Buckeye East Asian Linguistics Forum 4 (2021)

Buckeye East Asian Linguistics Forum 4
(BEAL Forum 4) provides a platform primarily for graduate students to articulate and exchange ideas on their research findings with forum participants. It is a one-day event with keynote lectures and students’ presentation sessions. Previously, students’ presentation sessions were all posters. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, these sessions will, instead, be oral, 15-minute presentations via Zoom. The BEAL Forum is an excellent opportunity to present one’s research in a public arena and to receive comments individually. The Forum is intended to showcase regional research activities in East Asian linguistics. The event is free and open to the public, although REGISTRATION is required in order to obtain the Zoom links. (Registration: Closed.) See the Program here.
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Date: Friday, 5 March 2021
Place: Virtual event via Zoom, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

Keynote Speaker 1:
Professor Haruko M. Cook
(University of Hawaii)
. Lecture title: Referential and Non-referential (Im)politeness: The Use of Honorifics in Face-attacking Acts in a Japanese Company’s Orientation Meeting (Abstract & short bio)

Keynote Speaker 2:
Professor Kang-kwong Luke (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
. Lecture title: Languages and Cultures in Action: Snippets of Interaction from Singapore (Abstract & short bio)

Keynote Speaker 3:
Professor Jiwon Yun (Stony Brook University)
. Lecture title: Wh-words in East Asian Languages: Intonation and Meaning (Abstract & short bio)

In addition, there is a pre-forum lecture on Thursday that is hosted by the Institute for Korean Studies (IKS), East Asian Studies Center (EASC):

IKS & Pre-BEAL Forum 4 Guest Speaker:
– via Zoom on 4 March 2021 at 2:30-4:00 p.m. EST
Professor Ross King (University of British Columbia)
. Lecture title: Cosmopolitan and Vernacular in the Sinographic Cosmopolis and Beyond: Traditional East Asian Literary Cultures in Global Perspective (Abstract & short bio at EASC website)
Note: Online registration, while free, is needed at the EASC website to obtain separate Zoom Meeting information for this IKS & Pre-BEAL Forum 4 event. — Closed.

BEAL Forum 4 Student Presentation Sessions – Abstract Submission

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

  • BEAL Forum 4:  Call for Papers (pdf)
  • Abstract Submission:  Online Abstract Submission Form – closed
  • Abstract deadline: 10 January 2021 at 11:59 PM, Eastern Standard Time (EST)
    – CLOSED


Program Book


  • Please register online here by Wednesday, 3 March 2021. – Closed

Contact Information

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


BEAL Forum 4 Organizing Committee
Faculty Co-Chairs: Mineharu Nakayama, Marjorie K.M. Chan, and Zhiguo Xie
Student Co-Chairs: Junyu Ruan & Shunichi Maruyama
Committee Members: John Bundschuh, Jingyi Chen, Paul Cockrum, Hannah Dahlberg-Dodd, Skylor Gomes, Yuki Hattori, Saori Wakita, Seojin Yang, Jinwei Ye, Xuan Ye, Ying Zhang, Wei William Zhou, and Yuhong Zhu


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 (DEALL), Department of Linguistics, Buckeye Language Network (BLN), and the Institute for Korean Studies (IKS).

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, programming fund for GACL from the Council on Student Affairs, and by the James H-Y. Tai Buckeye East Asian Linguistics Fund.