The 5th Workshop on Innovations in Cantonese Linguistics (WICL-5) will take place on Sunday, 19 April 2020, at The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A. The WICL conference — an event hosted every two years by different institutions in North America — focuses on new advances in Cantonese Linguistics, including innovations in methodologies, tools, and/or computing software. New approaches and research on language variation within the Cantonese (or “Yue”) subgroup of the Chinese language family, language contact phenomena, and new subfields and their interfaces are especially welcome.

Date:  Sunday, 19 April 2020
Place: Hagerty Hall (1775 College Road)
The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

Website: http://u.osu.edu/wicl/wicl-5/
Email: wicl5.2020wicl_emailgmail.com

Call for Papers:

  • Please see the instructions for abstract submission in the Call for Papers web page.
  • Abstract deadline:  Friday, 1 November 2019, 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time – closed

Keynote Speakers

  • Professor Roxana Suk-Yee Fung, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
    Lecture title: “One country, two systems: The linguistic differences between Hong Kong Cantonese and Guangzhou Cantonese”
  • Professor Genevieve Leung, University of San Francisco
    Lecture title: “Cantonese speakerhood in uncertain times: Some reflections on Chinese American Cantonese language and identity”

Special Guest

Special Panel: Literacy and Cantonese Pedagogy (tentative title)

NOTE: WICL-5 is a one-day event to be held on the second day of OSU’s Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures’ 1-1/2 day celebration event, DEALL 50th Anniversary. DEALL-50 takes place for the full day of Saturday and the morning of Sunday on 18-19 April 2020.

WICL-5 Organizing Committee:

Faculty co-chairs:
Professor Marjorie K.M. Chan (DEALL)
Professor Zhiguo Xie (DEALL)

Graduate student co-chairs:
Jinwei Ye (DEALL)
Junyu Ruan (Department of Linguistics)

Organizing committee members:
Professor Mineharu (“JJ”) Nakayama (DEALL)
Yuhong Zhu (Department of Linguistics)
Seo-Jin Yang (DEALL)
Qian Wang (DEALL)
Wei Zhou (DEALL)
Skylor Gomes (EAS MA Program)
Jingyi Chen (Department of Linguistics)
Wendy Wei (Linguistics major)
Shirley Wu (Linguistics major)

WICL logo designer: Honglin Du (都虹霖)
– logo designed in 2016 for WICL-3

WICL-5 is supported by the following OSU sponsors:
East Asian Studies Center
Graduate Association of Chinese Linguistics (GACL)
Department of Linguistics
Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures
Graduate Students of East Asian Languages and Literatures (GREALL)
James H-Y. Tai Buckeye East Asian Linguistics Fund

(and more to be added)

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.