Welcome to the website for The 30th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL-30) at The Ohio State University (OSU), Columbus, Ohio! OSU is the birthplace of NACCL and the home of the largest East Asian Linguistics Program in the continental U.S., with M.A. and Ph.D. in both Chinese Linguistics and Japanese Linguistics.
Dates: March 9-11, 2018
Venue: The Blackwell Inn and Pfahl Conference Center
2110 Tuttle Park Place, Columbus, Ohio 43210
Program: Program Schedule
Wi-Fi Access: Visitors can use WiFi@OSU for basic Internet access after accepting the university’s acceptable-use policy.
NACCL-30 Conference Theme
Chinese Linguistics: From the field, from the lab, and from the armchair
Plenary Sessions – All four plenary sessions are free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome!
Professor James H-Y. Tai (戴浩一), National Chung Cheng University
Lecture: “Neural Plasticity and Learning Chinese as a Second Language“*
Venue: Saturday, 10 March 2018, 8:45-9:45 a.m., Ballroom BC, The Blackwell Inn (2110 Tuttle Park Place, Columbus, OH 43210)
(* The talk title will be slightly modified to “Neural Plasticity and Acquisition of the Chinese Language.”)
Professor Emeritus Mary E. Beckman, The Ohio State University
Lecture: “The Sociophonetics of Gender in Three Chinese Varieties”
Venue: Friday, 9 March 2018, 8:45-9:45 a.m., Ballroom BC, The Blackwell Inn (2110 Tuttle Park Place, Columbus, OH 43210)
Professor Chu-Ren Huang (黄居仁), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Lecture: “Chinese Perspectives on Synaesthesia: From Sense to Sense, from Cognition to Culture, from Embodiment to Universality”
(Note: This will be presented jointly as an ICS/OPACA lecture.)
Venue: Saturday, 10 March 2018, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Ballroom BC, The Blackwell Inn (2110 Tuttle Park Place, Columbus, OH 43210)
Professor Zhuo Jing-Schmidt (井茁), University of Oregon
Lecture: “Counterfactual Emotions and Language: Cautionary Implications for Linguistic Relativity”
Venue: Saturday, 10 March 2018, 5:00-6:00 p.m., Ballroom BC, The Blackwell Inn (2110 Tuttle Park Place, Columbus, OH 43210)
Pre-Conference Workshops: Data Collection & Corpora
Date: March 8, 2018
Time: 2:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Venue: Mershon Center (1501 Neil Avenue, Columbus, OH 43201)
Host: Graduate Association of Chinese Linguistics (GACL)
Workshop 1 (2:30-4:20 pm): “Language and Aging: Methodology and Data Collection”
– Organizer: Professor James H-Y. Tai (戴浩一), National Chung Cheng University
Workshop 2 (4:40-7:00 pm): “Corpus Approaches to Chinese Linguistics Research and Teaching”
– Organizer: Professor Hongyin Tao (陶紅印), University of California, Los Angeles
NACCL-30 Organizing Committee
Faculty Co-chairs: Zhiguo Xie and Marjorie K.M. Chan
Student Co-chairs: Qian Wang and Seo-jin Yang
Committee Members: Mineharu (“JJ”) Nakayama, Yuhan Lin, Jingdi Shen, Junquan Pan, John A. Bundschuh, Yuhong Zhu, Skylor Gomes, Anzia Mayer, Qianqian Zhang, Nathan Lancaster, and Dani Cooke.
NACCL-30 Logo Designer
Graeme Henson (graeme-henson.com)
Office of Research
College of Arts and Sciences
Division of Arts and Humanities
East Asian Studies Center
Center for Cognitive and Brain Sciences
Institute for Chinese Studies
OCAPA Lecture Fund
Jerome G. Dare Fund
Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures
Department of Linguistics
Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences
Buckeye Language Network
Council on Student Affairs
Graduate Association of Chinese Linguistics
Graduate Students of East Asian Languages and Literatures.
Taiwan Center for Sign Linguistics, National Chung Cheng University
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.