Highlighted here are some Chinese linguistics activities and other China-related activities that took place in recent years on The  Ohio State University campus. (Also see the webpage in this section on the Chinese Linguistics Program: History · Focus · Orientation.)

  • Buckeye East Asian Linguistics Forum (BEAL Forum)
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    The 2014 BEAL Forum, which is the inaugural Buckeye East Asian Linguistics Forum, takes place on Friday, 24 October 2014. The forum 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 poster sessions. The BEAL Forum, spearheaded by DEALL faculty members, Professors Mineharu Nakayama, Marjorie Chan and Zhiguo Xie, is intended to showcase regional research activities in East Asian linguistics.
  • Cantonese Initiative:  Focus on the Cantonese Program @ OSU — Some exciting developments and future prospects.
  • ICS Graduate Forum: New Horizons in Chinese Linguistics Research – Friday, 20 May 2011 ICS_Grad_Forum_2011(Flyer).
    An inaugural event organized by the Institute for Chinese Studies (then my first year as ICS Director) ushered in the ICS Graduate Forum series.
  •  Workshop on Innovations in Cantonese Linguistics (WICL) – 16-17 March 2012   (Flyer)
    Website:  Workshop on Innovations in Cantonese Linguistics (WICL) — the first event held in North America that was devoted solely to Cantonese linguistics — took place on 16-17 March 2012, at The Ohio State University. Keynote speakers were: Professor Anne Oi-kan Yue 余靄芹 (University of Washington), Professor Benjamin Ka Yin T’sou 鄒嘉彥, (The Hong Kong Institute of Education; Professor Emeritus, City University of Hong Kong), and Professor Alan C. L. Yu 余梓麟 (University of Chicago). The event was attended by some eighty people altogether, coming from three continents and five countries/regions. The WICL Program is available at the WICL website. The first WICL was followed two years later by the Second Workshop on Innovations in Cantonese Linguistics (WICL 2), hosted by Professor Alan Yu (U of Chicago), on 7 March 2014 at University of Chicago. Note that WICL 2 is immediately followed by the Second East Asian Psycholinguistics Colloquium (EAPC2) at University of Chicago.
  • East Asian Psycholinguistics Colloquium (EAPC) – 13 & 15 October 2012   (Flyer)
    Website:  Organized by the Institute for Chinese Studies (ICS), the Graduate Association of Chinese Linguistics (GACL), and the Institute for Japanese Studies (IJS), the East Asian Psycholinguistics Colloquium (EAPC) brought together psycholinguists working on East Asian languages and dialects to share their state-of-the-art research. Topics covered in these talks include sentence processing (especially of relative clauses in Mandarin Chinese), speech production and comprehension, and language acquisition. There was also a Graduate Student Poster Session. The invited talks and the poster session took place on Saturday, 13 October 2012 and on Monday afternoon, 15 October 2012.For more details, see the East Asian Studies Center’s event page on the East Asian Psycholinguistics Colloquium (EAPC). The page includes the program prepared by the co-chairs of the EAPC Organizing Committee, Professor Zhiguo Xie and graduate student, Seth Wiener, who followed up with developing the EAPC website the following year for helping with dissemination of information on future EAPC’s. The Second East Asian Psycholinguistics Colloquium (EAPC2) was  held on 8 March 2014 at University of Chicago, hosted by Professor Ming Xiang, the day after WICL-2.
  • The 20th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL-20) – 25-27 April 2008.   naccl-20-logo_gh_sm
    The North America Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL) returned to Columbus, Ohio, for its 20th anniversary. NACCL-20 was held on 25-27 April 2008 at The Ohio State University, the birthplace of NACCL! The two-volume set of Proceedings of the 20th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL-20) is publicly accessible for viewing and downloading as full-text PDF files


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