120 & Lounge, 1501 Neil Avenue
The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 43201
[Mershon Center is the building on the southwest corner of Neil Avenue and W. 8th Avenue, and the closest garage for visitors is the 9th Avenue East Garage. See map.]

Keynote Speaker 1:
Professor Thomas Hun-Tak Lee
(Tianjin Normal University, Chinese University of Hong Kong)
“The Use of Child Language in Linguistic Argumentation: Some Methodological Considerations”

Keynote Speaker 2:
Professor Yasuhiro Shirai (Case Western Reserve University)
“The Current State of the Aspect Hypothesis”

Keynote Speaker 3:
Professor Richard VanNess Simmons (Rutgers University)
“Northern and Southern Variations on a Theme: Three Vivid Portrayals of the Mandarin Koinē of Early 19th Century China

Pre-/Post-BEAL Forum Events:

Pre-BEAL Forum Event: GACL Luncheon Dialogue with Professor Thomas Lee
: Sunday, 21 October 2018
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Place: Ohio Union (1739 N. High Street)
The luncheon meeting with Professor Lee is organized by the Graduate Association of Chinese Linguistics (GACL). While it is free and open to all, faculty and students who research in Chinese linguistics, or East Asian linguistics in general, might be especially interested. Attendees will have ample opportunity to engage with Professor Lee and to ask questions. Preregistration (for head count) is required. (This will ensure that everyone will be fed!)

Post-BEAL Forum Event: Lecture by Professor Sachiko Kiyama
: Tuesday, 23 October 2018
Time: 2:20-3:40 p.m.
Place: Jennings Hall, Room 160 (1735 Neil Avenue)
Speaker: Professor Sachiko Kiyama (Tohoku University)
Lecture title: “What do Neurolinguistic Experiments Tell Us About East Asian Language Uses?”
This post-BEAL Forum event, organized by the Graduate Students of East Asian Languages and Literatures (GREALL), is free and open to the public.

BEAL Forum 3 Poster Sessions – Abstract Submission

Topics: Any topic in East Asian linguistics, synchronic or diachronic, and from any framework or theoretical perspective


Program Book

  • Printed copy to be distributed on-site.
    Digital Copy:
    PDF file
    (7.7 MB)
    PDF file (lo res, 3.6 MB)

Online Pre-Registration

Contact Information

BEAL Forum Website:  https://u.osu.edu/beal/beal-forum/
BEAL Forum Email:      beal.forumATgmail.com


BEAL Forum 3 Organizing Committee
Student Co-Chairs: Lindsey Stirek & Seo-Jin Yang
Faculty Co-Chairs: Mineharu Nakayama, Marjorie K.M. Chan, and Zhiguo Xie
Committee Members: Fredrick C. Bowman, Johnny Bundschuh, Crista Cornelius, Hannah Dahlberg-Dodd, Skylor Gomes, Yawei Li, David Liu, Anzia Mayer, Junyu Ruan, Kumiko Takizawa, Hiromi Tobaru, Mengling Wang, Qian Wang, Ying Zhang, and Yuhong Zhu
Special thanks to: Meow Hui Goh (OSU), Kiwako Ito (OSU), Litong Chen (U. of Mount Union), and Yuhan Lin (Hong Kong Polytechnic University)

Institute for Chinese Studies, Institute for Japanese Studies

East Asian Studies Center, Graduate Association of Chinese Linguistics (GACL), Graduate Students of East Asian Languages and Literatures (GREALL), Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, and Department of Linguistics.

This event is sponsored in part by a Council on Student Affairs (CSA) Strategic Programming Grant, a grant from Confucius Institute Headquarters, and U.S. Department of Education Title VI grant for The Ohio State University East Asian Studies Center.