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BEAL Forum 4 – Program Schedule

Date: Friday, 5 March 2021 (Eastern Standard Time (EST))
CarmenZoom Meeting
Program Book: BEAL Forum 4 Program Book (updated, 3-5-2021, pdf file)


8:45 – 9:00 a.m. EST. Welcome & Opening Remarks
Professor Mitchell B. Lerner, Director, East Asian Studies Center, OSU
Professor Mark Bender, Chair, Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, OSU

9:00 – 10:20 a.m. Plenary Session 1
Chair: Professor Marjorie K.M. Chan
Speaker: Professor Kang-kwong Luke (Nanyang Technological U, Singapore)
Lecture Title: “Languages and Cultures in Action: Snippets of Interactions from Singapore”
Abstract & short bio (pdf file)

10:20 – 10:25 a.m. Break

10:25 – 11:45 a.m. Session I
(Sessions I-A, I-B & I-C See details below on the three parallel session presentations.)

11:45 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch Break

1:00 – 2:20 p.m. Plenary Session 2
Chair: Professor Zhiguo Xie
Speaker: Professor Jiwon Yun (Stony Brook University)
Lecture Title:Wh-words in East Asian Languages: Intonation and Meaning”
Abstract & short bio (pdf file)

2:20 – 2:25 p.m. Break

2:25 – 3:25 p.m. Session II
(Sessions II-A & II-B. See details below on the two parallel session presentations.)

3:25 – 3:30 p.m. Break

3:30 – 4:50 p.m. Plenary Session 3
Chair: Professor Mineharu Nakayama
Speaker: 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 (pdf file)

4:50 – 5:00 p.m. Closing Remarks
BEAL Forum 4 Organizing Committee

Parallel Session: Session I. 10:25 – 11:45 a.m.

(20 minutes x 4 talks x 3 Zoom meeting rooms)

Session I-A
Chair: Mineharu Nakayama
(abstracts – zip file)

10:25 a.m. Jonathan Him Nok Lee (Chinese U. of Hong Kong), Regine Yee King Lai (Chinese U. of Hong Kong), Stephen Matthews (U. of Hong Kong), and Virginia Yip (Chinese U. of Hong Kong)
“Bilingual Intonation in Cantonese-English Bilingual Children’s Sentence-final Particles”

10:45 a.m. Jun Lyu (U. of Southern California)
“Tone Sandhi in Mono/polysyllabic Single Words in Shanghai Chinese”

11:05 a.m. Ke Wang (Ohio State U.)
“Dialect and Watershed Distributions in Shaanxi Province and the Jiang-Huai Area in China”

11:25 a.m. Paul D. Cockrum (Ohio State U.)
“Reflecting Identity through Song Lyrics:  Usage of Variant Graphs in Popular Taiwanese Southern Min Songs”

Session I-B
Chair: Björn Koehnlein
(abstracts – zip file)

10:25 a.m. Ian Joo and Yu-Yin Hsu (Hong Kong Polytechnic U.)
“A Preliminary Survey on Linguistic Areas in East Asia Based on Phonological Features”

10:45 a.m. Wei William Zhou (Ohio State U.)
“On the Status of a Tone Merger in Dalian Mandarin”

11:05 a.m. Alexandra Konovalova and Alena Tsvetkova (National Research University Higher School of Economics)
“Comparative Analysis of Grapheme-to-Phoneme Models for the Russian-Chinese Parallel Corpus”

11:25 a.m. Yuhong Zhu (Ohio State U.)
“Phrasal Tonology in Suzhou Chinese: Some Preliminaries”

Session I-C
Chair: Etsuyo Yuasa
(abstracts – zip file)

10:25 a.m. Ka-Fai Yip (Yale U.), Tommy Tsz-Ming Lee (U. of Southern California), and Sheila Shu-Laam Chan (Chinese U. of Hong Kong)
“Deriving Separable Verbs in Cantonese”

10:45 a.m. Ka-Fai Yip (Yale U.)
“Two Types of Temporal Adverbial Clauses in Cantonese”

11:05 a.m. Jinwei Ye (Ohio State U.)
“Character Writing, Lexicon and Syntax in 19th Century Cantonese: Some Observations from Bridgman (1841)”

11:25 a.m. Xuan Ye (Ohio State U.) and Yao Chen (Fujian Normal U.)
“Doubling of Perfective Aspect Markers in Hui Chinese”

Parallel Session: Session II. 2:25 – 3:25 p.m.

(20 minutes x 3 talks x 2 Zoom meeting rooms)

Session II-A
Chair: Hannah Dahlberg-Dodd
(abstracts – zip file)

2:25 p.m. Yuning Cao (Stanford U.)
“Gender in Japanese Youth Language”

2:45 p.m. John Bundschuh (Ohio State U.)
“The Narrative Functions of Perfective Auxiliaries in Early Heian Kundokubun Texts”

3:05 p.m. Yuki Hattori (Ohio State U.)
“Loanword Adaptation in Japanese Kansai Dialect”

Session II-B
Chair: Danielle O. Pyun
(abstracts – zip file)

2:25 p.m. Eunhye Kim Hess (Oklahoma State U.)
“A Usage-based Construction Approach to Korean DO-Causatives”

2:45 p.m. Seojin Yang (Ohio State U.)
“Korean Writing System: Adaptation and Creation”


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.