WICL-5 Program

New: WICL-5 as a synchronous webinar conference on 18-19 April 2020!

The 5th Workshop on Innovations in Cantonese Linguistics (WICL-5), originally an on-site conference, is now a  synchronous webinar conference, held via the Zoom webinar platform. WICL-5 took place on Saturday evening and Sunday morning of 18-19 April 2020, Eastern Daylight Time. The updated program is here:

  • WICL-5_Program (pdf file)
    (last update: 04.18.2020)
  • WICL-5 Program Book (pdf file)
  • Online Registration (at this website) – closed
    – Deadline: 18 April 2020 at 12:00 noon EDT
    – This event was free and open to the public, but online registration was required for virtual attendance.

Platform: We are using the Zoom webinar platform for this conference. We recommend that you download the latest Zoom software/application instead of using your web browser. Be sure to test and connect to your computer audio upon joining the webinar. (Attendees will have opportunity to ask their questions orally.) Please make sure that you register here (at this website) for WICL-5, and be sure to use the same first name, last name, and email address to attend the WICL-5 webinar sessions.

Dates: Saturday evening & Sunday morning, 18-19 April 2020, Daylight Saving Time

Place: Hosted online via the Zoom webinar platform

Website: https://u.osu.edu/wicl/wicl-5/

Email: wicl5.2020wicl_emailgmail.com

Keynote Speaker

  • 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 Panel: Addressing Varied Cantonese Learner Backgrounds

WICL-5 Organizing Committee:

Faculty co-chairs:
Professor Marjorie K.M. Chan (DEALL)
Professor Zhiguo Xie (DEALL)
Professor Mineharu (“JJ”) Nakayama (DEALL)

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

Organizing committee members:
Yuhong Zhu (Department of Linguistics)
Seo-Jin Yang (DEALL)
Qian Wang (DEALL)
Wei William Zhou (DEALL)
Skylor Gomes (EAS MA Program)
Jingyi Chen (Department of Linguistics)

Staff Assistance:
David Liu (DEALL), Dani Cooke (EASC), and Sujan Manandhar (ASC)

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)
Council on Student Affairs
James H-Y. Tai Buckeye East Asian Linguistics Fund

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.